So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....
Saturday, May 28, 2011
A Very Rosy Dinner
We went to the farmer's market this morning and got some lovely beets and then the store had some pretty decent sockeye salmon. Here's what I came up with.
Roasted Beets with Sauteed Beet Greens
1 bunch beets, with greens
1 small onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper
Wash beets and greens well. Cut greens off and reserve. Cut beets into quarters (or smaller if large--you want about 1 inch pieces) and toss with olive oil and S&P. Roast at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, when beets are almost done, heat some olive oil in a pan. Add onions and garlic and saute until just done. Add beet greens (tough stems discarded and cut into 1 inch pieces) and saute until just tender. Add roasted beets and toss. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
I served mine with Roasted Lemon Dill Sockeye Salmon. So good.
1 large Sockeye Salmon fillet (it might have a few bones in it, so be careful, especially if feeding to young children)
Dill weed (I used dried)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Place salmon fillet in a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with S&P, dill weed, and squeeze lemon over it. About 15 minutes into the beets roasting (at 350), add salmon, so that it cooks for a total of 30 minutes.
And yes, I served mine with some fresh corn (not Paleo), but it was worth it!