Posts by Pinch Plate Party

I blog about food, travel, and finances.

Perfect Recipe for Summer: Spicy and Smoky Grilled Shrimp

2019-07-24-12.16.48-1The summer brings long days and lazy afternoons. I like to keep that in mind while cooking in the summer. I want to enjoy as much of my day as I can while spending the least amount of time in the kitchen.

I came up with this Spicy and Smoky Grilled Shrimp recipe bcause it’s quick and pairs well with other summer side dishes such as pasta salad, baked beans, roasted potatoes, or grilled vegetables. 2019-07-24-12.24.01-1Back in February I went to Madrid, Spain and while I was there I purchached some smoked paprika. I love this stuff (and does my husband) and I wanted to use this spice in a quick summer recipe. This recipes takes the smokiness of the paprika and combines well with the spice of the ground red pepper to really give your taste buds a kick.2019-07-24-12.22.18-1The great thing about this recipes is that it’s less than 15 minutes from start to finish. It’s basically a one and done — you combine all the ingredient in one bowl and let it all mariniate while you heat up your grill pan.

 

You grill the shrimp on one side for a few minutes, flip, and then grill the other side. It’s as simple as that! Continue reading →

The Plant that Keeps on Giving: Pilea Sharing Plant

Google the phrase “Millennials and Plants” and you will find some interesting headlines, “The One Thing Millennials Haven’t Killed Is Houseplants”, “They don’t own homes. They don’t have kids. Why millennials are plant addicts”, and “Millennials are hiring consultants to raise their ‘plant babies’.”

2019-07-12-03.26.00-1I’ll be honest — I’m a rather typical millennial. I love traveling, avocado toast, fast casual food, instagram, online shopping, and of course — PLANTS. If a room in my house has a window, I have at least one plant in it. I counted, I have 10 plants and honestly… that’s not a lot compared to many other millennials out there.

Today I’m talking about the Pilea Sharing Plant. It’s one of the trendiest plants on social media and it’s a perfect plant to have in your home and share with others.

2019-07-12-03.26.04-1You can buy one of these plants at HOME DEPOT (that’s where mine came from). Home depot has a great assortment of houseplants an an AMAZING 1 year guarantee on their plants.

Another place to consider purchasing from is online at THE SILL (an entire site that’s basically dedicated to millennials and their plant addiction).

I purchased one for my sister for her birthday BUT I’m also selfish and wanted one of these plants for myslef. The great thing about these plants is that they’re easy to “share”. As the plant sprouts new branches you can split the plant and share the new growth with your friends! If you end up buying one of these plants (which you should) and want to share it with your firends (or family), here’s a quick tutorial of how to propagate your plant!2019-07-12-02.50.52-1 Continue reading →

Breakfast Hash: Make a Hearty Breakfast with Leftover Vegetables

We LOVE roasted vegetables in the Comer household. The first dinner William and I made together after “McFly” arrived was pan seared Salmon with smashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts. The meal was delicious – we devoured the salmon but had some veggies leftover.

I woke up the next morning and really didn’t want soggy cereal and that’s when this “recipe” came to mind! I used leftover potatoes and brussels sprouts to come up with a hearty and delicious breakfast hash.

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To make this hash you really just need four components.

  1. Leftover Roasted Starchy Vegetable (potato, sweet potato, butternut squash, etc).
  2. Leftover Roasted Cruciferious Vegetable (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc).
  3. Breakfast protein (bacon, country ham, sausage, etc).
  4. Egg (scramled, fried, poached, or sunny side up to go on top of your hash).

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