smoked salmon

Spiralized Broccoli Greek Yogurt Alfredo with Smoked Salmon and Mushrooms

If you haven't noticed, broccoli stem noodles are creeping up on my list of favorite spiralized vegetables. They taste like broccoli florets with an added crunchy texture, so basically they're perfect. Plus they go well with pretty much everything I've tried so far.

For some reason when I go to make them, I keep being drawn to a creamy sauce. So I figured, why not a healthier alfredo made with non fat Greek yogurt. Throw in some mushrooms and smoked salmon (or shrimp works just as well if you aren't a fan), and voila! A delicious dinner or lunch!

Here's what you'll need:

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-4 broccoli stems, spiralized
-3 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 tbsp and 1 tsp ghee, separated (I use Farm to Gold)
-1/4 cup water
-One 6 oz container of nonfat plain Greek yogurt (I use Wallaby)
-3 tbsp shredded parmesan
-1 tsp dried parsley
-Black pepper to taste
-3 oz smoked salmon
-3 baby Bella mushrooms, chopped


1) In a large pan, heat up the tsp of ghee over medium high heat and add in 1 clove of garlic once it's melted. Let cook for about a minute alone.
2) Add in the spiralized broccoli stems, and let them cook for a good 5-7 minutes alone.
3) In the meantime, add the tbsp of ghee to a saucepan over low to medium heat, and let it melt. Add in the two tbsp of garlic and let cook for about a minute.
4) Add the water to the saucepan and remove from heat.
5) Progressively add in the Greek yogurt, mixing regularly.
6) Progressively add in the parmesan, mixing regularly. If it doesn't melt in because the mixture is no longer hot, you can put it over very low heat.
7) Mix in the parsley and black pepper.
8) Over in the broccoli pan, add in the mushrooms and let them cook down (about 3 minutes).
9) Add in the smoked salmon to the broccoli mixture and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
10) Split the broccoli pan mixture between two bowls, and top each with half of the sauce. Mix together the sauce and veggie-salmon mixture within each bowl.
11) Serve and enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! I'd love to hear from you.

Smoked Salmon, Arugula, Red Onion, & Caper Frittata


So this recipe came as a bit of a no brainer. I'm a pretty big bagel fan, and if you haven't already caught on,  some combination of cream cheese, red onion, and capers is my go to. I either generally switch out smoked salmon or tomatoes depending on how I'm feeling and what I have. I also know that smoked salmon and eggs are DELICIOUS together. So why not make a bagel-inspired frittata/omelet. 

I decided to go with smoked salmon, capers, and red onion plus throw in some baby arugula to add in some seasonal greens and give it another flavor profile. The results were just perfect. I topped it all off with some black pepper, and voila! DO NOT ADD SALT. Smoked salmon and capers are both nice and salty, so no need for that extra salt, trust me. I served mine with some avocado toast, and it was the perfect way to get this week in gear.

Here's what you'll need:

-2 eggs
-1 egg white
-1 oz smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
-1-2 tbsp red onion, sliced
-1 tsp capers
-1/4 cup baby arugula
-black pepper to taste


1) Heat up a small frying pan over medium to medium high heat and coat with cooking spray or oil of choice (I use coconut oil spray).
2) Whip together the eggs and egg white in a bowl.
3) Pour the egg mixture into the pan so that it coats the whole pan.
4) Add in the smoked salmon, red onion, arugula, and capers spreading each throughout the entire pan.
5) Cover the pan and let cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.
6) Remove from heat and plate or fold in half and plate to serve as an omelet. 
7) Top with black pepper, and enjoy!

Let me know what ya think! I love this combination of the fluffy eggs and salty salmon and capers. Plus a little bitterness from the arugula and a bit of sweet from the red onion. It's definitely a winner in my book, and I'd love to hear your take in the comments below.