Category Archives: AIP

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

This healthy broiled salmon recipe takes only 5 minutes to cook, and there’s barely any prep work. Such an easy peasy weeknight meal!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

There was a time in my life when I avoided cooking any kind of fish (unless it came in a can). Fish just seemed intimidating and complicated to me, so I only ate them at restaurants or when my mom would cook for me. It seems so silly now because I finally realize that fish is one of the easiest and the quickest meals to prepare, and they are absolutely delicious with some simple spices and a bit of acid like vinegar or lemon juice.

Salmon is my favorite and I try to cook it once a week at home. Now that it’s summer, and the temperature has been hitting the 90s consistently, I want to spend the least amount of time in the kitchen next to a heat source. This is why I love this broiled salmon because it takes 5 minutes to cook, with minimal prep work. I just put together a big raw salad as a side and we are good to go for dinner. My kind of meal.

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

You can make this 5 minute broiled salmon in any kind of pan, but it’ll work THE BEST on a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets retain and distribute heat beautifully, and make the crispiest salmon skin. Some people don’t like to eat the skin, but it’s my favorite part. The husband actually thinks it’s gross, which I don’t mind at all, because I’ll happily eat his portion. More for me.

If you are looking for the easiest recipe on a weeknight, this broiled salmon recipe is a delicious choice. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you are getting a good dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and keep your brain happy!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

5 Minute Broiled Salmon
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1-1½ lb wild salmon filets, skin on
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (omit for low-FODMAP)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Turn oven on to broil and set the oven rack about 5-6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Heat coconut or avocado oil in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-safe non-stick pan) over high heat for 3 minutes or until the cooking surface very hot. This step is necessary if you want crispy salmon skin.
  3. In the meantime, pat dry the salmon filets.
  4. Season the skin side with ¼ tsp sea salt. Then turn over the filets so they are skin side down and season the top with the rest of the sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.
  5. Once ready, place the salmon filets in the skillet, skin side down. They should sizzle as they touch the skillet.
  6. Immediately move the skillet into the oven and broil for 5 minutes.**
  7. Remove from oven and squeeze lemon juice over the filets before serving.
Notes
**If your salmon is on a thicker side, you may need to extend the broil time to 6 minutes.

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5 Minute Broiled Salmon (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles (Paleo, Vegan)

These sweet and creamy Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles are paleo and vegan, and they are a delicious and healthy treat on a hot summer day!

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

It’s almost 4th of July, and I’m relishing in the fact that it falls on a Tuesday. It feels like an extra-long weekend, although Monday is a work day for many people. From what I’ve been hearing, most people are working from home or taking Monday off, so It feels like an extra-indulgent mid-week break!

While I usually don’t post recipes on weekends, I wanted to get these super summery and scrumptious Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles to you before you start the celebration with BBQs and fireworks. I just love the combination of berries and cream, and even better when it’s in popsicle form!

Coconut Mixed Berry PopsiclesCoconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

I love that these mixed berry popsicles are festive as well, with their red, white, and blue hues. I used strawberries and blueberries, but you can use any other types of berries as well, like raspberries or blackberries. Either way, you have to try them because this is such an easy recipe and it’s so dang yummy.

What fun plans do you have for 4th of July? I think we might head to the beach to watch the fireworks and try out some food trucks. Of course, I will enjoy this yummy cold treat as well since they’ll be calling my name from the freezer. While I’m not a sweets-lover, I can definitely enjoy 1 or 2 coconut mixed berry popsicles, when it’s over 80 degrees out!

Coconut Mixed Berry PopsiclesCoconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles
 
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Serves: 6 popsicles
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  1. In a high powered blender, blend coconut milk, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  2. Place chopped strawberries in the popsicle mold, dividing them evenly.
  3. Pour coconut milk mixture over the strawberries so it fills up ⅔ of the popsicle mold. You should have some coconut milk mixture left over. Set aside.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Once partially frozen, push down the popsicle sticks into the middle of the mold until they stick through the frozen layer so they stay in place.
  6. Place blueberries in the mold on top of the coconut milk layer, pushing some down to the middle of the mold
  7. Pour the rest of the coconut milk mixture over the blueberries to the top of the mold.
  8. Freeze the whole thing for at least 4 hours.
  9. When ready to eat, run the mold under warm water to remove the popsicles.

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Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles (Paleo, Dairy Free, Vegan)

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo cauliflower nacho cheese only takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s nut free and dairy free so anyone can enjoy it! 

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Well, the June gloom of Southern California is officially over! It’s hot and sunny over here, and I absolutely love it. I made it to the beach this past weekend, enjoyed some sunbathing, went on long walks around the neighborhood, and made this cauliflower nacho cheese sauce. It was glorious.

It’s been a very, very long time since I had cheese, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get cravings for it. Because CHEESE, guys. It’s just wonderful. Most dairy substitutes are made with nuts, but my digestion isn’t great when I eat a ton of nuts at a time. So when I recently saw that many bloggers were using frozen cauliflower in smoothies to make it creamy, I thought it would be a great idea to make this nacho cheese sauce with it. And it really delivers on the velvety texture!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Sure, you can dip just about anything in this cauliflower nacho cheese, but I highly recommend you enjoy it with Siete Foods Tortilla Chips. They are just so darn crispy and delicious, and I’ve become a serious addict (especially the lime flavor!). If you don’t want to use it as a dip, you can even use it as sauce or dressing. I put it over some roasted potatoes the other day, and ermagah, the combination was amazing!

If you can’t eat the real stuff like me, and you want some cheese in your life, you gotta make this recipe. It’s healthy, nutritious, and allergen-free!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of frozen raw riced cauliflower
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Optional: ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Use as dip, sauce, or dressing! This nacho cheese is great heated or chilled. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Cauliflower Nacho Cheese (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)