Simple Poached Salmon

You have never made a healthy dish with so little effort. For the longest time I was so intimidated by poaching fish. I don’t know if any of you are, but let me tell you .. it is sooo freaking easy its not even funny. It’s just about as easy as making mac n’ cheese from a kraft box. But WAY more HEALTHY.  Just follow my recipe below and you’ll have a healthy omega 3 fatty acid packed meal in less than 15 minutes!

If you want to know where I get my special flavored grassfed ghee read past the recipe card!

Poached Salmon Recipe

 

Ingredients

3 -4 oz Salmon Filet Skin on or off ( I LOVE  the skin)

1/2 Yellow Onion sliced

2 Garlic Cloves Chopped

2 Tsp Garlic Scape Flavored Ghee ( My mom’s friend owns this brand.. such a fan!)

2 Cups of Greens of choice

1 Tsp Dill

1 Sprinkle Rosemary

Pinch of Salt

Directions

  1. Add 2 cups of water to a pot add sliced onion, dill, rosemary, salt, and garlic cloves, set on high and wait for pot to boil
  2. Let boil for two minutes, then add salmon filet and greens, leave uncovered and let cook for 5-6 minutes or until salmon is a light pink
  3. Once cooked remove from heat and strain onions, greens and salmon out, reserving the water. You can actually use it as a soup or post meal tea. Think about it you basically just made a dill and rosemary tea, hello herbal benefits.
  4. On a plate arrange your salmon, greens and onions in a cute little way to make yourself feel accomplished
  5. Smear that lovely ghee over your salmon, onions, and greens, and feel accomplished you just made a delicious meal in like less than 10 minutes.. go girl.

 

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Bacon Wrapped Avocado Chicken Breast

Healthy bacon recipe

This can’t be healthy you must be thinking.. Bacon? Really? I can have bacon and still be healthy? Yes, yes you can. The key is to get organic bacon from my favorite brand, Applegate or a local butcher you know and trust.

This Bacon lovers dream is surprisingly simple and quick to make.

Healthy Man Food Bacon Dinner

So it’s that easy, trust me your man will thank you for some real man food. He might be sick of salads at this point of the summer. This recipe is also totally kid approved, if you use small chicken breasts you can make more bite sized versions! They even make a great snack for adults.

I’ve written out the ingredient list below along with a link to Applegate’s page so you can see what their products look like. And heres another copy of recipe for an easy print out!

Ingredients

  • 2 Organic Medium Sized Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Package of Applegate Organic Bacon 
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
  • Garlic Powder
  • 2 Cloves Fresh Garlic
  • Juice from 2 Lime Slivers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Mix avocado, chopped tomato, onion, minced garlic, lemon, salt and pepper in a bowl to make the guacamole
  3. Slice chicken breast evenly down the middle to create a pock to place the guacamole in, leave one side of the “pocket” closed so the gauc won’t slip out.
  4. Season chicken with little salt, pepper, and chili spice.
  5. Stuff chicken with guac and fold pocket over, wrap in bacon. Use as many pieces as you need to cover the whole chicken, this will vary depending on size.
  6. Heat skillet on stove top and cook bacon wrapped chicken for about 5 minutes each side so the bacon gets a little crispy
  7. Then pop into the oven for the remaining 20 minutes. Take out and a satisfying bacon meal.

Sardine and Brown Rice Summer Bowl

Surprise… SARDINES!! It’s not even a surprise anymore is it? I’m sorry I know my obsession is a little over the top but when you mix them with things you really forget that they are even in there. This recipe has a sort of asian feel with the coconut aminos, ginger, and cumin.

And, with inflammation bashing superstar turmeric, and side kick black pepper for increased absorption, your body will thank you the rest of the week.

If you REALLY HATE sardines, then swap them out for some organic chicken or black beans if you want to keep an all veggie vibe.

Warm rice bowl

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook brown rice according to packaging
  2. After about 20 minutes of the rice cooking, add in turmeric, ginger, tomato, pepper, and a little bit of salt.
  3. Cover and continue to let simmer until rice is cooked
  4. While waiting debone sardines and slice cucumbers
  5. Once rice is done, mix in cucumbers and coconut aminos and top with the sardines!

 


Black Bean Soup

It’s chilly here today so I decided to make some soup, when I say chilly I mean about 50 degrees and windy, hah .. Southern Lifestyle Probs. Anwayss, I soaked some black beans the other day and wanted to make some use of them, so I made a Mexican inspired soup that includes a few Super Foods! Plus it packs a hefty dose of protein if you add in the collagen!img_3708

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Soaked Black Beans

2 Cups Filtered Water

1 Tomato

2 Cloves Garlic

1/2 Cup Chopped Red Onion

1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp Chili Powder

Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste

Fresh Squeeze of Lime Juice

Optional: 2 Scoops Vital Proteins Collagen

Directions

  1. Add water, onions, garlic, and black beans to small sauce pan
  2. Set on high heat until boiling, once boiling reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for about 35 minutes or until beans are soft
  3. Add tomatoes, chili powder, pepper, salt, and  lime juice, continue to simmer for 2 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, place in a bowl, plop in the coconut oil and collagen and enjoy!

* A sprinkle of Cilantro is also a nice touch! Plus its a awesome for removing excess heavy metals and is a great source of vitamin A.


Salmon Leftovers

Cooked too much salmon last night? Or Maybe you did it intentionally, either way heres a great recipe that will literally take you 10 minutes to make with really any leftover piece of meat! Or if you don’t mind it cold swap coconut oil for olive and use as dressing for a cold salad. I always just eat warm food for better digestion!

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Ingredients

3oz Cooked Wild Caught Salmon Filet

1 cup  Baby Spinach

1/2 cup Chopped Red Onion

1/2 cup Sprouted Black Beans

Fresh Rosemary and Sage

1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil 

2 Cloves Garlic Minced

Fresh Squeeze of Lemon

Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil in pan on medium heat, and saute onions, minced garlic, black beans, rosemary and sage
  2. add salmon after about 2 minutes
  3. after about 5 minutes or until food has been sufficiently warmed add in spinach until it is wilted slightly then transfer to you dish
  4. squeeze with lemon and add salt and pepper to taste.

Let me know how you like the recipe in the comments section! Whats your favorite go to leftover recipe?


Allergy Free Pizza

I know you all love pizza, so do I, but I had had to give up the traditional version in order to better my health! So I came up with this creative alternative,

Ingredients

  • 1 Wrawp (click to find out what this is!)
  • ½ cup organic garlic infused tomato sauce
  • Zucchini cheese .. however cheesy you want it
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Feel free to add any meats or veggies ya like!

Cooking Recommendation: use a special pizza pan, meaning the pan has holes in it, this is the one I use.

Directions

  1. pre heat oven to 350
  2. spread tomato sauce on top of Wrawp
  3. once oven is heated place in over until starts to brown about 8 mins
  4. remove pizza from oven and distribute zucchini cheese onto!
  5. Place back in oven and allow cheese/ other additional toppings to melt
  6. Volia! Enjoy your “pizza”

Let me know how this recipe worked for you! The timing of the pizza crust is a little tricky, I’ve burn the entire thing before because I didn’t have my eye on it!


Easy Guacamole

Want to impress your house guests or just feed yourself quickly, with a healthy, delicious dipping substance? Then you’ve picked the right recipe, plus its MAD easy.If you have 10 minutes, you can make this. If you have 5 minutes and have made this before, you can make this.  I would suggest multiplying the recipe by whatever number of people you plan on entertaining or hoard it all to yourself… I eat the whole thing.. I don’t share.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado for each person you think you will be feeding  I do a whole one even when its just me though #iloveavocado)
  •  1 medium tomato chopped into little squares
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 chopped onion
  • 1/2 a lime
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper

Method : This is the least messiest and efficient way I have come up with to make Guac

  1. cut avocado long way, remove pit with spoon and peel off outer skin
  2. place avocado in bowl or molecajete  <= exact one I have + PRIME
  3. add 1/2 lime, some salt and pepper, garlic and onion
  4. smash and bash it, way easier with molecajete! <= cheapest for sale on amazon
  5. add tomatoes and more delicately spread them out
  6. Volia! you have made you Guac now serve!

Dipper Suggestions

For the boys: gluten free corn chips, sweet potato chips

For the health conscious folk: all the colors bell peppers, chicken breast, shrimp, jicama

I have a molecajete.. that thing in the picture, so its super easy for me to mash up avocados, I suggest getting one if you think you’ll eat a lot of guac. Plus they are pretty cheap and pretty! Where did I get mine? Amazon of course! click on any of the links to find your new kitchen toy! If you want a great affordable guac making set click here!

HELP ME…

Have any other dipper suggestions?


The Least Cheesiest Cheese Soup

This “Soup” is so versatile thats why I using quotes around soup, it can be eaten cold or hot, it basically has the consistency of mashed potatoes. So I guess if I wear to describe it, its sort of like a cheesy mashed potato but without the potato or the cheese hah! I promise its delicious! .. At least I think so.. Also if you’ve got candida this is great recipe for you! It has so many of those wonder foodies that help battle those nasties.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Find a medium bowl that you want to eat out of and put in the 6 tbsp of coconut flour
  2. Then add the cup of water *if you want a warm soup add hot water!, MIX WELL, you want a sort of mashed potato consistency so if there chunks of coconut flour add some more water, don’t worry if its a little watery the nutritional yeast will soak up some of the liquid
  3. Then, you guessed it, Nutritional Yeast! Mix it all up again
  4. mince your garlic and add it to the mixture along with the salt
  5. stir everything all up and add salt as needed

Now that you’ve got your mash/soup enjoy! I like mine just with a spoon or try dipping some celery in it! It also goes nice on top of cucumbers with a slice of hard boiled egg!

Let me know if you like this recipe, I’m curious if I’m the only one who would like this or if theres more crazy people out there like me!


Carrot Ginger Soup

Brr, its still winter out there. During this time of year our bodies need warming foods, not only physically warm but also energetically. Spices like Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Curry will help warm the body from the inside out. AND  when Turmeric is paired with black pepper it’s bioavailability increases, meaning it will be even more effective in helping stop fight inflammation, making joints less painful and stiff!

turmeric-carrot-ginger-soupIngredients

5 Large Roasted Carrots

1/2 Onion

2 Garlic Cloves

1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Ginger Root

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tbsp Rosemary

1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon

1 tsp Curry Powder

1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil 

Himalayan Sea Salt and Black Pepper to Taste

Directions

  1. Rub a medium glass baking dish with red palm oil then place carrots and onions in and roast in oven at 350 for about 20 minutes
  2. While waiting for carrots prepare 1 cup of boiling water to add to blender/ food processor once carrots are done
  3. When carrots are cooked, remove from oven an place carrots and onions in your blender or food processor along with boiled water, ginger, garlic, and all the spices.
  4. Remove from mixing machine of choice and gently mix in coconut oil.

Calf Liver Pâté

Never did I ever think I would eat liver.. But when your body is screaming at you to get better you give it what it needs. My body needed liver, or more specifically vitamin A. One of the tell tail signs of low vitamin A is chicken skin. I had those nasty dry bumps all over the back of my arms. I started eating this recipe twice a week and they disappeared! Then I did a little experiment I stopped my routine and they came back!! This recipe worked for me along with coconut oil at night. Amp up your vitamin A intake and start feeling better!img_6259

Ingredients

  • 1 calf liver
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh or dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • optional: 2 slices bacon (helps get you used to liver, adds a little extra familiar flavor) just be sure it’s organic nitrate and antibiotic free!

* I used to make a different variation when I was low fodmap.. Omit the garlic and onions and add dill and the greens of spring onions 🙂

Directions

  1. cooking liver, can be a little intimidating if you’ve never done it. Take a shallow fry pan and fill it about half way with water
  2. add chopped onion, 2 sprigs rosemary and thyme 1 minced garlic clove and liver cover and set heat to med-high
  3. while liver is cooking about 10-12 mins, add tbsp of coconut oil , garlic clove, salt, pepper and leftover Rosemary to blender or food processor * if adding bacon: cook bacon in frying pan while waiting for liver
  4. Once liver is no longer pink, cut it open and check, transfer liver, onion, garlic and juices (if any left) into blending device. *hint the more juices, the liquids your pâté will be
  5. blend it up until you have a uniform consistency, I like mine more thick so I tend not to add to much of the leftover water.
  6. *bacon step : After removing pâté from bleeding device sprinkle with crumbled bacon.. Yum!
  7. can be eaten hot or cold depends on how hungry you are after you make it!

Pâté is traditionally eaten cold and as spread in sandwiches or on crackers and bread. I eat mine with celery or cucumber slices! Don’t be afraid to try any dippers you like!