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Baked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon by Tiffany at Creme De La Crumb

Baked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon by Creme De La Crumb
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Recipe link

 

INGREDIENTS

1 large salmon fillet

salt and pepper, to taste

½ cup palm shortening, melted

juice of 2 limes (plus one lime, thinly sliced)

4 tablespoons honey

3 teaspoons minced garlic

⅓ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a large baking sheet with foil. Lay salmon on foil and season with salt and pepper on both sides to taste. Slip lime slices underneath the salmon.
  2. Stir together palm shortening, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Pour mixture over salmon. Fold sides of foil up over the salmon (don’t worry if it doesn’t cover the salmon completely).
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Switch oven to broil and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top and serve.

***My husband isn’t a fan of cilantro so we leave this off and my daughter and I have to stay away from dairy so I substitute palm shortening for the butter in the original recipe.

***Side of Asparagus and Tomatoes Instructions

  1. Pull out salmon after cooking about 10 minutes
  2. Add the snapped asparagus to the same pan
  3. Spray with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add tomatoes
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Put back in oven for additional 5-6 minutes
  7. Switch oven to broil and cook an additional 5-6 minutes.

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“Ring around the chicken coop”

I’ll start with a song to the tune of “Ring around the Rosey”…

“Ring around the chicken coop”
Ring around the chicken coop
Coop full of chickens
Chickens, Chickens,
We all say CUCKOO!

So I will admit this song was being sung/made-up about 5:00pm after an eventful day with the beautiful tyrant…and yes I did think I might rather be cleaning out the girls trough than sing this song one more time for her as she meandered around the remodeled coop my husband was trying to finish.  Now, if you know/have a two year old, you understand that anything and everything: dirty, dangerous, poisonous, shiny, well basically anything, they will be getting into while you are trying to finish up a project.  So here I was trying to keep her entertained and I know she loves the song “ring around the rosey” so I start singing it thinking she will keep her little raccoon hands off the tools, boards, pencil cactus…you get my drift.  No, the little tyrant says, “no mommy, no!” At this point I was desperate and cuckoo so I made up the aforementioned song only to have her LOVE it and literally make me sing it until I would either vomit or die from the absurdity of it.  Now as you can see I did survive and even managed to make dinner which I will share a little later on.

Let me back up a bit though and begin our day with an outing to the park and our conversation about the park:

Mommy: Did you enjoy the park?
Daughter: A little guy was going down the big slide.
Mommy: Did you enjoy the park?
Daughter: I was trying to push that little guy.
Mommy: Why did you push him? Did he upset you or do something to you?
Daughter: No, Because I did and I can. He didn’t try to push me, but I pushed the little guy out of my way.
Mommy: Okay well that wasn’t nice or a good way to make friends.
Daughter: Okay mommy.

Ladies and Gentlemen this is just the beginning…we are just warming up because while we were there, she did push a little guy out of the way and try climbing up the slide nine million times while other little ones yelled, “hey little BOY, Im trying to slide down, get off!” at my daughter…we have very little hair at almost three and don’t hate us because we don’t have to brush it.  At any rate, after a few warnings, I have her stand in time out because clearly at this point she is really disrupting the playground…only to have a well intending momma make eye contact with me and say, “I’m not mom shaming you or anything.”  I quickly replied, well, we all gotta do what we gotta do, right…and even if you were its okay with me…I don’t really get my feathers too ruffled, I live with 12 hens and a tyrant…now you all know those baby chicks will one day grow up to be hens and I also refrained from having them “stretching their legs” in my house, but she didn’t know that and it was just too funny to pass up especially as my little bossy betty was screaming and crying with her nose on the fence pole in time out.

After we ruffled everyones feathers at the park, we headed over to the feed store to get the girls some more food because they can eat!  While we were there, of course the raccoon hands were out again in full force and it took all the energy I had left to corral her in.  So as we are checking out, she proceeds to open the ice cream bin located at the register…we have a pretty severe dairy and soy allergy, so I’m telling her it has cows milk while trying to pay and shut the bin only to have her grab a dog treat off the counter and ask, “mommy may I try this tasty looking dog treat?”  Seriously, I was about nuts at this point but I calmly say, “love, that is a dog treat as the name implies it is for a dog and you are a little girl so probably not the best treat to have.”  To this comment the sweet young lady checking us out says, “does she model for the local boutique” to which I reply, “yes she does.”  So she continues, “she is so cute and sassy in all of those photos, and I always kinda wondered if it was just the photos, but no, she really is that cute and totally sassy!” Yes ma’am she certainly is!!

So now the coop is all remodeled and ready for me to start making it super chic with paint, flowers, herbs, etc before the girls move out…a few pictures…

Now that the husband had finished working on the coop for the day we went to play on the driveway with the plasma car, chase/keep away with the dog and I made my way inside to cook dinner…I had just had a little too much cuckoo today so we ended up having “Baked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon” by Tiffany at Creme De La Crumb with Asparagus and Tomatoes.  Yes you see her in there helping again, she loves to cook with mommy but she knows I am IN CHARGE in the kitchen.

Once the tyrant was down for the night, my husband I sat down where I showed him some “containers” I found for some herbs and flowers I would like to plant for the girls and asked if he could make them…of course he can because honestly he can make anything…so of course he said he could and then got up…I asked hey where are you going?  His reply…”TO CRY”

Y’all I hope you had as much fun laughing as I did navigating the joys of life and all it has to offer today.

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Jennifer Robbins Silver Dollar Pancakes

Jennifer Robbins Paleo Silver Dollar Pancakes Recipe

http://www.predominatelypaleo.com

INGREDIENTS

2 Eggs
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup non dairy milk (I use almond milk)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
**I also like to add in 1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium/high heat with about a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Combine all of the pancake ingredients in a bowl (except for the chocolate chips), and stir, whisk or blend with a stick blender until the batter is smooth. Add in the chocolate chips and stir once more to combine.
  3. Spoon the pancake batter into the hot skillet, spacing the pancakes at least 2 inches apart.
  4. Cook the pancakes until they begin to bubble, about 2 to 3 minutes and then flip them to the alternate side for another few minutes.
  5. Remove the cooked pancakes from the skillet or griddle and serve them with coconut whipped cream and a few extra chocolate chips if desired.

Yield: 6 silver dollar pancakes

 

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Turmeric, Carrot, Pineapple Juice

Turmeric Juice

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 knobs turmeric

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 8 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the vegetables by washing and removing any produce stickers.
  • Chop the apples and orange into pieces that will fit in the feed chute of the juicer.
  • Core the pineapple and cut it into quarters…use one quarter and remove outer skin and chop flesh into pieces small enough to feed through the juicing chute.
  • Turn on the juicer to the appropriate setting and push ingredients through alternating between the carrots, turmeric, apple, orange, and pineapple.

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Pancakes and Turmeric Shots with a Side of Rest…

Another day has passed here on the homestead and well I can’t imagine why at 8:00pm I am in bed with toothpicks prying my eyes open saying I can do this, I know I can stay awake until 8:30pm…I can’t be the only one right…Every single one of you had to have been woken up by your energizer bunnies at oh wait for it…5:30am, right?  This is totally normal…well I may use a sliding scale for normal.

We started off the day by going out to say good morning to our little chicks and may have given them a little scare as a tiny hand reached in and picked one up, well maybe pinched one up by the neck and another by their wing all while saying…”did you sleep well little girl, I’m so proud of you for staying in your bed all night.”

After “loving” on our girls, we headed inside to make pancakes and managed to have breakfast ready for daddy by 7:30 right as he walked into the kitchen…now that may or may not be a lie and since there is a chance he could read this, it will be more fun for you all to speculate.  On the menu was Paleo Chocolate Chip Silver Dollar Pancakes (Paleo Kids Cookbook by Jennifer Robbins) , Blueberries, Applegate Chicken and Maple Sausage and at the request of the little energizer bunny 1 cold freshly juiced turmeric shot and of course when you have a shot you must cheers!!!

Next on the list was getting dressed and out the door for church in you may have guessed it…15 minutes!!  So as I am brushing my teeth the little tike comes in and says, “mommy don’t I look beautiful in my princess dress?”  Now I was really thinking OMG you are a wreck right now full of flowers on top and different flowers on bottom and then never mind the shoes that may or may not be a few sizes too small with the laces cinching her feet in like a sausage meat being stuffed in the casing, but with the biggest smile on my face out came..”Oh you look gorgeous sweetheart you did such a wonderful job picking out your clothes for church today!”  Then a few minutes later I over hear my fashionista husband ask her, did mommy like your outfit, did she say it was okay.  Of course I couldn’t say anything at this point, but I think if part of my face hadn’t been frozen by Botox, it just might have been saying what my lips had wanted to.  Oh how I wanted to change that outfit, but I did refrain and so when we arrived at church today, not only did we look like a mismatched orphan, but the little energizer bunny ran into church screaming, I want a lollipop mommy, I want a lollipop.  Well you know when you are two and the youngest in the congregation by a good 10 years, one of the “grandparents in church” is bound to lower that lollipop basket for you to reach in and with your greedy little hands grab not one but THREE yes you read that right.  At any rate, we have a lollipop to enjoy during services to keep us quiet right…oh no!  As there is a pause during one of the prayers miss energizer bunny proceeds to start informing the congregation how she LOVES blue lollipops!  You only thought stuffing something in their mouth would keep it from opening!  Hahahahahahaha FAT CHANCE!  Now you aren’t as mortified, but still plenty embarrassed as the men serving at the table begin passing the offering plate and your Jesus Loving toddler, burst out, “Jesus is coming…I have money for him momma!”

Once we returned home nap time went off without a hitch and it was time to have a day of REST!  Well I put the husband to work on the chicken coop I want remodeled for the girls while I supervised.  I also told him of my plans to paint it to which he replied, “What??? You are going to paint this thing?  I thought I told you I didn’t want it to stand and out and have to look at this ugly thing?”  To this I lovingly replied, “Oh it will be so Chic once its finished you will be begging the Chicks to come down and hang out with them!”

Well we rounded the day out with a little visit from the neighbors grandson…you just can’t pass up on some cute toddler pictures!