Blackened Wild Salmon Smothered with Tomato Bacon Salsa

IMAG3376For this dish, we started with the delicious recipe from the folks at Health-Bent – and added a few of our own modifications.   Be sure to select wild sockeye salmon to ensure the smallest concentration of mercury as possible.    Also, if possible, use unprocessed, unsalted bacon, preferably from hogs fed an organic diet (You are what you eat, ate…).  This can be hard to find.  We treat our bacon with a bit of essential oil (we used lemongrass) and lemon to lessen the harmful effects of fat degradation while cooking.  As always, use organic ingredients whenever possible!


4 filets of salmon (about 24 ounces)
3 T FOC (fat of choice)

Blackened Seasoning

3 t paprika
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried oregano
½ t salt
¼ t cayenne
¼ t black pepper

Tomato Salsa

1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 strips bacon, diced
1 14.5 can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
½ c chicken stock
½ lemon, juiced
Sea salt & Pepper

See the complete recipe at Health-Bent.


Paleo Candied Pecans!

by Emily on December 20, 2010

Here’s a great looking “sometimes paleo” recipe to splurge with during the holidays!  From the kitchen of Paleo Mama!

Paleo Candied Pecans!


1 lb or roughly 4 cups of pecan halves

1 egg white

1 tbs water

2/3 cup honey

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 250.

2.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

3.  In a large bowl, put in egg white and water.  Using a fork or whisk, beat together until it is frothy.

4.  Dump in pecans and stir until they are completely coated.

5.  In a measuring cup, combine honey, salt, and cinnamon and carefully stir to combine.

6.  Pour honey mixture over nuts and stir to combine completely.

7.  Dump contents of bowl onto cookie sheet and using a rubber spatula, press into a single layer.

8.  Bake for about an hour to an hour and a half, stirring every 15 minutes.

9.  Pull nuts out of oven, and put them onto a glass baking dish to cool (if they cool on the parchment, they will stick).

10.  Once cool, break up and store in zip top bags at room temperature.

Thanks Paleo Mama for a great paleo recipe!


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