Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ew, that fish is so fat.

I promised a Paleolithic-type food post, and here it is. Minus the pretension!

Only in the world of nut and fish-eating does fat seem to be a good thing. Otherwise everyone's all - oh my god, do these compression shorts make me look fat? Do these corset-pants hide my fat? Do you think Keira Knightley is getting fat?

Well salmon and pecans are in luck, because they can be as fat as they want. They're full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower your bad cholesterol levels and make you more attractive to the opposite sex. My second claim is under-researched, but probably true for people who really like fish.

So today I concocted a salmon-pecan-cranberry lettuce wrap with some leftover salad, a couple leaves of lettuce, and a hunk of baked salmon fillet. All foods Caveman Colleen would like.

If you've never had a lettuce wrap, I urge you to go to the nearest Red Robin and order one immediately. Eating a sandwich with lettuce in place of bread is three million times more satisfying than ordering a burger without a bun. The difference is probably mental, since Iceberg lettuce is pretty much nutritionally empty. But it's nice to have a couple slices of something to hold onto while you're eating, instead of just getting lonely patty and a sliver of onion on a plate.

Insert salmon.


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