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Shrimp and Shallots Bowl with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Shrimp and Shallot Bowl with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Shrimp and Shallot Bowl with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Recipes that are simple and delicious are exactly what I am looking for in the Summertime when there are more hours of daylight to be enjoyed.

Yesterday I started off with a quick 20 minute workout using resistance bands that made me feel energized and ready for the day. I had a green smoothie for breakfast and my go to Matcha Green Tea Latte

We are in Northern Michigan for a few months, where there is 40 minutes more of daylight up here than in Maryland, and we are trying to enjoy every minute! My daughters and I went to a local coffee shop where they are having a fierce Summer competition of a card game called Quiddler. They keep score of every game to have a grand champ score at Summer’s end!

Fierce Quiddler Competition

Fierce Quiddler Competition

After lunch we went to the beach, and for dinner I made this new recipe that was blog worthy using Shrimp and Caramelized Shallots over Oven Roasted Spaghetti Squash. The citrus flavors really complimented the dish! I liked how the orange juice in the “noodles” melded with the lemon in the shrimp in each bite!

Shrimp and Shallot Bowl

Shrimp and Shallot Bowl


Shrimp and Shallot Bowl with Spaghetti Squash Noodles


1 Pound of Baby Baby Shrimp

1 Large Shallot or a Few Small (1/4 Cup) thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Cloves of Garlic, minced

Zest of one Lemon

1/8 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/8 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

for Noodles:

1 Medium Spaghetti Squash (halved lengthwise and seeds removed)

Juice from one Orange

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste

Fresh Basil


Preheat the oven to 400º degrees. Lay the prepared squash on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Pepper and place face down and bake for 40 minutes, or until tender.  Flip over to cool slightly while you make the Shrimp. Wash and Tear about a quarter cup of fresh Basil and set aside.

For Shrimp – in a large pan on the stove top, add the olive oil, and heat over medium high heat to warm. Add the shallots, garlic and lemon zest. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Pepper, and cook until the Shallot starts to brown and caramelize. Add the shrimp, and cook quickly over high heat until pink.

Set aside and cover to keep warm while you use a fork to shred the Spaghetti Squash into a mixing bowl. Add the Olive Oil, Orange Juice, and Sea Salt and Pepper to taste to the squash noodles. Toss it all together.

Mound the Squash Noodles into three personal sized bowls. Top with the Shrimp and Shallots, and sprinkle with Fresh Basil!

You are ready to eat! 🙂 Grab a fork!

After dinner we hiked our favorite trail with our two pugs, Ming and Lily.

Walking with Pugs

Walking with Pugs


I hope you are enjoying your Summer! What are some of your favorite activities and food?

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!





Asian Shrimp Egg Custard w/ Scallion Oil Drizzle

Do you like Chinese Steamed Egg Custard?  When we were in China to adopt our beautiful daughters, we had the best savory egg custards! Our girls were babies, and they loved this delicate silky food. The nannies gave it to the children regularly as part of their daily meals, and I learned how to make it at home, so they could continue to enjoy it.  I changed up this recipe of traditional Chinese Egg Custard by baking them and incorporating Coconut Milk and Macadamia Nut Oil, although there are so many variations depending on the province you are visiting.  This recipe is one the family asks for regularly, and it is easy and kid friendly, but looks and tastes fancy enough to serve as an appetizer at a dinner party or festive occasion. Adults love it too! It is nutritious with two eggs per serving, shrimp and good fat.

Asian Inspired Shrimp Egg Custard with Scallion Oil Drizzle

Asian Shrimp Egg Custard with Scallion Oil Drizzle

Asian Shrimp Egg Custard with Scallion Oil Drizzle


8 Eggs

32 shelled and deveined small shrimp, steamed

1 1/2 Cups Bone Broth or Chicken Stock

1/2 Cup Coconut Milk, Full Fat SCD Legal no Additives

3/4 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

Pinch of White Pepper

Duck Fat for Greasing the Ramekins

For the Scallion Oil:

2 fresh scallions green parts only, sliced

1/2 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil or Olive Oil

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt


Preheat Oven 350º degrees. Grease 4 Ramekins with Duck Fat, set aside. To make your Scallion Oil, place sliced scallions, macadamia oil and 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt in a small food processor and blend until emulsified with a few bits of green scallion flecks, set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together your 8 eggs, bone broth, coconut milk, Himalayan Pink Salt and a pinch of white pepper.  Stir in 3 Tablespoons of scallion oil and whisk again. Pour evenly into the four ramekins. Place 5 shrimp in the center part of each ramekin. They will sink, that is good! Place ramekins in a roasting pan or a pan with sides, and pour boiling water into the pan so it comes halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake 350º degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, just until set but still slightly jiggly in the middle. Remove from oven and top with three shrimp artfully arranged and drizzle each with 2 teaspoons of scallion oil. They should cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before serving so you don’t burn your tongue.

Served 4

Asian Shrimp Egg Custard with Scallion Oil Drizzle is a perfect addition to your Chinese menu or party! Delicious starter or for lunch or breakfast! Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!




Grilled Zesty Shrimp & Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables & Shrimp Toss

Grilled Zesty Shrimp and Vegetables


1 Cup Orange Vinaigrette (found here)

Zest of One Lemon

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil and Coconut Oil (melted)

2 Teaspoons Himalayan Pink Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

2 Medium Zucchini, Sliced

1 Green Bell Pepper, Sliced

1 Red Bell Pepper, Sliced

1 Serrano Chili Pepper, Sliced

1 Pound Shrimp

Grilled Vegetable & Shrimp Toss

Grilled Vegetable & Shrimp Toss

Toss the vegetables together in a large bowl with the dressing and remaining ingredients, except Shrimp. Let marinate 30 minutes to an hour.  Place the vegetables in a grill pan, and grill on medium heat 20 minutes or until desired doneness, tossing occasionally. Add the shrimp the last five minutes until pink and cooked through.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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