Monday, February 24, 2014

Shrimp in Butter and Caper Sauce

It has been awhile since I posted a new recipe, so I thought I would so.

I made this a few weeks back and we really enjoyed it. Hope you find it tasty and nourishing as well.

Shelled, uncooked shrimp, I peeled the shell off
4 TBS of butter, might need more!
1 small jar of capers
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 medium shallot minced
White wine, optional, any you enjoy will do, each will give a different flavor. You can use white wine or rice wine vinegar in place of the wine.
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat about 2-3 TBS of butter in pan. Then add in garlic, shallots and salt and pepper, saute.

Once sauted, about 5 minutes, add in shrimp and more butter, if needed. You do not need the onions and garlic fully sauted because they will continue to cook while shrimp is cooking.

Once the shrimp is cooked, 2-3 minutes, add in the capers, and more butter if needed!

Turn heat to a medium high heat and deglaze the pan with the white wine or the vinegar. It will bubble right away, be sure to scrap sides with a spoon. Allow to simmer for a few minutes, longer if you want it to thicken some. Add more salt and pepper if desired. 
Serve with quinoa, as I have or rice or noodles if you would like. 
The only other item you might care for, is a simple side dish, such as steamed broccoli, asparagus or a salad.
Most importantly, give thanks and enjoy the yumminess you are nourishing your body and your families with. 

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God's abundant blessings,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Amazing, Humble Lemon

One of my favorite "seasonings" when I am cooking is lemon. As often as I can, it is added to my meals and water. Not only do I love the taste, the bright citrus, tangy flavor, but the health benefits of this humble little fruit, is amazing.

  • One of the most impressive benefits is, it's ability to cleanse the liver, gently. A gentle cleanse is the best way to go for your health and body. The liver is important for over 250 different functions in the body, a little important. One I would like to point out is the thyroid. The liver is responsible for over 60% of thyroid health.
  • Lemon is also a powerful antioxidant, this protects the body from free radical damage.
  • It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
  • Aids the body in digestion by increasing stomach acid.
  • Lifts mood.
  • Strengthens the immune system.

These are just a few of the benefits of lemon, the list could go on.

  • Here are a few simple ways to incorporate lemon into your daily routine,
  • Add to your drinking water.
  • Rub the peel or oil on the bottom of your feet.
  • Add to cleaning products.
  • Add to teas, green is one of the best to add lemon too, the combination is powerful.
  • Add to personal care items, shampoo, face masks.

A great product I love from my doTerra oils is oil of lemon. One drop is said to equal one pound of lemons, they are powerful and you need very little. If you would like to know more about these oils, check out my web page: 

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,