Oops! Because of recent medical and social events, I totally forgot to post the winner of my Door To Door Organics Chicago giveaway. I would like to congratulate Duong Pham for winning a $50 gift certificate for fresh, organic foods! You can even find most of the ingredients for my AIP Paleo Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe at Door To Door Organics Chicago.
Now, you may notice I only had one winner. Although I posted that the giveaway was only open to Chicagoland residents, I received entries from readers outside of Illinois. So, I now have two more $50 gift certificates to give away. I’m going to be doing FLASH GIVEAWAYS on my Facebook Page and Instagram account, over the next week. If you’d like to win, and are in the Chicagoland (Illinois) area, be sure to keep checking my social media accounts.
Most of you know, shrimp and okra gumbo is a staple of any Cajun cook’s menu plan. This simple recipe uses browned vegetable to create a roux, instead of flour. The trick is to brown the vegetables, without burning them. You definitely want to keep your eye on them. You can always add more chicken broth, in small amounts, if you feel your veggies are burning instead of browning. They should smell fragrant, not burnt. My AIP Paleo Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe is completely AIP and TPA (The Paleo Approach) compliant. I think I made my Cajun ancestors proud.
Enjoy my AIP Paleo Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe. This week, I will be releasing one other blog post. I’m not sure if I’m going to do my Autoimmune Disease and Infertility or my review and giveaway of a wonderful AIP resource. It all depends on what kind of week I’m having. I’ve been dealing with a lot of brain fog lately, as I experience a full blown flare. This flare has been caused, no doubt, by recent events that are completely out of my control. If you haven’t read it yet, check out my post on Traumatic Stress and Autoimmune Disease. I am completely convinced that stress is one of our biggest enemies. This is why AIP and TPA are so important for those of us with autoimmune disease. I know I’ll be able to get this flare under control in no time.
I would also appreciate if you could pray or send healing thoughts to a social media friend of mine, who just recently experienced her seventh miscarriage. My heart goes out to her. I think if we, as a collective force, flood her with blessings, she can find the healing she needs right now. Thank you.