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BLSS Salad: Bacon Lettuce Strawberry Salmon (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Versitile This is my ideal meal. All day, every day I would eat this combination of fresh, crunchy and creamy! More so than the bouquet of flavors in this salad, I love how versitile it is. You can serve it as an entree meal, it’s the perfect pot luck salad and it would accompany egg dishes beautifully among a brunch spread. It also makes a killer jar salad! Add the ranch dressing first, then your salmon, follolowed by the bacon, berries and greens. Close the lids and store away some…

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Pistachio Crusted Burger + Green Salad (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Entree Salads FTW! I love me some entree salads. The perfect vessel for lots of good nutrition, a plethora of textures and flavors, and they’re the perfect meal to go BIG on! These pistachio crusted burgers are actually inspired by a recipe I developed for PRE Brands, African Suya. These awesome peanut crusted sirloin kebabs. Since peanuts aren’t technically paleo I had purchased the bag of shelled pistachio’s to make myself a paleo-fied version of them…. alas… we used up all the sirloin and it didn’t happen. But the idea…

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Warm Kale Bacon Salad with Apple Pecan Vinaigrette

I’ve been really thinking about fall salads lately. The kind of warm, delicious salad that would compliment a Thanksgiving spread. Growing up Cuban our Thanksgivings were far from traditional, usually boasting pork, rice and beans or sorts… along with a turkey! But now, my spread will be different in another way. Sure sweet potato mash will make a cameo, of course I’ll have a succulent bird, and my super healthy pumpkin pie… but paleo-fied recipes for stuffing, green bean casserole are so time consuming, and I know the rest of…

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Warm Breakfast Salad

If you follow me on Instagram you know that eggs and greens are my favorite. I eat different variation of the dish almost daily. Maybe it’s my inner child which makes the Dr. Seues connections and laughs, or because it’s such a nourishing meal my body just loves. There is nothing quite like sopping up runny egg yolk with toasted greens, bacon is good too! This rendition is my latest favorite, mostly because it has a sweet and crunchy thing going on. Sweet and crunchy is king. Over two cups…

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Soy Free Ahi Poke

Aloha folks! Ahi Poke, pronounced poh-kay is a Hawaiian staple. While I have had a long standing affair with tuna tartar, there is something irresistible about soft, savory tuna morsels tossed in sesame and scallions with avocado. Too bad I can’t do conventional soy sauce, because of the wheat in it. Yes, spoiler, if you didn’t know, now you know, soy sauce is not gluten free. San-J makes tamari, which is wheat free soy sauce. If that’s an option, like it is at the local Whole Foods, great. There is…

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Breakfast Cobb Salad

My mother was always famous for her salads. So much so, that her first restaurant was called Yerba Buena, which translates to Good Grass… it’s also the Spanish name for peppermint, the herb used to make Mojitos! It was the perfect name for her cafe. In my house salads were lush, colorful & flavorful. I only wish I had learned to appreciate them earlier in life. Like most things I know how to do, I learned the anatomy of a salad from my mother. This breakfast salad is beautifully composed…

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Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Ahi tuna is one of my favorite fish for it’s exquisite texture and mild flavor that lends it well for raw or seared dishes. Ahi tuna salad & poke bowls are frequent around here. Ahi is big in Hawai’i and I’m not complaining. Even if you’re not a sushi aficionado, give Ahi a try! This salad is easy to make & extremely satisfying. Once you make this at home you will never pay $20 for it at a restaurant again, you’ll just make it yourself. This will make one large…

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette (AIP)

MY NEW FAVORITE- PUT IN ON EVERYTHING-DRESSING:   Apple Cider Vinaigrette (AIP) Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients2tbsp coconut aminos1tbsp braggs apple cider vinegar1tsp ginger powder1tsp dried basil1tsp black pepper (AIP re-intro, sub pinch Saigon Cinnamon)1/2 tsp salt1/4 cup olive oilInstructionsMix ingredients in a jar.Close lid.Shake. Shake. Shake.7.6.484http://www.thecastawaykitchen.com/apple-cider-vinaigrette-aip/ Cristina Curp So good with this braised pork, zucchini, grape, lettuce & parsnip salad! Nomnomnom Please follow and like us:400

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Salmon & Sweet Potato Cakes

There’s something about fish being fishy that really puts me off. Yet, I consider my self a fish lover. I will often order it when we go out, I love ceviche & sushi- but at home I’m weird about it. So I don’t often make it. I scored some wild caught salmon at a good price… what to do with it? I hate making meals that leave me feeling meh… then inspiration hit! Salmon cakes over salad… sweet potato & salmon cakes… and I’ll make a chive aioli… with poppy…

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Cook Smart, Not Hard

People often ask me how I have time to make these intricate meals with a toddler at home… well… I cook smart, not hard. A little forsight, a little prep here and there & being savvy with left overs- and you can eat like a queen every time! My last 3 meals are a great example of this. Yesterday for lunch I roasted some butternut squash. I know I can’t eat a whole (big) one in one meal. I sliced half of it in to chips, and left the other…

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