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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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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?

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SCD Paleo Summer Strawberry Pie w/ Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream

Summer Strawberry Pie with Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla Orange Ice Cream

Summer Strawberry Pie with Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla Orange Ice Cream

The strawberry patches are starting to ripen here, and there is nothing like the flavor of local berries!  You don’t have to give up treats in moderation on a SCD/Low FodMap diet.  I limit my treats to special occasions and stick to the legal ingredients only.  My daughters love fresh Strawberry Pie! Here is a spectacular pie recipe for when you want to treat yourself and those you love, full of ripe, juicy, nutritious strawberries.

First the crust:

Pie Crust Ingredients:

1 3/4 Cup Superfine Almond Flour (Scooped and Leveled)

1 Egg White

1/4 Cup Organic Shortening

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

 

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Preheat your oven 350 degrees. Mix Almond Flour and Salt with a whisk. Cut shortening into the Almond Flour with a pastry cutter (it doesn’t need to be cold).  Add egg white and lemon juice and stir with a fork until it comes together. Press the crust evenly into the bottom and along the sides of a pie pan, crimping the edges as desired.  Bake in the preheated oven fifteen minutes or until starting to turn golden brown and crisp. Cool completely.

Strawberry Pie Filling Ingredients:

5 Cups Organic Strawberries

3/4 Cup Clear Honey

1 1/2 Cups Water

1 Tablespoon Great Lakes Gelatin (orange label)

1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt

In a medium sized heavy saucepan, mash 2 cups of the strawberries with a potato masher.  Slice the other 3 cups of berries and place in the cooled pie crust.

Summer Strawberry Pie

Summer Strawberry Pie

To the mashed berries, add the honey, water and salt and bring to a boil.  Once boiling return to a simmer, and simmer the berries for five to ten minutes stirring often.  Stir the gelatin into the lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to the simmering berries and cook for two more minutes whisking to incorporate the gelatin.  Pour the cooked berry mixture over the sliced berries in the crust, evenly.  Refrigerate uncovered until cool, and then cover with wrap until ready to serve!  Make sure you let it refrigerate 4 to 6 hours to fully set up.

Summer Strawberry Pie Filling

Summer Strawberry Pie Filling

I served the pie with my Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream on top.  The flavors compliment each other very nicely!  You can also serve with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream.

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Red, White and Blueberry Snack Bread

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! I always get excited when Summer is just around the corner. I start thinking about fun summery food.  I love the 4th of July, hanging out with family and friends, picnics, the kids twirling around with sparklers waiting for the fireworks to start, parades, barbecues, happy laughter, and lots of outdoor time.  This bread is not only yummy, it is fun and just right for a picnic in the Summer.  I am serving this at a cookout over Memorial Day. It keeps well in the refrigerator, so it can be made in advance leaving you more time to play outside!  It would also be very delicious and pretty topped with some fresh berries and coconut milk whipped cream if you want to dress it up more.  But it is pretty just by itself, and it is soft and yummy.

Ingredients:

2 Cups Super Fine Almond Flour

2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

pinch of nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon of Pure Stevia Leaf (optional, I use one that contains just Stevia Leaf here.)

4 eggs

1/4 Cup Organic Palm Shortening (I like Spectrum) or Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Clear Honey

1 1/2 teaspoon SCD Legal Vanilla Extract (just vanilla and alcohol in the ingredients)

1/4 teaspoon SCD Legal Lemon Extract (optional)

1/2 Cup Diced Fresh or Frozen Strawberries

1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

Red, White & Blueberry Bread Batter

Red, White & Blueberry Bread Batter

Directions:

Preheat Oven 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a medium loaf pan, then line it with parchment paper.

Mix together Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Baking Soda and Salt and a pinch of nutmeg and the cinnamon.

In a separate bowl whisk eggs, then add the clear honey, melted palm shortening and the rest of ingredients up to the fresh berries. Add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix until just blended. Gently fold in the berries so you don’t start getting swirls of the berry in your batter (Red, White and Blue).

Pour batter into the loaf pan, smooth the top, and bake for approximately 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack for ten minutes, then remove loaf from the pan and cool completely.  Serve warm or wrap tightly and refrigerate.  It is good warm from the oven, (but give it an hour to cool before cutting) and also cold from the fridge is delightful on a warm day.  Store in the refrigerator.  You can eat this bread anytime of day.  My daughters love it for breakfast!

 

SCD, Paleo Red, White & Blueberry Loaf

SCD, Paleo, Red, White & Blueberry Snack Loaf

 

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Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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