Whole Broiled Trout

Around here we LOVE eating a whole fish! The flavors are incredible when cooked whole, it reminds us of our Mediterranean honeymoon, and it allows us to slow down and truly enjoy a meal together. Pair this awesome (and simple) recipe with a quick batch of sauteed spinach and you have an incredible feast! This was the first time I tried to eat a whole fish with a baby in my arms and that proved interesting.

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A word of advice: go to a fish market where they know what they are doing. You want it gutted, scaled, and trimmed. Yes, you can do this yourself (and you will have to if you were lucky enough to catch the fish yourself), but it so much easier (and cleaner on your kitchen) to have them take care of the dirty work!
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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

I was at Trader Joe’s doing a paleo stock up shopping trip when I saw cans of coconut cream. I was intrigued and tried to figure out what I could do with it. I got it home and opened it and found a super thick and rich coconut product. Yum! It reminded me of evaporated milk, so I figured it would make a great pumpkin pie. Boy am I glad that I was right! I was a bit nervous as this was my first attempt at a paleo pie, but it turned put awesome!
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Grilled Citrus Brined Pork Chops

Brining has got to be the best thing you can do to a pork chop! It’s so easy and you can throw in whatever you want! Today’s brine started off as an experiment and turned into a culinary masterpiece! Make sure you give your chops a three hour bath. Don’t over brine though, you will wind up with mushy pork!
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Ingredients:
2 large pork chops (I used center cut boneless)
2 cups hot water
3 Tbsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Honey
2 smashed cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. black peppercorns
1/2 orange sliced very thin
5 sprigs thyme

1. In a mixing bowl, stir together water, salt, and honey until Salt is dissolved. Add garlic, peppercorns, orange, and thyme and refrigerate until cold.
2. Place pork chops in a gallon ziplock bag and pour brine over them. Get all of the air out of the bag, seal, and refrigerate for three hours.
3. When ready to grill, preheat grill to medium high heat. Grill chops for 4-5 minutes per side.

Note: I like salty meat. If you are not a fan of salt, rinse brine off chops with cold water before grilling.

Paleo-ish Banana Walnut Lactation Cookies

I am on a mission to find as many ways to disguise brewers yeast in recipes as I can! With the brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, and oatmeal, these cookies will most likely give you the supply boost you are looking for! This recipe is “paleo-ish” because oatmeal doesn’t fit I to the paleo diet, but as a breastfeeding mommy, I am not willing to give it up. The rest of the ingredients are guilt-free, so go ahead and eat up these cookies! It’s for the baby, right?!
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Sautéed Power Greens

How have I not seen this at my supermarket before?! So easy! So quick! So delicious!
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To get this same delicious blend, you would have to buy entire heads of each veggie, and with my luck, it would all go bad before I could use it. This product has done the mixing for you! Don’t worry that you are going to have too much. It really cooks down!
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