Happy Monday, all!
For recipe #2 on Brooke and Maxxs Culinary Crafts, we decided on a honey mustard marinated salmon accompanied with a side of sweet potato fries. Our attempt at going semi healthy and lightening things up after the swan dive taken into wholehearted consumption of the sweet stuff over the last few weeks 😉
This recipe may be really good for you but it tastes awesome. In Maxxs words, “fun to eat” with the tiny, almost bead-like texture of the grains atop tenderly cooked salmon. The zest of the mustard playing well with the subtle sweetness from the honey added to it. Sweet potato fries, the perfect of sides for this simple but comfort foody, totally satisfying plate.
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This recipe (#46) is one of my favorites. I stumbled across it by mistake when making a mixed pasta dish one evening and realizing I had some leftover salmon. Salmon and pesto being two of my favorite foods…plus this particular mixture of ingredients in the pasta sounds pretty mouthwatering in combination with those two things. A light bulb went off overhead. This dish was the result. And MAN, is it good! Super easy to make, hearty, delicious, as well as healthy. This is the perfect winter dish.
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Continuing onward with the healthy, chock-full-of-vitamins-and-minerals, lighter fare trend for recipe #33, I opted to whip up another “beauty” bowl. The reason these bowls are named as such is because the ingredients found within work wonders for your health. They are AWESOME for your body. Hence, I call them a beauty bowl because the foods included literally help with making you glow (both with feeling awesome on the inside and looking fabulous on the outside).
This recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free, very low in lactose, and you could nearly label it a “raw” recipe as well. To describe a few of the health benefits for each of the included ingredients:
*Salmon can help protect the body from free radical damage. Its also amazing for hair, skin, eyes, bones, and nails. Eating salmon can help prevent heart disease. It can also help with support to brain functioning and eye health.
*Quinoa is high in protein and gluten free. It has been used to promote healing of the skin. It can also help with energy metabolism of the brain and muscles. Just google “why is quinoa good for you” and check it out for yourself. This seed is being called a “new superfood.”
*Spinach boosts anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
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