It is SUCH a lovely day, here in the UK. It`s been a cold and wet winter so the sunshine today and the heat on our skin has felt divine.
The nights are still cold enough to need the log burner on though, so I am still tending to favour the hearty, warming foods for our evening meals that have got us through the winter.
So here is what is on our evening meal list this week -
30 Minute creamy, Garlic chicken skillet (dairy free and gluten free)
This is creamy because it uses coconut milk. No dairy involved. I am going to omit the arrowroot powder.
I`ll be doing this with some broccoli and greens on the side and some home made potato wedges
4 Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon
This makes my mouth water just looking at it!
If you are dairy free, you will want to remove the feta, unless you aren`t sensetive to feta. Some people find that they can tolerate feta and sheep milk products ok. Unfortunately, I am not one of those and avoid all dairy. I might add in some pine nuts to the stuffing, if I can open the bag without my little girl noticing or they will be gone in a jiffy!
I`m going to add some basil also and serve this with kale, broccoli and green beans. I might do some baby potatoes with it also.
When buying salmon, remember to pay a little extra if you can and get the wild salmon. Farmed salmon is heavily burdened with chemicals. I have decided to buy a salmon side rather than individual portions.
Creamy, chicken and potato casserole (dairy and gluten free)
Yum! I`ll be doing this with a great big bowl of salad. Little one and I won`t be having bacon, but my partner will gladly tuck into some as a treat. Bacon is a contentious food really... it contains nitrates which are linked to cancer and other illnesses. My partner is as fit as a flea and has absolutely no health conditions, so the odd rash here or there is acceptable for him. If you are on an anti-inflammatory diet then you should avoid bacon.
Crispy, Ginger Mackerel
Quite a few Paleo recipes use ghee. That`s ok if you aren`t totally dairy free. If you are dairy free like us, just substitute it for a little olive oil.
I`ll be doing double the fish portions per person and maybe even triple for my partner who doesn`t get filled up very well on fish. There`s lots of omega 3 in mackerel so we`ll be getting a good dose of essential fatty acids from this dish.
I`ll be doing potatoes with this, possibly slightly roasted.
Vegan Shakshuka with Tofu and White Beans
I`ll be adding some eggs on top and baking them in the Shakshuka at the end of the cooking time. I`ve also doubled up the mount of canellini beans.
That`s it from me for another week... what ever you are up to, enjoy!
Love and health,
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