• 36 raw & peeled shrimp
  • 6 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 lemon's juice
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. rosemary needles
  • handful of baby chive
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of garlic powder

I have said it before and I will say it again, Shrimp doesn’t get nearly the amount of attention or gratitude that they deserve {wild caught shrimp that is}! These little seafood tenders have saved the day {rather dinner} many times!  Fast, easy and dressed for success in my Creamy Rosemary Red Pepper Sauce; these shrimp are good to go!!!

It sounded a bit like a Hollywood movie for a second there…Fast, Easy….you get my drift {tee hee}!  Speaking of Hollywood and movies; as a mom, wife, woman, and a Christian my heart just isn’t in it anymore.  I have morphed into my mother; oh dear, the dreaded truth that most “young” girls declare NEVER!

Actually, I welcome that maturity and wisdom without the legalistic fashions {maybe one day I will fully embody it all the while keeping a playful heart }.  Seriously, I feel we are so tainted by the world’s view of beauty, success, and life in general. I almost feel desensitized sometimes and so jaded.  It is a daily surrender not to get caught up in such worldly matters.  I would love to know your secrets of keeping yourself and family grounded!

One thing we do as a family is make sure we sit down at the table for dinner 90% of the time, without the T.V. on and we stay put until everyone is finished eating.  I know that can be a challenge, with all of the after school activities, so just find a ratio that works for your family or even if it is just your beloved.

At the Clinic this weekend we did our Back to School bash and one of the “Healthy Eating Secrets” that I shared was to eat at home {as often as possible} to insure we are eating real, whole foods packed with nutrition and expecially diminishing the intake of the food industries many toxic chemicals that have ended up in our food.  This supports my 90% ratio of having dinner together at the table.

I find eating together as a family connects us to a greater sense of belonging and purpose as we give thanks for our food and day.  There is research that supports this lost tradition of gathering and eating together. Children who eat at the dinner table with family grow up to have better eating habits and this has a positive effect on childhood development.  I should thank my Mom, for our dinner time traditions because her consistency made it real in my life {Thanks Mom ♥}.

I encourage you to take a moment, as I know many of you are experts in this area, to share your ideas/traditions of what helps your family to keep you mindful of what we are faced with daily.  So please, comment below for a good cause {wink wink} and make tonight’s dinner around the table.

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Rosemary Lemon Shrimp with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce {paleo, gluten & dairy free}
 
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Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 36 raw & peeled shrimp
  • 6 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 lemon’s juice

Instructions
  1. Leaving few inches at the top, pull downward on a rosemary sprig and the needles will fall off.
  2. Chop about 2 tablespoons of loose needles and put in a bowl.
  3. Peel and de-vein raw shrimp and add in the bowl with rosemary.
  4. Toss the shrimp in lemon juice gently.
  5. Skewer 6 shrimp per rosemary spring.
  6. In a baking dish line the shrimp skewers and bake for 12-15 min at 350.
  7. Recipe below for Rosemary Red Pepper Sauce.

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Creamy Red Pepper Sauce {paleo, gluten & dairy free}
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 small red pepper
  • ¼ cup soaked cashews
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. rosemary needles
  • handful of baby chives
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of garlic powder

Instructions
  1. Wash rosemary, lemon and pepper.
  2. In a strong blender or Vitamix, add all ingredients and puree until creamy.
  3. If you don’t have soaked cashews, raw will work but the soaked make it really creamy.

Notes
If time is permitting you can soak cashews for just an hour rather than overnight.That will help the sauce to be creamy good! Please use organic when you can.

P.S.  For more information how to soak nuts and why read THIS

With a Spoonful of Health,

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