Stir Fry Snow Peas and Mushrooms – Keeping it Healthy & Vacation Memories

I’m back after 11 days of vacation in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.  It was hard to leave, it is always difficult for me to leave as the beach is my favorite place to be.  I spent each early morning walking the beach, taking photos and looking for shells. During our morning walks we saw dolphins, manatees, stingrays and a variety of birds.  The days in the sun and surf went like the speed of lightning and before I knew it our 11 days were gone!  Reality hit me in the face this morning as I got up and got ready to face the work week.  My body is here, but my mind and spirit are still at the beach, walking along the gulf, finding beautiful shells, swimming, watching sunsets and eating delicious seafood!

Come walk with me and catch a glimpse of what I saw on my beach walks!

Roseate Spoonbill

Young Roseate Spoonbill

We discovered a superb new restaurant that just opened in March of this year in Fort Myers beach.  Fresh Catch Bistro is directly on the beach and is a much-needed restaurant for Fort Myers Beach!  The food and presentation are incredible as well as the service, and the view can’t be beat!  If you are in the area be sure not to miss it!

Already I’m missing fresh seafood and the gourmet fare of Fresh Catch Bistro!  I way over-ate on vacation … so it’s time to start eating healthier again and what better way to start out then to make some veggies!  I love vegetables, I crave vegetables and this is one recipe that is easy, healthy and delicious.  Enjoy!

Stir Fry Snow Peas and Mushrooms


  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound snow peas
  • Red Pepper, sliced thin
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the sesame seeds about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in the skillet over medium high heat. Stir in snow peas, red peppers and mushrooms, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until tender.
  3. Transfer snow peas and mushrooms to a medium bowl. Toss with sesame seeds and teriyaki sauce, and serve warm.


24 thoughts on “Stir Fry Snow Peas and Mushrooms – Keeping it Healthy & Vacation Memories

    • Thank you so much Danny! What a nice welcome! 🙂 I love the spoonbills as well!! I looked for them the last 3 times I was in Florida and was never lucky enough to see them. This trip I got very lucky and saw them on 3 different occasions. They are beautiful birds.

  1. Aahh…so you are back home and left our beautiful city huh? I am glad you had a terrific time. I would of loved to met you…maybe someday. I understand how you feel…everytime we had to leave the eyes would well up with tears! Then my hubby would say, Oh here she goes again…sigh!

    • Well hello there! 🙂 I was planning on sending you a note, but you beat me to it! Yes, I am back home and sad to leave. Not loving Ohio at all and missing the beach and palm trees! We did go to the Roadhouse and had a great dinner. Also, as you probably read … if you haven’t tried it yet, you need to try Fresh Catch Bistro … it was great!!! We ended up eating there 5 nights! I know … I felt tears of sadness leaving … I so much love the sunshine and warm weather! We just need to figure out a way to get out of here … I hope we don’t have to wait until retirement! Thanks for your comments and stopping by … it would be have been nice to meet you too! I told my hubby about the gutsy woman I met through her blog that moved without a job. Not sure I could do that now either, although I did do it 6 years ago!

      • I don’t know if I told you this..but my oldest daughter and grandson live in Ohio, so I truly understand! You know it was a gutsy thing we did…but when you have had enough, you have had enough!!! I am glad I did it most of the time…at least now I can’t say, “What it….anymore.”

      • No, I don’t think you did tell me about your daughter in Ohio … so you have seen first hand! I’m glad you’re enjoying the area you live in – it is nice not having to say “what if”!

        Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. Love the shore and I used to live in FL but I don’t miss the state just the shore. Great pics and love the pink bird 🙂 I do snowpeas, mushrooms, spinach and peppers often. Pleasing to the eyes and tummy.

    • I know you have lived in quite a few places … where is your favorite? I love the pink birds too!!! I have tried for the past 3 trips to find the Roseate Spoonbills .. but they were elusive until now. And then … I was granted a gift my very last morning as I was to leave … there they were right in front of the condo on the beach! I rushed back inside, hoping they would stay, and grabbed my camera … ahhhh they are beautiful!

      • Wow how incredible 🙂 I don’t know as I have a fav yet. NC was nice, I would like further exploration of CA beaches. I’d like to drive from San Diego to the Northern tip of the state. I did LA to Seattle once but we didn’t get to stop (1st grandbaby) so I’d like another chance at that. I have driven cross country too many times lol. The drive from VT to Key West was always fun. I’ll probably spend this winter back in Vegas and work from home in some warm weather, pool side if I’m lucky. I dream of Morocco, and along the Mediterranean such as the south of Spain, France, down to Malta etc. some day hopefully 🙂

      • I have often thought North Carolina would be a nice place to live … we’re hoping to move south. I absolutely love California and drove from LA to Big Sur area – what a beautiful coast!! Ahhhh beautiful dreams along the Mediterranean … I have dreamed of that also after seeing photos … but probably won’t be a reality for me.

        Have a great weekend! 🙂

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