Salmon Pate

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Pate has always been a favorite of mine to serve at dinner parties. It’s an easy to make, but gourmet-looking-and-tasting treat, that pairs well with dipping vegetables.

Inspired by my Mum’s Tuna Pate recipe, I decided to try a salmon version that incorporates Cucumber Dressing for a fresh and light flavor.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Cucumber Dressing
1/4 cup cooked salmon
Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt and Pepper (optional)

RECIPE

Place the Cucumber Dressing, salmon and lime juice in a food processor and pulse until well combined.
Add salt and pepper to taste and then serve chilled.

The recipe makes an individual serving.

Bonus: This pate recipe also makes a great topping for a salad or atop a slice of Paleo Rosemary Bread.

Camilla Carboni

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Paleo Cleanse Reset

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Can you believe we’re almost a third of the way through 2016? I can’t. If you’re like me then the time has surely flown by and maybe a few of your goals have found their way off track. Now is a good time to take a second look at your goals and find your way back to the path that will help you accomplish them.

One of the first goals that tend to go off track for people is their diet and health focused goals. This is because these goals require daily commitment and a day or two off can easily derail months of hard work.

If this is the case for you, don’t worry. The Paleo Cleanse was set up to help in these instances, it is a 30 day commitment that was created to help you get back on track with eating and living well. Committing to the cleanse for these 30 days will help you break any bad habits you’ve created or fallen back to since the beginning of the year.

If you’re ready to get back on track or need help keeping on progress with your goals, commit to the 30 day, Paleo Cleanse. As always we’re here to help you on your journey.

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Melissa Van Dover

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Lemon Butter Chicken Roast

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Roast chicken is always a great dish to serve when entertaining, or even to make to portion off and have delicious pre-cooked protein available throughout the week.

This Lemon Butter Chicken Roast recipe is easy to make and comes hot out of the oven with tenderness and favor.

INGREDIENTS

1 whole baby chicken (about 3 lbs), fresh or defrosted
4 tablespoons grass-fed butter (2 x 2 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons garlic, fresh chopped or powder granules (2 x 1 teaspoon)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (2 x 1 tablespoon)

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the chicken upside down in the center of a large oven dish and separate the legs.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and pour it into a small bowl.
Mix into the butter 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of garlic.
Reach under the skin and coat the chicken with a generous amount of the lemon butter mixture on all sides. Pour the remainder of the mixture over the chicken and set in the oven for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes, repeat the above – mix the other 2 tablespoons of melted butter with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon garlic and coat the chicken.
Turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees F and place the chicken back in the oven to roast for about another 45 minutes to an hour.
Once the chicken is well cooked (the interior temperature on a thermometer reaches 165 degrees F), remove the bird from the oven and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes.
Drizzle the natural juices from the oven dish over the chicken pieces for extra lemon butter flavor and to add moisture before slicing and serving.

Note: While this recipe does not call for the removal of the neck and giblets, as these parts of the chicken are excellent sources of protein, they can certainly be removed, or kept separate and cooked later on the stove top if preferred. To learn more about Nose To Tail eating, click here.

Camilla Carboni

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Coconut Yogurt Made Simple

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I’ve tried several different methods for making coconut yogurt. My biggest issue with all of them were that they were extremely involved and time consuming. I decided I needed to find an easy way to make coconut yogurt with as limited involvement as possible, because let’s face it we try to keep recipes as simple as possible on this blog.

Don’t worry though, in this case simple is exactly what you need to make fantastic coconut yogurt.

INGREDIENTS

1 can of coconut milk (the fuller fat the better)
2 probiotic tablets (mine were rated at 10 billion), you’ll need to break these open as you’ll just be using the powder and be discarding the casings.
3 teaspoons of honey
1 teaspoon of gelatin
*you’ll also need 1 mason jar.

RECIPE

Turn your oven light on, just the light you do not need to turn on the oven. The heat from the light will be enough to incubate the yogurt and give it the sour taste that you like.
Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the thick coconut cream that has formed at the top of the can and place in a clean mason jar.
After you have scooped out the thick coconut cream, add roughly 5 tablespoons of the remaining liquid to the mason jar with the cream. (The remaining liquid can be saved and added to smoothies!)
Add the probiotic powder, honey and gelatin the mason jar and stir to combine.
Stick in the over with the oven light on for 24 hours (do not cover).
After 24 hours remove from the oven.
You’ll notice that the yogurt has separated, a milky color liquid on the top and a clear liquid on the bottom
For a thicker yogurt, spoon the milky top layer and half the clear liquid into a blender, blend and enjoy!
For a thinner yogurt, place all liquid into a blender, blend and enjoy!

As a note, if you plan to refrigerate the yogurt and not consume it right away it is best to prepare the thinner yogurt. The yogurt will become thicker the longer it is in the fridge. While there are several steps for this recipe it is well worth your time, you’ll become addicted to this recipe quickly!

Enjoy!

Melissa Van Dover

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd’s Pie was always a favorite of mine growing up.

I have fond memories of devouring spoonfuls with my Grandmother, followed by a lazy evening watching old comedies or attempting to complete crossword puzzles. We were like two little old ladies! It was fabulous.

Years later, I have finally recreated my Gran’s wonderful recipe and made it Paleo, substituting the white potatoes with sweet potatoes, and the peas with broccoli florets.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

INGREDIENTS

2 large sweet potatoes or yams
1 teaspoon coconut oil or beef tallow
1 pound grass-fed, ground beef
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
1/4 cup grass-fed butter
Salt for seasoning
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped into pea-size florets

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel and slice the sweet potatoes and put them on to boil or steam.
In a large saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the ground beef to the saucepan and cook until evenly browned.
Sprinkle the meat with the oregano and onion powder, then add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and stir.
Drain the sweet potatoes after about 20 minutes, or once fully cooked and soft.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash the sweet potatoes with the butter and add salt to taste.
Then, in an 8 x 10-inch oven-safe dish, pour the meat mixture evenly across the bottom and then top with the raw broccoli florets.
Layer the sweet potato mash on top of the broccoli.
Place the dish in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven, serve and enjoy it while it’s hot!

Camilla Carboni

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