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Technically speaking, I'm a dietitian, but I see myself as a listener, a motivator, coach and teacher of nutrition. I prefer to end a busy day with a glass of red wine while chopping vegetables. Lover of almost anything pickled and fresh baked scones just not at the same time. I'm happiest when I'm cooking for people I love. Why am I so into food? Because I KNOW how much eating well can change your life. What you eat every day is going to impact your body and your mind. It's a confusing world out there - full of diet and food advice that always leaves you feeling like it's that one next diet that's going to be the weight loss answer. Stop waiting for that magic diet, and begin to take one step at a time in the right direction. I'm here to help you on your life-long journey, there's no better time to start!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

You Can Cook Fish! 4 Easy Steps to a Delicious Omega-3-Rich Dinner

Wild pacific salmon is a great source of protein, polyunsaturated omega-3 fat, vitamin D, and selenium.  If you enjoy eating salmon and other fish, but feel a little uneasy about preparing it yourself at home, read on. Here is a quick and easy four-step game plan with very little to clean up when you're done. You will have perfectly cooked, flaky, and satisfying salmon in less than 20 minutes. 

Step 1: Buy a fresh, firm piece of fish. Preferably de-boned to avoid hazardous eating! Place it on a large piece of tin foil on a baking pan or dish. Previously frozen is OK too, just let it thaw in the refrigerator. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and thin slices of lemon on top. (Bonus Tip: Vitamin C helps absorb iron when you eat it at the same time!) with fresh thyme sprigs and salt and pepper to taste.  I love grabbing fresh thyme from the garden, but feel free to play around with any herbs, dried or fresh.

Step 3: Completely wrap up the fish inside the tin foil and into the oven it goes! Depending on thickness, cook for approximately 15 minutes, until fish is opaque and flaky. If you take it out, and its not quite cooked through, just wrap it back up and cook for another 5 minutes. Be careful not to over-cook it... you will end up with dry fish. You'll learn as you go how long it will take in your oven.

Step 4: Once your fish is cooked squeeze on a bit more fresh lemon, and serve with steamed asparagus, roasted red potatoes or wild rice sprinkled with fresh herbs.

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