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BY ANDREA BEFUS

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your nook

& nourish

your soul

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Explore The Internet's Most Buzz-Worthy Recipes

We explore, taste, and review the internet's most talked-about dishes. From viral hits to undiscovered treasures, my global journey infuses each review with distinctive insights and a touch of humor.

Conversations Over Coffee - or Hot Cocoa If You're Like Me ;)

Each blog post is a genuine conversation, like catching up over coffee. Engaging and heartfelt, I share life's highs and lows. It's about nourishing the body AND the soul, with content that speaks to your values.

Easy Meal Plan Inspirations for Your Family's Table

Save yourself time by peaking into my kitchen and see what's cooking each week. I share meal plans that come straight from what's cooking in my world. I promise simplicity, variety, and a dash of adventure.

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Lemon Parm Shrimp Orzo

May 03, 20241 min read

PASTA

Lemon Parm Shrimp Orzo

fancy shrimp pasta

Whip up this pasta for a fancy and easy meal in!

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 3/4 cup orzo

  • 2 TB olive oil

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, raw & deveined

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup parmesan, freshly grated

  • 2 big handfuls spinach

  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper

  • 1 TB lemon juice

Instructions
  1. Cook orzo according to package instructions. When done, drizzle with a little olive oil so the noodles don't clump together.

  2. Sprinkle lemon pepper over shrimp. Heat up olive oil in a pan and saute the shrimp until just barely done.

  3. Remove the shrimp and add onion and white wine to the pan. Cook onion until translucent.

  4. Add chicken broth and orzo to pan with onion. Mix until combined. Add parmesan and stir.

  5. Add spinach and mix until leaves are deflated.

  6. Serve orzo into bowls. Top with shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and squeeze lemon juice on top. Sprinkle more parmesan if desired.

  7. Enjoy!

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Lemon Parm Shrimp Orzo

May 03, 20241 min read

PASTA

Lemon Parm Shrimp Orzo

fancy shrimp pasta

Whip up this pasta for a fancy and easy meal in!

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 3/4 cup orzo

  • 2 TB olive oil

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, raw & deveined

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup parmesan, freshly grated

  • 2 big handfuls spinach

  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper

  • 1 TB lemon juice

Instructions
  1. Cook orzo according to package instructions. When done, drizzle with a little olive oil so the noodles don't clump together.

  2. Sprinkle lemon pepper over shrimp. Heat up olive oil in a pan and saute the shrimp until just barely done.

  3. Remove the shrimp and add onion and white wine to the pan. Cook onion until translucent.

  4. Add chicken broth and orzo to pan with onion. Mix until combined. Add parmesan and stir.

  5. Add spinach and mix until leaves are deflated.

  6. Serve orzo into bowls. Top with shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and squeeze lemon juice on top. Sprinkle more parmesan if desired.

  7. Enjoy!

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My name is Andrea and there are 2 things that matter to me most: cooking yummy foods & being with the people I love! Having traveled to over 30 countries and enjoying every cuisine I've ever tried, and being willing to fail in the kitchen, it has led me to develop skills that I want to share with others!

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