Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Orange Salmon

Really tasty salmon recipe, to bring summer to mind during the cold citrus season of winter.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 navel orange, peeled and cut cross ways
2 rinsed salmon fillets, 8 oz total
Celtic gray sea salt
Other seasonings are optional

I used my great new pressure cooker, the Instant Pot. I set the P.C. to the meat/ stew setting, salted the rinsed salmon, put everything in the pot, saving the salmon for last. I turned the salmon over to get the juice and oil on, then set it skin side down. I cooked it for 5 minutes, using the quick release at the end. 

Serve over veggie of choice :) yum yum!

Best AIP Brownies

This brownie recipe has Carob instead of chocolate or cocoa, no white sugar and is made from a combination of food pastes and flours. This is out of order, as far as recipes go, but I find that okay at times. It reminds me of Oreos uncooked, and I'm pretty confident that I'll also use this batter to make truffles :). This is a treat, not to be eaten everyday, but only on occasion. Think birthday, holiday, etc. or freeze and eat a small piece every few days. Just don't eat the whole batch at once, even though you may be tempted to. ;)

1/2 cup sweet potato
1/2 cup date paste
2-4 TBSP organic honey (domestic, if possible)
3/4 cup toasted carob flour/powder
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
1/2 cup coconut milk (I made my own for AIP, but you can choose whichever kind)
1/2 tsp fleur de sel or any fine ground sea salt
1/3 tsp baking soda
Mix powders together in a bowl or mixer bowl, then add everything else and combine well.

Bake at 300-325 F for 20-25 minutes, store in fridge after they cool for best keeping. They taste best room temp or slightly warm though.

*carob burns at a lower temp than chocolate, so watch your oven temperatures