Thursday, April 5, 2012

Coconut Curry Shrimp from Gracious Pantry

I'm going to take a moment to feel sorry for myself. I got no sleep last night because Charley snores like a drunk sailor and my allergies are so bad today I can't even describe how miserable I am. There is junk dripping from the back of my throat into my stomach and it's making me so nauseous. Okay, I'm done... and unfortunately that didn't make me feel any better. If anyone has some natural/at home remedies for allergies please send them my way because Claritin is doing absolutely nothing for me, and I'm desperate!

On a much more positive note, B and I went to pick out a gift yesterday for a wedding we're going to this weekend, and I got an awesome spice rack out of it!

I know those of you that spend a lot of time in the kitchen appreciate something like this because it seriously makes life so much easier! It takes care of my horribly unorganized spice shelf in the pantry and stops me using paprika instead of chili powder. Yes, that happens all the time.

I got to use this gem while trying out another recipe from the Gracious Pantry last night. As usual, it was scrumptious. I pretty followed her recipe almost exactly, but I'll write it here for convenience!

2 lbs frozen shrimp, peeled with tail off
1 can light coconut milk
1 lb fresh green beans 
2 green onions, diced
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp pepper
 4 tsp. curry powder
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1. I couldn't find peeled, tail off frozen shrimp, so step one for me was breaking the tails off. You may or may not be able to skip this step. 
2. Place all ingredients in a pot and cover. Bring to a boil then remove lid, stir, and cook until shrimp are cooked and veggies are soft. 
3. I served B's over brown rice and I just had the shrimp and veggies for dinner. I also removed the shrimp and veggies from the coconut milk to save on some fat, (healthy fat) but you can eat this as more of soup if you'd like. 


  1. I use a natural remedie from the health food store. It works for me you have to take it every 15 minutes for the first few days but it was so worth it once it kicked in.

  2. Neti Pot! gross but so effective. haha

  3. Just made your Coconut Curry Shrimp for lunch. Delicious!!!

  4. I have a tea for that! I run a tea shop in Old Town Scottsdale called TeaTime at the corner of 5th Avenue and Marshall. For colds, I have this Rooibos (Red Tea) blended with eucalyptus, lemongrass and orange. Besides being absolutely delicious, the rooibos is an excellent tea to restore electrolytes and soothe your stomach, while the eucalyptus will clear sinuses and the lemongrass will dry you up. Additionally, you can add Nettleleaf to the brew to help drain mucous. If any of you are interested in stopping by, our hours are 11 a.m to 6p.m. M-Sat

    (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to advertise my store, but I will happily remove if this is not proper Internet etiquette!)

    1. Interesting! I'll have to stop by and pick some up!!

  5. I have unbelievably terrible allergies and take allegra every day, claritin never helped a single bit. A few months ago I asked the guys at GNC if they had any suggestions for allergy help and they gave me some suggestions but told me to do research on them first, since they were all very different. From my research I came up with Quercetin and Bromelain (taken from pineapple). They are just vitamins. They work together to help with controlling inflamation and keeping histamines in check. No kidding, I noticed a small difference in a couple days and a major difference in less than a week. Now, I swear by them. I'm never going back. And the best part is that its not a drug! I take a 2 separate pills, but I saw online that NOW products makes one that combines the 2. Hope this helps! I want to shout it on the rooftops...its helped so much!

    1. Wow! Thank you so much I'll definitely be looking into this!


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