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....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chili Maple Grilled Salmon

We've instituted one day a week where we have seafood on the menu.  Salmon is one of those things that is always a hit with my girls, so I've been experimenting with various preparations.  This one is a keeper!

Chili Maple Grilled Salmon

4 salmon fillets
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cloves crushed garlic
dash of red pepper flakes

Prepare marinade and put in a gallon ziploc bag, along with the salmon and let marinate (I did mine overnight).  Grill skin side down over medium heat (350-400) for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.