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800 lb girl…yep thats me…well metaphorically of course June 8, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenzo @ 11:59 pm

Someone very close to me told me today.. ” You are really an 800 lb girl inside , you love food so just accept it!” Once I got past the 800 lb part which was obviously very far off from the truth I realized, yes this is true. I do love food and I love to cook. I have even been told I am quite good at it.

For someone like me who has such a passion for cooking it’s hard to believe I churn out so much from a kitchen with no stove. Yep that’s right- I cook almost every night on a hot plate . Over the past year that I have lived with no stove I have come to tweak my cooking skills to something of genius. I have a dual burner hot plate, a small convection oven, a large electric frying pan, a rice cooker/ vegetable steamer and a microwave- which i only use to make popcorn since I feel its unacceptable to cook anything civilized in a microwave. It’s not easy- especially around the holidays when I am trying to cook for 15  people but somehow I make it work.

Tonight ‘s Menu: Linguini with white clams sauce and shrimp


1LB Linguini

1 dozen little neck clams- scrub and rinse

6 Large shrimp- peeled and de-veined

1 cup dry white wine

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic – sliced

Salt and Pepper to taste

juice of one lemon

garnish with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes


Bring large pot of salted water to boil and add Linguini . Follow cooking directions on package- Drain

Saute’ garlic in 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil – add clams and 1 cup dry white wine. Put lid on and let the clams steam open. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and lemon and add to the clams once they have opened. Cook 3-5 minutes or until shrimp are pink . Pour over pasta and serve garnished with fresh chopped Italian parsley and red pepper flakes.. yum




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