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Garden/Organic Party - Recipes & Pictures!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Happy Tuesday! I finally did Zumba last night! It was great. My shoulders and arms are a bit sore today though - but it is totally worth it =) After doing zumba, I really want to exercise more often. I feel really flabby lately, and I just need to push myself to do more exercise. Hopefully that will help me get to my healthy weight!

The party on Saturday night was really fun! I had the Garden Trivia and everyone was laughing at how hard it was. It was a good time. Someone bought chocolate covered strawberries which had a cheesecake/cream filling. YUM. I had two of them!! Someone else brought cucumber sandwiches - with creamcheese and dill. They were simple but really tasty! Someone else brought orange cake with white raspberry icing - I didn't try any, but it looked really good! Here are some pictures and some recipes of what I made. I didn't have the time to make everything. I didn't get to make the mini quiche, but I will add the recipe anyways because I do want to try it eventually!

Fruit Kabobs
Fruit on skewers - lots of prep work but it was cute! Purple Grapes, Blueberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Orange, Raspberry

Pinwheels
Zesty garlic wraps, tomato wrap, whole grain wrap. I made some with ham, some with turkey and some with chicken lunch meat. Some I added a layer of FF cream cheese and some I added hummus. I used spinach or green leaf lettuce. Some I added cucumbers and others I added red and green pepper strips.

Lime Cilantro Chicken
16oz jar salsa
2 cans black beans drained
1 lime - Cut into thick slices
Fresh cilantro
3 lbs boneless chicken halves
3 crushed garlic cloves
S&P
Low 6-8 hours in the crockpot. Shred chicken after cooked
Black Bean Rice on the side
You could use these as tacos

Margherita Pasta
3 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1/4 thin sliced basil
1/2 grated parm cheese
Penne Pasta - I used natural whole grain
Optional - 1/2 chopped mozz cheese
S&P
Cook the pasta normally (10 min) and then bake covered at 400 for 30 minutes

Garden Salad
spring mix
Spinach leaves
tomatoes
cucumbers
carrots
broccoli
bell peppers

Lemon Garlic Shrimp
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt & Pepper
ground black pepper to taste
2 pounds cooked shrimp

Mince the garlic and add to oil and lemon in a big pan. I also added the parsley and set on Med-Low. Cook the shrimp just for a min or two on each side. Serve warm or chilled in fridge 1-2 hrs

Stuffed Mushrooms
1/2 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
28 large (2 1/2-inch-diameter) white mushrooms, stemmed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

400 preheat Mix all with 2 tbsp oil. Coat baking sheet with oil or nonstick spray. Fill mushrooms (I also filled some small sweet peppers). Drizzle remaining oil over the filling. Bake 25 min until mushrooms are tender

Potatoes and Onion
5 Small Red Potatoes
5 small white potatoes
1 vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic chopped
S&P

You could use just one type of potato if you wanted! Chop everything, combine and coat with olive oil. Add salt and pepper and any other herbs/spices you want. You could add the garlic, spices, and oil before hand and then put over the potatoes. Preheat oven to 425-450F. Bake 20-30 minutes. Stir and bake 10 minutes more. Continue baking 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and browned.

Chicken Sausage and Peppers
4 links chicken sausage sliced
Bell Peppers or Sweet Peppers

Slice the peppers and fry in some olive oil. Add the chicken sausage for a few minutes. Serve with Rice.


Mini Quiche recipe I wanted to try
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CHRISGORGME 5/29/2013 4:21AM

    Judging from the food and the flowers you had a good time!
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CMCGRUN 5/27/2013 7:45PM

    Yum! Thanks for th recipes :)

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SPARKLISE 5/24/2013 9:31AM

    Everything looks delicious!
And what a great idea for a party theme!

I also love zumba. It's what started me on my journey.
At my first zumba class I weighed 250lbs, but within 10 minutes I was hooked and never looked back!

Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 5/22/2013 11:43PM

    Wish I were there! It looks like it was a smashing success, Kimp; but I am not surprised. You are a total sucess at what you do! I love Zumba too! great fun! thank you for sharing recipes and especially for all the teriffic pictures!
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/22/2013 4:44PM

    Wish I'd been there. All looks fabulous and delicious and most of all sounds like a lot of fun. Way to throw a party, Kimpy. emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 5/22/2013 7:53AM

    Lovely table settings! Like the jarred flowers. Food looks and sounds good.

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DALID414 5/21/2013 10:23PM

    Wow! Everything looks good!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 5/21/2013 8:50PM

    Looks like a lovely party. The recipes sound yummy.
You put a lot of work into making a great time for all, and it shows.

Go on, Party Girl!

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123ELAINE456 5/21/2013 8:27PM

  Sounds like You had an Awesome Party with Great Food and Party Favors. Sounds like Your Guests had a Great Time. God blessings to Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KALISWALKER 5/21/2013 6:42PM

    Thanks for putting the recipes here. I need some new ideas for my party when I get home. I know your guests enjoyed the food!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/21/2013 6:42PM

    The recipes sound good, and the pics look good!

I hear people have SO much fun doing Zumba!

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SKINNYCOW1232 5/21/2013 6:12PM

    Looks and sounds GREAT!!!

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GINGERHAWK 5/21/2013 3:54PM

    What a great menu and the flowers look beautiful. I bet everyone enjoyed it!

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ROXYZMOM 5/21/2013 3:50PM

    I havent tried zumba, soundslike fun. All your food and decorations are gorgeous

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TATTER3 5/21/2013 3:15PM

    Kudos!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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CVRONEK 5/21/2013 3:09PM

    All wonderful! Thank you for such a great blog. I almost felt like I was at your party!
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FITBIZZZ 5/21/2013 3:02PM

    OMGosh, thanks! I'm hosting June book club and couldn't think of what I wanted to make. I'm SO doing the Lime Cilantro Chicken! Yum!!

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LYNSEY723 5/21/2013 2:11PM

    Love it! Super cute!!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 5/21/2013 2:08PM

    You are a 'Hostess' with the 'Mostest'

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PRETTYPITHY 5/21/2013 1:12PM

    Such a cute idea for a party!

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KIMCOLLINGS 5/21/2013 12:45PM

    Wow! Quite the party. The food all looks and sounds so good. Love the cute little flower vases too. That was so creative!

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KONRAD695 5/21/2013 11:54AM

    No matter where you are at- I'm showing up at your next Garden Party. You did a fabulous job on everything. It all looks wonderful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 5/21/2013 11:37AM

    Looks and sounds great! You did it again emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 5/21/2013 11:33AM

    Thanks for sharing those recipes and the pics!! Sounds like you had a great time!! I am going to try some of those recipes!!

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