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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Paleo Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Buffalo Meatloaf

Meatloaf may sound old-fashioned to you, but this Paleo / Perfect Health Diet version packs in a lot of taste with buffalo meat and a mirepoix combination. You can usually find buffalo meat at specialty butcher shops and at Whole Foods on occasion.

Serves 6

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Grilled Vegetables and Rice Salad w/ Fish-Sauce Vinaigrette

Fire up your grill and make room for veggies! In this main, you’ll find that the vibrant flavors of the fresh herbs, dressing and toasted coconut make these vegetables over rice pop. Slightly improvised from a recipe in July’s Bon Appetit. Try it on your next warm weeknight.

Serves 6

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Avocado Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Beefy Greens

Feeling like a salad for a main? Try this hearty combination of kale and ground beef, made to satisfy. Of course you can add any other veggies you’d like. I kept it basic with some standards, kale and avocado, of course.

Serves 4

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Avocado Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Salmon Leftovers Part 2: Salmon Nori Wrap

Part 2 of the Grilled Whole Salmon leftovers series. In this recipe, I’ve created a simple wrap to enjoy the salmon and rice with some fresh veggies. It keeps going!

Serves 2

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Salmon Leftovers Part 1: Coconut Rice Patties w/ Salmon & Hollandaise

Part 1 of the Grilled Whole Salmon leftovers series. In this recipe, I’ve created a simple blender hollandaise sauce to top a rice patty with salmon. Enjoy that fresh fish all week long!

Serves 4

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Paleo Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Grilled Whole Salmon

What do you do when you bump into friends with fresh caught whole fish in their cooler? Invite them over, of course! The meal we created was a real treat and the best part, it was ever so easy to highlight the deliciousness of this fish. We served this main with coconut steamed rice and a fresh green salad. Follow along this week for 3 more simple recipes based on the leftovers from this memorable meal.

Serves 8+

Grilled Whole Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 whole salmon, (~10 pounds), gutted and scaled
  • 4 lemons, sliced into medium rounds
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 lemons, sliced into medium rounds

Preparation

  1. Rinse salmon in cold fresh water and pat dry.
  2. We removed the head and tail so that the fish could fit on the grill. (keep these for later, in a covered container in the fridge)
  3. Make partial slits along the side body of the salmon from back bone to belly, about 1 inch deep. (this will allow for more even cooking)
  4. Rub with salt & pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Place lemon rounds on a hot grill where the fish will lay. (this will prevent salmon skin from sticking directly to the grill)
  6. Place the fish on top of the lemons and close lid.
  7. Keep grill covered, on low heat, for about 25-30 minutes, checking regularly and turning down heat if skin is getting charred.
  8. Check the flesh inside the slits to gauge done-ness and remove when it is still rare near spine. (keep in mind the fish will continue to cook after being removed from the grill)

Coconut Steamed Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Jasmine rice
  • 2 14-oz cans light coconut milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 stands of saffron
  • salt

Preparation

  1. Rinse rice, then combine with coconut milk, water and saffron in a large saucepan.
  2. With lid ajar, simmer for about 25 minutes, fluffing as needed.
  3. Remove from heat and keep covered until served.
Breakfast Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Recipes Vegetarian

Shitake Chard Mini Quiches

These delicious little vegetarian crust-less quiches are a great main for breakfast or a convenient mid-day snack. They can be stored in the fridge for days and/or frozen to keep even longer. What a great vehicle to deliver your eggs and veggies.

Makes 12

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Recipes

Mediterranean Roast Chicken Salad

Next time you roast a chicken for dinner, why not make a second and turn it into a scrumptious salad for your lunches or a picnic dish? You can follow this recipe from a previous post for roast chicken and assemble the salad afterwards.

Serves 6

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Paleo Perfect Health Diet Recipes

Ginger Garlic Salmon

In the mood for a salmon dinner this weekend? Try this easy and delicious preparation and pair it with a fresh salad and rice.

Serves 2

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Breakfast Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Main Paleo Perfect Health Diet Recipes Uncategorized

Zucchini Latkes w/ Fried Eggs & Smoked Salmon

This recipe is adapted from my favorite dish served at my favorite SF brunch spot, Tangerine. They actually top the eggs and zucchini latkes with a Hollandaise but I’ve found the subtler flavor of the sour cream works even better with the spiced up zucchini latkes. You may substitute the thyme for any other fresh tender herb you like, such as chives or tarragon. You may also choose to prepare your eggs in a different way, however I think you’ll agree that the zucchini latkes make for a tasty foundation for any topping.

Serves 4

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