Monday, February 04, 2013
Over the last few days I have been experimenting with new foods and discovered I am mildly reactive to shrimp. I;ve had them twice in the last week and both times I was up 0.1 the next day. So I guess they are off the menu for now. Shrimp season is nearly over anyway, so not a big deal. I love the big blue shrimp that are caught locally early in the season (Oct-Dec) I wouldn't touch bagged shrimp in the supermarkets with a barge pole - the are farmed from Asia ('nuff said!)
My shrimp salad
A new favorite I have discovered is the cream of broccoli soup - it sounds a lot more intimidating that it actually was. It was easy to make and I used my immersion (stick) blender rather than the regular blender - worked like a dream! I forgot to add the avocado at the end, so I add it in chunks when it goes in the bowl.
Cream of broccoli soup with avocado
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 tsp celery seed
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cups water
1/2 can coconut milk
4 cups broccoli
4 cups zucchini
1 small potato (optional)
1 Tbsp chipolte (I used 2 tsp Mrs Dash chipolte)
pepper, cumin and tumeric (I used 1 tsp each)
Saute onion, add coconut milk, water and broth, stir. Add the rest of the ingredients except the avocado and cook till tender. Add avocado and blend.
This one is a winner! Even DH liked it.