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Seared Scallops with Asparagus

The best seared scallops with asparagus recipe - Can be served over pasta or risotto for a quick and easy, simple dinner. Similar to a stir fry with a white wine sauce. Gluten free, keto, whole 30 approved, low carb, paleo.

When I was a teenager, I loved seafood. But then, in my freshman year of college, I stopped eating all meat and became a vegetarian for over ten years. When I started eating meat again (at the insistence of my doctor), I hated seafood. I couldn’t handle the fishy taste, and everything had a fishy taste to me. Fast forward ten more years, to the weeks and months following my bariatric surgery. I discovered that seafood, specifically shrimp and scallops and crab, have insanely high levels of protein with very few calories. That was all I needed to know to … Read more

Chicken Asparagus Alfredo

Over the weekend, I was going over some old posts to get the rotten Âs and other weird characters out of them (notice a post with them still in? Send me an email so I can find them and get them out.). I don’t know where these characters came from, but they’re in a lot of my old posts. So anyway, I was going through the more popular posts and stumbled upon one called “Stuff My 3-Year-Old Says.” As I read the post, I was reminded of some hilarious things Allie said when she was smaller. With tears streaming down … Read more

Ravioli Alfredo with Asparagus and Mushrooms

We joined a new CSA this year. In the past, we’ve belonged to a certified organic farm that is 40 miles away. We loved the food and the farm, but almost never participated in the open farm days and other member perks. It’s just too far away to be practical. This year, a nearby farm and orchard from which we buy produce regularly started a CSA. We were thrilled and joined right away. Our first box arrived this week, stuffed with spinach, spring onions, spring mix, and four pounds of asparagus. Oh, how we love some fresh asparagus. There were … Read more

Our First Asparagus Spears of the Season

No matter what the calendar says, it’s not spring for me until the asparagus spears start to peak purple heads above the ground. Since spring officially began, we’ve been scouring our asparagus patch almost every day, hoping to spy a tip breaking through the winter hardened earth. Finally. Spring. The first two spears emerged last Thursday. After an unusually warm Friday, eight more spears appeared among new weeds and old leaves. The theme of the season plays out in my garden. New life rises from dead, dried out stalks. Spring is here. Happily submitted to Wordful Wednesday,  Go Graham Go, … Read more

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

When I met my husband, he was convinced that asparagus was the most disgusting, slimy, revolting vegetable on the planet. “You’ve never had my asparagus,” I told him. He’d only eaten asparagus out of a can, soggy and salty and mush. That is no way to eat any vegetable, but especially fragile asparagus spears. The best way to eat it is freshly cut from the garden, drizzled with olive oil, and roasted. You can find the details of that roasting method in my egg and asparagus salad post. This recipe takes my favorite method and makes it even more appealing … Read more

Joe’s New Hobby

For years, I’ve been asking my husband to find a hobby. I have a hobby. It’s a consuming, no spare time for any other kind of hobby hobby, and it’s called Feels Like Home. For years, my husband has been jealous of my hobby. Or maybe, he’s been jealous of the time I spend on it and the way its success makes me shine and the opportunities I’ve found in it. Finally, my husband has a hobby of his own. The man who was, until now, content to play video games and laze around in the house on weekend afternoons … Read more