Happy Friday! On this Friday I am bringing you a super simple Vietnamese Inspired Vermicelli dish. This dish full of flavor and is a great take on the traditional Vermicelli that you find at a Vietnamese restaurant.
Ingredients for the Vietnamese inspired Vermicelli
combine the above ingredients use as a dressing for the salad.
For the bowl:
cooked protein we used shrimp and pork
organic green leaf lettuce
sliced red onion
cooked vermicelli rice noodles
cilantro and green onion for garnish
After the noodles are cooked place them on a bed of lettuce, add your vegetables, protein and top with sauce.
This is a prefect recipe for using up extra protein and vegetables. It is very versatile and you can add or take away as needed. I hope this recipe inspires you to venture out and try new types of cuisine.
What are you all up to this weekend? We plan to have a relaxing weekend and I hope to get caught up on some housework. Let me know what y’all have planned. Next week I plan to finish up my last part of the breastfeeding series so keep watch for that. Have a wonderful weekend!
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The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: for Foodie Friday
I hope everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend. Today I have a recipe for you that features the best gluten free salmon cakes. Growing up my mom frequently made salmon cakes and they were always a big hit. I didn’t realize just how simple and healthy those lovely golden brown patties could be. Now that I am gluten free I find these as a super easy go to meal when I need to get a little more fatty fish into my families diet. Stay tuned for the recipe, but first I’m going to tell you a little bit about why you need to make these cakes.
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: High in Omega 3s
Salmon is considered a fatty fish and it is high in Omega 3s. As I have mentioned in a previous post Omega 3s are essential to our diet. Essential fatty acids are those that can not be made within the body but instead are obtained through our diet. Eating fatty fish a few times a week is a great way to ensure that you are getting adequate levels of omega 3s. The only problem with this is cooking fish the same old way can get super boring. In comes the Salmon Cake to the recipe rut rescue.
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: Family Friendly Recipe
This recipe is not only healthy and easy but is family friendly. It can be difficult to get kids to eat fish at times especially fish with a stronger flavor like Salmon. This recipe is definitely kid friendly and once you add my Remolaude sauce it will be a big hit.
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: Ingredients
For this recipe you will need the following:
For the cakes: Serves four to six
four 6 oz cans salmon skinless boneless. Wild caught is the best
1/2 cup red onion diced
salt pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
a splash of lemon juice
1/2 c almond flour
1 tbsp parsley dried
1 tbsp old bay seasoning or seafood seasoning of choice
1/3 cup gluten free panko bread crumbs plus more for dredging
2 tbsp coconut oil for frying the cakes
Remolaude Sauce ingredients:You may want to double your recipe its just that good
2 cloves garlic finely diced
2 tablespoons red onion finely diced
1 tbsp relish I used dill
dash hot sauce. I prefer franks
1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 lemon juiced
dash of pepper and old bay seasoning
The Best Gluten Free Salmon Cakes: Directions
This sauce can be made ahead and actually tastes better if done so. However if you are in a hurry it is still delicious if made right before serving.
Finely dice 2 cloves garlic and two tablespoons onion place in a medium bowl. Add relish, mayo, Dijon mustard, dash of hot sauce, half of lemon that is juiced, and spices. Stir all to combine.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Directions for the Cakes:
Start by draining your salmon place into a medium to large bowl. To the bowl add one egg, 1/2 cup diced red onion, splash of lemon juice, spices, and salt and pepper to taste.
Next add in 1/2 cup of almond flour and 1/3 cup gluten free panko bread crumbs. Combine the ingredients and refrigerate for about 10 minutes. After refrigeration If you find your mixture to be do dry add an extra egg or if to moist add addition bread crumbs. Use your hands to form into patties however large or small you prefer.
Fill the bottom of a plate with some additional bread crumbs and dredge your patties in the bread crumbs and press to coat flip and press on additional side.
Put two tablespoons of coconut oil in a frying pan and heat to medium high heat. If you do not like the taste of coconut use refined coconut oil instead of unrefined. You can also use a different oil of choice.
Once your oil is warm add your patties in a single layer pan fry until golden brown. Flip and fry on additional side.
Once cooked through and golden brown place on paper towel lined plate to absorb extra grease.
Serve along side coleslaw or sweet potato fries and enjoy!
I hope you all had a great week and enjoy your weekend. We plan to do some swimming this weekend and I hope to get my closet organized. We recently bought a Eufy which is a robotic vacum cleaner for the upstairs Ill place a link below if you are interested.
As you can see I am feeling the need to purge and clean. Coming up next on the blog I have a few posts planned. One is all about vitamin d and my breastfeeding series is still in the works. Hope you all have a great weekend let me know in the comments how you plan to spend it.
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Today for Foodie Friday I am bringing you a super simple meal. Sometimes you need to get dinner on the table in ten minutes or less. This is typically when we reach for take out or fast food. This can be expensive and can unravel all your good intentions of having a healthy wholesome meal on the dinner table. If you are wanting a ten minute dinner that is still healthy and doesn’t break the bank, I have got you covered.
Ten Minute Dinner: Utilize Convenience foods.
Although you can prepare this meal in a super fast fashion, you can make it even faster if you utilize some prepackaged ingredients they include.
Rotisserie chicken or precooked chicken breast Costco has a great option
Hard boiled eggs private selection brand from Kroger is great
Bagged lettuce choose organic whenever possible. You can also use spinach or spring mix
Chopped onions I choose red.
shredded cheese I choose organic whenever possible
Bacon bits choose the option with the fewest ingredients
sunflower seeds stick with options cooked in their own oil and not soybean or corn if possible
Ranch dressing choose an option with canola oil over soybean if available.
If you utilize these resources all you have to do is combine, add some dressing and dinner is complete. It is easy as that. Don’t let your busy night keep you from getting a delicious meal on the table in record time. Dinner doesn’t always have to be difficult or fancy. The most important part is taking the time to sit around the table and share a meal.
Foodie Friday: Recipe Adapted from the Real Food RDs.
Happy Foodie Friday! Today I am doing things a little different and featuring a recipe developed by the Real food Dietitians Jess and Stacie. I love the ladies behind this site! As a fellow RD it is so nice to see individuals that have similar thoughts on food and nutrition. As stated on their website they have gluten free and allergen friendly meals. BBQ Ranch Pork Chop Salad with Brussels Sprouts & Kale is the recipe I will be making today on this Foodie Friday.
BBQ Ranch Pork Chop Salad with Brussels Sprouts & Kale
Today I am taking a recipe from the Real food Dietitians website and putting a little different spin on it. Their recipe features a crunchy and super delicious salad made with green kale, and Brussels sprouts for extra nutrition and super crunchiness. If you are a fan of the combination of BBQ and Ranch you have got to make this recipe. The Brussels sprouts are shredded and are extremely mild in this dish. Before heading on over to their site for the directions I am going to walk you through the ingredients, substitutions, and changes I made.
For this recipe a really useful tool is a food processor with a shredded attachment and the regular blade also. This will definitely save you some time on cutting and chopping. I used the shredder for the Brussels sprouts and carrots. I used the regular blade for the red onion. I used a whisk for combining the BBQ sauce and ranch and a large bowl for combining the salad. I used a skillet to pan fry the pork chops.
Substitutions and Adaptations
For this recipe I did not have any golden raisins on hand so I didn’t include them in the recipe. I also used a different brand of BBQ sauce and Ranch. However Tesseme’s is a fabulous brand and you should definitely give their sauces and dressings a shot.
You will need :
shredded Brussels sprouts
toasted slivered almonds
Ranch and BBQ of choice.
Bacon or bacon bits
I added some cooked pork chops to add a little extra protein.
Cobb Salad will be the first featured recipe on my new segment on the blog called “Foodie Friday”. Each week I will share a recipe with you all. I hope you find inspiration with these recipes and I look forward to hearing what you all think. Now on the the Cobb Salad.
Cobb Salad With a Twist
This week on my first Foodie Friday I will be featuring a super simple recipe that is a twist on the traditional Cobb Salad. Salads are amazing but can also get so boring. They are an easy way to add in some greens and extra vegetables into your day. However when you go on a salad/health kick they get old fast. This recipe is anything but boring and I hope you enjoy it as much and me and my family does.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
This glorious Cobb Salad features a different source of protein and includes one of my favorite fatty fishes salmon. Omega 3s are essential nutrients that many of us are lacking. The key word here is essential as they can only be obtained through diet and not made within the body. I am a big fan of obtaining our nutrients within our food whenever possible. This is mainly due to the synergistic effect that occurs when vitamins and minerals are combined and not isolated. In other words vitamins and minerals often need each other in order to be digested and used more easily.
Getting In More Fish Is a Struggle
Getting in enough fish can be boring. This salad helps with that and provides a new and interesting way to add in your omega 3s. It may even help you overcome that salad rut you might be in.
On to the Recipe: Cobb Salad With a Twist
This recipe is super simple and can be tailored very easy to meet your individual needs. Please be sure to add or take away any ingredients as you see fit, but most of all enjoy!
One to two bunches of chopped romaine. (I use organic whenever possible)
Two hard boiled eggs peeled and sliced or chopped.
One pound Baked Salmon. You can even bake from frozen and add seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, or spice it up with some lemon pepper seasoning. (whatever you choose)
One sliced avocado.
Bacon bits, a few tablespoons.
One cup of shredded cheese of your choice. ( We chose Monterrey and cheddar)
Dressing of choice to taste. ( We chose ranch)
Enjoy Your Cobb Salad
I hope you enjoy this recipe and my new series. Please be sure to leave any comments and your thoughts if you try it! That’s what I am up to on this Friday what are you up to?