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Marinated Grilled Shrimp

¼ cup Heinz 57 sauce
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ cup fresh basil leave, chopped (or ¼ cup dried basil)
24 raw, peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp

Marinated Grilled Shrimp In a medium bowl, whisk together sauce, wine, oil, lemon juice and basil until well mixed. Pour into resealable plastic food storage bag. Add shrimp and seal tightly, turning until well coated. Allow to marinate in refrigerator for up to one hour, turning occasionally.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove shrimp from refrigerator, reserving the marinade and discarding the bag. Thread shrimp onto 4 skewers and grill for 4 to 7 minutes or until cooked through, turning often and basting with reserved marinade during last 3 minutes of grilling.

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Drusilla's Health and Wellness Recipes
Black Bean Salad with Fresh Watercress

2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 seeded and diced jalapeno (or any sweet pepper)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1½ cups each diced cucumber and grape tomato halves
4 chopped scallions
½ fresh lime, ¼ cup cilantro
4 cups watercress or your favorite lettuce

Heat smashed garlic cloves, jalapeno and cumin seeds in a skillet with olive oil over low heat, five minutes.

In a bowl, combine black beans, diced cucumber and halved grape tomatoes, scallions, squeeze in the juice from lime and add cilantro.

Mash the hot garlic mixture with a fork then add to the beans and stir.

Season with fresh ground black pepper. Toss with watercress or your favorite lettuce. Serve chilled, warm, or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts: (6 1-cup servings) 110 calories, 5g total fat, 0 cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 4g protein

Cooking Tips

Goodbye fruit flies—To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it halfway with apple cider vinegar and two drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get rid of ants—Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it and take it "home." They can't digest it, so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

Choosing pineapple—Because pineapples do not continue to ripen once they are picked, use this trick to choose the ripest pineapple. With one hand, gently tug at a leaf in the center of the fruit. If the leaf releases with little effort, the pineapple is ripe. If the leaf holds fast, choose a different pineapple. Avoid pineapples with dried-out leaves and a fermented aroma, the fruit may be overripe.

Chemical-free cleaning—To avoid cleaning kitchen countertops with chemical that might contaminate food, use a spray bottle filled with equal parts of white vinegar and water.

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