Here in Jersey it’s the season for fresh fish! It doesn’t get much fresher than when your dad delivers you fish that was caught that morning! I used fluke for this recipe, but any white fish would work. Flounder is easily accessible and pretty much the same thing. Give it a try!
So simple, so scrumptious! Nothing quite like a perfectly ripe mango, and combining it with the flavor of coconut milk makes it even better!! This is the perfect summer side dish for fresh fish or a grilled meal!
When explaining the paleo diet to people, they often say “no dairy means no eggs?!”…. Then I kindly remind them that eggs do not come from cows. Neither does goat cheese. While it isn’t the most paleo-friendly option, it sure is delicious! This was so yummy and the ooey gooey goat cheese made it even better! Yes, “ooey gooey” is a technical term!
2 chicken breasts
1 sprig thyme
1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
6 fresh figs
2 plates fresh greens
1 pear – thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. olive oil + a drizzle
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a small bowl, mix half of the goat cheese and two figs diced. Place a small slit in each chicken breast to create a pocket. Stuff with goat cheese and fig mixture and seal shut with toothpicks. Season with thyme leaves, salt, and pepper and set aside.
2. Lay fresh greens on two plates. Top with pears, half of the goat cheese and remaining figs that have been halved. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Whisk together white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and honey and set aside.
4. Preheat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Cook chicken while covered for 7-8 minutes per side.
5. Top salads with chicken (remove the toothpicks too!) and pour the honey balsamic dressing over it.
Everything tastes better on a stick! This meal is super yummy, but even better is that you can throw it together in the morning and then just toss it on the grill when you are ready to eat! I am sure you can think of plenty of other delicious things to throw on the kebob, so be sure to let me know in the comments how you have modified it!
If I am ever stuck for an idea for dinner, I know that Trader Joe’s will have a product that will inspire me. I stumbled across their Avocado Salsa this week and decided that I just had to try it. Wow, yum! I could eat avocado on pretty much anything, so when I saw it turned into salsa I was delighted! Don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you? Use your favorite salsa instead! Super easy, super fast, super yummy!!!
Ever since we discovered that the hubby isn’t actually allergic to the fruit of the mango, it’s time to catch up on all that mango-deliciousness that we have been missing out on for years. Our supermarket has a mango display before you even get into the store now, and I think they were calling to my husband. I looked over at the fruit basket this morning and asked him if he had a plan for the mangoes that he was compelled to buy. He didn’t. I had no clue how to work them into a paleo meal since I never actually cooked with mango before last week, but I threw together this dish with hopes that it would turn out well. It did! Continue reading →
Quiche is really a very overlooked food. It makes a perfect breakfast, lunch, or snack. It is packed with protein. It reheats awesomely in under a minute. You can throw anything you have laying around the house into it.
I always like to have extra dinner left over for lunch the next day, but I knew that wouldn’t be the case tonight. I decided to whip up this bad boy to make sure I had lunch ready to go for tomorrow. The best thing is that my hubby and kids also have a quick and nutritious breakfast ready to go tomorrow morning! Continue reading →
My entire house smells so good that I want to eat it.
Two hours after creating this dish, it still smells incredible. It makes me a bit bummed that the hubby and I ate it all down to the last drop of delicious molho (that’s Portuguese for scrumptious sauce).
I enjoyed this meal as is, while the hubby dipped some Portuguese bread into the molho. I know for sure that this would have possibly been the best meal ever if it was served over pasta…. Grrrr paleo! Good news is that I thoroughly enjoyed it, had no guilt, and enjoyed feeling satisfied instead of stuffed afterwards.
When shopping for little neck clams, the smaller the better. Our supermarket had fabulous looking little guys on sale this week, so I couldn’t resist. Actually, who am I kidding? I will probably hit them up again later this week and make the same exact thing again! Continue reading →
This meal was fabulous, but by far the best part of it was watching my beautiful nearly 9 month old house some salmon! This kid loves her fish! It really is incredible watching your little baby pick through the food on her tray to find the bits of salmon. She never ceases to amaze me!
This meal was super easy to grow together. I served it with a side of sautéed kale and it was super packed with nutrients! Continue reading →