Five Minute Flavor

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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I’m all about simple recipes. I’m actually not much of a cook, so any recipe you see on this blog is easy to make! 😉

The goal for my Cookbook Challenge is to feature at least one recipe from a cookbook that I already own each week until the end of the year. If you missed last week’s cookbook, you can see a recap of the recipes here.

This week’s pick is Rocco’s 5 Minute Flavor. (Remember when I made pasta with him?!?) Rocco’s cookbook contains nearly 200 recipes “made with 5 ingredients cooked in 5 minutes at no more than 5 dollars a serving.” Now do you know why it’s one of my favorite cookbooks? 😉

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Tonight, I tackled Rocco’s Garlicky Lemon Shrimp. The recipe called for shrimp, lemon juice, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano, breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt, and pepper. (The cookbook assumes you already have the last three ingredients in your kitchen, so they’re not counted as part of the five ingredients.)

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To make the shrimp, you just combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, coat the shrimp well, and bake it in the oven on 500*F until the shrimp begins to lightly brown. This recipe would actually make a great (holiday) appetizer. Just add toothpicks! 😀

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So quick. So easy. So delicious! 😀

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To go with the shrimp, I made two side dishes: rice pilaf (from a box) and roasted broccoli.

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I’m already excited about the leftovers for tomorrow! 😉

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Holy moly, Monday flew by! Let’s hope the next couple of days do the same! 😉

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38 Comments

  1. Hi Tina!

    First… let me just say those shrimps look scrum-dili-umptious!!! 🙂

    Secondly… I am a fairly new reader of your blog and I was having a blast going through some of your old entries… until I got to the “You Are What You Eat” series. There were WAY too many fridge photos that I had to stop there.

    Thirdly… many of the items in your shop are overpriced. I found the Garmin Forerunner for $129… the stainless steel straws (pack of FOUR) for $9.99 and I purchased a large package of chia seeds at my local grocer for less than $10.

    And lastly… do you have a contact form? I actually wanted to send this to you via private e-mail rather than as a comment… but I couldn’t find a contact link!!!

    Otherwise… I love your blog 🙂

  2. That looks so heavenly! And for some reason it’s reminded me of one of my favourite shrimp recipes, which is also quick, and involves beer… 😀

  3. Thanks for the pingback!

    Is this not one of the simplest and tastiest shrimp recipes ever? I love adding a little lemon zest as soon as they come out of the oven for an extra flavor kick.

  4. I like the idea of cooking with few ingredients. It keeps recipes simple, inexpensive, and focussed on the flavours of the food.

    (Not that I don’t appreciate a good Indian dish with numerous spices, mind you)

    I just don’t get the “5 ingredient” hype. Why is it always 5? Why not 4, or 6?

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