clean eating Easter dinner
A few years ago I hosted Easter brunch. It was a small group, my sister, her boyfriend, my husband and our kids. Within that group we don't eat eggs, wheat, dairy, or refined sugars. Since I revel in a challenge, I saw this as a chance to really test what I could make. Mr. Hedin and I have lived on quinoa for months when we first started eating clean. I was still researching what else we could eat and relied on quinoa to fill in the blanks.
I really wanted to serve strawberries and mint and how amazing would that be with quinoa?? Turns out, really delicious. Really really delicious. The trick with it is to make it first because when it rests for about an hour, it's really perfect.
Salmon is a natural choice. When you can't eat eggs, dairy, or wheat you can't make an overnight casserole. Or Eggs Benedict. Or pastries of any kind. That sounds depressing. It's not - salmon is awesome. Also, because it bakes in about 15 minutes, you don't have to plan ahead too far.
Are you eating clean? Health reasons or just to feel better? You don't even have to be eating clean to make this your Easter dinner. I did make my grandmother's rolls for the children - they love them and it just doesn't feel like Easter without them. They are really tempting when they are sitting on the table smelling all good. And yeast-y. And covered in butter.
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