This Mother’s Day give the gift of health to yourself, your Mother and anyone else around you. Eating well is so important for the body & mind and making delicious, nutritious foods is one of our favorite things to do at ÀTOI. At least once a week we all enjoy a tasty but simple and healthy Wild King Salmon Salad. As a special Mother’s day gift we’d like to share our favorite recipe with you.
1 lb. Wild King Salmon.
- Salmon is the best fish for the skin. It has omega-3 which is incredibly good for the entire body, especially the eyes. It is one of the few types of fish that are low in mercury, which of course at high levels, becomes poisonous to the body. Be sure to use Wild King Salmon as farm raised salmon tends to have a higher fat content and contains more toxins.
⅓ cup Spectrum Cold Pressed Apricot Oil
- Our preferred oil for most cooking, but especially with fish, is Spectrum Cold Pressed Apricot Oil. It’s a great substitute for butter, which, like all dairy, can clog the pores. It is a fantastic cooking oil. We especially love how helpful it is for dry irritated skin.
½ tsp. Fresh Organic Ginger, chopped
¾ tsp. Fresh Organic Garlic, chopped
3-5 Stocks of Organic Celery, chopped
9-10 Organic Scallions, chopped
½ cups Organic Chives, chopped (divide into two ¼ cups)
- Chives are our favorite secret ingredient for any fish dish. They are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chives, paired with scallions, help to cut the fishiness of the salmon.
Vegenaise Grapeseed Mayonnaise
- Delicious and filled with good oils and no cholesterol.
Rice Crackers or Rice Cakes to serve with the Wild King Salmon Salad
To begin create a marinade of the Spectrum Cold Pressed Apricot Oil, Ginger and Garlic. Leave the marinade in a ceramic dish in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, remove the Ginger and Garlic and place the Salmon in the marinated oil along with ¼ cup of Chives and 3-4 chopped Scallions (save 5-6 for later step). Allow the Salmon to marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Next, remove the Salmon, Chives and Scallions and place in a stainless steel pan. Bake for 25-30 min at 400 degrees. Once the salmon is cooked, remove and let cool. Remove the salmon and chop and mix it with ¼ cup Chives, 5-6 Scallions, Celery and Vegenaise. Serve and enjoy!
Eating well and wiser is a great starting point for change. The better care we take of ourselves with these enjoyable food breaks, the kinder and more effective we are at helping others. In the race to keep up with life’s demands we, and especially mothers, tend to put everyone’s needs ahead of our own and drop our self care habits. Finding the time may be difficult, but the truth is self care is actually the strongest foundation for accomplishing all the other tasks. This is especially true of a healthy diet. Eating better gives us the energy to take on our huge to-do lists. We know life can be hectic. That’s why we recommend beginning with one small section of improvement at a time. Good nutrition is a habit that can begin one meal at a time and can be cultivated and improved. Slow and steady improvements are the most effective and can inspire us to make other life improving changes. The remedy is not complicated, but it does require a decision and regular commitment to self care and a willingness to try a quiet and slower pace.
Happy Mother’s Day!!