Chef Ned Bell’s Green Eggs and Salmon

Chef Ned Bell’s Green Eggs and Salmon

Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, penned “Green Eggs and Ham” on a bet that he couldn’t write a book using 50 or fewer words. You won’t have to make this easy recipe 50 times for it to become one of your go-to dishes — just once should do the trick! Courtesy of Don’t Change Much Champion Chef Ned Bell, this tasty and healthy meal swaps ham for wild salmon fillets, which we’re sure Dr. Seuss would have loved despite the fact that “salmon” doesn’t rhyme with much. (Famine? Gammon?) Whether you’re “in a box or with a fox,” as the book says, this delicious high-protein meal shows how easy healthy recipes can be!

Chef Ned Bell

Chef Ned Bell’s Green Eggs and Salmon

Serves: 2

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 whole ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups green garbanzo beans (a.k.a chickpeas; put aside 3 tablespoons for later)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 cup olive oil (extra virgin is best)
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • Juice and zest (grated skin) of 1 lime
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions:

  • Blend all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside until you’re ready to build your breakfast skillet for baking.

Pastrami-Cured Salmon Instructions:

  • Watch this video demonstration for how to cure wild salmon fillets.
  • Once rinsed, coat salmon fillets with a little olive oil, and season with a pastrami spice blend before grilling. We suggest picking up a premade pastrami seasoning blend, but you can also make your own.
  • From there, just keep an eye on the salmon and cook it to your preference. While the salmon is cooking, prepare the breakfast skillet for baking.

Breakfast Skillet Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoon ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs per person
  • Pea shoots (desired portion)
  • 1 wild salmon fillet per person

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F while you prepare the ingredients.
  • In a cast iron skillet or oven-safe casserole dish, toss a few tablespoons of the green chickpeas to cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Add two generous spoonfuls of the green chickpea dressing to the centre of the skillet.
  • Crack 2 eggs on either side of the green chickpea dressing.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the eggs are set, but not hard.
  • Remove from the oven and dish out onto serving plates. Add your salmon fillets once cooked, and top with the ricotta, sliced avocado and pea shoots.
  • Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and check out our photos to see how the dish is presented.

Do you know any can’t-miss salmon recipes? Go ahead and share the joy with your buddies in the comments below!

This article was originally published on April 21, 2016.

BAM! Worthy Breakfast

BAM! Worthy Breakfast

Breakfast been lacking lately? Getting mid-morning snack cravings? Kick up your breakfast with this BAM! Burrito and heat up the kitchen Emeril – Style.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato
  • Handful of chopped onion
  • 1 pepper (any type, even add a jalapeno)
  • Garlic
  • Eggs, 2
  • Whole wheat tortilla
  • Cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Chop the veggies and garlic to small pieces and toss in a bowl. BAM! a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Heat up a frying pan with some olive oil.
  3. Crack eggs into a small bowl and just beat it. Pour the eggs into the frying pan and cook.
  4. Lay the tortilla on a plate and place the eggs on ¾ of the tortilla. Add a handful of cheese and top with your veg.
  5. Fold up the bottom, then the sides to roll into a burrito and chow down.


Play around with different flavours or add last night’s leftovers and have yourself a BAM! worthy breakfast.
 

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The Best Post-Workout Smoothie Ever

The Best Post-Workout Smoothie Ever

As a former all-star middle linebacker in the CFL, Shea Emry is a man at the top of his game. Like any champion though, he didn’t get there overnight. So who better to trust for advice on the best post-workout shake ever? Check out Shea’s ridiculously tasty recipe below!

From Shea:

“My favourite thing to eat / drink after any exercise is an “Almost Chocolate Smoothie.” I try to pound one of these back before I consume anything else after hitting the gym.

The smoothie is all about getting a protein-packed shake full of flavour with the ability to hydrate your system. This allows your body to get the essential nutrients it needs after a workout, and not feel bogged down with gallons of water.”

The Almost Chocolate Smoothie:

  • 2 dates 1-2 Tbsp half-sweet dark chocolate chips
  • 5-10 walnuts, about a small handful (or your nut of choice)
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 2 Cups coconut water / almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 3 Tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds (contain a whopping 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas).

For an added boost:

  • 1 Tsp raw maca powder: If you’re adventurous, give maca a try! Maca is a root plant from South America that athletes commonly use to help reduce muscle soreness, boost energy, and even improve stamina. Plus, some say maca adds a hint of butterscotch flavour! Not bad, eh? You can find it in the natural food and supplements section at your local supermarket.

There you have it: So the next time you feel the post-workout munchies coming on, down this ridiculously tasty smoothie.

About Shea Emry:

Shea is a former all-star middle linebacker for the CFL, a two-time Grey Cup Champion, founder of Wellmen, The Men’s Adventure Club and a Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Champion. Shea is on a mission to unmask masculinity and uses his platform in professional sports to share his struggle with depression, while inspiring self-care and conversation concerning wellness and mental health. As a Champion for CMHF, Shea provides on-going support to inspire and motivate Canadian men to lead healthier lives!

In partnership with the Canadian Football League Alumni Association

Canadian Football League Alumni Association
Easy 2 Ingredient Healthy Pancake Recipe

Easy 2 Ingredient Healthy Pancake Recipe

Bring back your boyhood favourite with an easy, guilt-free pancake recipe. All you need is a banana and 2 eggs for the world’s easiest, tastiest breakfast.

If you like to top your pancakes with butter and syrup, ditch the sugar-filled corn syrup for the maple stuff and you’ll be glad you did. Better yet, step up your game with other healthy options like applesauce, peanut butter and fruit!

Servings: 8-10 pancakes

What you need

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Prep and cooking time: 12 minutes.

Cooking instructions

  • Step 1

    Heat a frying pan on medium heat. While pan heats up, peel and smash bananas in a bowl with a fork, until smooth. Mix eggs in with banana. Add cinnamon for added flavour (1 tsp).

  • Step 2

    Lightly butter your pan. Pour 3 tbsp of batter at a time and cook until bottom appears set (30-60 secs).

  • Step 3

    Flip with spatula and cook for another minute. Repeat until batter is used up. Serve warm!

Three 5-minute Rocky approved breakfast ideas

Three 5-minute Rocky approved breakfast ideas

In an arm wrestling match between sleep and breakfast, sleep is Sylvester Stallone and breakfast is Bill Gates. 

However, it doesn’t require Bill’s IQ to efficiently set yourself up with brag-worthy breakfasts for the entire week. All you need is half an hour on a Sunday night, some oatmeal and Tupperware containers (or jars). Rocky theme music is optional, however highly recommended.

What you’ll need:

 

  • Jar or Tupperware
  • Steel-cut oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Toppings  (see below)

 

 The Oats

We recommend making a cup of dried oats but adjust for your appetite. Make one batch of the base (the oats) and add your toppings after.

  1. Throw the oats in with the nuts, water or coconut milk and cinnamon.  
  1. Cook until you are happy with the consistency.
  1. Pour into Tupperware.
  1. Add Toppings.

 

The Toppings

Try these to get you started or mix whatever you have in the house or make your own new addiction. 

 

Berry BlastBanana-ramaTropical Excursion
Fresh or Frozen Berries
Cashews 
Fresh Banana slices
Pecans
Fresh Mango or pineapple
Almond slices or shavings

 

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