Lettuce… so much more than just salad

I find I tend to be a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to the way I eat. To be perfectly honest I think it’s a trait I’ve inherited from my father.

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My dad tends to get onto these kicks of certain foods or meals and then consume them daily until we (as in myself my mom and my sister) start to mock him. Mind you being surrounded by just woman he really can’t seem to catch a break.

At first it was campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, and I don’t just mean a bowl of soup, oh no no no Jack has to kick things up a notch. He would do mushroom chicken, curried mushroom with rice and god knows what else. He was probably eating mushroom covered cheerios. All I know is that the smell of mushroom soup was in the air constantly.

cow crumbs, gluten free, dairy free, lettuce wraps, salmon, paleo, lunch wraps cow crumbs, gluten free, dairy free, lettuce wraps, salmon, paleo, lunch wraps  ewwwwww grossy

Then there was the pasta phase, which included noodles, tomato sauce and enough pepper to give his lunch the illusion that it was covered in a blanket of black.

The best part was the way he used to cook it; casserole dish, plastic wrap and then it would be in the microwave so long that the saran wrap would actual be clinging to the noodles for dear life. Mmmmmmm, spaghetti a la cling wrap.

cow crumbs, gluten free, dairy free, lettuce wraps, salmon, paleo, lunch wraps Kids please don’t try this at home

As of late he seems to be kick free, mind you in his defense I have stripped his diet of all things poison aka gluten, we are now a GF household, my sisters idea actually. You should have seen the look on my dad’s face… sheer joy.

It was like that moment when your kids find out there is no Santa Claus.

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sorry kids

Maybe for father’s day I’ll wrap up a piece of bread and give it to him, as long as he eats it out in the backyard…

So for all of you naysayers out there that think bread is a must I am here to say that it is time to open up your hearts to lettuce, cause green need love too.

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Wild Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Wild Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients
3 pieces of green leaf lettuce (the bigger they are the easier it is to wrap)
4 slices of cucumber
1 radish sliced
4 slices of red onion
1 carrot peeled and grated
1 piece of wild salmon
½ avocado

This may look like a lot of work but I promise you it’s not.
Simply wash and dry your lettuce then set aside. I use one piece of lettuce as the base for each wrap and then I split the third in half to use as extra security so my foundation doesn’t bust open while enjoying my lunch.

Slice up your veg, cut open your avocado (I only use half but by all means feel free to polish off the entire thing, after all it’s a good fat)

Then we are going to cook our salmon. Heat up a pan to medium high heat with a touch of avocado oil, once the pan is hot drop in your salmon skin side down and lower the heat. You’ll want to cook it on each side for about 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness.

Once the fish flakes easily you know it’s done. I like to let my salmon cool before I build my master piece as I don’t enjoy hot lettuce.

Et voila…

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Wild Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Told ya it was easy.

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