Monday, December 16, 2013

Our New Addition to our Family

In the last few months, Gracie, now 2 1/2 has been expressing herself like a dog, barking, whinning, licking, etc.  This is a normal for a two and a half year old to emulate animals!  She just loves dogs..... all animals for that matter!  Every time she see's a dog she wants to pet it and give it a hug, so she is learning that this is not possible every time she comes in contact with a dog.  Maybe this came from watching Disneys 101 Dalmations over and over and over again!

We found this little guy and thought that it might be good for her to have a companion.  She just loves him and is learning how to take care of him.  

Highlands Ace came into Gracie's life, the day after Thanksgiving 2013. 
Seven weeks old on November 29.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Salmon Cakes/Patties with Mango Salsa ~ Paleo Style

I had a friend that shared her recipe book with me, I found several good tasting recipes in this book.  I will share this one with you, that my family really enjoyed.

2 - 6 ounce cans of wild salmon, drained
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 tablespoons green onions (Scallions), minced
1 teaspoon savory spice blend (see the blend below)
2 teaspoons gluten-free mustard (optional)
1 - 2 teaspoons coconut flour (optional)
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
Combine the salmon, eggs, shallots, garlic, green onions, savory spice blend, and mustard (optional0 in a small mixing bowl.  If the consistency is runny, sift the coconut flour over the mixture, and combine well.
In a large pan over medium heat, melt enough coconut oil to create a layer about 1/4 inch thick.  Form the salmon mixture into 4 equally sized patties, and place them in the pan, all at once or 2 at a time.  Allow the patties to brown on one side before flipping, and cook all the way through.
Serve warm or as leftovers.
Savory Spice Blend

1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
½ tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sea salt

For the Mango Salsa Recipe.... I posted this back on November 5, 2011