Sunday, January 23, 2011


On my latest trip to CostPlus World Market, I noticed some new gluten-free items I hadn't tried.  I love their variety of unique products.  First I tried Snap Dragon's Hong Kong Seafood rice noodle soup bowl.  Very tasty, especially if you love the flavor of seafood.  I also tried their Pad Thai Ginger which is a rice noodle and ginger pad thai sauce.  This one you had to add a meat, vegetable and egg to.  I didn't quite like it and prefer the traditional pad thai flavor.  Next up were two different flavors of tortilla chips by a company called Food Should Taste Good.  Their all natural chips came in a variety of flavors but I chose the one with lime juice and sea salt and the sweet potato flavor.  I loved them both!  They are so yummy I had a hard time not eating the whole bag.  They are light and crisp yet sturdy enough to use in any dip.  Finally, I tried Tiger Tiger's Indonesian Satay sauce in a stir-fry recipe.  It was really good and had a little bit sweeter flavor than the Thai satay sauces I've had.

Shrimp & Vegetables with Indonesian Satay Sauce


1/2 lb. large raw shrimp, shelled and halved
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 c. cooked rice noodle or mung bean threads
5 oz. (1/3 jar) Tiger Tiger Indonesian Satay
2 Tb. coconut oil

Directions:  Heat oil in large pan over med-high heat.  Add bell peppers and stir-fry for 2 minutes.  Add shrimp, stir-fry another 2 minutes.  Add noodles and sauce.  Mix well to evenly incorporate.  Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.  Serve!

Saturday, January 15, 2011




Raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:  For large shrimp use half a slice of bacon for each.  For smaller shrimp use one-third slice of bacon for each.  Wrap each shrimp and secure with toothpick.  Grill for 2 minutes per side.  Place on serving dish and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.