Recipe: Simple Sweet & Savory Glazed Salmon

Recipe: Simple Sweet & Savory Glazed Salmon

Hey every­one! I have a dozen or so half-fin­ished arti­cles lined up, so while I am plug­ging away on them, I thought I would pub­lish my recent culi­nary adven­ture. First, a con­fes­sion: I recent­ly pur­chased 14 lbs. of wild-caught salmon from Vital­Choice (arguably one of the best wild seafood sources in the world), know­ing full well that I seri­ous­ly dis­like the taste of salmon. I do not mind them per­son­al­ly – I think they are swell sea crea­tures – but the taste of cooked salmon does not bode well with me. I will take stinky canned tuna over any sort of salmon any day. How­ev­er, I know salmon is per­haps one of the health­i­est foods in the world, and con­tains a myr­i­ad of antiox­i­dants (astax­an­thin for the win!) and omega 3 fat­ty acids. It is easy to digest, looks pret­ty, and is easy to pre­pare – but how do I get past the taste? Well, I thought, I love the taste of teriyaki or any­thing remote­ly resem­bling teriyaki, so that got my inner wheels turn­ing about using my faux soy sauce (coconut aminos) and a sweet glaze to down­play the strong fla­vor of the fish. The results prac­ti­cal­ly made me purr. For those of you with­out this salmon-aver­sion prob­lem, frig­gin cook it how­ev­er you want to, but this one will be a win­ner for any­one who thinks they can­not eat salmon. Simple Sweet & Savory Glazed Salmon You will need: 16–24 oz. wild-caught salmon filet, bone­less (do not get skin­less — keep that skin on!) 2–3 Tbsp. coconut aminos Raw, unfil­tered hon­ey Gar­lic gran­ules (gar­lic pow­der will also suf­fice) Chick­en or fish...
DIY Juice Cleanse! Do It Yourself Recipes for Yummy Results

DIY Juice Cleanse! Do It Yourself Recipes for Yummy Results

Hey every­one! Hope all is well on your side of the com­put­er screen. So. My lit­tle “reset” has been a long time com­ing. I want­ed to do one in Jan­u­ary. Then Feb­ru­ary. Then I for­got all about it. I watched Fat Sick & Near­ly Dead for the fifth time, was briefly inspired, then stopped juic­ing about 5 days lat­er when I got nau­seous from my overzeal­ous attempt at a kale juice. Any­way, doc­tors and nutri­tion­ists like to argue that most cleans­es aren’t safe or effec­tive, and I gen­er­al­ly agree (espe­cial­ly when it comes to junk like the “Mas­ter Cleanse”). But I’m not look­ing to “cleanse” – I’m look­ing to drown myself in nutri­ents. Gen­er­ous quan­ti­ties of juice from fresh organ­ic heavy-hit­ters like kale and cucum­ber and beets? Now that is a vit­a­m­in and min­er­al bonan­za. Grant­ed, the pro­tein val­ue is rel­a­tive­ly low and incom­plete (exam­ple: 1 cup of kale = 2.2 g pro­tein), but I am not con­cerned about devel­op­ing a pro­tein defi­cien­cy over the course of 5 days. That would take weeks of fail­ing to con­sume the bare min­i­mum to sus­tain my meta­bol­ic process­es. In case you’re won­der­ing why I’m embark­ing on this 5-day juic­ing adven­ture, I have three rea­sons: I love how easy and mind­less it is to just pick up an already-pre­pared juice (that I made, of course) and not have to think about mak­ing any­thing. My choice has already been made for me. Easy! I love the psy­cho­log­i­cal effects of a juice cleanse – you feel like you’re doing some­thing so enrich­ing for your body that it can’t help but make your brain bounce with hap­pi­ness, and...
Epic Beauty Meal: Blueberry Coconut Pancakes with Peppered Eggs

Epic Beauty Meal: Blueberry Coconut Pancakes with Peppered Eggs

As my long-time read­ers know by now, I stick to a diet of grass-fed/pastured meats (it’s impor­tant not to sup­port fac­to­ry farm­ing), wild fish, organ­ic veg­gies and fruits, and some dessert when I feel like it (70%+ dark choco­late or paleo cook­ies any­one?). Even though there are no grains or dairy present, you can clear­ly see this is a deli­cious and sat­is­fy­ing way to eat. It is also what I rec­om­mend to read­ers and clients with skin issues like acne and eczema. The beau­ty about eat­ing this way (which I have cham­pi­oned since the incep­tion of this site in ’09), is that the skin responds so quick­ly and so well to it. It’s a beau­ti­fy­ing diet with­out even try­ing.   Blueberry Coconut Pancakes with Peppered Eggs This is an “Epic Beau­ty Guide Approved” beau­ty meal break­fast that will con­tribute to clear, glow­ing skin. It is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and has plen­ty of healthy fat, fiber, and pro­tein – exact­ly what you need to for your first meal of the day. Unlike oat­meal or sug­ary cere­al, this will keep you full for hours (for me, it lasts 4 hours, which is a mir­a­cle). P.S. A note about fat. Every­thing you have been taught about fat by the main­stream media is wrong (espe­cial­ly if you are an Amer­i­can). Fat is good for you. Fat does not make you fat (unless you’re eat­ing a ton of nuts/seeds every day). AND – gasp! – it is best to cook and fry in ani­mal fats like beef tal­low, bacon fat/grease, duck fat, etc. or coconut oil. They are extreme­ly sta­ble at high­er tem­per­a­tures and...