My parents are taking my 2 brothers and Wholesome Husband and I on an Alaskan cruise in July!
We depart from Seattle then stop at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Price Rupert British Columbia and finally back to Seattle! Today we received a list of all of the excursions to pick from. Anything from helicopter rides, fishing, hiking, train rides and mushing! Can’t wait to book a few!
Also, we booked the airlines tickets through Southwest. Today I checked flight prices just to see where they were at and they were $288 cheaper than what we paid! So I called Southwest and they let us “rebook” the same flight while giving us the current price and crediting our account the difference. So I guess we will just HAVE to book another vacation to use that credit! But I thought it was really cool of Southwest to do that!
In other news – this recipe is amazing!
Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Adapted from Ginas Skinny Recipes
1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
2 hass avocados, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
1 small red onion, chopped
2 limes, juice of
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt and fresh pepper to taste
1. In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.
2. In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Makes 5 cups. 1 cup per serving.
Nutrition Notes: High in fiber and good fats, this dish hits all the nutrient components!
Taste Test: This reminded me of fresh seafood ceviche and it had a refreshing citrus tang to it. Perfect for those hot summer nights when you don’t want to put the oven on. This would also be perfect to bring to a party – just slice the avocado when you get there so it doesn’t turn too brown. The lime juice will also help to prevent it from browning. You could sub the shrimp with scallops or white fish but I think the shrimp gives it an amazing taste.