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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Skillet Sunday Shrimp and Spinach Quinoa

 Shrimp and Spinach Quinoa

1/2 cup white wine
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon Indian curry powder
2 tablespoons grape seed oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 basket of grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 red pepper seeded and chopped
1 cup uncooked red quinoa, uncooked
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups loosely packed baby spinach
8 ounces raw medium shrimp
1/2 cup stuffed green olives

Put the chicken broth into a saucepan and add the shrimp.  Bring just to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes until the shrimp are pink and cooked.  Strain the mixture and set aside the broth to use in the recipe. Peel the shrimp and set aside.

Mix the wine, turmeric, paprika and curry powder, Set aside.

Add the oil to a cast iron skillet.  Once the oil is hot, add the onions, garlic, grapes and red pepper.  Cook until the vegetables begin to soften.

Add the wine mixture to the vegetables, mixing well. Add the chicken broth, then the quinoa. Cover and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked or about 20 minutes. Fold in the baby spinach.  Lay the shrimp on top and cook covered for 5 minutes.
Add the green olives and serve.

Serves 4


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland, Iran and Sweden. 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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