Basil Salmon Burgers

These burgers were a foray into salmon’s uses; I’ve never strayed from broiling or grilling salmon, but I am pretty impressed with the digression.
This recipe is from Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet Cookbook and I strongly recommend it as a resource to anyone looking to bring more paleo cooking into their kitchen.  All of his resources are great, so check them out.
We ground up a large cut of salmon using our Ninja, and added in the garlic and basil to the mix.  With some eggs and onion powder, it all really came together.
The burger was crispy on the outside but still juicy in the middle.  The seasonings add a nice balance to the fish and it’ll make great leftovers crumbled over salads for the next few days.
There’s still a lot of spinach in the house, so we tossed the burger over a bed of spinach, but there’s chicken salad and more to come this week.

Baked Jalapeño Dijon Grilled Chicken

Full disclosure:  I pulled this recipe from Civilized Caveman and played around with it a little bit.  It was delicious; spicy and flavorful and ridiculously juicy.  I forgot how much better bone-in and skin-on chicken is, and the best part is that it’s less expensive than the prepared stuff.

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Whole 30

After a seemingly endless transition from finishing graduate school to relocating to Virginia while working two jobs, the bad habits of drinking and junk food got the best of me.  Six months and 30 pounds later, one could say I am less than happy with the change.

Although my girlfriend and I started Whole 30 yesterday, we wanted to catalogue our journey through this change and hopefully share/grow our paleo cooking repertoire.  We’re going to do our best to post at least dinner each night and any struggles we have along the way.  There’s so much support out there, we hope yet another blog will help all of us find more and better ways to eat better without sacrificing taste.

Check in as often or as little as you’d like.  I’ll do my best as we grow to organize recipes/lessons along the way.

2 days down, 28 to go.

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