New Experience: Mussels

I learned at the age of 13 that I have an Allergy to Shellfish meaning that I can no longer eat Shrimp or Crab Cakes. I’ve  NEVER experienced Lobster and my entire adult life I’ve always wanted to eat a Lobster Tail but, couldn’t due to my allergy.

Since my 40th Birthday which was exactly 1 week ago.. I’ve been on a Journey of Self Discovery. I’m learning who I really am, what I enjoy, what I no longer enjoy,  and ultimately working on the person that I want to be from here on out. I’m trying new things like Meditating Everyday (10 minutes a day).. Reading New Books.. Blogging ;).. and Cooking.. trying recipes of foods that I’ve never eaten or would’ve never thought of experiencing. Which brings me to my recent experience… Mussels.

I did a little research online learning that I’m not allergic to all Shellfish. I’m allergic to Crustaceans (Shrimp, Lobster, and Crab) however, am not allergic to Oysters which are Shellfish but, fall  under the Mollusk Family (Oysters, Scallops, Mussels, and Clams).

I told my dear friend and co-worker  Jazzmin (aka Ms. Carrie Snaxshaw) that I wanted to try Mussels and Scallops for my birthday, and because she’s such an awesome friend… she told me that I should… not because she’s a bad influence and wants to sit in the ER with me (I know that she totally would) but, because “She loves them” and they’re so good!  🙂

Last night.. I felt brave enough to try them.

I found a recipe online:

Drunken Mussels Recipe.PNG

gave it a try…

My Mussels

I didn’t do anything fancy.. I simply added the garlic, butter, black pepper, and wine . Made a mess of my stove as you can see in the pic. I put them on a plate and poured a glass of wine.

End result… they were absolutely Fabu’ licious! Simply Amazing!!!

Best part… No Emergency Room Visit for Me.

This was overall a great experience and makes me look forward to trying new food. Please come back to see what new thing I’m doing. 🙂

Until next time…




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