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GIG

ISSUE

A FIVERR

PUBLICATION

#001

MARCH

2018

MEMPHIS AND

BUSINESS? YOU BET!

P.10

GIN SOAKED

FRIDAYS!

P.13

JOHN JANTSCH

TALKS KEYWORDS

P.12

5 GADGETS

FOR GIGGERS

P.04

8 MARKETING

BOOKS TO

READ NOW

P.07


CONTENTS

04

Disruption

GADGETS FOR GIGGERS

FROM SHYP TO SHOWER -

5 COOL GADGETS

– from getting your packages

out the door, to getting clean at home.

Check out these cool new innovations.

GADGETS FOR

GIGGERS

06

07

08 Building

6IX ON SIX

SIX PRODUCTIVITY TIPS

(EVEN IF YOU HATE

PRODUCTIVITY TIPS)

Get more done in the time you have.

Six tips to boost your productivity that

you can start today.

PEOPLE WILL READ AGAIN

THE BEST BOOKS I’VE

EVER READ

It’s difficult to underestimate the

impact of a great book. Must-reads

from Michael Hyatt.

FROM THE BLOG

THE FIVERR FIVE

blog traffic, testing Facebook

ads and a host of email marketing tips –

it’s all here in our blog rundown.

12

13

14

MARKETING TIPS

KEYWORD RESEARCH TIPS

FROM A PRO

Keyword research is a key to building

a small business. SEO expert John

Jantsch talks tips.

FRIDAY COCKTAILS

SCOFFLAW PUNCHES UP

FRIDAYS

A hectic week is over and the weekend

begins. Start it right, with a cocktail.

THE DINNER TABLE

A FLAVOUR-PACKED DISH

FOR A BUSY NIGHT

For those quick turnarounds on busy

nights, this simple, flavourful pasta dish

is a game-changer.

10 The

GO! MEMPHIS

BBQ, BLUES & BUSINESS

birthplace of blues, soul and rock ‘n

roll is also becoming a hub for business.

Take a tour.

THE DINNER TABLE

SIX PRODUCTIVITY

TIPS

GO! MEMPHIS

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HELLO, GIGGER!

I’ve been caught more than a few times, staring

intently, even longingly, at certain websites. I’ve

often tried to quickly close my laptop before being

judged, but to no avail. My co-workers know, as do

most of my family members. My wife has stumbled

on evidence in my office cabinets, even when I’ve

been diligent about covering my tracks - but it’s

time to face the music and admit that my fixation

with gadgets has gotten a little out of balance.

It’s not a new obsession by any means (one look

in my office closet will provide ample evidence of

that), but I take comfort in the fact this is a shared

experience with several good friends. Which brings

me to Paul Gill’s “Gadgets for Giggers” column on

page 4. This month, fresh off a visit to CES 2018,

Paul highlights five of his favorite gadgets/apps. Be

sure to check him out next month, as he does a

deeper dive on some of the cooler gadgets he saw

in Vegas this past January.

Crossing the Mississippi River into Memphis for the

first time was a seminal moment. From the river

boats, to the river bank, to Elvis, BBQ, Beale Street

and of course MLK’s legacy and the Civil Rights

Museum, the city grabbed me right away. I was

fortunate enough to get back again recently, this

time for business, reminding me of how progressive

the city has become.

After that visit, we reached out to Kiersten Rich (of

The Blonde Abroad fame) to give us a quick tour of

what she loves about Memphis. Take the tour in

this month’s “Go!” article on page 10.

As I write this, the late winter sun is setting on Friday

afternoon and I’ve just mixed up a gin martini to put

the final touches on a busy week.

Knowing my Friday ritual is assuredly one a fair

number of you share, we reached out to Danny

Shapiro of Scofflaw, a popular Chicago spot in the

Logan Square neighborhood, for one of his go-to

cocktails. Check it out in the “Friday Cocktails”

column on page 13.

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GIG MAGAZINE GADGETS FOR GIGGERS

FROM SHYP TO SHOWER

5 COOL GADGETS

By

Paul Gill

Just got back from checking out all the cool new

products at CES 2018, which I’ll write more about

next issue, including the re-boot of Aibo.

This month I’m looking at products that

have been in the marketplace for more

than a few months. Products that,

whether you’re on the go, at the office

or at home, can make a difference in

your life.

Here are a few gadgets, services

and apps that caught my eye

recently. Next Issue: Meet Aibo the robotic dog from CES 2018!

SHYP APP

No one likes dealing with shipping things.

Whether you’re a small business owner, or

an individual sending a package to your

girlfriend or boyfriend, the process of tracking down

packaging, getting it to the post office, or arranging for

a courier pick-up is a pain. With Shyp, the pain part of

shipping is gone.

They focused their attention on the “first mile” of a

packages journey and have done a pretty cool job of

figuring it out. Just download the app, snap a picture

of what you’re shipping, hit send and in 20 minutes a

real person will arrive ready to box it up and whisk it

away.

On the business side, you can print bulk labels (from

the database of bulk addresses you’ve uploaded) and

track everything via the web-based dashboard.

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GADGETS FOR GIGGERS

POWERADD PRO SOLAR

PANEL CHARGER

If you spend time on the go, and who amongst

us doesn’t, this could be a great fit for you. With a

small, light form factor the Poweradd Pro Solar Panel

Charger is easy to carry with you and can still handle

multiple charges of even the largest mobile devices.

If that isn’t good enough, solar cells on the top of this

portable charger allow it to re-charge itself from the

sun! Can’t beat that.

EMBER

Got a perfect temperature you like for your coffee?

Me either. But I do have preferences (a little hotter

than lukewarm)...well Ember keeps the beverages

you like at the temperature you like. Just pour in the

coffee (or tea, or milk, or cider, or whatever) and set

the temperature by rotating the dial at its bottom.

It then keeps it at that temp for at least two hours,

if you’re out doing some running around, or all day

if it’s used with the charging coaster. Using the app

allows you to create temperature presets and other

features.

LIVESCRIBE SKY WIFI

SMARTPEN

Okay, I love the idea - and while the Livescribe Sky

Wifi Smartpen hasn’t worked perfectly for me, I’m

still a big fan. Simply put, it records whatever you

write or say and transcribes it all to Evernote for

access and organisation.

NEBIA SHOWERHEAD

Treat yourself – I did. I love the Nebia Shower. This

easy-to-install product transforms your shower spray

into millions of tiny droplets, meaning a lot more

water hits your body, all while using 60% less water

than a standard showerhead. Now that’s ecofriendly!

.

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GIG MAGAZINE 6ix on six

6 EASY PRODUCTIVITY TIPS

(Even if you hate productivity tips)

By Sabrina Satish

Be more productive. It’s wasn’t exactly a New Year’s resolution, as I gave up on those the year

I dropped $480 on a gym membership that resulted in exactly six visits, but I wanted that

statement to be more of a mantra that drove my actions in 2018. On that quest, I’ve started

to incorporate a handful of productivity hacks into my day.

In this month’s “6ix on Six” column, I feature six tips that resonate for me.

Brian Tracy says to get out your pen

1. Slice and Dice

How long can you stay properly

focused on a task? 20 minutes?

40 minutes? 75 minutes?

Whatever that window is,

schedule your workflow

accordingly, breaking your day

into chunks of time and tasks

that can be completed in those

chunks, with regular short breaks.

2. EASY ENOUGH

In his book “Getting Things Done”,

David Allen has a simple, but

effective tip: When a task arises

that you know you can complete

in two minutes or less, do it

immediately. You can start this

easily and immediately. I love it.

3. PEN TO PAPER

This from Brian Tracy, “Make a list

of everything that you have to do

tomorrow, the best time to make

your list is the night before,

if you make the list for

the whole day tomorrow

your subconscious will

work on your list overnight,

and you’ll wake up in

the morning with ideas

and insights that are

sometimes quite amazing.”

“You make the list and ask, if I

could do only one thing on this list

before I was called out of town for

a month, which one task would I

want to be sure to get completed,

put a circle around that.”

4. AM DIALING

Get on the phone early

Haddy Folivi, founder of Clarity

Media, has some good advice on

staying focused and getting things

done.

“I plan my calls between 9:00am

and 10:30am, which leaves me

the rest of the day to completely

focus on other tasks.”

5. GOOD ENOUGH

From Productivity Expert Carson

Tate: Do you know what good

enough is for each of the projects

on your list? This is good enough

for the organization and good

enough for you. Overthinking, over

editing and over tweaking wastes

valuable time and is not necessary.

Do good work, and then stop.

6. THE 5 MINUTE RULE

I’ve seen this one attributed

to Kevin Systrom of

Instagram, and a few

others and I can’t

remember where I first

read about it (a HuffPost

article maybe?), but this is

my favorite tip on the list:

Just get started. Many

times, all that is needed to

get rolling and accomplish

a task is to get rolling on it.

Give the task five minutes

of focused attention and often

you’ll clear the mental hurdle,

push past procrastination and you

brain will want to finish the task

you’ve started.

If you’re looking for a productivity

bump, try out one, or all, of the

above. Good luck getting more

done in 2018!

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People will read again

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THE BEST BUSINESS BOOKS

I’VE EVER READ

By Michael Hyatt

I have been in and around the

publishing business my entire

professional life, so I understand

the potential impact of a great

book.

In business, the right book at

the right moment can tilt the

playing field and give you a crucial

advantage. These business books

have personally made a huge

difference for me.

Some are like roadmaps. Others

are like toolkits. But they’ve all

been instrumental in helping me

achieve what I have so far.

STRATEGY

When we’re working

in a business, it’s

easy to forget about

working on the

business. But it’s

essential to to focus

on the business if

we want to keep

moving ahead and

growing.

■ The E-Myth Revisited

by Michael Gerber

■ Business Secrets

from the Bible

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

■ Focus

by Al Ries

■ Insanely Simple

by Ken Segall

■ Virtual Freedom

by Chris C. Ducker

MARKETING

Great products deserve great marketing. But the ground is always shifting. These books represent

the core philosophy, strategy, and tactics for successful marketing in today’s environment.

■ Positioning: The Battle for

Your Mind

by Al Ries and Jack Trout

■ The Tipping Point

by Malcolm Gladwell

■ Raving Fans

by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

■ Influence: The Psychology

of Persuasion

by Robert B. Cialdini

■ Tribes

by Seth Godin

■ Launch

by Jeff Walker

■ The Ultimate Sales Machine

by Chet Holmes

■ Permission Marketing

by Seth Godin

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times best seller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, co-author of the Wall

Street Journal and USA Today best seller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want and also

the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.

You can read more of Michael’s writing at his site Michael Hyatt and connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

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FROM THE BLOG

THE FIVERR FIVE

There’s always a lot of great content flowing on the Fiverr Blog.

Below we highlight five of our favorites in this month’s Fiverr Five.

1. High-traffic blogs

By Nicolo Grossi

2. Testing Ads Before

Spending $$$$

By Hannah Curran

Hannah highlighted a handful of ways to test imagebased

posts before coughing up cash to Facebook.

USE POLLS

In this blog post, Nicolo covers the importance of

blogging when launching a new business. Here’s one

of the tips:

CONTENT IS KING

“Quality and quantity are also complementary

in blogging. Marketing guru Neil Patel found that

most of Google’s top-ten search results for any

given query have at least 2,000 words. He also

determined that long posts exceeding 1,500

words get more social media engagement and

links on other websites. Medium performed a

similar study and found the optimal length of a

blog post was seven minutes.”

“You don’t have to rely on likes and shares to

determine an ad’s success. Instead you can

ask customers what they think of your images

and get usable feedback. For a more succinct

response, you can even post a poll. In addition to

gathering data that can inform your advertising

strategy, this process will also engage customers,

who will feel as though they’re an active part of

your business moving forward.”

Check out the full post - Read How to Use Social

Media to Test Ads Before Spending Money

Read all the tips from 8 Principles of High Traffic Blogs

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FROM THE BLOG

3. Tips For A Successful

Email Marketing Campaign

By Nicolo Grossi

This is an excerpt from a great interview with Jason

McBride, a freelancer on Fiverr specializing in

creating effective email marketing campaigns.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Here’s a tip Jason gave when answering a question on tips to help Fiverr entrepreneurs drive a

successful email campaign and boost customer engagement?

“Ask your audience to do something. One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to put a

call to action in their emails. You need to specifically request that people do something. People are

busy and distracted. If you do not have a clear call to action, you will leave a lot of money on the table.

A call to action in an email should move the reader further down the funnel. It may be clicking a link to

get more information. It may be responding to the email to answer a question. It can also be a direct call

to buy. The call to action should be measurable too. Make sure you are able to know if the reader took the

action you requested. If you don’t track the results, you cannot measure the effectiveness of your message.”

4. MY BAD

By Nicole Leinbach Reyhle

You can read the full interview – Tips For A Successful Email Marketing Campaign

5. CONTENT MARKETING TIPS

By Whit Walker

In this post, Nicole looks at how to ease the customer

experience when mistakes are made. Here’s one of

her tips:

TURN A MISTAKE INTO A

POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

“Customers are more likely to remember the

outcome of a mistake versus the mistake itself

if it’s positive. Keeping this in mind, aim to

please when it comes to navigating mistakes

made. How you initially react to the mistake,

the opportunities you present to fix or ease the

frustration of the mistake and the end result all

influence how the customer will perceive the

entire experience working with your brand. As

you navigate this experience, remember that

the end result can be positive if you take the

time to identify how to make it a stronger, more

positive customer experience. To help, be sure

to genuinely listen to your customers versus just

react to the mistake. This is your first step in

helping to shaping a positive experience.”

Whit highlights techniques to help you become a

better content marketer, inlcuding the following:

SHOW US, DON’T TELL US

“The numbers don’t lie. Visual content performs

better than any other content type, period.

Pairing blog articles, tweets and posts with

relevant images or visual assets boosts passalong

rates and overall engagement. From

photos, video, charts, memes, illustrations and

infographics, graphical content outpaces text in

everything from engagement to shares to sales

to memory retention.”

Check out the full post - My Bad: How to Correct a

Customer-Facing Mistake

Check out the full post - 7 Content Marketing

Techniques to Use

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Go! Travel

BBQ, BLUES

By Mark Ellis

AND BUSINESS

It might not be the busiest conference city in the US (hello Orlando),

but Memphis is heating up as a destination for entrepreneurs and

business meet-ups.

I just got back from a threeday

trip to the birthplace of

Rock ‘N Roll, my first ever visit.

It was a whirlwind of meetings

with cool companies doing

innovative things, pretty epic

eating experiences, a little too

much drinking and a lot of

basking in that sweet Sothern

hospitality.

One word of advice right off the

top – if you go, go hungry.

In this space each issue I’ll be

highlighting a city that you

might travel to on business (or

pleasure) and get a few tips

from either a local, or someone

who has recently visited.

For Memphis, I turned to

popular travel blogger Kiersten

Rich, who you can find at her

site, “The Blonde Abroad”.

Kiersten has a great way of

connecting you to a travel spot.

Here are a handful of tips from

a recent visit she made.

1. Peabody Hotel Ducks

One of the most iconic spots in

Memphis is the Peabody Hotel

located in the heart of downtown.

Dating back to the 1930s, Mallard

ducks live on the rooftop and

take a daily trip down the hotel

elevator to swim in the lobby

fountain.

Whether you book your stay at

the Peabody, come for afternoon

tea or sip on a Mint Julep in the

lobby, don’t miss this Memphis

landmark!

Helpful Tip:

To see the ducks march the red

carpet on their way to and from the

fountain, be sure to get there at 11

a.m. (when they arrive) or 5 p.m.

(when they leave)

2. Rendezvous BBQ

Memphis is synonymous with BBQ,

but locals can hardly agree on

where to get the best BBQ. I took

a poll of local’s recommendations

and I’d say about 8/10, without

hesitation, recommend

Rendezvous for the best ribs in

Memphis! Grab a rack (or two)

of Rendezvous’ award-winning

charcoal-broiled pork ribs BBQ!

Helpful Tip:

For those that find themselves

meatless in Memphis, get your BBQ

on with a veggie-friendly, grilled

portabella sandwich with smoked

Gouda at Central BBQ, the other top

BBQ spot in the city.

3. National Civil Rights

Museum

One of the most unique features

of the National Civil Rights

Museum is that it’s built around

the former Lorraine Motel, where

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was

assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Honestly, this museum is reason

to come to Memphis alone.

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Hey, here’s a video Kiersten did featuring her top

things to see and do in Memphis!

Go! Travel

The exhibitions are incredible with

everything from full size buses to

dramatic depictions of historical

Civil Rights moments and

movements throughout history.

4. Gus’s World Famous

Fried Chicken

came to record at Sun Studio

during the 1950’s and 60’s.

Step back in time on a studio tour

and learn about the history of

Memphis music legends. You can

even see the original front office

where young Elvis Presley was first

discovered!

eatery and bar serving up

delicious food in a “stylish” settingcomplete

with hair-dryer chairs!

For the “best fried chicken on

the planet,” head to Gus’s in

Downtown Memphis. Both locals

and visitors alike flock to this holein-the-wall

restaurant for cheap,

delicious, hot & spicy fried chicken

that will knock your socks off!

Be sure to wash it down with a

local craft beer like Ghost River!

5. Sun Studio Tour

While Memphis may be the

birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sun

Studio is where it all began.

Countless musicians including

Johnny Cash to Jerry Lee Lewis

4. Lunch at The Beauty

Shop

Once a fully operating beauty

parlor in the 1960s, The Beauty

Shop Restaurant is now a trendy

Whether you stop in for brunch,

lunch or a specialty cocktail, it

will surely be a dining experience

you won’t forget. I dined in for

lunch and ordered the grilled

romaine salad. No joke, it was the

best salad I’ve ever had. Ever. I still

dream about it.

Thanks Kiersten! You can read

more of her top tips on her

website. Oh, and of course, you’re

going to want to hit Beale Street

one night. Whether you think

you’re a blues fan or not, trust me,

you will be that night.

Check back next month for a tour

of Minnesota (this year’s Super

Bowl host).

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GIG MAGAZINE MARKETING TIPS

KEYWORD RESEARCH

TIPS FROM A PRO

It’s about words typed into the box. With search being one of the most

important components of any digital marketing strategy, we’re guessing

most of you reading this have done some level of keyword research.

Doing it right can provide outsized returns, literally making or breaking

a campaign, a website and even a business.

Keyword research can be an exhausting, complex, and confusing

exercise, but, in reality, anyone with a basic understanding of

their business, their ideal client and the problems they solve

can conduct effective research with a few steps and a few

low-cost or free tools. John gives us a few of his tips!

JOHN JANTSCH

The best-selling author of Duct Tape

Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The

Commitment Engine, The Referral Engine,

and SEO for Growth, John is a go-to source

for small businesses looking to drive

growth. You can connect with John at

@ducttape on Twitter.

MAKING A LIST

USEFUL TOOLS

AUTO-SUGGEST AND RELATED

First you need to put together a list of keywords. Start by

utilising auto-suggest and related suggestions. Take a few

of your terms to Google and start typing them into the

search box. As you begin to type you’ll notice that Google

starts suggesting terms related to what you are typing.

Often this is a strong signal from Google that those are

some pretty popular terms related to what you seem

PRO TIP:

to be looking for. Take

note as they may help

This comes from Brian

expand your list. After

Dean – cruise on over to

Wikipedia and search you complete a search,

for some key terms – scroll to the bottom of

pay attention to the the results page and note

table of contents for the what Google calls related

entry, and you might

searches – again, another

just find terms you’ve

never considered.

easy way to get some

great ideas.

KEYWORDTOOL

The main reason I use Keywordtool is that it turns up actual

questions people ask about specific terms and to me this

is one of the best ways to find intent in a search phrase.

Answering questions you know people are asking about a

topic is a killer way to think about your blogging routine.

YOAST SUGGEST

Yoast Suggest is a tool from Yoast of the WordPress SEO

plugin fame. This tool uses the data from Google to create

a seemingly unlimited set of related search terms.

THE CONTENT CONNECTION

Okay – now the payoff. Great keyword research informs your editorial calendar. Or at least it should.

After I have my list of keyword phrases, I turn to BuzzSumo to find out what kind of content people are writing and sharing

around these search terms. BuzzSumo is a search engine that ranks content by how often it’s been shared. This is a great way

to start getting even more specific about the content you might write in your upcoming blog posts. You’re not going to copy;

you’re going twist, enlarge, and intersect your content based on these proven winners. A couple of bonus data points from

BuzzSumo – you not only see how many shares a post has you get to see what sites have linked to the content and who has

shared it. It can help give you some ideas for connecting links to your next awesome post.

You can learn more about keyword research and everything else in the world of SEO at John’s site, Duct Tape Marketing.

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FRIDAY COCKTAILS

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SCOFFLAW

PUNCHES UP

FRIDAYS!

By Stephanie Agossi

As time-honored traditions go, unwinding with a smooth cocktail at the end of a busy week

has to be one of the better ones.

Last Friday I embraced this tradition, as a small group that included entrepreneurs,

bloggers and content marketing managers, got together in a Seattle condo to mix a few

drinks, talk shop and ease into the weekend. One of the drinks we tried was a version

of this month’s feature cocktail - Scofflaw Punch.

Scofflaw Punch

Ingredients:

M

1.5oz Old Tom Gin

.75oz Lime Juice

.5oz Honey Syrup*

.25oz Aperol (or Gran Classico or

Campari)

When we asked Danny Shapiro, the mixologist at

Scofflaw, the gin-soaked Chicago favorite in the

Logan Square neighborhood, if he would give our

readers one of his go-to cocktails, this is the one

he chose. It was definitely a hit amongst our

group, and as you can expect from Danny

and Scofflaw, this is an accessible drink that

allows you to mix up your own version

from your home bar.

I think you’ll love the simplicity, the

taste and the experience.

Cheers!

Method:

Add ingredients to vessel (tin or glass).

Add ice. Shake. Strain into ice-filled

rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice.

*

To Make The Honey Syrup

Combine equal parts honey

and hot water. Stir vigorously

until the two combine.

Cool and bottle. Voila!

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THE DINNER TABLE

A QUICK & EASY

FLAVOUR PACKED DISH

FOR A BUSY NIGHT

If you’re looking for a way to change up your pasta game - this is

it. Shrimp first gets sautéed in buttery garlic and a hint of basil,

before being smothered in a creamy marinara sauce (or passata

for us over here), with linguini, fettuccine, or your pasta of choice

mixed through with a generous amount of parmesan cheese.

Good…huh?

My house has become a crazy town and one pan meals,

like this, are saving my life. You would think with all of

the food being cooked at my place, we wouldn’t need

to come up with dinners…BUUUHT there are enough

of us here to start a soccer team. Or, that’s what it

feels like with the noise reaching critical levels.

All that chaos aside, I sat myself down last week

with a glass of wine (may have been oversized),

and thoroughly enjoyed every creamy,

tomato-ey, pasta/shrimp filled moment.

Born in New York, raised in Australia on the

sunny Gold Coast, now living in Melbourne

Australia, Karina is the owner of Cafe Delites,

her online kitchen hang-out where she

shares recipes, pictures and great content.

Visit Karina at Cafe Delites, as well as

on Facebook and Instagram.

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THE DINNER TABLE

Ingredients: (serves 4)

10 ounces (300g) dry weight linguini (or

any type of pasta)

1 medium yellow onion diced

2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)

6 garlic cloves , minced

1 pound (500g) raw jumbo shrimp

(prawns), peeled and deveined

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon salt , divided

1 x 14oz (400g) bottle of marinara

sauce

half a chicken bullion cube , crushed

(or 1 teaspoon stock powder)

2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

1 teaspoon freshly-ground black

pepper , divided

pinch of granulated sugar

2/3 cup milk (or half and half or

heavy cream)

grated Parmesan cheese , to

serve

extra fresh chopped parsley ,

to serve

Creamy Tomato Garlic Butter Shrimp

Linguini pasta gets a delicious make over with this 15-Minute

Creamy Tomato Garlic Butter Shrimp! A quick, easy and flavourful

dinner in minutes!

1) Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain

and set aside. (While pasta is boiling, prepare shrimp sauce.)

2) Heat the butter in a large skillet or pan over medium heat.

Add the onion and fry until transparent. Stir in the garlic and

fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds), then add in the shrimp

with the basil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sauté shrimp for 2

minutes on one side; flip and continue to sauté on the other side

for a further minute.

3) Quickly add in the sauce, crushed bullion (or stock powder),

parsley, pepper and remaining salt. Allow the sauce to heat

through for another minute before adding the milk (or cream).

Continue cooking for a further minute or until the shrimp are

cooked through.

4) Once the pasta is cooked and drained, stir it through the

creamy tomato sauce; toss until combined. Season with extra

salt if desired.

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