Shrimp Pasta Recipe with Orzo

If you like the shrimps this is the perfect recipe for you, the recipe is made with shrimps with a little touch of Orzo that tastes good.
 Shrimp Pasta Recipe with Orzo


  • 1 lb Orzo
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3T Oregano
  • 1T Basil
  • 2T Parsley
  • 2T Olive Oil
  • 1/4 c White Wine
  • 1/4 c freshly grated parmesan(or any other brand)
  • 1t Red Pepper Flakes (or to taste)
  • 1T Capers (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Heat a large saute pan or wok temperature.  Add the oil.
  3. Saute the garlic and onion for about two minutes.  Add the white wine, oregano, parsley, and basil, one minute.
  4. Add the zucchini and yellow squash to the wok, add the orzo to the boiling water.
  5. Work the wine for 8-10 minutes adding the tomatoes midway through.
  6. Boil the orzo for 10 minutes.  Drain.
  7. Add the shrimp to the wok, 4-5 minutes or until opaque.
  8. Serve the shrimp and vegetable mixture over the orzo, top with freshly grated parmesan.

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Best KitchenAid Stand Mixers That We Considered before getting ours

Are you looking for a KitchenAid stand mixer for your home? Confused about which one to buy for yourself? Don’t worry anymore because we have listed down the 5 best KitchenAid Stand mixers that you could invest in for a fulfilling and easy cooking experience.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER 

Price: $280

One of the best KitchenAid stand mixers which offer you 10 mixing speeds, a 350-watt mixer, and over 20 colors to choose from. This stand mixer comes with a 5-quart stainless steel bowl which can easily prepare cake batter, bread dough, and so on. Its 350-watt mixer mixes the ingredients well and due to its tilt-head feature, it is easy to access the mixture and add more ingredients to it. Trust me, this is one of the top-rated KitchenAid stand mixers and you won’t be disappointed by it at all!

KitchenAid KSM105GBCMC

Price: $280

Another amazing KitchenAid stand mixer model for people who want to perform lightweight mixes, this stand mixer comes with a glass bowl which has measurements marked on the surface which makes it easy to pour in the right amount of ingredients. You also get to see how your mixture is turning out and due to its non-glass base which keeps it attached to the mixer, you don’t have to worry about the mixture spilling out of the bowl. This mixer comes with a 300-watt power which makes it efficient for smaller mixes and jobs.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER KitchenAid KSM105GBCMC

KitchenAid AKM8990OB

Price: $689

This is a costlier KitchenAid stand mixer but completely worth its high price. This stand mixer comes with an 8-quart bowl which is efficient in mixing heavy ingredients and due to its bowl-lift feature, you don’t have to worry about spills and splatters anymore. This stand mixer comes with a 500-watt motor which can efficiently prepare large batches of mixtures and due to its durability, it is considered the favorite of most customers. It’s quiet functioning and attractive looks are just an added bonus!

KitchenAid KSM150PSWH

Price: $299

Another popular KitchenAid stand mixer which comes with a 5-quart bowl and 15 optional attachments, KitchenAid KSM150PSWH is set apart due to its 59-point planetary mixing feature which means that the beater touches 59 points in the bowl when completing one rotation. This ensures a thorough and consistent mix and due to its tilt-head feature, it is easier to access the mixture and add more ingredients to it.

KitchenAid K45SSOB

Price: $180

One of the best KitchenAid stand mixer model at a more budget-friendly rate is the K45SSOB which comes with a 4.5-quart stainless steel bowl and includes all the best features of the top KitchenAid stand mixers. It comes with a tilt-head feature which makes it easier to access mixture in the bowl and due to its 59-point planetary mixing action, you can rest assured that your mixture will be thoroughly mixed. It also offers you 10 mixing speeds and a multipurpose attachment hub which allows you to attach 15 different attachments to perform several different tasks using your stand mixer. Trust me, this is one stand mixer which is both efficient and cheap and will make a great addition to your kitchen!

KitchenAid K45SSOB

Tips : “How to clean Keurig machines”

Descaling your Keurig machine and keeping it free of all the mineral deposits is important for your coffee machine to work smoothly and without any issues. Although different Keurig machines have a slightly different cleaning procedure, most steps are same in the cleaning process. You need to perform this cleaning procedure in every few weeks to ensure a working coffee machine.

With this article, you would be able to clean and descale your Keurig machine in no time at all. Check out some best drip coffee maker.

Ingredients and equipment required:

  • A large coffee mug
  • Water
  • A Keurig descaling solution or Vinegar solution
  • Clean, dry cloth


  • Preparing the coffee machine

The first step in cleaning a Keurig coffee machine would be to ready your coffee machine for the cleaning process. You need to unplug your machine and remove any removable coffee machine parts. You need to empty the water reservoir and remove the filters. You need to make sure that your brewer is turned off.

  • Descaling rinse one

Now, fill your water reservoir with the contents of the Keurig descaling solution bottle and then fill the bottle with fresh water and again pour it into your water reservoir. You can also create a vinegar solution by taking vinegar and water in 2:1 ratio and pour it into your water reservoir. Once this is done, turn on the power button and place a large mug or cup on the drip tray. Now, run your first brew cycle by choosing a brew size and pressing the BREW button. Throw away the water once it gets collected in the mug.

  • Second descaling rinse

Repeat the above step until your coffee machine starts displaying the message to fill in more water in the reservoir. Let your machine stand still for some time for the cooldown and then discard any residual water solution from the water reservoir and thoroughly rinse and clean it.

  • Fresh water rinse

Once you have cleaned your water reservoir, you need to fill it with fresh water up to the max fill line and not more than that. Now, place a large mug or cup on the drip plate and start a new brew cycle with the largest brew size and once the water gets collected in the mug, throw it in the sink and repeat the brewing process until all water is used and your water reservoir is completely emptied.

You would need to follow this step at least 12 times and you might need to fill the water reservoir again. Make sure that there is no residual solution else it would tarnish the taste of your coffee.

  • Wiping the machine surface

Once you have cleaned the coffee machine thoroughly from the inside, you need to do the same from the outside. Take a damp cloth and use it to wipe down the coffee machine surface from all the sides and beneath the machine too. Take extra care to remove any dust or dirt from the crevices and below the machine as a lot of dirt gets accumulated in these cracks.

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Join us every Thursday night for a special burger menu with optional wine and cocktail pairings. The burger menu will be available at the bar and in the dining room in addition to our regular menu.

LIOCO Wine Dinner – April 18th

In 2005 Matt Licklider and Kevin O’Connor embarked on a journey into the soul of California wine. Their winery, LIOCO, was defined by their keen ability to source fruit from the state’s most iconic vineyards, and by the deft hand of their talented wine maker John Raytek. The resulting wines captured the imagination of sommeliers everywhere. LIOCO can be found on the best wine lists from London to New York and Los Angeles to Tokyo.

On April 18th join us at Kevin’s acclaimed Santa Monica restaurant aestus for an intimate wine maker dinner hosted by LIOCO’s founders. Chef Andrew Bettita will create a seasonal menu sourced exclusively from the Santa Monica’s Farmers Market. The wine pairings will be selected by Matt & Kevin and will include current releases as well as special wines from our library and magnum.

April 18th at 7pm

Four course tasting menu with wine pairings

$105 per person ++

Sunday Italian Supper

Growing up in New York City aestus owner, Kevin O’Connor, enjoyed an authentic Italian meal with his family every Sunday evening. Taking inspiration from this familial tradition, aestus serves Sunday Italian Supper weekly. The menu varies based on chef Dru’s latest finds from the local farmers market. Begin with a house made antipasti plate served family style, next a choice of a fresh green salad or soup followed by main course selection of a grilled fish, rustic chicken entree, or delicious pasta. Finish the night off with a quintessential Italian dessert. Kevin will also be highlighting Italian wines that complement the menu.

Please check the Sunday Italian Supper menu listing for updates.

$45 adults/ $20 kids under 12.
Menu also offered a la carte.