Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cooking My Way To Skinny


What happens when you start with this?



















You get this, AND...





















You end up with THIS!



















What is it you ask? Well, it's a quick corn salsa. But I figured why stop there. It's soooo freaking good that I just knew it'd be perfect as a salad dressing - and I was right. I love a little kick - so I took out some frozen shrimp, tossed them with red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, Cajun Seasoning, and olive oil. I roasted them for about 8 minutes at 375 degrees. 

Yup - it looks good because it is good.

AND what? I'm thinking like 300 calories per serving - maybe even less. This salad does NOT compromise on flavor AT ALL. And there's hardly any fat. 

Oh - So, the corn salsa recipe?

I don't have one.

But here's what I did. I took frozen corn, chopped red onion, crushed garlic, a few cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, a dash of sugar, red wine vinegar, and olive oil. That's it!

How simple is that?

You can TOTALLY do this.

And you'll be skinny in no time - too bad it's not working for me just yet.

-DTW

PS - have you subscribed to my youtube channel? www.youtube.com/everydaycookin - what are you waiting for? All the cool kids have already done it!

28 comments:

clnmike said...

Yum.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks really good and healthy! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Happy cook said...

Wish I had the wil power to do it.
I am trying my best.

fuzzy said...

I made that twice for the buffet at college. That goes very well!

Super Dave Van Buren said...

uuumm corn salsa is that deal.

Debbie said...

Looks colorful, flavorful and just plain good!!!

brownsugar5 said...

This looks easy enough... I think I'll try this one... and soon! I posted about your website on my page! I enjoy reading your recipes!

Bridgett said...

I could get used to eating this, plus I would enjoy the healthier aspect of it as well. It is hard to resist a good corn salsa in my opinion.

ttfn300 said...

yum, and roasting it? great idea!

(fŭng'kē) [blak] [chik] said...

Feed me!! lol

Nicole said...

YUP! Looks good, light, flavorful and perfect for toning it up.

Oyin said...

my mouth is watering now.....

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, salsa!!

Complaint Department Manager said...

Salsa ans skrimps, nice. That would probably make a good stuffing for a wrap.

Natashya said...

Looks so colourful and tasty!

duodishes said...

Anything full of colors means it's good for you. It's just a rule! This looks great.

Peter M said...

I'm gonna do a conga-line for some shrimp and corn salsa!

Foodycat said...

You are way too good a cook to be skinny! This looks lovely.

Maria said...

I like the end results. Looks fantastic!

TavoLini said...

hey! I have all of those ingredients on hand! I need to try this one--it'll make one skinny, eh? :D

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Great idea. I've made something similar to this with black beans and cilantro added. Gives it a little more body and protein.

Jeanne said...

Now if only ALL healthy recipes tasted this good!

mikky said...

i can be on diet the rest of my life with your kind of cooking... :) lovely...happy chinese new year!!!

Kara said...

Shoot - I had a shrimp recipe all ready for a mini Chinese New Year's dinner tomorrow and now I want to switch to this one! I think I will save your deliciously healthy shrimp for another day when we need good "diet" food - but we will definitely be trying this! Yum!

Psychgrad said...

I'm never really sure what to make with shrimp. Haven't tried corn and shrimp. You may be on to something.

Sunshyne said...

mmm that looks so tasty!

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