Nature's Logic + puppy pics

Friday, October 21, 2016

As you all may or may not know, we just recently got a new pup, Lola. We've only had here for about 2 months, but I cannot imagine not having her. Henry, our first pup, while I believe he is perfect in every way, didn't have much training as a pup or any at all . I was so obsessed with him that I let him do pretty much whatever, and I let him eat pretty much anything. Rotisserie chicken? Sure! Eggs? Why not. Well before I know it my little York was 11 pounds and super over weight. Overweight at 11 pounds, what a life.

I knew when we got Lola, I wanted to "do it right." Train her, feed her the best food and make sure she actually was a perfect dog. Tuesday and Thursdays nights full of puppy kindergarten and a 2 week training intensive and we are getting close! 

Now, to the food. I think we've all seen those commercials that talk abut the ingredients in dog food. I never really gave it a second thought until the vet told me Henry was fat. How can something so small be fat? We looked at his food and realized that he was eating flour with some chicken scraps mixed in! GROSS. 

Here comes Natures Logic Canine Kibble. They focus on making whole foods with 100% natural ingredients. We eat clean, why shouldn't our pets? Nature's Logic rocks. Wanna know why?
  1. Their food is free is of common allergens and contains, no corn, wheat, rice, soy, potato, tapioca, peas or sweet potatoes. 
  2. It contains natural antioxidants from fruits and veggies grown in the USA. 
  3. It does not contain any man-made synthetic vitamins, minerals or amino acids, nor any genetically engineered fruits, veggies, nuts, grasses or seeds. 
  4. Their food has probiotics and enzymes that help increase nutrient absorption and aid in digestion. 
So my pups are paleo. Figures. We chose the chicken kibble, but the best part, they have so many awesome meats to choose from!  Since my pups have been eating this food I have noticed so many amazing changes. 

Henry, who is almost 8 has so much energy. He is down to 8.2 pounds (skinny minny!) He had knee surgery when he was 4, so he kind of slowed down. But this food gives him so much life! He keeps up with Lola and even challenges her.

Lola has a ton of energy already but I'm hoping that feeding her amazing food early will keep her at the appropriate weight and continue to grow healthy, happy and strong. 

Lola had a bit of an issue with some crab apples in our yard a few weeks ago. Think runny poop and puke. After a week on chicken and rice with meds, I was nervous to transition her back to food. She is doing amazing. She hasn't had any issues since we started her back on Natures Logic and she loves it. 

Disclaimer || Before you change your dogs food, please ask your vet their opinion. I checked with my vet and he totally approved this for my pups. But every dog is different. Transitioning dogs to food can be a bit tricky If you do transition their food, do it slowly --incorporate the new food into the old food while slowly pulling the old food out. In about a week or two you should be fully transitioned. 

If you have any questions about Natures Logic, please visit their website here

I mean -- look at those happy pups. Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend is the best. 

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Wednesday Playlist

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Wednesday my friends! I hate apologizing for my lack of blogging, but here I am aplogizing. So sorry! Life has been hectic and work even more so, meaning the blog has been put on the back-burner. But, if you wanna follow along make sure to follow me on Snap (@kgrace01) and Instagram (@kgrace01) -- the blog make take a hit, but those social media avenues are always busy! Anyways, let's get to the playlist! 

I love Wednesdays. Is that weird? It's usually a busy day but it's right in the middle of the week. At this point you've either had a great week and you've got momentum moving forward or you have two more days in front of you to change your perspective. Plus, we are officially half way to the weekend. Win!

Have you noticed how many amazing new songs are out there right now? I cannot wait to get to work to start my Spotify or YouTube and listen to new jams. I thought, since there are so many, I'd share my Wednesday playlist.

Let me preface with - I love songs that I can belt the lyrics too, feel in my heart and bones and listen to over a period of 8 hours. I do not like techno or music with no words, so if that is what you're listening too, so sorry. But I hope you love this as much as I do! Ah! Share you new jams with me! 

Wednesday Playlist!, a playlist by kristenenglert on Spotify

Happy Wednesday friends!

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Touring Denver: The Ultimate Denver Guide

Friday, October 7, 2016

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting two of my best girl friends FIRST weekend in Denver. Both of them had spent time in the mountains, but neither had spent any time in Denver. The pressure to show them a great weekend was on. I contacted some of my Denver girls and asked for their must haves.

Coti and Jen arrived around 6pm on Friday night and we we're doing Denver things until I dropped them at the airport Sunday afternoon. It was a jam-packed weekend full of food, cocktails, snapchats and laughs. It was one for the record books and I cannot wait until our next girls trip. See ya next October, Portland!

Let's start with some Denver history:
  • Denver really does sit at a mile high. There is a step on the State Capital Building that is exactly 5,280 feet about sea level. Golf balls go further, tennis balls are hit harder, the sun feels hotter and alcohol packs more of a punch. 
  • Denver was founded on November 22, 1858 and the Denver metro currently has 3,418,876 people. 
  • Denver has 300 days of sunshine. Did you know this was used to convince people to come out and build the railroad? It worked! 
  • Denver is not in the mountains, it's near them. Our views are spectacular. 
  • Denver is the second highest educated city. 
  • We have seven profession sports teams! GO BRONCOS. 
  • The Broncos just became the winniest team in history. How does that taste Kobe?
  • Denver brews more beer than any city in the nation. 
  • There is a blue horse as you enter the airport (the largest airport in terms of land in the country) and it's cursed. It fell on it's sculptor and killed him. The horse has red eyes. Yikes.
  • There are more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks. 

It is really easy to find amazing stuff to do in Denver. The nightlife is amazing, the food is some of the best I've eaten and the views are spectacular. Make sure when you come you bring both a jacket and shorts. The weather here is crazy, but beautiful. Oh, and make sure you are doing Denver right by bringing your best girls. That always makes life more fun. Let's get to it shall we? 

  1. Colt & Gray: It's a must go. They describe themselves as a locally owned and operated neighborhood restaurant serving the highest quality food and drink in an elegant yet comfortable environment. I am not joking when I say this is a must. We started with oysters and a charcuterie board and shared the mushroom soup. We sipped on dirty (filthy for Coti!) martinis and amazing cocktails. Okay, we indulged! We shared the ciopionni and the roasted chicken. Oh and to top it off, we got home made cheesecake. It was too good not too! 
  2. Osteria Marco: This is one of our favorite places. It sits on Larimer Street, which is the most darling little street. It's cozy, comfy and has the best homemade burrata I've ever tried. We take all of our friends here. It's the best place to share a bottle of red wine and a charcuterie (yes, we love cheese boards.) IF you go you have to try the burrata. Homemade mozzarella stuffed with homemade ricotta. It's to die for. Split a wood-fired pizza and a bottle of wine and you are all set! 
  3. Linger: Great food, great rooftop and bottomless mimosas. Linger serves, brunch, lunch and dinner but I LOVE it for brunch. It is semi asian-food inspired with some chorizo and nutella waffles thrown in. We all got a different bun; pork belly, dragon, pork and Mongolian beef. Coti and Jen got ramen and I got a Banh Mi sandwich. Blood orange mimosas on the rooftop to follow. The cool thing about Linger is it used to be a mortuary called Olinger (see the picture below).
Colt & Gray: Charcuterie, Oysters, Chicken and Ciopionni 

Linger: Ramen, the Original sign and Chorizo tacos! 

  1. Little Man Ice Cream: The cutest little ice cream spot in the Highlands. Get there early or your wait will be crazy! Delicious flavors, vintage outfits and the best photo opps. 
  2. Black Eye Coffee: It was named the number one Instagramable coffee shop! And it does not disappoint! We sipped on delicious coffee and split an avocado toast. So delicious and so cute. The copper and gold accents make this place the cutest coffee shop around.
  3. VooDoo Doughnut: This originates out of Oregon and has the most delicious (and crazy!) donuts around. The wait is usually around 30 minutes and the parking is difficult, but the sweet smell of donuts is worth the wait. 
  4. Pigtrain Coffee Shop: This little coffee shop is located in Union Station. This is a darling little shop, nice baristas and Union Station is the best! Our milk was sour...which was a huge negative, but usually this place is amazing. 
  5. Terminal Bar. This place rocks! Old school bar with delicious cocktails and a great feel. 
Black Eye Coffee
Union Station: Terminal Bar
Voodoo Donuts and Little Man Ice Cream

  1. Larimer Square: The cutest street. It was actually designed after the Champs-Elysées in Paris! It's full of restaurants, bars, shops, speakeasys and coffee shops. It's a brick street lined with lights and is more than picturesque.
  2. Red Rocks Amphitheater: Unless you are living under a rock, you've heard of Red Rocks. It has to be the most beautiful place. Plus, the concerts there are the best ever. If you have a chance, go! There are concerts, yoga on the rocks, movie on the rocks and hikes. It is a dream. 
  3. The Art Hotel: We went here for drinks in their bar and it was amazing. IT is right in the heart of downtown. They have a huge fire-pit on the deck and the best cocktail and truffle fries ever. We ordered this amazing strawberry martini with a balsamic glaze. It sounds weird, but it was the best drink. 
  4. Union Station: Filled with shops, restaurants, flower shops, coffee shops and a hotel! It's a great place to grab a drink and people watch. Plus the mix of old time feel with updated cocktails is perfect!
Red Rocks Amphitheater 
The most amazing view. 

Happy Friday friends. I hope you have the best weekend! AND if you are ever in Denver, hit me up! I would love to show you around! 

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The Gallon Challenge: It's over!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

WE ARE DONE. I never thought I would be so excited for this challenge to be over but I am. Let me explain.

I love the way my body feels, but I hated the fact that all I thought about was water. I hated carrying around the huge jug and I dreaded drinking water. Yes, moving forward I realize how much better I feel and will work towards drinking more every day. But man, oh man.

My goal moving forward is 3/4 a gallon everyday. I switched to a big Starbucks tumbler and that makes drinking so much easier! How did you all like the challenge? I do have to admit, I will miss the daily snapchats of your water jugs!

Let's talk about updates. 
  • Loving: That it is over and how light I feel. Light is different than skinny. I just feel more agile. 
  • Feeling: Good! 
  • Anticipating: Incorporating drinking more water into my daily life. I know I need it, so I need to get better. 
  • Enjoying: That I don't have to carry my jug anymore :)
Callie's thoughts: I cannot imagine not drinking a ton of water anymore. It made me feel so much better and the thing I notice the most is fewer cravings and so much less tired. The big jug was so good, but now I know what a gallon looks like so I don't need to carry the heavy jug anymore.

So, there you have it. The challenge is over. Here's to drinking more water, feeling better and NOT carrying around the big jug.

Happy Thursday everyone! Stay tuned for tomorrows post! A beginner's guide to Denver! I am so thrilled to share last weekends girls weekend with you and all the Denver hot-spots we tried out!

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Recipe: Thai Chicken Salad

Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Monday lovies! I hope you had the best weekend. I am still recovering from the high of my girls weekend. It was such a wonderful weekend exploring Denver. We went to some amazing places and I cannot wait to share my Denver tour guide this week! If you are following me on Snapchat (@kgrace01) you saw a little sneak peek of those places!

Sunday was a blur which required an easy meal. I needed something that was filling, healthy and didn't require a lot of prep. In my world, that is usually a salad, something Adam isn't super fond of. This means I have to get super creative with my salad creations. Enter this Chicken Thai Salad. I got the inspiration from this Buzzfeed. It was a bit bland for my liking so I spiced it up!

It turned out so delicious, a little spicy and Adam even went back for seconds!

Needless to say, Monday came too quick with too little coffee. However, I'm still dreaming of this chicken salad.

  • 1 bag of butter lettuce (my fav!)
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 chicken breast 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • red jalapeno, diced (use only half if wanting to reduce spice)
  • 2 shallots, sliced very thin 
How to make: 

  1. Salt and pepper chicken and cook until tender. Set aside and slice thin. 
  2. Prepare the veggies! Toss the salad ingredients (sans chicken) in a large bowl!
  3. Make the dressing. Mix well! 
  4. Toss the dressing the in salad, mix well! 
  5. Plate the salad, top with chicken. 
  6. Devour!

Happy Monday everyone! Here's hoping its a great one!

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Recipe: The Perfect Breakfast Scrambler

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Guys, it has been a week. Monday we moved our office into a new office and needless to say the transition was not smooth. Computers have been down, copiers aren't working and moving just isn't fun. But, our new office is so pretty, right in Denver and it will be a great move once we work out all the nitty gritty details.

On the bright side, it's Thursday and it's National Coffee Day! I love Thursdays. They are like the happy hour to a great dinner. Everyone is in a better mood than yesterday as we wind down towards the weekend and this weekend my bffff Coti and Jen are coming into townnn!

They both have never been here, so I cannot wait to show them around! Just wait for my Denver-Beginners Travel Guide next week! Today I cannot wait to share this incredible recipe with you! IT is no secret that life is busy and time is of the essence. But, what we eat is also a huge factor in how we feel, work and get through that busy life.

This is where my perfect breakfast scrambler comes in. Remember as kids when your mom used to say you were having breakfast for dinner? Was there anything better? Sure, when I was 7, breakfast meant waffles or pancakes with bacon. While my love for pancakes hasn't diminished, my desire to eat a tad healthier has.

This is where the scrambler comes in. It's ready in under 30 minutes, filling, full of flavor and makes enough for leftovers. Deal. We've been making variations of this for years, but I've finally fine tuned it to this final piece. But, the best thing about this, is you can use everything you have! Look through those veggies drawers people!

Adam told me I have a knack for cooking for 30 people. I have no portion control. 4 sweet potatoes for a two-person scrambler? Sure! 7 handfuls of mushrooms? You bet! But like I said, it makes enough for leftovers! And making my co-workers jealous with leftovers is my specialty! Let's get to it.

  • Really good sausage. I perfer non-cooked and then cook the veggies in it. (There is this amazing Colorado brand that we LOVE! Plus, it's spicy)
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 onion, either diced or cut into circles
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • handful of mushrooms
  • 4 eggs (or if you have a hungry husband, 6) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
How to Make:
  1. State here if you used un-cooked sausage. Cook the sausage until fully cooked. Remove and set aside. 
  2. Start here if you used pre-cooked sausage. Add sweet potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes. This will vary on how thick your pieces are. 
  3. Add the onions and bell peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. (If you are using pre-cooked sausage, add it in now to heat up).
  4. Add the sausage back in. Stir. Add in the mushrooms and the seasoning. Cook until tender. 
  5. Now the egg, you can do this multiple ways. I break all my eggs in a bowl, mix them and then pour them into the pot with everything. Some people like them separate. So use a separate saute pan, make your scrambled eggs and then mix. 
  6. I hate doing dishes, so I prefer the one-pot method. It does take a little longer for the eggs to cook since there isn't as much pan. 
  7. Top with a little sriracha or if not-paleo, cheese! 
  8. Enjoy! 

 Adam is always telling me I don't use enough mushrooms. He loves them!
 I mean, that is a ton of mushrooms. 
 One pot = less mess and is always a win in my book. 
Not the prettiest, but totally the yummiest. 

What would you put in your scrambler! I love hearing new ways to mix it up!
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Gallon Challenge: Week Three + A Weekend Recap!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brutal honesty. I am burnt out on the gallon challenge. Yes, I feel great, but the 3pm chug session and the 3am pee sessions are making me lose it.

Brutal honesty #2. I've been kind of burnt out on blogging. So please excuse the lack of - but I have some great recipes coming this week andddd some great dog food recs! Get excited. Sometimes breaks are good for the soul and I know this mini-break was good for mine.

But hey! I am LOVING all the lovelies out there participating in the challenge! You all rock and really are the reason I push myself to keep chugging at water at 3pm so I can post my results on snapchat.

We only have ONE week left! Can you believe it. Let's talk about week 3 and let's chat about the weekend!

PS -- If you are new to the blog, we are in the final week of the #everydaygracegallonchallenge where we drink a gallon of water a day! There are so many amazing benefits and you can read all about those here! 

Let's talk about WEEK THREE! Like last week --my thoughts are in black and Callie's are in blue.
  • Loving: How my body feels. My joints & muscles don't hurt and I just feel lighter on my feet. Digestion finally on point! Yes! 
  • Feeling: Good! I am still craving sugar though and I would hope that would go away! Great! I went through an entire hot power yoga class without having to chug water. No thirst! 
  • Anticipating: It being over. That's negative, but I am anticipating implementing the water challenge into my normal life and seeing if I can keep up. 
  • Enjoying: Writing this post :) Inspiring others - other teachers and my fiance are doing it! My fiance even wants me to get him a jug! 
  • Working on: Callie and mine are the exact same - finish earlier in the day. 
  • Hating: How much I pee and how water full I get. That it seems harder to get it done this week.
  • Struggling with: Getting it done before 6pm. I get lost in the day and forgetPeeing while teaching, but thank god I'm used to peeing on a schedule!
So, Callie said this to me in our weekly catch-up and I LOVE it. "This is not up for debate, the whole world knows we need to drink more water. This is a great chance to inspire others!" 

To all of you who keep sending me your snapchats of your jugs and water bottles, thank you and keep it up! 

Okay, enough with the water - let's talk about the weekend! 

This weekend Adam and I surprised my dad for his 65th birthday! It was so fun getting to spend an entire weekend just hanging with my family. There was nothing planned besides a nice dinner. We sat around, watched football, played with our nephew and hung out with each other. Plus, it was 85 degrees in Arizona which you know is just amazing weather. 

It was a quick weekend but a great weekend. We are already counting down until our next trip. Let's look at pictures! 

 love this handsome hubs of mine
Dress (on sale!!): Madewell; Shoes: Madewell; Clutch: Similar
On Adam: Shirt (similar): J.Crew; Jeans: Diesel
 the cutest Broncos fan ever
 My family. 
Love these people. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are in throwing distance to the weekend! Keep up the good work! 

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The Gallon Challenge: Week Two.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy Tuesday! Week two is over! We are halfway to the finish point! Hooray! 

In the spirit of full disclosure I have a secret to tell you. Friday, I did not complete the gallon challenge. I was working in Grand Junction and only drank 64 ounces. Bah. But, to be totally honest, I felt like crap. I could totally feel my lack of water. I felt more tired, lethargic and just not as great.

So, while I missed a day of drinking the full gallon, at least I learned a little bit about the positives it's doing for me! 

If you are new to the blog, we are in week 3 of the #everydaygracegallonchallenge where we drink a gallon of water a day! There are so many amazing benefits and you can read all about those here! Here's just a few!
  1. Toxin release
  2. No more dehydrated skin
  3. Lessening of cravings
  4. Clearer skin

Let's talk about WEEK TWO! Like last week --my thoughts are in black and Callie's are in blue.
  • Loving: Once again how my skin looks, zits are cleared and I think my sunspots are fading. My skin! (hoping not to jinx that!) 
  • Feeling: So good. No more bloating, less tired, overall way better. No cravings for sugar and no hunger pains.
  • Anticipating: Weight. I am noticing a difference and hope it continues! Hoping my digestion gets super good! 
  • Enjoying: All the comments I get when I carry my jug, and are you ready for this - maybe TMI, but a super light period, 3 days. WIN. My kids counting m sips and reminding me to drink!
  • Working on: Callie and mine are the exact same - finish earlier in the day. 
  • Hating: How much I pee and how water full I get. That it seems harder to get it done this week.
  • Struggling with: Getting it done before 6pm. I get lost in the day and forget! Peeing while teaching, but thank god I'm used to peeing on a schedule!
How was your week two? What are you seeing? Are you sticking to it? 

A little Lola water challenge inspiration for ya! 

Keep up the good work! And don't forget to share your #everydaygracegallonchallenge pics! 

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Recipe [Recreated]: Paleo Chicken Salad!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Monday lovies! I hope your weekend was wonderful and full of relaxation. Mine was great because we didn't do much. I did get to meet my girlfriends new baby! She's only 9 days old and so perfect. I saw Bridget Jones Baby, which, if you love the others, you will love this! I laughed and cried, it was so great! Now that I look back, there was a lot of baby stuff this weekend. Hm.

Great dinners followed by great cocktails made for a struggling Monday. But here we are. Only 5 days until the weekend AND it's finally fall this week. That just means I'm more than justified in putting up my fall decor all while sipping something pumpkin flavored.

This recipe is inspired by my love for making food I can eat for days after. Bringing left overs for lunch is so much more enjoyable than eating a larabar. I found the original recipe from Eating Bird Food. Brittany is AMAZING and blogs some incredible recipes. She doesn't cook exclusively paleo, but her recipes are always leaning towards the healthy side and DELICIOUS. Her recipe for the chicken salad is here.

Below you'll see I switched it up a little for our taste preferences and to follow paleo.

Before we start can we talk about shredding chicken. It's in this recipe (spoiler alert) and as much as I love eating it. I hate it. I hate it so much that when I make bets with Adam on sports and random crap, I tell him that if I win, he has to shred the chicken.

And, the thing that really bugs me, is in recipes it's hidden in the instructions. Do this that this that shred chicken. No-one accounts for the 25 minutes it takes to shred 3 chicken breasts with 2 forks. My hands cramp, I start to sweat and I lose all interest.

Rant over, I made Adam shred the chicken last night.

The best part about this recipe is there is NO mayo! Hallelujah! We don't really do mayo in our house unless I can hide it in something so Adam doesn't know it's there. I found this great paleo mayo at Target and its delish so if I have to, I use that. Just please don't tell Adam I sneak mayo in some things!

Let's get to the recipe!

  • 4 cups shredded chicken (this is about two large breasts) 
  • 6 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced (use red if you can, but yellow is good too!) 
  • Butter lettuce, bread or wraps to eat it with. Or a fork. Let's be real, it's that's good.
How to Make: 
  1. Shred the dang chicken. Get this part out of the way. (To make shredded chicken, place chicken in a saute pan. Cover the chicken with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce and let simmer. Takes about 25 minutes. Flip the chicken half way through.)
  2. Make the dressing. Mix the almond butter, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard and salt. Taste it. Last night, ours tasted too much like almond butter, so I added a little more apple cider vinegar and a titch of salt. This is up to your taste buds! 
  3. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, celery, cranberries, almonds and onion. Don't be afraid to add other things. I used some seeds last night. I even thought about adding red cabbage. 
  4. Wait to toss the salad with the dressing until ready to eat. Toss, serve, enjoy! 
Look at all those colors! So delish!
Look at those devil forks. jkjk. 
But shameless plug to follow me on snap to follow my recipes! @Kgrace01 

Happy Monday! Here's to a productive weeks, delicious recipes and lots of love. 

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Recipe [Recreated]: Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I make a lot of chicken and chicken is so boring after a while. It was time to switch it up.  My meal planning is usually done while I'm still laying in bed on Sunday morning. I was scanning through Pinterest when I came across this amazing salmon recipe!

When I told Adam I was making salmon, his first question was whether I was going to try and recreate my horseradish salmon. If you are new around here, you know that was the worst idea I've ever had. Feel free to try to recreate, but I would suggest starting with the recipe below, first.

I knew I really had to up my game or else I'm pretty sure Adam would never even look at salmon again. That is when I stumbled upon Denise's blog Sweet Peas and Saffron. She makes incredible recipes, incredible! This one is no different. Her chili-rubbed salmon is here!

I  love pretty much anything and everything that has avocado in it. You name it, I love it. Expect for avocado ice-cream. I haven't been able to jump on that train yet. One of these days, I am totally going to try, but for now, I'll just stick to avocado salsa.

This recipes is so good because its a great mix of spicy on the salmon with some fresh citrus flavors in the salsa! It's the perfect summer send off meal, even though I will be making this fresh salmon way into the winter months.

My biggest tip for salmon. Buy good salmon. If you're going to spend the time, get some good stuff. And by good, I don't mean frozen than thawed salmon you sometimes find at the grocery store. If you're in Colorado, I recommend Tony's Market! They have the best seafood and meats in town. But, trust me, the extra cost is totally worth it in the flavor.

Salmon Ingredients: 
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Avocado Salsa Ingredients:
  • 2 avocados, diced 
  • handful of chopped cilantro, about a 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425. Cover baking pan in tin foil. 
  2. Rinse salmon and pat dry. Make sure you get all the bones out! 
  3. Brush salmon fillets with olive oil, salt and pepper (light!) 
  4. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder, ground cumin and pepper. Spread generously over the salmon fillets.
  5. Bake salmon 15-18 minutes, until cooked through.
  6. For the salsa - combine all ingredients and serve immediately.
 So many amazing spices! 
Guys, look at those colors! Holy yum! 

Needless to say, I redeemed myself in Adam's eye with this salmon recipe. He even told me it was restaurant quality! Guys, that is huge! 

What's your favorite way to make salmon? This is my new fav! Share your recipes in the comments! 

Happy Thursday everyone, we're almost there! 

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