What’s for dinner?

If in town on the weekends, I LOVE to take a night to make a yummy dinner and catch up on the current movies.  Usually it’s also because I have some crazy trail in mind to try on Saturday or Sunday morning so getting to bed early and eating well sets me up for a great day of fun climb time.

I follow a Paleo type diet, so no grains no dairy no beans no potato’s unless they are sweet.  I do this to keep my G.I. tract in tip top shape, it just so happens the rest of my body responds just as well.

 

 

Simple, clean ingredients.  This is all I used; bok choy, scallions, ginger, coconut oil, shrimp, mushrooms and fresh herbs.  The coconut oil is spectacular for cooking.  It holds a great consistency under heat and works better than olive oil or butter in my opinion.  Here is a link talking about this gem getting all shined up again:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/dining/02Appe.html?pagewanted=1

 

 

 

I sauteed the coconut oil, scallions, and ginger for a few minutes.  This smelled SO GOOD.  Coconut oil has a little vanilla like sweetness to it.  Ginger also has quite a few therapeutic benefits AND its an aphrodisiac!

http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/10-healing-benefits-of-ginger

 

 

 

I added the shrimp and mushrooms.  The last ingredient to throw in was the bok choy.

Mushrooms… the new superfood and the ‘forbidden fruit’ of medicine.  They are quite powerful in more than one way!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/02/health/tedmed-mushroom-man/index.html

 

 

 

Viola!

 

 

 

My husband would immediately go for the Cholula before his plate is complete!  To each their own I suppose 😉

I tried to find some compelling evidence that Cholula served some form of medicinal purpose.  On their website they claimed It improves your looks, helps attract the chicks and you will live to be a very old person.  Ha!

http://cholula.com/about/didyouknow.php

 

 

I am not a dietitian, nutritionist, or certified trainer.  I am a normal, smart, professional Woman who is also an athlete.  I was diagnosed with a very serious case of diverticulitis and within moments almost lost 60% of my G.I. tract due to it.  Once in recovery to avoid surgery going forward I did a tremendous amount of research and adopted a Paleo lifestyle.  The results I have personally seen and felt are worth sharing.  I am fortunate to have a network of professional athletes from many walks of life, nutritionists, trainers and other medical professionals to learn from. I am sharing my personal journey for those of you who experience similar types of health issues or are simply interested in the information I gather. I hope it encourages you and points you in the right direction to research further for your own personal well being.  For those of you who are looking to share in my relentless hiking passion, or those who simply enjoy learning about the things I come across I am happy to have you all along on this incredible ride!

 

 

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