Well…..Its been a long time, not at all because I haven’t been eating great food. I have traveled to the Gulf Shores every week since November, and have had delicious food that represents the area.

Where do we begin, after getting the casino buffets out of my system, which don’t need to be mentioned, I finally was able to get into the local foods. I had a fried catfish poboy at this cute little family owned poboy shop, that was wonderfully filling. During Mardi Gras, I enjoyed a great dish at a restaurant called Lookout 49 http://www.lookout49restaurant.com/ in Gulfport Mississippi. The catfish was cooked perfectly and covered in blackening seasoning and stuffed with seafood stuffing. served over rice with delicious mixed vegetables. Oh but before that we ate an appetizer of Sesame Soy Seared Tuna with wasabi and an Asian sauce, the tuna was cooked perfectly and was the perfect color. We finished dinner with a huge piece of bread pudding. The Sweet Potato Bread Pudding (Courtesy of Creole Chef Leon Courney), and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey cream sauce couldn’t have tasted better. I usually would try to imagine any dessert with vanilla ice cream but we decided ice cream wasn’t even a thought with the perfection of the cream.

The next great meal was the delicious barbecued shrimp and Paschal Manale’s in New Orleans. When I was told about this historical restaurant, famous for the barbecued shrimp, I thought of the thick barbecue sauce. To my surprise, in the gulf barbecued shrimp means seasoned with all sorts of goodness like, creole seasoning, garlic, and the most important ingredient is the Worcestershire sauce. I highly recommend both of these great establishments, and recipes.

I have recently registered to run a half marathon at Walt Disney World and so my new updates will be my healthy selections at restaurants, as well as my healthy recipes that I will enjoy making and especially eating.

Taste big, and dream bigger : )