Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Looking for a healthy, carb-free meal that tastes great this summer?  Try this spicy shrimp and cauliflower grits!  If spice isn’t your thing, you can always refrain from some of the seasoning – but we say go for it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp grass fed butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • a couple of pinches of salt and pepper
  • 1.5 Tbsp garlic olive oil per 5 shrimp (Trader Joe’s is awesome)
  • Garlic jalapeño seasoning – to taste
  • Sriracha seasoning – to taste (we like things spicy!)
  • Jumbo shrimp (already peeled with tails on) – 5 per person
  • Parsley

Spices for Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Direction for GRITS*:

Cut up the entire head of cauliflower and steam.  Once steamed, put it in the blender or food processor with butter, garlic, heavy cream and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Pulse or blend to the consistency of grits. Add this to a pot to warm on the stove.

*Makes about 4-5 servings depending on size of cauliflower head

Direction for SHRIMP:

Cook shrimp in oil,  garlic jalapeño seasoning and Sriracha spices until the shrimp turn white in color.

Putting it all together:

Place about a cup of your cauliflower grits into a bowl.  Top with your cooked shrimp and drizzle oil from shrimp pan over the shrimp and grits.  Sprinkle the top with parsley.

It takes about 15 mins to put together and it’s perfection – you won’t even miss the real grits!

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Frothy Coffee to Get the Day Rolling

Here’s a delicious frothy coffee that has all healthy fat and no dairy.   Throw it in an inspiring mug like mine and get your day rolling!

Why did I add MCT Oil?  It’s great for ramping up your endurance for a morning workout and can help you lose weight too. For more health benefits of MCT Oil check out this.

Ingredients for Frothy Coffee:

  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut cream (mine is traders Joe’s brand)

365 MCT Oil vanilla

  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 cup brewed coffee (cold or hot)

Directions:

Add ingredients, blend and pour! If you prefer cold coffee, pour your coffee over ice or crush up ice for a frozen coffee treat.  Try this and let us know how you like it.

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Get Your Kids Excited to Play Outside

If there is one struggle that mom’s are sharing this summer, it is trying to pull their kids away from Fortnite.  If left to their own devices (see what I did there?), kids would stay inside for unlimited hours, sporting headsets with mouthpieces, screaming to their friends, trying to be the last one standing.  In our day, we called games like this Kick the Can or Ghosts in the Graveyard, but we didn’t have an earpiece on and we were running our butts off rather than sitting and staring at a screen.  Ah the 80s…..

So, how do you encourage kids to get off their devices and get outside?  Here’s a fun toy that is sure to entice them:

Popsport Inflatable Bumper Ball Set 4FT Bubble Soccer Ball Suit 2 Pack
Popsport Inflatable Bumper Ball Set 4FT Bubble Soccer Ball Suit 2 Pack – $155

All you need is a backyard, open field, park, or a beach, and a willing kid or two (teens and adults included).  Then, let the games begin.  Check out my girls having a blast – oh and us too!

And who knows, maybe getting them outside will encourage more outside play? Maybe we can bring back a resurgence of those popular outside 80s games while they’re at it?

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Just in Time for the 4th!

Looking for something to wear for the 4th?  Here’s a selection of great summer pieces that can make it in time if you act fast.   All of these items can be ordered at http://www.vicicollection.com.  Click on the images below for direct links to the products.

This Run Wild Off the Shoulder Ruffle Tunic can be dressed down for a more casual look.  For something more fancy, just add a red flip flop or espadrille. Super cute!

RUN WILD OFF THE SHOULDER RUFFLE TUNIC - SEAFOAM - $48
RUN WILD OFF THE SHOULDER RUFFLE TUNIC – SEAFOAM – $48

 

This Star Spangled Hoodie is perfect for those cool, summer nights watching the fireworks or sitting around a bonfire.

STAR SPANGLED HOODIE - $78
STAR SPANGLED HOODIE – $78

 

These tops are perfect all summer long and are a great price.  But hurry, because things sell quickly on their site (And no, we aren’t being paid to say that :)).

ROSÉ IN THE USA TANK - $34
ROSÉ IN THE USA TANK – $34

 

AMERICA RAGLAN TEE - $36
AMERICA RAGLAN TEE – $36

 

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Book Review : Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel Chu is happy.  She is a professor of economics at NYU and dating her amazingly handsome coworker that has changed her mind about Asian men.  When he asks her to visit Asia with him for the summer and meet his family, she is sure that he will be popping the question. However, upon their arrival in Singapore, it becomes apparent that Nick has been keeping quite a few secrets about his family’s extraordinary wealth and the fact that he is Singapore’s most prominent bachelor. What Rachel envisions to be a fun and exciting summer, turns into a lesson on the intricate hierarchy of wealthy, Asian families in Singapore.   Rachel is left questioning if there is a place for her within this absurdly affluent society.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is a light-hearted sneak peek into the lives of Singapore’s wealthiest.  From private jets and yachts, couture fashion, priceless art, and over-the-top weddings, Kevin Kwan paints a fantastical, yet surprisingly realistic portrait about the unique personalities of the ultra-wealthy and the emotional price tag associated with having it all.  A great, quick read for your next summer trip!

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Kickin’ Pineapple Strawberry Salsa

Sorry we haven’t posted for over a week, but the summer has been keeping us busy and I (Libby) spent 7 days in Mexico enjoying 5 days of torrential downpours (unfortunately, I’m not joking!).  But the good news is that we have been stock piling a lot of fresh material that we’re excited to share over the remainder of the summer like this great Pineapple Strawberry Salsa recipe that is the perfect healthy app for your summer outings.

Kickin’ Pineapple Strawberry Salsa

  • 1/2 cubed pineapple
  • Handful chopped cilantro
  • 10 chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 minced Serrano pepper (here’s your kick – optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup or to taste apple cider vinegar

Directions

Chop half of a pineapple into small cubes, but make sure they are bite size pieces so people can enjoy the salsa without try to manipulate huge chunks on a tortilla chips.  The same goes for the strawberries.  Add the cilantro, onions, Serrano pepper, and garlic.  Mix in the apple cider vinegar slowly and taste as you go so you don’t overpower the salsa.  Add salt to taste.  Serve with tortilla chips of your choice.

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A Great Brow Product to Make You Look Younger

Do you draw on your brows or fill them in regularly?  If you are over 35 you should.  A study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that as we age, we have less contrast in our facial features, like our brows and our lips.   When researchers compared two pictures of the same woman, one with added contrast, 80% of the time the picture with more contrast was deemed the younger picture of the woman.

What does this mean for us? If you want to appear younger, add more contrast!  You can start with your brows.  As we age, our eyebrows thin out.  So, defining your brows is just one way you can appear younger.

Tattoo Studio
Maybelline Tattoo Studio

Here is a product I recommend that could make life a little easier for you!  Maybelline Tattoo Studio does last for days and was easy to apply!  Just make sure you get the right shade for you.  It’s ok to have a little darker brow.  Brows are what define our face, so go for it and enjoy this product!

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