The following is a guest post by Lauren of Empowered Sustenance. Thanks, Lauren!
Fritters, cakes or patties? If I could use only one method of food preparation for the rest of my life, it would be pan-frying fritters. Or cakes. Or patties. Whatever you call ’em, I love them!
I get so darn excited when eggs and a few humble ingredients transform into a crispily-crusted morsel. As a side note, did you know it just happens to be the easiest way to feed kids their veggies? It’s a scientific fact. You can feed them Curry Broccoli Fritters and they will gleefully munch down the savory “green pancakes.”
Acorn Squash and Salmon Cakes
- 1 can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon OR 1 cup cooked wild salmon, flaked with a fork (where to buy BPA-free canned salmon)
- 1/3 cup cooked acorn squash (I cook it in a crockpot!)
- 3 pastured eggs (why eggs from pastured hens?)
- 1 Tbs. coconut flour (where to buy coconut flour)
- Sea salt and black pepper (where to buy real salt)
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- Fat for the pan, such as ghee or tallow (where to buy ghee or tallow)
With a fork, mix together the salmon and squash, breaking up the clumps. Stir in the eggs, coconut flour, salt, pepper and thyme.
Heat a couple tablespoons of heat-stable fat (coconut oil, ghee, etc.) in a heavy skillet. Cook the salmon cakes in batches, flipping when golden. Don’t make the cakes too thick or they won’t get cooked through in the middle. They should be firm to the touch and not wet in the center when done. Add more fat to the pan as necessary.
Hello, fellow Food Renegades! I’m Lauren from Empowered Sustenance. When I stumbled into the world of grain-free living, I had no idea that months later I would be enjoying these delicious fritters while healing my digestive system. Nine months ago, I discovered the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, known affectionately as the GAPS diet, as a solution to my ulcerative colitis. At 19, I had spent five years of my short life traipsing from hospital bed to hospital bed, receiving numerous prescriptions with unbearable side effects.
With a deep breath of courage, I ditched the grains and began therapeutic doses of healing foods like fermented veggies, coconut oil and homemade bone broths. The results were instantaneous and my symptoms disappeared within two weeks. The best part? I was eating the best foods I had ever tasted!
Interestingly, just as medication comes with side effects, treating my disease with diet and a holistic lifestyle brings side effects. Namely: weirdness.
For example, I’ll wake up at 3 am and half-conciously stumble to the kitchen to take an extra dose of cod liver oil, because my body is craving it. Friends peaking into my medicine cabinet give me strange looks when, instead of finding the usual toothpaste and deodorant, discover an apothecary of homemade body care products. And if I’m ever driving behind someone sporting a raw milk bumper sticker, I exuberantly give a thumbs up to this instant friend-for-life.
Are you abnormally enthusiastic about pastured chicken liver? Do you sing the praises of coconut flour? Do you shave with coconut oil and wash your hair with baking soda? Then, my new instant friends-for-life, visit me over at Empowered Sustenance! I share grain free, nut free and refined-sugar free recipes as well as healing resources and holistic lifestyle tips.
Eat well and heal!™