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)...
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...
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...