Don’t you hate long title names? I sure do. Like this one. Why the hell does the explanation of the entire salad have to be in the title? Because it does. That’s how it is. I do what I want.

I made chocolate coconut butter yesterday. I want to make love to it. I’m trying to close off my chocolate covered nut addiction. No more nuts for Juli and Laura. We made a pact. We are looking for alternatives. Including men.

Life was good the other day. I grew some balls and started to try to string together my muscle ups. I HATE muscle ups. Truly hate them. They hurt, they are uncomfortable, and they make me cry. And I’m too good at crying that doing muscle ups regularly would make me a weirdo. A crying weirdo. So the other day, when I was feeling good, I decided to try to connect my muscle ups. And I did it!! Well, only 2, but that’s better than one! I was so excited.

Then the next day came, and I could feel every muscle throughout my chest. My boobs literally felt like grapefruits taped to my chest. Have you ever tried to run with grapefruits taped to your chest? Let me tell you now, it sucks. Don’t try it.

Anywho, guess what I’ve been doing!? Blogging for The New Primal! I’ve been chatting it up about my outdoor adventures. I’ll soon be talking about my adventure with a mountain, plus a bicycle, and how frightening that can be for an awkward person like me. There are a few things I shouldn’t be allowed to do.

  • First, eat gluten.
  • Second, wear spandex shorts.
  • And third, try new outdoor sports in front of other people. It’s just nerve racking…mostly for them.

Could you imagine if I ate gluten and went mountain biking while wearing spandex shorts? Ew. That would just be downright awful for onlookers.

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Citrus Salmon Berry Salad with Sweet Curried Pecans
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Serves: 1-2

  • 1 large piece of salmon
  • large handful of spinach
  • large handful of arugula
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ⅓ cup blueberries
  • ⅓ cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the dressing
  • 1 large orange, juice
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper
For the sweet curried pecans
  • ½ cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • couple dashes of curry powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • sliced avocado to top

  1. Turn your grill on! Yay grill!
  2. Place your spinach, arugula, blackberries, blueberries, and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, add your dressing ingredients and whisk together.
  4. Now, plop your salmon onto a piece of foil, top with olive oil then with garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper.
  5. Take the pieces of foil running lengthwise and pull them to the center of the salmon and pinch the foil together and fold on to close. Then roll up the open sides. Pretty much do anything so the foil packet is closed.
  6. Place salmon on the grill and let cook for about 8-12 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preference.
  7. While the salmon is cooking, make your candied pecans.
  8. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to a small skillet and place over medium heat.
  9. Add your pecans and use a spatula to move the pecans around (the will burn quite quickly).
  10. Once the pecans begin to brown just a bit (3-5 minutes) add your honey, then your curry powder, cinnamon and salt and mix to combine.
  11. Once the ingredients are well incorporated, remove from heat and place on plate to let cool.
  12. When your salmon is done cooking, place on top of your salad and top with candied pecans, then drizzle with dressing. Avocado on top never hurt anyone.