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WFD: April 9, 2010

Shrimp Cakes! I got the recipe from my girlfriend and I have made them ever since.  One of the great things about this dish, is that you can make the shrimp cakes in the afternoon and fry them at dinner time.

Shrimp Cakes

Ingredients for Shrimp Cakes

  • 16 uncooked large shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled, deveined
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) Olive Oil


Step 1: Coarsely chop shrimp in processor. Add egg,  lemon juice, mustard, cilantro, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Blend in using on/off turns.
step 1
Step 2: Dump mixture in a large bowl and pour in breadcrumbs, mix well with your hands.
Step 3: Form mixture into cakes, transfer to foiled baking sheet. Refrigerate 10 minutes. (Can be made up to 4 hours ahead.)
Step 4: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry cakes until cooked through and golden brown on both sides, adding more oil to skillet as needed, about 6 minutes.

You are what you eat..

Veggie Garden

We played in the dirt all weekend. We planted tomatoes, zucchini, artichokes, onions, green beans, lettuce, every herb under the sun, and not to mention we have red and green grape vines.  I think it so important to teach your children where food comes from. Letting them get their hands dirty, nurturing the food, watching it grow and harvest it when the time comes, makes veggies so much more fun to eat.

What’s for dinner?

40 Garlic Clove Chicken

2 bulbs of garlic

4 chicken breasts boneless/skin less OR with bone and skin (I use boneless/skinless)

½ cup white wine

½-cup chicken broth

1-teaspoon tomato paste or tomato sauce (I use the paste)

1 sprig rosemary or use the power (I use fresh)

1 sprig thyme or use the power (I use fresh)

1 bay leaf

Cook chicken in a little bit of olive oil to brown transfer to plate

In pan, add


Chicken broth

Tomato sauce



Bay leaf

Pull the garlic bulbs apart and you should have about 40 gloves

I do take off the paper however; the recipe says do not remove the paper.

Place chicken in a roasting pan single layer

Pour over the mix from the frying pan

Place the garlic over the chicken

Cover and cook at 375 for 1 ½ hours

I can’t do it all, but I’ll sure try.

My life has been supa crazy. My daughter (One love Baby) is crawling all over the place. It’s exciting, bittersweet & terrible timing. You see we’re moving in two weeks (side note: I will be blogging my decorating journey). She is into everything and anything. I’m an avid baby wearer, which is amazing except now she wants down, she wants to explore on her own. I wish I could just sit back and watch her grow, but then we would never get packed or purged.

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I am One Love Mama and Welcome to my blog.  I’m a 26-year-old, stay at home Mom, devoted wife, wild middle sister of four, and your cheeky new blog friend. I hope to use this blog as an outlet as well as an educational tool. I love to live green, and strive to make my family’s footprint as small as I can. Get comfortable and grow with me.

One Love Mama.