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Mini Shrimp Cocktail with My Mini Me!

photo 1 Me and My Mini were at Whole Foods getting our Coho Salmon. The little wild caught bay shrimp looked good!   So a pound later, mini shrimp cocktail.. I make my cocktail sauce from no added sugar tomato puree, horseradish and garlic. If you want the recipe let me know! Divided the wild caught bay shrimp into five small ramekins. Spooned on cocktail sauce and added a lemon wedge. Appetizers done! photo 2
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PaleAvocado (pu LAH vO Ca doe) Dressing

image Giving up the processed salad dressing was hard, Hidden Valley Ranch users, big time. When our family did The Whole 30, I learned and loved making my own. This recipe is our favorite. "PaleAvocado Dressing" 1 Ripe Avocado 4 Tablespoons Water 2 Tablespoons Olive Oli 1/2 Lemon 1 Teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning Salt I use my Bullet Blender for this. You can use a hand blender, food processor or bowl and a fork. I have done them all. Add all ingredients. Squeeze lemon and blend until whipped, 1 to 2 minutes. photo One Minute............ image Two Minutes.............. image Done! Thick and creamy ready to use! image  
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One brick at a time and pretty soon you will have your path...

Everyone is on their own journey. It is the small choices you make everyday that create bigger differences. Every time you make a conscious effort to better yourself or your loved ones it creates a sense of joy! That joy will keep you on the path! image    
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Farmers Markets

image I look forward to the weekends.  My family and I wander around our local Farmers Markets.  I found these lovely bags of greens with edible flowers and squash blossoms. The baby spinach was the darkest most beautiful green! image Before I decided to rid our lives from processed foods, I never utilized the fresh organic goods at Farmers Markets, but today I do!  They are easy to find and offer a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and goods like soaps or fun spices. Farmers Markets keep the local growers and entrepreneurs in business and I love that! Things are less expensive than at commercial markets plus fresher. The social interaction of meeting these people and hearing their stories are amazing.  I see smiling faces happy to sell you good wholesome food. Go out and explore your local Farmers Market and make some changes to your lifestyle today! I bet once you go, you can't stop. The picture below is what my fridge now looks like every Sunday afternoon. image
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