Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Mash

With spring finally (slowly) showing up in Chicago, my desire for lighter, and fresher, meals kicks into high gear.  That can be a tricky thing to balance when attempting to eat a high fat diet, but I tend bulk up on fat and super low carb food in the morning and for lunch, and make something a little more carb-heavy (because of vegetables) for dinner.  That's my personal way of balancing macros when soups and meatloaf and casseroles sound a little too heavy for this time of year.  This meal is the perfect way to get in some green veggies, and enjoy a lighter meal in the warmer months. I started by gathering all my ingredients above. Next I heated a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and sauteed my frozen broccoli until tender.  I let as much water evaporate and drained the rest before seasoning with salt and pepper. I added the broccoli along with the parmesan cheese and heavy cream to my food processor and pulsed until everything came together.  If [Continue reading...]