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Monday, February 24, 2014

Soup Sunday- Mexican Shrimp Bisque

This week's recipe is a day late. I did not have time to post yesterday because I was competing this Sunday in the Winter Wonderland Triathlon in Verona, Wisconsin. The event ran late and I got home later than I planned.  The nice thing is I had this soup waiting. So instead of stopping for fast food I had something healthy at home.

Mexican Shrimp Bisque

1 small onion chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
2 cups water
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup fat free half and half
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 chicken bullion cubes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 tablespoons chili powder
½ pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup Greek yogurt
Fresh cilantro, cubed avocado

In a small saucepan, sauté the garlic and onion in the olive oil until tender. Blend in the flour. Stir in water, half and half, tomato paste, bullion cubes and spices.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add shrimp to soup.  Gradually stir in ½ cup of soup into the yogurt. Return all to pan, stirring constantly. Heat, but do not boil. Ladle into serving bowl and garnish with cilantro and avocado.

Serves 4

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 143 members in 28 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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