Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Set the Table 2018 | A Crab Salad Birthday

Last night was my Mom's birthday! And I made something very simple and special - One of her very favorites! Every year gets better with you in it Mom - I love you to the moon and back!!

A Crab and Shrimp Meat Salad 

3 heaping Tbsp plain full fat greek yogurt
3 heaping Tbsp vegenaise (any favorite mayo will do)
1 lemon's juice
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 Tbsp fresh chives from our garden
2 Tbsp fresh parsley from our garden
1-2 tsp worcestershire (It was somewhere in between 1-2 tsp "to taste". lol)

16 oz claw crab meat
6 oz lump crab meat
3/4 lb shrimp meat (aka "little baby shrimps")

Mix up the sauce first. Dump in the crab and shrimp meat. Mix. Season more with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with your favorite greens. I used watercress, kale sprouts and green lettuce. Make it into a sandwich or salad and celebrate this wonderful life!!!

  • Each #SettheTable2018 post features a delicious family table recipe(s) to inspire your meal planning for the week.  
  • #CatchmyGrit on Instagram to follow the fun, the food and the family table reactions (good and bad) leading up to each weekend post. C'est la vie, I selfy-ishly light it UP in pics, videos and Instastories to keep truckin! 
  • New to this series? Revisit my favorite #SettheTable2017 recipe links here. Cheers to another year of sharing my crazy food adventures with Pure Barre Kildeer

Enjoy my play-by-play!

We still have pickles from our garden last year!

It's time for new candles at the family table:)

Keep practicing - It all starts at hOMe plate!

To the Mullies we go... 


My Top 11 #SettheTable2018 Topics:
  1. A Scientist Explores the Mysteries of the Gut Brain Connection
  2. Will the Gut-Brain Connection Revolutionize Wellness?
  3. Come to the table - Join Slow Food USA!
  4. Stay on top of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Campaign.
  5. Robyn O'Brien: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick.
  6. Kimbal Musk Wants to Reengineer the American Stomach | Why Food is the New Internet. 
  7. What is Organic Pasture Raised Chicken Good for?
  8. Shop with EWG "Clean Fifteen + Dirty Dozen" produce guidelines. Why? New research suggests pesticides/herbicides are linked to antibiotic resistance. Protect your gut microbiome + mycobiome.
  9. Avoid artificial colors and preservatives to keep your "second brain" happy + healthy.
  10. Why, When and How to Eat Wheat.
  11. Why do Some People do well as Vegans and Vegetarians (Clues from the Magical World of Genetics).

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