Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Creamy Avocado Lime Salmon

I made this recipe today for my husband and my son.  My son told me this was the best thing I have ever made. My husband was also impressed with this meal. The recipe came to me from a recipe board newsletter. The recipe board is called Delish. I'm telling you that their recipes really are delish!

Creamy Avocado Lime Salmon


Total Time: 0:30

Prep: 0:10

Level: Easy

Serves: 4


For the Salmon

·        4 salmon fillets, skins removed (about 2 lbs. total)
·        2 tbsp. sesame oil
·        1 tbsp. honey
·        2 cloves garlic, minced
·        1/2 tsp. chili powder
·        1/4 tsp. kosher salt
·        1/4 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
·        1/4 c. sesame seeds

For The Sauce

·        1 avocado, diced
·        Juice of 1 lime
·        2 tbsp. fresh cilantro
·        1 tbsp. Greek yogurt
·        1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
·        kosher salt


1.     Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

2.     Rinse salmon and pat dry, then place on baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, honey, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Rub salmon with mixture, then spread 1 tablespoon sesame seeds over each fillet.

3.     Bake salmon 15 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness (about 10 minutes per 1" thickness, measured from the thickest part of the fillet). For crispier edges, broil the last 3 minutes.

4.     Meanwhile, make the sauce: Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and add salt as desired.

5.     Remove cooked salmon from oven and serve with avocado sauce.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Coconut Flour Cake

This is a recipe that I found on the Nourished Kitchen website.  I made a few changes to the recipe to accommodate the tastes of my family and, in some cases, because I did not have a particular ingredient. My changes are in red. The results were excellent. I served this cake to my extended family at a get-together for my son's last day before he returned to college after spring break. It was a resounding success! 

I would suggest reducing the baking time by about 5 minutes because the bottom got a little over-cooked and really stuck to the baking pans. I had to resort to freezing the cakes and, basically, scraping them out of the pans.

Coconut Flour Cake

Prep time:  20 mins
Cook time:  45 mins
Total time:  1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 1 cake, about 8 servings

Dense, moist, and rich with coconut flavor, coconut flour cake is a remarkable treat. While both its texture and flavor is reminiscent of classic yellow cake, it's considerably more nourishing thanks to the nutrient profile of both coconut flour and fresh pastured eggs. We serve coconut flour cake for birthdays and special occasions.


For the Cake:

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • up to ¾ cup honey (I used 1/2 cup honey)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (I used 3 tsp vanilla extract)
  • ½ tsp coconut extract (I did not use this)
  • ½ tsp orange extract (I did not use this)
  • 2 cups coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking soda (added by me)
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Palm Sugar
  • ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
  • coconut oil, for greasing the pan

For the Frosting:

  • 2 cups coconut spread (I used 2 cups butter)
  • ½ cup virgin coconut oil
  • up to ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (used 2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp coconut extract (I did not use this)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Beat a dozen eggs, two cups coconut milk and up to three-quarters of a cup of honey together with vanilla, coconut and orange extracts until smooth, creamy and uniform in both color and texture.
  3. Dump two cups coconut flour, a half-teaspoon baking soda and a quarter teaspoon unrefined sea salt into the mixture of eggs, honey and extracts, and continue to beat until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Grease and flour two eight-inch cake tins. (Make sure you grease pans very well.)
  5. Pour, or spoon, the cake batter into the greased and floured tins, shaking them to even out the batter and smoothing it with the back of a spoon or with a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35-40 minutes, or until the cake separates from the sides of the tin and a toothpick inserted into the cake's center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the tin and frosting with the coconut frosting below.
  8. Beat all ingredients for the frosting together until thoroughly combined.
  9. Refrigerate the frosting for five to ten minutes so that it stiffens a bit.
  10. Remove from the refrigerator, beat for about one minute.
  11. Frost your cake.

Recipe by Nourished Kitchen at