Antioxidant Salad with Poached Wild Salmon

Great things are happening as the city of Richmond turns green and the temperatures start to rise!  People are emerging from their long winter hibernation into a beautiful spring.  We’re busier than ever with clients who want to feel their best and enjoy the glorious weather.

Atlee Chiropractic is getting in the spring spirit and also celebrating their 10th anniversary, and as part of their celebration have invited Tina to talk on a very important topic: eating for energy and focus.  We can all use a little of those things, so if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by the Atlee Library on Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm for the talk.

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As a teaser, we’re sharing a great recipe to promote focus: a wild salmon salad.  Omega 3-fatty acid, which includes EPA/DHA and ALA, is the primary ingredient for a focused mind.  This dish is loaded with omega 3-fatty acids which are found in the wild salmon, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and greens.  Omega 3-fatty acids are known to help with inflammation, depression, better cellular communication and increased brain power.  You’ll feel more and more productive with each bite.

 

Poached Salmon:
8 oz. of wild salmon
Pan for the salmon
water

Place water in the pan and place on medium high heat.  Place salmon with skin side down in the pan and cover.  Allow salmon to cook until poached.  If you cut through the salmon it should be completely cooked through.

Allow to cool and then place on the antioxidant salad.

Salad Ingredients:
Power Greens (include baby spinach, chard, kale and mizuna)
1 small carrot chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
2 broccoli florets chopped
1/4 cup cauliflower chopped
Red Pepper chopped
1 radish chopped
2 tablespoons walnuts chopped
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Mix salad ingredients into a bowl. Top with poached salmon (recipe to follow) and Tahini Lemon dressing (recipe to follow)

Lemon-Tahini Dressing:
1/4 cup tahini ( I used Sesame King Lightly Roasted tahini)
Juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons coconut milk
pinch of coconut sugar

Mix together and serve.  Enjoy!

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