Shrimp, Cucumber, and Feta Orzo Salad

Gooooooooooooooooood morning!

Remember the amazing Shrimp, Cucumber, and Feta Orzo Salad that I had up in Vermont a couple weeks ago?


A bunch of you were interested in the recipe; here it is! I also made a special separate recipe page for it — click here to see it! This recipe is adapted from one by Ina Garten.


  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 lb orzo
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 lb diced feta cheese


1) Cook orzo as directed on package.

2) Roast shrimp on a sheet pan (spread on pan, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper) at 400 for about 5 minutes; allow to cool.

3) Whisk together lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper; mix in with warm orzo. Add roasted shrimp, cucumber, dill, parsley, and feta; serve at room temperature.


I also finally got my recipe page all updated! I created new recipe pages for my:


Scrambled Egg Muffins





Call for Questions

The weekend of August 13th, I’ll be attending the second annual Healthy Living Summit in Chicago! I went last year as a non-blogger, and this year I’m attending not only as a blogger, but also as a speaker :)

I’ll be moderating a session entitled “The Ups and Downs of Pressing Publish: Getting Real about the Blogging Community.” It should be a really interesting session — I hope those of you in attendance will come join us! Audience participation will be encouraged, and discussion will include positive ways blogging has impacted your life, such as making new friends, gaining a healthier body image, and the discovery of a like-minded community, as well as overcoming challenges like blog jealousy, cliques, and finding your own blogging niche.

Here’s where you come in — before opening up the session to audience questions, we’d like to start our discussion with some pre-submitted questions. Any questions you might have regarding this topic that you’d like us to discuss, both positive and negative, please send to me at [email protected]. You don’t have to be attending the conference to submit questions — the event should be live streamed, so you will be able to follow along from home, but either way I’ll be sure to post a recap of the answers here on the blog. Thanks in advance for your participation! My panelists (Julie, Heather, Sana, and Andrea) and I can’t wait!

Have a great day!


  1. 1

    I’ve made this shrimp/orzo before and it’s fantastic! The recipe I had was from Ina Garten I believe and hers just had red onion too – YUM! I’m officially as obessed as you are with FETA!

  2. 2

    oh how fun, i can’t wait to follow along! anything from ina I’m down with making :)

  3. 3

    I wish I could have attended the HLS. This seems like a very interesting topic. I hope non atendees will have the opportunity to find these presentation somewhere :)

  4. 4

    I love any orzo dish. Add shrimp and I’m sold for sure.

  5. 5

    I kinda wish I bought tickets to the HLS.. I wasn’t blogging when tickets went on sale and kinda felt stupid.. now I wish I was going .. o well

  6. 7

    Shrimp, Orzo and Feta have been ALL OVER blog-land recently. I need to get on the bandwagon!
    Can’t wait to meet you at HLS. Will think of some questions and get back to you!

  7. 8

    I’m so excited about HLS and as a new blogger, I’m really looking forward to this session. I’m also excited to see your new header soon from the talented Ashley! :)

  8. 9

    the shrimp recipe looks so yummy I will have to try it!

  9. 10

    I love that you added shrimp to this dish! It looks delicious!

    I won’t be able to go to the Summit, but I would love to listen to your talk via live stream. I’ll think about some questions and email them to you :)

  10. 11

    I wish I lived in the US so I could attend the summit! It sounds like it is going to be wonderful!

  11. 12

    I’m making this shrimp dish for dinner tonight! Thanks for the recipe. I’m sorry to miss out on the conference–meeting everyone would definitely be an “up” of the community.

  12. 13

    ahh! i just read in the summit bios that you are coming to chapel hill! i’m like, ‘I LIVE THERE’! looking forward to meeting you at the summit and welcoming another lovely blogger to the area!

  13. 15

    Sounds like a great panel discussion! I’m bummed I can’t go to the summit. Maybe next year.

  14. 16

    I cannot wait to be a part of your panel!

  15. 17

    Can’t wait to hear this section of HLS. Should be so interesting!

  16. 18

    i have a few really great questions on my call for questions post – :) so excited!

  17. 19

    Best of luck speaking at the summit.

  18. 20

    Hi Anne!
    This is my first time visiting your blog – I really like it! I am a very new edition to the food-blogging world, although I’ve been a follower for quite a while. Would’ve loved to attend the HLS, but like Megan, I wasn’t blogging at the time tickets were on sale. Next year though, for sure! I’m so excited about what possibilities blogging will bring. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog!


  19. 22

    Good luck at the Summit. If this question hasn’t been asked, might I add this one:

    Does blogging and sharing your experiences put pressure on you to be “perfectly healthy”? Are there things that you won’t admit because it might hurt the healthy image you’ve tried to build?

    I know that for me, I don’t blog often enough to catch all the imperfections, but I am the first to admit that I am NOT a model healthy person, but it works for me, and overall, I am healthy!

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