Blue Jay, Naked Runner and Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry

by Joanne on November 1, 2011

He flies to the house and sits on the roof corner watching carefully for the worm.


He moves in a little closer, strategically placed to grab his meal.


Five minutes later, he’s back again but this time, he’s more interested in getting his photo taken.

He say’s “Get my best side”…


“No Wait! Maybe it’s THIS side”…


His voice is loud and he’s so heavy, you can hear him thump around on the roof.

Aren’t his colors beautiful?!

The Naked Runner

Did you see the most recent advertisement by Zappos in Fitness Magazine? Very attention grabbing.


I run early in the morning, before the sun comes up, I could actually get away with this but I think I’d wear a sports bra just, well,because it’s kind of cold out there this time of year.

Annie’s Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry – A meal in minutes


We were eating shrimp in a hurry and this is what happened – serves 3 – 4

  • 1 lb. Raw Extra Large Shrimp, deveined, tails off and peeled.
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 Asian pear, cored and large chop (leave skin on)
  • 8 oz. Chopped Vegetable mix (celery, broccoli, carrot, red cabbage, green pepper, and radish)
  • 8 oz. Annie’s Lite Gingerly Dressing

Annies Ginger dressing

  • salt and pepper to taste

Prepare shrimp and add salt and pepper. Set aside.

Add oil to a large sauté pan and heat over medium high heat.  Add the vegetables and sauté for 4 minutes.

Add the Asian pear and sauté for 2 more minutes.

Add the shrimp and sauté until it turns opaque or pink but don’t over cook (that would be when the shrimp curls up into a really, really tight little ball)

Add the Annie’s Gingerly dressing and stir around to coat for about 1 minute.


Serve with your favorite green bean, or other veggie.


It’s easy, quick, and you could easily substitute some cut up chicken.

Do you ever use a vinaigrette or salad dressing to add flavor to a meal other than salad?

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  • At 2011.11.01 12:52, Sophie said:

    What a lovely & unique bird!
    I haven’t seen it yet in Belgium! Your shrimp dish loks lovely & ooh so tasty too!
    YUmmmmmmm!! 😉

    • At 2011.11.01 17:27, Bela said:

      Gorgeous blue jay and your shrimp looks delicious!

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