Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation."
-George Bernard Shaw

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This is a great kid-friendly meal. It's a bit spicy, but not too much so, and you can substitute boneless chicken thighs (cut into bite-size pieces) or strips of flank steak for the shrimp.

Think of this as a Mexican stir fry. The idea is to cook each ingredient quickly so that the dish has a bright, fresh, crisp flavor like an Asian stir fry. You can add some fresh cilantro instead of the oregano at the end and it'll really finish off the dish.

Cooking Shellfish

When cooking shellfish like mussels or clams begin by heating the steaming liquid to a boil and then adding the shellfish. Cook until the shells open fully and serve immediately.


Chili Spiced Shrimp and Black Beans

Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces shrimp with black beans and veggies

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers. Add cold to salads or reheat gently.

1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 tsp chili powder
1 small onion (diced)
1/2 medium red bell pepper (diced)
1/2 medium green bell pepper (diced)
1 15 ounce can no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/3 cup water
2 Tbsp fresh oregano

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

When the oil is hot, add the pumpkin seeds and chili powder. Cook for about one minute, tossing frequently.

Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes, tossing frequently.

Add the peppers and cook for about 3 minutes, tossing frequently.

Add the black beans and cumin. Cook for about 3 minutes, tossing frequently.

Add the shrimp, salt and pepper and cook for about 4 5 minutes, tossing frequently. Add the lime juice, water and oregano and toss for about 60 seconds. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces shrimp with black beans and veggies

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 446 Calories from Fat 122
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 478mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 15g 59%
    Sugars 5g  
Protein 38g  
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 165%
Calcium 14% Iron 45%
Vitamin K 22 mcg Potassium 1026 mg
Magnesium 199 mg