Coping with Food Allergies, General, Recipes
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Shrimp and Corn Chowder

  • 1 lb. shrimp chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 c. frozen corn
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 5 drops stevia (or 2 tsp. sugar)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Garnishes: avocado slices, minced chive, crumbled bacon

Melt butter in a deep saucepan and saute onion, green pepper and celery until tender. Stir in thyme, paprika, red pepper, and stevia (or sugar). Add 1 1/2 c. chicken broth and bring to simmer. Add 1 cup heavy cream (or half and half). Blend 1 1/2 cups of the corn with 1 cup of heavy cream in a blender or food processor, and add to simmering pot. Stir in thawed shrimp and remaining 1 1/2 c. corn. When shrimp is pink, turn off heat and ladle into bowls. Top with garnishes of your choice.

Shrimp is the fruit of the sea.
Mykelti Williamson
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I began following a ketogenic diet in September of 2017 and it took a while to learn a new paradigm for thinking about what constitutes "healthy" food. Now "healthy", to me, means high in animal fats, extremely low in carbohydrates, and containing moderate amounts of protein. It means I use full fat creamers and butter and fatty cuts of meat. It means I don't eat beans every day any more, nor do I scarf down tortillas with my meals. I got really good at finding keto recipes online, following channels on YouTube and making up my own adaptations of my old favorite foods like albondigas and ceviche and pho. It seemed like just when I'd got that kinda mastered, I developed a life threatening allergy to peanuts and all tree nuts. Dang it! That was in January of 2019 and since then I've had to adjust my eating again...so it was back to the drawing board on some of my staple foods like nut butters, Thai curries, keto friendly chocolates that, alas, are manufactured on equipment that also processes nuts, and so on. I started this blog to help myself, and other people facing similar allergy issues.

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