GRILLED SALMON SALAD WITH PEARS AND WALNUTS

Be sure to get WILD caught.  Farm raised has color added to make it look Pink.  Remember, the closer it is to the natural source, the better.

*Salmon’s main health benefit is that it is an excellent source of good fat or Omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamins A, B and D as well as the minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium are in salmon.  Great for heart health!  A healthy heart, means more oxygen rich blood circulating throughout your body, which means more energy!

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This doubles as the dressing and the rub for the salmon:

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 salmon fillets

Whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl until blended. Drizzle each fillet with 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of this vinaigrette mixture. Grill salmon on oiled hot grill, turning once during cooking, about 6 to 12 minutes per inch of thickness. Do not overcook. For the salad, spread the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast at 275°F for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss the salad greens with some of the vinaigrette. Mound the salad greens on a large platter. Top with the pears, warm salmon and walnuts. Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the salmon.

The Salad ingredients:
1/3 C walnuts  #2 cone

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (#2 cone)

*The walnut diet reduced serum total and LDL (bad) cholesterol by 4.2 percent and 6.0 percent respectively.  Individuals who substituted walnuts for other calories did not gain weight and showed improvements in cholesterol levels. Less weight, more energy!)

*Research published in the International Journal of Obesity2, evaluated weight loss patterns of overweight men and women and found improved weight loss with consumption of foods such as walnuts.

4 C mixed leafy greens

* folate is found in leafy green vegetables, including spinach and romaine lettuce.  Legumes, nuts, and citrus fruits are also good sources of folate.  This nutrient may reduce the risk of depression.  Depression is a common factor in reduced stamina and energy.    
2 ripe Bartlett pears  #4 cone
*Fresh Produce Another way to stay hydrated and energized is to eat fluid-filled foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Skip dry packaged snacks like pretzels in favor of apple wedges or celery. Other hydrating foods include oatmeal and pasta, which swell up with water when cooked.

The finished product:

Serves 4

Per Serving:
491 Calories; 27g Fat (48.4 percent calories from fat); 37g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 88mg Cholesterol; 662mg Sodium

Hearty Bean and Barley soup — Lisa Turnbull’s Class

This Vegan Recipe for soup is a delicious dish.  Thanks Lisa for such an informational, tasty class!

Start with: 

1 stalk Celery finely chopped
1 clove Garlic, crushed
6 C.Veggie stock
¾ C Pearl barley
Bay leaf, thyme and parsley (prefer fresh.  2 springs each)
2 Carrots, diced
14 oz canned Tomatoes or 4 fresh, chopped
½ head Savoy cabbage or Green Cabbage
1 Can garbanzo beans (great source of protein source and they’re vegan!)

Then Cook in the MP5 of Saladmaster and you have the most delicious hearty soup! 

  

Lisa Turnbull’s Delicious Homemade Granola

From her Class at Cooking-4-life on Foods that boost your metabolism and improve energy.

Start with the raw ingredients :

2 C.Rolled Oats
1 C Raw cashews
1 C Raw Almonds
½ C Sesame Seeds
1 C Raw sunflower Seeds
½ C Flax seeds
1 C Golden raisins
1 C Dried banana
1 C Dried Coconut (unsweetened, fresh is best)
1 C Wheat Germ

Satee in Saladmaster gourmet Chef pan using coconut oil:

  

Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries

Natural sugar (agave, honey, raw, brown, maple) you choose to taste

Mix all together and put in airtight container.  Serve over Green Style yogurt or milk of choice (soy, almond, coconut, rice, etc…

*Cashews and Almonds, among other nuts, are not only rich in protein, but they also contain magnesium, (see above Almonds).  Magnesium is also found in whole grains, particularly bran cereals, and in some types of fish including halibut.  Being deficient in magnesium can drain your energy. 

Rootie Tuttie Vegitables! Chef Vanna’s Class

The class today was amazing.  The health tips were life changing plus the attendees really enjoyed themselves. 

The ruttie tuttie vegitables were the perfect side dish to the vegan burger. 

Using the brasier pan and the Saladmaster #3 cone Chef Vanna processed the yukon gold potatoes, beets and sweet potatoes. 

After cooking on medium heat with no water (to preserve more of the nutiriton) she then added rosemary and sea salt to the dish!  It was delicious! 

She then served it next to the vegan burger and talk about a complete meal loaded with fiber and flavor!  Thanks Chef Vanna!

Go to www.cooking-4-life.com to register for future classes.

Chef Vanna’s Delicious Quinoa Salad

This is such a simple and easy recipe.  Very Healthy too!

Start with a base of Avacado cut in large chunks.  Then ad the following raw ingredients.

Process the cucumber on the Saladmaster #3 cone. 

TIP:  Cucumber has a cooling effect on the bodies temperature.  So if you are one of those people who like to sleep with the fan on… simple fix… eat more cucumber!

Next ad Cilantro, it’s a natural food that helps rid the body of unwanted metals. 

 

Ad the lemon processed on the Saladmaster #1 cone.  TIP be sure to get into the white part of the rind alot of vitamin C lives there.  Lemons are great for helping keep the body alkaline which can help fight off cancer and other diet related illness.  Then add the cooked quinoa and you have a delcious healthy salad!