Paleo Smoked Salmon & Bacon Salad

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I feel like I have a lot of favorites when I share recipes with all of you, I think it’s because I only like to share the recipes that I know are great and that I thoroughly enjoy. So here we are again with another favorite, however this is a little different because this is hands down my favorite salad recipe.

I came up with it on accident, essentially I had limited ingredients in my fridge and I was having a craving for bacon (who doesn’t right?). Now, I eat this salad regularly because it’s simple to make and it’s filling, which is particularly good for getting me through my afternoon workouts.

You may even notice that I’ve created a wrap based on it in the post Paleo Smoked Salmon wrap, clearly I can’t get enough.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of kale and shredded brussel sprouts
3 strips of bacon, diced
3 – 4 ounces of smoked salmon
1/2 avocado, sliced
balsamic vinegar (I like to use a dressing that’s slightly thicker)

RECIPE

Place kale and brussel sprouts mixture on plate.
Cover mixture with bacon, smoked salmon, avocado slices.
Dress with desired amount of balsamic vinegar (or dressing of your choice).
That’s it! It’s simple but that’s part of why it’s so perfect. This salad will speak for itself.

Enjoy!

Melissa Van Dover

@melissavandover | melissavandover.com

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Roast Leg of Lamb

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Growing up, one of my favorite dishes was Roast Leg of Lamb. It was my first request whenever anyone would ask what I would like to eat on a special occasion and to this day the meal itself sparks brilliant memories of my childhood in South Africa.

Since I believe indulgences and happy memories shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions alone, I went about whipping up a Roast Leg of Lamb recipe with my fellow South African friend, Samantha during her last visit to Colorado. Here’s what we came up with:

INGREDIENTS

3 lb. leg of lamb
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon course sea salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 large sweet potato, sliced
1 dozen button mushrooms
2 cups Brussels sprouts
Grass-fed butter (optional)

RECIPE

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix the thyme, rosemary, black pepper and sea salt in a small bowl and then rub the spice mix into the leg of lamb, covering the entire surface of the meat.
Place the seasoned lamb in a large oven-compatible dish, cover with foil and allow to sit for about 30 minutes.
Remove the foil, place the sliced sweet potato pieces in the dish, surrounding the meat, and then place the dish in the oven to roast for about 50 minutes.
In the meantime, rinse the Brussels sprouts and then cut the base off of each sprout and remove the top 3 layers of leaves from each one, before slicing each sprout in half.
Rinse the mushrooms and leave them whole.
Once the lamb and sweet potatoes have cooked for about 50 minutes, remove the dish from the oven and add the Brussels sprouts and mushrooms, placing them around the meat/on top of the sweet potatoes.
Slice into the meat about 1/4 of an inch deep every 1/2 inch or so across the top surface of the roast to allow the heat to penetrate the lamb evenly.

Roast Leg of Lamb Preperation
Place the dish back in the oven for about another 25 minutes for a medium-rare roast or about 45 minutes for a well-done roast.
Once the time is up, remove the dish from the oven, slice the lamb and serve it warm alongside the roast vegetables, topped a generous amount of grass-fed butter if you’re so inclined (like me!)

May your experience with this meal be as memorable as mine,

Camilla Carboni

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Paleo Smoked Salmon Wrap

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Wraps are one of the easiest things to make. Which means they are a perfect solution for lunch, a quick meal on the run or even a picnic. This recipe happens to be one of my favorite wraps, it’s hearty, filling and packs a nutritious punch.

INGREDIENTS

2 coconut wraps (www.paleowrap.com)
salad mix (I prefer a mix of kale and brussels sprouts)
3 – 4 ounces of smoked salmon
1/2 avocado, sliced
salad dressing of your choice (I used a fig balsamic dressing)

RECIPE

Place salad mix into wrap.
Top with salmon, avocado and salad dressing.
Wrap and enjoy!

It’s that simple to make and incredible delicious. This recipe makes two wraps but feel free to adjust it to make the quantity you need.

Enjoy!

Melissa Van Dover

@melissavandover | melissavandover.com

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