I love me some Salmon

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Salmon……my favorite fish. Makes me smile and salivate just thinking about it. Lately it seems that I’ve been seeing it everywhere, Facebook, Tv, in my head………so last night I put some on my grill. It turned out delish as usual. I have to mention my Misto oil sprayer. I love this thing! No more unhealthy Pam spray and it chemicals. If you don’t have one run and get one at Bed, Bath and Beyond….love that place! I spray my grill pan and the salmon with olive oil and top it with my favorite seasoning and grill it for a couple minutes on med high heat per side. Since I have/need to and want to stay gluten free there will be no pasta in my kitchen……so to replace that I use lots of veg’s. I love red, yellow, orange bell peppers ( dislike the green ones….blach…. I always cut them into long pieces and add them to zucchini and garlic and a little olive oil, salt. I like fresh tomatoes too but I wait till the veg’s are almost crispy done just to warm them up and sometimes if I want the added fat I’ll add Parmesan on top after plated up. ( but not this time. :) I’m trying to lose some unwanted weight. ( too many nuts lately ).

Heavenly Paleo Banana Bread

First of all I have to give credit where credit is due. I love Civilized Caveman Cooking. ;) here is a very tasty recipe for Paleo Banana Bread that we really enjoy. The only difference is that I use Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter. I used the Recipe builder in MyFitnessPal to get the calorie count and its 195 calories ;) serving size for the recipe is 8 so keep this in mind when slicing it up. :) here is the link: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/paleo-banana-bread/
Below are my photos of the Heavenly Banana Bread.

First add all you wet ingredients into a food processor and mix.

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Then add your dry ingredients and mix again.
Pour into a glass pan and bake at 350* for 50 min.

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Then cut you an 8th of a slice and enjoy while its warm. ;)
These are great heated up in a toaster oven in the morning……Just Sayin. LOL

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BBQ Chicken Oven Baked

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First of all I have to say that BBQ Chicken is one of my all time favorite foods and I thank God it is one of the things I can eat with out it making me sick. That is as long as I buy free range un-glutened chicken. :/ and gluten free BBQ Sauce. ( GF Head Country Hickory Smoke Bar-B-Q Sauce ).
Pre heat oven to 350*
Add 3/4 stick of butter cut up into cubes to a glass cake pan. ( I use 2 pans )
Add your boneless, skinless, chicken breast and thighs on top of the butter cubes.
I useally split my chicken breasts ( butterfly them to make them thinner ) and thighs into two different pans to give them room to cook.
Put into oven and bake for 15 min then take out and pour BBQ sauce all over the tops of the chicken…….I poor the whole bottle :). I serve a side dish of the BBQ drippings along with the chicken . :) Yummy…… Now put the chicken back into the oven and cook for another 30 min. Chicken is done when juices run clear. I always use a meat thermometer to check my chicken.
While this is finishing up I steam my broccoli the last 15 min and also make up our dinner salad. I want to add that all the veggies shown here came from our very own garden. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY :)

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Ok…….so, I made enough BBQ Chicken so we would have left overs……aren’t I brilliant? :) LOL
ANYWHO…….I heated them up for 30 min in a 350* oven and while they were reheating I put some chopped pre- cooked bacon…..brilliant again ;) ….in a pan with some green beans and heated them up too. I’d say this was a BRILLIANT dinner ;) wouldn’t you?

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Taco Fresco……..Frisky?

My husband loves Tacos…..well, all Mexican food really but Tacos are his Faves. Beef tacos, chicken tacos, fish tacos, carnitas tacos……… I feel like Bubba talking about all the ways to make shrimp….oh! Shrimp tacos! ;) LOL. I know tacos are easy smeasy to make but just in case there’s a newbie wifey / hubby out there reading my blog I’d like to show her / him how smeasy it is.

First I love the Nueva Cocina Latin Cuisine 100% Natural Taco Fresco Seasoning & Veggie Mix brand that I buy at Whole Foods. It is Gluten Free and VERY GOOD.
I brown my meat ( beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, fish ) what every floats your boat. ( Oh my….I’m on a Bubba Gump Shrimp Boat still…LOL ) Drain off the fat and return to the skillet and add in the Taco Fresco Seasoning. Sauté it for one minute then add in 1/4 cup of water and 8 oz of Tomato Sauce and simmer for 5 mins.

While this is simmering I chop up some of our home grown leafy lettuce, and tomato.
I also grill up some Soft Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas to warm them up and put them in a tortilla warmer keeper thinging……sorry, I don’t know what it’s called. :/

When meat has finished I put everything on the kitchen island and we attack it with gusto… we assemble our own tacos adding the meet, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato onto the corn tortillas and go to town eating them! Now Randy LOVES his jalapeños and so he tops his with those. You can add other things like black olives, sour cream, hot sauce, whatever you want, but I don’t think it needs anything else. :) the Taco Fresco is that good! Anywho…..:)

I want to tell you what my sweet husband said to me tonight. :)
He said ” Yuuuuummmmmm, there is nothing like home made tacos honey……..” then he paused and said ” I cherish you, when was the last time I told you that I cherished you?” :) I said….it’s just been a little while…… I said you cherish me because I feed you good….. He said well yeah but I really, really do. :) I love this man, this man of mine ;)

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Hot Spicy Kisses

My favorite chocolate is GF Dagoba Organic Chocolate Xocolatl with CHILIES! OMGOODNESS! Now where’s My husband….I want to kiss him…..I love to kiss when my mouth is on fire LOL
Try it….you’ll like it.

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Satisfy Me Omelette

I’ve been set free….. That is what I was thinking to myself as I cooked breakfast for dinner tonight. I heard myself say out loud to my husband ” Randy, I feel like I’ve been set free. ” His response was, what do you mean? I said, well, I feel like since I’ve became Gluten Free and Paleo that I’m free to finally eat and cook with out fear. There’s so much freedom while cooking paleo. Eggs, veg’s, meat, herbs, butter, bacon! I’m not sick! I feel great!

Below is one of our fast go to dinners.
You’ll need:
1/4 c of chopped onions- grill first.
Then add in 5 eggs scrambled.
1/2 of a chopped seeded tomato.
1 c of chopped mushrooms.
2 handfuls of spinach.
Then stir and cook till done. Not dry. :) I leave them a little wet. ;)
Then I add the 1/4 c of shredded cheese to the top and turn off the heat and cover with lid so that the cheese melts and the eggs set up. :)
Serve with bacon….. Yes, I said BACON :)
Serves 2

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Chicken Pancetta Mezzetta

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I made my husband one happy guy with this dinner.
Assemble as shown above and bake at 350* for 30 min. Y’all enjoy 💏

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