While surfing recipes, for a light Monday night meatless dinner, I came across an interesting shrimp salad recipe on the Skinny Recipe blog. As usual I  couldn’t leave well enough alone, so after some thought I tweaked the recipe to arrive at my Easy Southwest Shrimp Salad.

recipe serves 4.


3/4 pound of pre-cooked medium shrimp – sliced in half or thirds depending on size.

1/2 cup red onion chopped.

1 lime – juiced.

1 tablespoon virgin olive oil.

1 beefsteak size tomato – diced.

1 avocado – diced.

1 jalapeño – seeded and minced.

1/4 cup kalamata olives – sliced.

1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese -crumbled.

1 bag spring lettuce mixture.


To a large mixing bowl add: onion, jalapeño, tomato, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir to mix.

To mixing bowl add avocado, shrimp, and kalamata slices, and gently stir to mix.

To four plates add spring lettuce mixture, top with shrimp mixture, and finish by crumbling gorgonzola cheese over each salad.

That’s all there is to making  super quick and crazy easy Southwest Shrimp Salad!


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“A perfect read for young adult fans of sci-fi, The Regnum Event by Roger Scouton features a cast of compelling characters, a gripping plot, and a rollicking ride that provides great amusement and excitement for readers. Meet twin bikers Germaine and Sarah Thompson, poised for the biking competition level BMX. The twins are in their final year in high school and could become the pride of their family. But an unplanned meeting with a starship changes everything. The alien, Novo, is wont to watch events around the universe and, from his distant and safe place, positively influence these events. He has been watching the twin bikers and he believes they could have an answer to a problem he’s been thinking about for a while. Perhaps they could be the answer to the impending war in a far off planet where a dying king is about to leave his people in the hands of a son with very little experience in leadership.

Sarah and Germaine are whisked off their biking trail by Novo, who wants them to witness a similar competition in another planet, to observe the prince and determine if he has what it takes to win an interplanetary war. This has to happen within the time frame the kids are supposed to be out biking, so they should be home before their mother suspects anything. But then a lot happens and they are facing more than what they bargained for. The adventure has just begun and it’s a thrill! Roger Scouton’s The Regnum Event is wonderfully crafted and readers will easily connect with the characters. Sarah and her brother, Germaine, are characters that young readers will adore. I loved their courage, the connection they share with each other, and how they evolved through the story. Great prose, a compelling and masterfully developed plot, and exciting action! It was an awesome and satisfying read!”

Good Eating and Table Talk,




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