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Crabs, Quinoa and Boxed Brownies

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I had the luxury of getting to go play in Annapolis this weekend and pick crabs for the first time. Apparently “picking crabs” does not mean looking into a tank, picking your favorite, and getting it made into a crab cake. You actually attack the steamed crabs with a mallet and shiv, put in a heck of a lot of effort, and smell like crab for the next 24 hours for an incredibly delicious, albeit precious, amount of crab meat. It’s pretty awesome. I managed to fill up off of 3 extra large crabs… with the help of liquid butter, hush puppies, fries, sweet potato fries and oysters. If you’re in the area, Cantler’s is worth checking out.


Because it’s Monday, a couple of us got together at my house for wine, Bach and brownies. I planned ahead and made a healthy dinner to even the score a little. I had a southwestern quinoa salad and stuffed sweet potato.

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

black quinoa, cooked
black beans
cherry tomatoes, halved
spinach/spring mix
feta cheese
Greek yogurt
salt and pepper


Stuffed Sweet Potato

1 sweet potato
1 ounce goat cheese
green apple, diced
sprinkle olive oil
salt and pepper


In my opinion, there is one baked good that is not worth your time to make from scratch. That is brownies. They are almost always better when made from a box. But not any box – the Ghirardelli Double Chocolate brownies. Make sure you have a lot of friends around when you decide to make these because leftover brownies don’t exist. 

I have this weird need to eat dessert with a spoon, so I put my molten lava scoop of brownie (waiting until they cool to cut is not necessary) in a ramekin with Greek yogurt and a little peanut butter. And the addiction is resuscitated…


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