What I Ate This Week – February 19-25

While blogging may have slowed down significantly (and temporarily stopped) over the last few months, I have still been trying plenty of new recipes.  Lucky for you, I’m going to make sure I share all of my favorites in my “What I Ate This Week” series over the coming weeks.  Throughout this busy period, I’ve also come to value tips and tricks for quick weeknight meals.  I’ve been experimenting with all different meal delivery services and look forward to sharing my experiences with those too!  This weekend, we’ve been preparing for our first annual Mardi Gras party.  Both of us are sad to be away from NOLA for this year’s festivities, so we decided to start the tradition of bringing the party to our Seattle friends.  I’ll be making mini muffalettas, jambalaya and trying my hand at my first homemade king cake.  Pictures to come soon!  I hope one of the recipes from this week’s lineup finds its way into your kitchen, and makes your meal prep a little bit easier this week 🙂

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

Chopped Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

 I’m back…… As you may have noticed, I took quite a hiatus from blogging (read more below).  Anyways, I have been inspired to revive this little blog of mine and share a brand new recipe that we devoured this weekend.  This month’s Recipe Redux theme is Taco Tuesday.  Soft tacos are one of my favorite dishes so naturally I was excited to develop a new recipe.  This recipe is based off my favorite taco at the Rum House in New Orleans.  We used to bike there on Fridays after work and enjoy a house-made margarita and the “Two Dat” taco special.  Both of us have been missing NOLA lots this year, but especially now when Mardi Gras is getting into full swing.  For your eating pleasure, my version of the taco is much healthier, replacing the queso cheese sauce with my yogurt-based cilantro lime crema.  I promise you won’t be able to stop at just one. Continue reading

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.