Hemp Milk and Shrimp Scampi

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I've been remiss in my commitment to use this blog to help others with insane food allergies like me.

More than two months later, I'm still finding my health and happiness levels increasing progressively with my new dietary "restrictions."  I'm still enjoying great food.  In fact, my meals have improved so dramatically that I'm not sure I would want to go back to what I ate before!

My favorite meal thus far, and perhaps my favorite meal ever: Quinoa Shrimp Scampi.  Jon's mom, Chris, found this recipe for us on the Boston Globe website:


We had to alter the recipe slightly, but in spite of alterations this is an unbelievable culinary treat!

Another great find: hemp milk.  People often make an odd face or snide remark when this is mentioned, but hemp milk has saved me.  I love coffee with cream in it.  Half and Half, heavy cream, doesn't matter as long as it is chock full of fat and milk.  Rice milk just wasn't cutting it.  Coffee was becoming a huge dissappointment.  Hemp milk is filled with dense texture from the hemp nuts, and is almost a substitute for cream!  (The only problem - it separates from the coffee like oil in water, so you must keep a spoon handy.  Or, you can start drinking your coffee out of little red straws, which has been my tactic.)

I've also become especially attuned to radio reports on health standards based on region (read: culinary culture), and am developing theories based on those reports.  Stay tuned for a future blog post specifically about my theories on global health!

More great receipes coming soon.  For now: skip the soy dairy gluten free brownie mix from Trader Joe's.  At best... brown chocolate-like slop.  :)