Swordfish Steaks Sauteed in the Skillet


Since I am rusty with firing up the charcoal grill and my effort to light the coals in the chimney was weak, I fell back to pan sauteing today’s lunchtime protein in coconut oil for two minutes each side then broiling for two minutes each side. Done. I’m glad that worked out that way–the steaks were cooked to perfection and I was reminded how quick, easy and delicious getting some healthy protein to the table can be. Almost as easy as opening a can of sardines. If the fish is already defrosted, that is.

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Sauteed swordfish steak with rosemary, garlic and lemon zest rub; roasted butternut squash and garden-fresh lettuce salad


bacon and lime intolerance?



Wait, what?… The blog?… The foods?…

Uh, yeah. It is looking like I might have an intolerance to bacon and lime and baconandlime.

First things first. I named my blog baconandlime because those are two of my favorite flavors in the world, and I was excited about Paleo and AIP support for eating bacon with near abandon. And lime too, I presumed.

One astute blog reader recently asked me if bacon was allowed on the Paleo Approach. Yes! It most certainly is. Why then, a reader might wonder, had I not yet, six weeks into my autoimmune-healing experiment, extolled bacon’s health-enhancing and tastebud-delighting virtues and posted a pic of even one, let alone numerous, baconified meal? Great question!… The answer is that my pastured pork supplier, which is located a 4 hour roundtrip drive from my home, requires pre-order of about 10 days on bacon, and the first time we picked up pastured beef, pork and lamb we did not know that. The second time we made the drive to stock up on pastured meats came up too quickly after the first time to get an order in timely. And since we loaded up so much on non-bacon meats in order to increase the time between return trips, we haven’t been back to the supplier and it will be awhile before we return. So, yeah, that has left me in that sad, sad, dreadful position of having a green light on bacon consumption with a red light on bacon in hand… What is even worse: The bacon consumption light now appears to have turned yellow. Maybe red. Simply dreadful.

Stay tuned… more details to follow in my next post.