If any of you know me, you know I love my dog, Tucker. Tucker is a mini Goldendoodle, and we loved him so much that we thought we should probably get him a friend. Well Zach and I are getting married in May, which entails a lot of time away from home and doing various things on the weekends and ideally probably isn’t the right time for a puppy. We both agreed that we would wait until after the wedding to get one. I couldn’t help myself and just had to look anyways. The place that we got Tucker had some puppies and of course she had to send pictures. I took one look at the pictures and knew we HAD to have one. The breeder usually has a waitlist, so we thought we would just ask when the next available puppies are. As it turns out, she didn’t have any mini’s available, but she did have the cutest full size available. We fell in love, but it wasn’t the right time for a dog. So I went on with my life and went to work the next day. When I came home, I had a little surprise waiting for me. Zach got the puppy! He remembered the email of the breeder, and emailed with her the previous night and arranged to get the puppy as a Valentine’s Day gift. I know we said it wasn’t the right time, but we are so glad we got her. Her name is Paisley and her and Tucker get along so well. Zach sure did good on that decision. By Amy Hoffman, PT, DPT
Healthy Recipe: Honey Garlic Shrimp
Ingredients • 1/3 cup honey • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium) • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
• 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined • 2 teaspoons olive oil • Chopped green onion garnish
Directions 1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl. 2. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, I steamed broccoli and microwaved some quick brown rice.) 3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade.) Cook shrimp on one side until pink-- about 45 seconds-- then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more. 4. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.
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