Day 12 and 13: New job= a change is a coming

Posted: March 14, 2012 in Recipes, Uncategorized, Whole30
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Well I have successfully completed day one of the new job. I have to say, I am very excited about all of it. The only down side is the 40 minute commute after getting out at 6pm… To say I have been spoiled the last few months would be an understatement. Working seasonal jobs afford you months off at a time. Months filled with cooking and hulu. Now, returning to the work force to take on a “real job” means adjustments must be made. No more 5:30 dinner, no more 4pm crossfit, no more 9pm bed time…eek.

I do believe there is a solution though, the crockpot aka: slow cooker. The answer to my prayers ( kind of like the burning bush, only it’s a crockpot afire). Here’s to hoping mine never literally catches flame. My vision, dinner waiting for me when I walk in the door after hitting the gym post work. Before I get to ahead of myself, let’s review the past two days…

What was for dinner:

Lemon Pepper Salmon, Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potato

Serves 2, ~20 Minutes, Oven 400/Broil











What you need:

2 Wild Caught Salmon Filets (thawed and rised)

1 Tbls Lemon Pepper (more or less depending on your taste)

1/2 Head Broccoli (cut into large florets)

2 Tbls Ghee (melted)

Salt and Pepper

1-2 Sweet Potatoes (depending on size)

How it was done:

Start by getting your oven heated to 400F, prep your broccoli and melt your ghee. In a shallow roasting pan, toss the broccoli with the ghee and lightly season with salt and pepper. Pop that in the hot box for 15-20 minutes, or until just tender and nicely caramelized on the tips. While that is going, fold up a large piece of foil so it is double thick and make a little edge that stands up all the way around. (this is going to make clean up a cinch!) Lay out your thawed and rinsed salmon, pat it dry and sprinkle on the lemon pepper.

Set that to the side and prep your potatoes. Wash them up good, poke a few holes with a knife or fork, wrap in a paper towel and wrap that in a little plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes and leave them in until ready to plate. At the same time, turn your oven to broil and pop the salmon on the top rack. Broil for 6-8 minutes, but make sure to watch it closely. Once the white fat in the salmon starts to show, it is done. Don’t over cook it! Let the salmon rest a minute, plate your potato and broccoli. Enjoy!


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