Demented Ramblings life is too short to refrain from eating jam out of the jar


Are you sure this is diet?

My blood sugar is way high. Like bordering on taking insulin high. I decided it was time to do something about that. Plus, my knee has been bugging me since I gained this last 20 pounds. So, it's time to cut some sugar and lose some weight. I started taking a diet pill and following the diet that came along with it. Well, I was following the diet. For the first couple of days, I followed it closely and was miserable. Today, I've been trying to stick to the spirit of the diet, but also listening to what my body wants.

I decided that I was making shrimp for dinner, so I dug around the diet's website and found a recipe for shrimp etoufee. It wasn't terribly hard to make, we had almost all the ingredients, and the husband liked it. I did too!

Shrimp Etouffee

Makes: 4 Servings

Each serving contains: 1 protein, 0 carbs, 1 veg, 1 fat


• 4 Tbsp olive oil
• 4 Tbsp flour (or rice flour)
• 1 cup onion, diced
• 1/2 cups celery, diced
• 1/2 cups bell pepper, diced
• 4 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 tsp thyme, chopped
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 1 cup tomato, diced
• 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's)
• 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 lb. shrimp, shelled and deveined
• 2 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
• Hot Sauce, sea salt & pepper to taste


1) Add the Olive Oil to a large sauce pan over medium heat. When Oil is hot, sprinkle in
the flour while mixing and simmer, stirring frequently, about 10-20 minutes.
2) Add the onion, celery and peppers, garlic, thyme, broth & tomatoes to the pan and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
3) Add Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.
4) Add the shrimp and simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
5) Add lemon juice and season with hot sauce, sea salt and pepper to taste.

I served it over a half cup of brown rice, adding 1 carb serving to the mix. It was so good that I really want to do it again.

I wanted to share this here, as I may want to make it again. It's "diet approved" but doesn't taste like diet food.

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