Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp
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During my days living in Hawai’i I ate a fair amount of shrimp. Those shrimp shack takeout stands make a wonderful plate lunch, enjoyed with the sound of the ocean in the distance. But the best thing of all was the story behind the only shrimp shack that was run by a woman on the Island of O’ahu, Big Wave Shrimp.

It had been her life long dream to run her own business, but it wasn’t really heard of to do so at the time. Luckily she had a very supportive husband who spent all his savings buying her a truck to turn into the Big Wave Shrimp shack. Many years later, the truck still operates on the North Shore, serving up plate after plate of her infamous coconut shrimp to locals and tourists alike.

With that I have set myself up for a challenge–and I don’t proclaim to beat her recipe by any means–but this is a little taste of the coconut shrimp flavor I so vividly remember.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1/2 cup cooked shrimp (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons coconut milk (canned and full fat)
1/8 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Black pepper (optional)

RECIPE

In a medium saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the garlic and stir before adding the shrimp.

Coconut Shrimp Preperation
Continue to cook on medium heat until the shrimp is thoroughly heated, then sprinkle the shredded coconut over the shrimp and cook for another few minutes, stirring often, until the coconut begins to brown.
Add the coconut milk, stir and let simmer for a few minutes before sprinkling with crushed black pepper, as desired, and enjoying warm.

Enjoy it and Mahalo,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW APRIL 24TH ON AT A GLANCE TALK RADIO

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It is with great excitement that we invite you to tune in to At A Glance Talk Radio Friday, April 24th at 8 pm PST.

We’ll be chatting with Radio Host, Rodney Bardin, LIVE about PALEO Cleanse!

He has read the book and wants to learn more. We can’t wait to chat with him during this 1 hour live Radio segment and we hope you can join us!

To listen live, visit  On the Air (KCTY FM 107.7) and hit the ‘play’ button up toward the right corner of that site.

Click the image below for details on all the stations you can tune into to catch this interview:

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To good health,

Camilla and Melissa

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Acidity Versus Alkalinity

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Tony Robbins talks a lot about the importance of pH balance within the body.

He may be best known as the leader of the motivational industry, but Tony Robbins is a health advocate first and foremost.

Tony believes and promotes the need to keep our body healthy, strong and fit in order to have the power one needs to achieve in other areas of life. He also encourages everybody to take regular pH balance tests and he’s not alone in that suggestion.

What is a pH balance test and what does it tell me?

The most common pH balance test is performed with pH strips. The strips work with either urine or saliva samples and illustrate the level of pH in the body by indicating acidity or alkaline range in color, numbers or both.

If your results are in the acid range, your diet is likely too acidic. On the other hand, if your results are heavily alkaline, you might want to think about adding acidic foods to your diet to normalize your pH range.

Why is pH balance important?

The pH of human blood should be slightly alkaline. Neutral pH is considered to be at 7.0. Anything above that number (greater than 7.0) is alkaline. Anything less than 7.0 is acidic.

The ideal pH balance in the human body is around 7.4.

This level enables the enzymes in your body to function properly. When the body is too acidic, the enzymes cannot operate normally. Teeth decay, muscles cramps and fatigue tend to set in, and oxygen levels in the body’s tissues decrease, causing lack of breath. The body then utilizes its alkaline reserves to try and return the pH balance to an optimal level and, in doing so, further depletes its alkalinity. Long-term over-acidity has been linked to the onset of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

In a nutshell: Acid = Aging. Alkaline = Retained Youth.

http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2011/09/cure-for-everything-fasting-detox-and.html

What foods can I eat to increase Alkalinity in my body?

Here is a great guide to foods that will help you increase the Alkalinity in your body, as well as ones to avoid if your pH is leading towards being too acidic:

http://alkalinefoods.net/glanding/index.html

To good health,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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Lemon & Dill Fish Marinade

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As with most of my recipes I try to keep them simple. Between working full time and writing during my free time I keep myself pretty busy and I need fast, easy dishes. Fish is always an easy dish because you can marinade it during the day, throw it in the oven for a few minutes and it’s ready to go. This is a simple, fresh marinade that is perfect for the upcoming summer months.

INGREDIENTS

2 – 3 fillets of fish
2 lemons
1 – 2 stems of dill
1/2 tsp salt

RECIPE

Place fish in a container that has a lid.
Squeeze lemon over fish.
Pull dill leaves from stem and sprinkle over fish, discard stem.
Sprinkle salt over fish.
Cover and let marinade for 2 – 3 hours or all day.
Cook fish to specifications and enjoy.

This fish will leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated!

Enjoy!

 

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com

 

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Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad with Cucumber Dressing
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The spring has arrived and it’s time to get in extra good shape for the summer months!

This Paleo perfect protein salad has a variety of essential nutrients like omega 3, fiber, vitamin C and K, and is a quick and easy way to boost your health this season.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 pound fresh salmon
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup salad greens
1/8 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced
1/4 cup Cucumber Dressing

RECIPE

In a medium saute pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the salmon fillet and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
Place the salad greens of your choice in a bowl and decorate with the sundried tomatoes.
Once the salmon is fully cooked, place it atop the greens and then dress with Cucumber Dressing.
Serve while the salmon is warm for a fabulous and healthy spring salad.

Camilla Carboni

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Throwback Thursday!

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It’s a beautiful day in Colorado and we thought it would be fun to reminisce on some of the fabulous moments we’ve shared with you–our awesome Paleo community–over the last year and a half…

Who remembers our first Cooking Demo at the (then brand new) Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Store in Littleton? 

We baked what seemed a large number of Paleo Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Orange Zest Cookies, but they all got devoured before we knew it!

Cookie Demo

And then there was the whirlwind of our book (now an Amazon Best Seller!), PALEO Cleanse which, after months of writing and lots of eating (we had to ensure the recipes were perfect for you!), left us a little delirious…or so it seems!…

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And now, whenever we get a chance to surprise readers across the country, we sign copies of PALEO Cleanse whenever we spot them on bookstore shelves…

This journey has been amazing so far and we thank you for being a part of it.

We firmly believe that your health is your most valuable asset…and we hope in some way we can inspire others to:

Choose Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

Stay tuned for many more Paleo recipes and resources!

Your Friends @ThePaleoPact,

Camilla and Melissa

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Baked Apple Chips

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Baked apple chips are probably my new favorite snack. I will admit that they take some time to make but they’re very low maintenance while baking. You’ll spend a few minutes preparing them and then you’ll throw them in the oven, flip them once and let your oven do all the work. Also, all you need are apples and cinnamon!

As a note: this recipe makes roughly enough to fill a sandwich size, ziplock bag.

INGREDIENTS

2 apples (I picked out honeycrisp but feel free to use whatever kind you like)
cinnamon for dusting

RECIPE

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper.
Wash apples and slice them to roughly ⅛” thickness, the thicker your slices the longer they will take to cook.
Discard seeds and stem.
Lay slices flat on baking sheet.
Dust with cinnamon to your liking, I found a light sprinkle worked well for me.
Bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and flip slices, dust with additional cinnamon.
Place back in the oven and bake for another 1 – 2 hours.
Remove and let cool.

Towards the end of your baking time you may want to periodically check your apples, ensuring you don’t burn them. I found that at the end of my baking time the apples were still slightly soft when warm but when I let them cool they hardened further becoming more chip like.

I hope you enjoy this snack as much as I did.

Enjoy!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com

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