Author: livesavvier

Are we compatible?

    Travel advice is tricky because we all value different things. When people ask me for advice, I ask a bunch of questions to gain a better understanding of their travel style and preferences. What is their budget? What is most important to them? i.e., accommodations, if they had to choose, would they prefer being centrally and conveniently located,…

Shrimp Scampi with Orzo

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 35 min Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 cup uncooked orzo 2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley 1/2 tsp salt, divided 2 x 1/4 tsp 2 TBSP unsalted butter or olive oil, divided 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp 2 tsp minced fresh garlic 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp freshly ground…

Deliciously easy and healthy crab cakes

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 30 min Servings: 8 appetizers or 4 entree Freezability: Excellent Ingredients 1 lb lump or premium fin crab meat picked over for shells 1 cup panko (1/3 cup mixed in +2/3 cup for coating) 4 scallions, green parts only, finely chopped 2 TBSP minced parsley 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper 2 TBSP low-fat mayo 1 tsp…