STEAMED MUSSELS W/ PANCETTA & LEMON

July 8th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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As I’m writing this, I could imagine myself eating a big bowl of steamy mussels with a huge hunk of crusty, rustic Italian bread. It’s hard to imagine, that at one time Americans considered mussels as uneatable. Thank goodness that has changed.

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Mussels are still the least popular of all the other shellfish like, lobster, crabs and even clams. One of the good things about mussels, besides being delicious and easy to prepare, they’re less expensive than a lot of other seafoods.

This recipe is a simple one. I steamed “well cleaned” mussels in a broth of white wine, stock, shallots, garlic and lemon. I also added browned pancetta and a handful of pasta. These two ingredients can easily be eliminated without changing any of it’s goodness. There is however, one thing that’s mandatory‚Ķ.bread. You’re going to want something to soak up all the wonderful sauce at the bottom of the bowl. No wasting allowed.

Enjoy,
D I V A
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PAN SEARED SEA SCALLOPS W/ MANGO SALSA (paleo friendly)

May 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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On my resent visit to the doctor’s, I was told that my iron and vitamin D levels are low. She “suggested” that I try the “paleo diet.” I’m sure you all know what it is by now. Everyone is doing it or talking about it, so I’m not going to explain. She feels that it will force me to eat more protein. Also, with some resent health issues, it might be a good idea to cut our sugar. I laughed at the absurdity!! How dare she tell an Italian girl to stop eating pasta & Nutella!!! She’s irrational!

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As irrational as I may think she is, it’s something I need to do. I need to find out if this will help my health issues. I figure if I eat paleo at least 80-90% of the time, I’m still ahead of the game. Because of this change in my diet, you may on occasion find recipes posted on Diva Eats World that are paleo friendly, like this one.

The mango salsa is a great summertime dish. I love it paired with seafood, pork or as a dip. Since my husband isn’t eating paleo, I made him a side of coconut rice! It was all yummy!

Enjoy!
D I V A
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