Shrimp and Jalapeño Cheese "Grits" and The Vodka Bellini
Mother's Day Brunch Classics Reimagined
Mother’s Day is upon us. If you’re gonna cook for Mom, I hope you’ll consider flipping through the breakfast chapters in the Eat Happy books. But if you want some new inspiration, the following recipe for Shrimp and Jalapeño Cheese “Grits” is DELISH! I’ve only ever let 14 other humans see this recipe (you know who you are), and since it’s so good, I’m reserving it for the premium subscribers who keep me able to buy groceries. Thank you, Happies!
If you are a Mom/Auntie/Sister/Caregiver, I hope you get someone to cook for you or take you out to a nice meal. Moms are the heartbeats that keep the love and life flowing to make this world move forward. To make sure we are educated, fed, cleaned up, and cared for. And then we abandon them like a hot potato to go make our way in the world. So why not take a minute to make her something yummy (without sugars and grains, of course).
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Before we get to the paywall for this new recipe, here’s a classic brunch cocktail, reimagined to have less sugar: The Vodka Bellini.
A Bellini traditionally uses peach purée for its flavor profile. I prefer fresh peaches, but they aren’t going to be in season the US for another couple of months, so you may be hard pressed to find them. If you use canned peaches, find a can without any added sugar or syrup.
The Vodka Bellini recipe originally appeared in my second cookbook Eat Happy Too, alongside many delish lower carb versions of classic cocktails, in the final chapter: Drink Happy.
If you’d like a Low Carb Cocktail 101 primer, refer to this substack newsletter.
Without further ado, let’s play mixologist.
Here’s a fully printable, downloadable PDF recipe of the Vodka Bellini.
(Yields 1 cocktail)
2 ounces vodka, shaken ice cold
2 yellow peaches, pitted, puréed, and refrigerated cold,
plus additional peach slices for garnish
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
4-6 ounces cold soda water
Fresh raspberries for garnish
Pour vodka, 3 tablespoons peach purée, and lemon juice in a Champagne flute or white wine glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a raspberry and a peach slice.
Now let’s make the best low carb shrimp and grits from any side of the Mississippi.
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