Pan Cooked Salmon with Cilantro Lime Rice

This simple pan cooked salmon with cilantro lime rice is a simple healthy dinner that goes together in no time!

Pan Cooked Salmon with Cilantro Lime Rice

Salmon is one of those foods that you either love or hate. I am on the love side of that debate. I love it. In fact, it is really the only fish I love to eat.

I will occasionally eat other fish in meals like fish tacos, but salmon is definitely my fish of choice. I love it smoked, in salmon burgers, grilled, or just cooked with a little lemon juice and butter like I am sharing today. I will eat it just about anyway it is served.

I was recently watching a cooking show, I don’t remember which one but it might have been Pioneer Woman, they were serving salmon over a cilantro lime rice.

I love salmon and I love cilantro lime rice, but I have never thought to combine the two into one meal. I loved the idea though and knew I had to try it.

I already have a cilantro lime rice recipe that I love, so that part was easy.

The recipe on the show had more of a teriyaki asian type flavor. I am sure it was good, but that combination over cilantro lime rice just didn’t sound good to me. I thought a more simple salmon would work better and bring out the flavor of both the salmon and the rice.

Pan Cooked Salmon with Cilantro Lime Rice

So I kept the salmon simple with just butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I served it over the rice and it was delicious!

It was also a meal that took less than thirty minutes to make, used only a few ingredients, and was fairly healthy.

I used frozen boneless skinless salmon fillets that I got at Costco, but other salmon will will as well. I like the fillets because they are easy to cook and are boneless.

pan cooked salmon with cilantro lime rice

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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are an easy no bake dessert!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No bake Peanut Butter Treats are a recipe I used to make all the time. I have missed making them and knew that they were one of the desserts that I wanted to make when we were at my parents last month.

This time though I changed them up a little and used chocolate graham crackers. Actually I used gluten free chocolate graham crackers.

They were delicious! I love the extra chocolate that the chocolate graham crackers gave them.

These were so good!

They are the perfect quick and easy dessert. And now I remember why I miss them so much! So please enjoy some for me!
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

 

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Menu Plan (Crock Pot Mexican Chicken, Sheet Pan S’mores, Chex Granola, and More)

Weekly Menu Plan

It is summer, which means I am keeping the menu plan quick, easy, and recipes that don’t require the oven. Here is the plan.

Breakfast

smoothie mix

Homemade Smoothie Mix and Muffins

Homemade Chex Granola

Homemade Chex Granola

Dinner

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing 3

Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing– I will use leftover chicken in this.

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

Club Sandwich-

Club Sandwich

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops

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Eggs and Soy Sauce over Rice

Dessert Of The Week

Sheet Pan S'mores

Sheet Pan S’mores

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Menu Plan (Gluten Free Pancakes, Gluten Free Waffles, Fish Tacos, and More)

Gluten Free Meal Plan

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Gluten Free Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes

Gluten Free Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Waffles

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Waffles

Dinner

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos with Corn Tortillas

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches on Gluten Free Bread

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

Homemade Croutons on a BLT Salad

BLT Salad with GF Croutons or no croutons

grilled-nachos-

Grilled Nachos– Be sure your meat and chips are gluten free

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Homemade Double Chocolate Pudding from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Everyday Adventures 77 (Dinner, Summer, Left Handed Things, and More)

I hope you all had a good week. Summer is going by way too quickly for me. I had quite a few projects that I wanted to tackle this summer and they are all taking way longer to get done than I wanted. But I guess that is how it goes sometimes.

I will totally admit that two of the projects, cleaning out our office closet and working on organizing the “junk” in our attic, have not been high on my list of things I want to do. Oh they need done, but the motivation to do them has been lacking….

Now for this week’s Everyday Adventures.

Bob's Red Mill Order

If you love Bob’s Red Mill products and are not signed up for their emails you need to sign up. Several times a year they offer FREE SHIPPING. Now, I don’t know how often they do this or how often they will continue to do it, but several times in the last year they have had free shipping codes.

Free shipping on products that I love that are really heavy. Yes please!

I think I have ordered something every time they offered it. They had a code recently and I ordered a few gluten free things that I needed. The box came this week and I was so excited. I can find Bob’s Red Mill products in stores here in Oklahoma, but the selection is not always great and the price is expensive. So I love being able to get products straight from Bob’s Red Mill. Now shipping is crazy high normally, but with free shipping it is totally worth ordering from them.

They are not paying me to say that either. I LOVE and use their products all the time. They are my favorite gluten flours and gluten free products to use. But I loved and used them long before I was gluten free. Gluten free or not, if you love their products I highly recommend signing up for their emails.

Just go to their main page and scroll to the bottom and there should be a spot to get on their list. You can always unsubscribe if you don’t like it or get too many emails.

Summer Pasta Salad Dinner

Triple digit weather in the forecast for most of the week means that summer pasta salad, boiled eggs, and fruit, might be on repeat a lot.

GF Desserts

We had a picnic at our house last week and these are the desserts that my daughters and I made. They are all gluten free. Most of the people at the picnic were not gluten free. In fact, I think my daughters and I were the only ones that were, but these desserts were pretty much gone when everyone left.

Gluten free can and should taste great. Gluten free can be so good that no one will know it is gluten free. Gluten free food can be food that everyone enjoys. The cookies are recipes I am working on for a new project. They were delicious! The bars were gluten free coconut bars and coconut raspberry bars made with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gf blend.

If you are gluten free don’t be afraid to serve gluten free food to non gluten free eaters.

Sunset Running

I shared this picture on Instagram the other day.

I enjoy running, but the reality is I don’t always enjoy it. Some days I have to force myself out the door at 8 pm in hot humid weather in order to fit it in. Exercise is work. It is not easy, but it is worth it. Once it is done I never regret it. I only regret it when I don’t take time to fit it in. The sunset made tonight’s run a little more enjoyable.

There is a lot I could write about my running journey this last year. It has not been an easy year running for me, but I am keeping at it because the reality is that I never regret running once I am done. I only regret the days I don’t.

Left Handed

This is probably something left handed people can totally sympathize with. My son is the only left handed person in the family.

He was recently helping me with a project and I handed him a pair of scissors and told him what to do. I left the room for a minute and came back to check on him. He was totally frustrated and said something like, “Mom something is wrong with this stuff. It just won’t cut right.”

The reality was that something was wrong with his mom, who handed him my regular scissors. The ones meant for a right handed person. They were not cutting right for him because he was using his left hand. Some scissors will work fine for the left hand, but many won’t. Especially when it is a tough to cut product.

My son is 14. You would think we would have this down by now. But no we don’t. I just don’t think about. And we only have 1 pair of left handed scissors in our house.

So I went right to Amazon and ordered him two more pairs of left handed scissors. I just got two inexpensive pairs. But now we have enough pairs to keep them in my desk, his desk, and in the kitchen. If you are left handed I would love to hear what scissors you love. (That is an affiliate link for those scissors. If you order through that link I get a small percent in advertising fees. Thank you for supporting this site.)

Canyon Bakehouse

I got some fun mail this week!

Canyon Bakehouse sent me a box of products to try this week. We love their bread and products. I am so excited that they have taken the sesame out of some of their products. It seems like a little thing, but sesame free hamburger and hot dog buns can be hard to find. So I love that they are making more products sesame free.

I hope you have a good weekend. I plan to work on some projects. Maybe I will even start on that closet and attic….

 

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Frosted Banana Bars (and a Gluten Free Version)

Banana Bars

I started blogging way back in 2008. That means I have a lot of recipes that get lost in the archives of my site. It also means that some of my recipes need a little updating.

The actually recipe isn’t really what needs updating, it is the pictures. So I am continuing to work on updating some of those really old posts.

This week I worked on updating my banana bar recipe. This is a recipe I have been making for years and years. It is one of my favorite ways to use up overripe bananas. I shared the recipe way back in the summer of 2008, so it was long overdue for new pictures.

Banana Bars

If you have some overripe bananas this is the perfect recipe to make. It is delicious!

And I have a gluten free version of it as well. So if you are gluten free be sure to check out my gluten free banana bars. I have also heard from readers that Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Blend works well in this recipe.

We love to frost these bars and the recipe includes the frosting. You can easily leave the frosting off of these and they are still delicious. But really why would you want to leave the frosting off!

Banana Bar Recipe and Gluten Free Banana Bar Recipe

 

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Double Chocolate Gluten Free Mocha Muffins

If you love coffee and chocolate these double chocolate gluten free mocha muffins are for you!

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Mocha Muffins

These double chocolate mocha muffins are delicious and they are gluten free!

These are one of my daughter’s favorite muffins. In fact, she came up with this recipe. It is based on the basic gluten free muffin recipe that we love and use all the time. She just adapted it by adding two kinds of chocolate and some coffee.

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Mocha Muffins

These muffins are not only delicious they also freeze great. So they are perfect for making in a large batch and keeping in the freezer for breakfasts and snacks.

And I will totally admit that these are not a healthy gluten free muffin. These are more of a sweet dessert like muffin. My kids love them for breakfast, but that doesn’t mean they are healthy. They are delicious though!

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Mocha Muffins

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Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken- Freezer Friendly and 5 Ingredients or Less

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is an easy to make recipe that contains only five ingredients and freezes great!

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is one of my favorite shredded meats to have in the freezer. It is so easy to make and it works for so many things.

We love this on tacos, taco salad, burrito or taco bowls, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, and more.

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

I often make this up on the weekend and we use it for several days in different ways. I also like to freeze it for busy nights. It is one of my favorite things to cook when I get boneless skinless chicken on sale.

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

To freeze this I just cook it, shred it, let it cool completely and just freeze it in zip top type bags or in freezer containers. Then I just defrost and use it how I want.

This recipe has beer in it. I use gluten free beer, but use regular beer if you can have it. I love using beer in this because it adds flavor and helps tenderize the meat. But if you don’t use beer or don’t have any on hand, you can use some chicken broth instead. It is not quite as good, but it does work.

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

 

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Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos are quick, easy, and perfect for summer!

Fish Tacos

We made these fish tacos when I was at my parent’s last month and we loved them!

Let me just start by saying that although these were delicious, I know they are not authentic fish tacos.

We called them fish tacos and we loved them, but if you are going for authentic these are probably not for you. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and pretty healthy dinner that is delicious, then this is the recipe for you!

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the recipe.

Fish Tacos

I have made fish tacos before. At some point I must have served them to my parents because they remembered eating them. However, I had no idea what recipe I had used or how I made them.

That is the trouble with food blogging and recipe development. Sometimes I make so many things that I can’t remember what I make. If I don’t post the recipe here it often gets forgotten about.

So when my parents suggested my fish tacos for dinner one night, I had to figure out what I had done in order to recreate them. I looked at a few recipes online and I kind of remembered what I did before. Or at least I tried.

I really did not follow any exact recipe. I combined ideas from a few and then used what my mom had on hand.

The result was delicious and perfect for a quick and easy summer.

Fish Tacos

 

 

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Menu Plan

Weekly Menu Plan

We had a busy weekend and have a lot going on this week, so I am keeping the plan simple this week.

Here is the menu plan for the week.

Breakfast

Baked Egg Cups

Baked Egg Cups

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Dinner

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

Grilled Nachos

Grilled Nachos

Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked BBQ Ranch Chicken

Crock Pot Carolina BBQ Pork-

Slow Cooked Carolina BBQ Pork

Homemade Croutons on a BLT Salad

BLT Salad

Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Dessert Of The Week

Mom's Creamy Lemon Pie

Creamy Lemon Pie

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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