Category: HEALTHY CHOICES

Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

In my opinion, Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are one of the most addictive, but tasty snacks that we could ever munch on. They are a labor of love, truly. We do need several steps to prep them, a drop of patience and love but they read more

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

I could eat this delicious Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese probably every other day. Well, I like calling this Mac-flower and Cheese ’cause I used Cauliflower instead of macaroni. This recipe blew my Instagram account after food52 reshared my picture of Mac-flower and Cheese. Since I read more

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner is the best. Not only that you can mix and match vegetables, but it is all year round kind of meal. Don’t you agree?

One of our favorite fish is salmon. We just love salmon made any way possible; smoked, grilled, poached, baked. It is amazing in baked dishes or sandwiches.

What is your favorite fish?

On the other hand, sheet pan dinner is just phenomenal. You can add chicken, sausage, beef, pork or any other fish. Also, it is fantastic to clean your fridge day when you do not have so much food, but it has to be used.

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Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

I have made this dish many times and the best way to not overcook fish was to actually wrap it in foil. If you hate relationship with Alum foil then just use parchment paper.

I cooked it at the same temperature and pulled salmon 10 minutes earlier so it ended up cooking in the foil before serving. It was absolutely divine!

Yes, you can absolutely bake fish on top of your veggies but I found this way tastier.

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

The whole point of my blog is to inspire you to get back to cooking your own meals, so you can use whatever protein or vegetables you wish to use or whatever is in season.

However, ever since Sitka Salmon Shares announced on their website that we are going to have Salmon in the next shipment I could not wait. I love all their fish.

If you ever tasted then you must agree with me, but since salmon is family favorite we were eagerly anticipating our subscription box to come.

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Now, let us talk about fish. I got my fish from Sitka Salmon Shares, but allow me to tell you a bit more about them. I believe in this company, and I love what they are doing.

Fish is without a doubt the best one that I had in a long time. You will not be disappointed, plus the fish comes to your fantastic doorstep but read more about Sitka Salmon Shares below.

Recipe

SITKA SALMON SHARES IS:

Wild: Wild-caught from the pristine waters of Southeast Alaska.

Community-based: Sourced from traditional fishing communities. Supported by a Midwest community of conscious consumers.

Premium: Harvested and hand-processed individually. lash-frozen at the peak of freshness to ensure the highest quality, guaranteed.

Sustainable: Harvested using hook-and-line methods to minimize negative ecological impact.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Traceable: The only fully-integrated Midwest CSF. 100% traceability from boat to doorstep.

Just: Owned by a collective of carefully selected small-scale family fishermen, all of whom retain 20-30% more of the retail value or their harvest.

Convenient: Home delivered directly to your door, with recipes, newsletters, and more

Conscious: Carbon offsets purchased and 1% of revenue donated back to the wild.

Salmon

I hope you try my Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner. If you make this one or any other recipe from my blog, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtags #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much!

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner
Yield: 4 Servings

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Easy, Delicious and a perfect family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1- 1 1/2 pound Salmon Fillet, defrosted (Wild Alaskan)
  • Kosher Salt a good pinch or two, rub on the salmon
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground black Pepper
  • Lemon slices from 1 lemon
  • 1 teasoon dried Oregano
  • 5 tablespooms of Garlic-Herb Butter (if available)

Vegetables

  • 1 pound New Potatoes, I used red
  • 1/2 pound Green Beans
  • 1/2 pound Baby Carrots
  • 1 pound Broccoli, I used frozen florets 
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 375F

SALMON:

  1. Defrost salmon, and take it out of the pack. Take a large heavy-duty aluminum foil or parchment paper and then, season salmon with salt, pepper, herbs. Rub on both sides well, then place the sliced lemon on each slice of salmon and a tablespoon of butter. Wrap nicely and prep vegetables.
  2. Place Salmon to bake at the same time you will bake vegetables.
  3. Make sure to take it out after 25 minutes. That way salmon will not overcook. It will continue cooking in the foil until it is ready to be served. So do not open it until you are ready to eat or until vegetables are ready.

SHEET PAN VEGETABLES:

  1. Wash Potatoes and either cut them in half or the quarters.
  2. Season each vegetable with salt, pepper, and herbs, then place each vegetable next to each other but do not overcrowd the sheet pan. Make sure it is somewhat in one layer.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 40 minutes in 375F preheated oven.
  4. If the potatoes need a bit more time to cook, then remove all the other vegetables and allow potatoes to cook additional 2-3 minutes under the broiler (medium temp).

Notes

You may use any vegetables that you have or are in season; Cauliflower, asparagus, peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. Possibilities are endless

You may cook vegetables in the air fryer, but potatoes might take a bit more time to crisp up.

If you do not have garlic and herbs butter available, then just add a pinch more salt, add more dried parsley and a teaspoon or two of garlic powder, that's it!

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe is a must-try. I believe that this is one of the best burgers I have ever made. It is so juicy, tasty and just enchanting. My kids had these as a traditional burger in a bun, with pickles, tomato, and condiments. read more

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe. There is nothing more refreshing during hot summer days than colorful and delightful fruit salad. I made this tasty fruit salad with citrus maple dressing, which gave this salad a nice taste lift. read more

Celery Ginger and Lemon Juice

Celery Ginger and Lemon Juice

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice

EASY, HEALTHY AND PERFECT BEVERAGE TO HEAL YOU INSIDE AND OUT. Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice is one of my Magical Elixir.

Let me tell you all, this is not one of those posts: I drank Celery juice for a week and this is what happened. Nope!

I am not selling here something that we all know it is simply impossible. One week of drinking celery juice will do nothing. You might go to the bathroom a few times more than usual, but that is about it.

I am drinking my so-called magical elixir since October. I must add at the beginning it was every single day for about a month. But, then I changed it to every other day.

Magical Elixir

I feel really good. One thing that I noticed is that I do not have any problems with seasonal viruses. Knock on the wood but I was not sick since Summertime (2018). I feel like I have the worse cold during summer. Odd, right?!

However, when you have kids I was sick pretty much every other month. So that is the first thing that I noticed. I did not even have to make my Flu Bomb for any of us in the last 8 to 10 months.

Now, considering that I juice fresh lemon and ginger with celery, I am almost positive that all 3 made my immune system stronger. On top of that, this combination works together to eliminate toxins in your gut.

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Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice

Celery is packed with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C as well as vitamin K.

The diuretic effect of celery brings a number of digestive benefits. Eating celery can treat water retention, relieve bloating and boost digestion.

Celery juice enhances your entire body’s immune system. Your immune system is constantly working to kill off viruses and bacteria, and it needs the support of specific mineral salts to do all it can for you.

I can only recommend this juice to feel better even if you perhaps drink it a few times a week. Over a period of months or so, you will feel the difference.

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice

I know this is trendy now, everyone wants to try it but in the end, everyone is left with no progress at all.

Let me explain, it is called alternative medicine. It takes time for you to notice the difference that you are looking for.

Other than feeling great and not getting sick at all since I started intaking this combo, I do not notice any huge difference. On the other note, I do not have any medical issues whatsoever.

recipe

I do not take medication other than occasional Ibuprofen. With that been said, I am a pretty healthy individual, so I feel like this drink, this Magical Elixir is helping me to maintain my health in the best way possible.

It cannot harm you, only benefit your body inside and out, so why not give it a chance if you need one more solution to heal you.

CHEERS!

Let me know on Instagram what do you think about Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice—Magical Elixir, if you try it. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you!!!

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice
Yield: 1 SERVING

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice—Magical Elixir

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Celery is packed with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C as well as vitamin K. The diuretic effect of celery brings a number of digestive benefits. Eating celery can treat water retention, relieve bloating and boost digestion.

Ingredients

  • 3 Celery Ribs
  • 1/2 inch Raw Ginger
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice, preferably ripe
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Juice the celery, ginger and peeled lemon your juicer. Blender instruction in the notes below.

Add water and stir. Drink right away.

Notes

Blender Method

  • 3 Celery Ribs
  • 1/2 inch Raw Ginger
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice, preferably ripe
  • 1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Roughly chop the celery and add to your blender with the water. Begin to blend. If it's not blending, add a little more water.
  2. Strain the celery pulp out using a wire mesh strainer, a flour sack towel, or a nut bag.

Drink quickly on an empty stomach for maximum health benefits.

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

My delicious Cucumber-Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad. Who does not appreciate a hearty salad? Needless to say, we eat classic salads all year round, naturally depending on the season, of course. However, with all the ingredients convenient even during the winter season, we are able read more

Easy Low Carb Savoury Scones

Easy Low Carb Savoury Scones

These days I spend experimenting with low carb bread recipes. So, that’s how this easy low carb and I might add keto friendly savoury scones are born. I dearly miss bread, so I had to come with something to satisfy my bread cravings. When I read more

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

DIY Home Remedy, such as this Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe prevents you get Cold and Flu as well as get over being sick faster.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Everyone gets sick, almost every single year. Sometimes even more than once a year, so you need this magical elixir.

I posted this recipe last year on Instagram and highlighted it because it is so amazing.

I tested and keep testing in on my family because it works wonders.

No, it does not taste good, but it is bearable because you have one thing in mind and that is to get better as soon as possible.

I am almost certain that this will help you prevent cold or flu and if you get one, it will help you get over it faster.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

This magical elixir is packed with amazing health properties and amazing benefits that you have no idea. Drink it twice a day for two or three days and your body will naturally start to heal.

For the first time, we had flu in our house. My youngest one tested positive.

Now, I have been making this for a whole year, as well as my other magical elixir. Link Below!

As soon as they tell me: “Hey, I feel like I am coming down with something”, I am in my kitchen making it right away just to prevent it from happening.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Must Try Miracle Combo:

Beets, Green Apples, Carrots, Ginger and Lemon

We were not sick for years, knock on the wood. I only heard of flu, but we never had one so I was not familiar with danger from getting flu to intaking pharmaceutical medicine prescriptions. Tamiflu!

BUT, last year, my youngest one got it. What can you do, right?

Our schools are full of sick kids every single day during flu season, so you cannot really avoid getting influenza, especially if the kids are young.

After all, it shows that in the USA we have about 3 million cases per year.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Anyhow, with the combination of fever reducers, vitamin C and this drink, I was able to help him heal much faster.

Yes, I tossed Tamiflu after reading all the horror stores. Also, my boy had hallucinations so that medication was not an option.

We swear by this one, though. I waited a long time to post this recipe. I tested on my family and kept improving until it was perfect.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Make a tea and set aside. Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop or grate the rest of the ingredients and add to the cup or a heat-safe jar.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Pour hot a tea over it, mix well and let it sit in the hot liquid for 5 minutes.

You may drink it as it is, but I like to use a fine mesh tea strainer and get rid of the leftover pulp.

Drink it twice a day for 2 to 3 days for the best results.

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe
Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Note:
Use 1 teaspoon ginger powder instead of fresh.
You may use 1/2 of fresh turmeric instead of powder.
Try to get organic ingredients if possible.

I make Matcha, Japanese Premium Green Tea most of the time. However, I found this Matcha Reishi Mushroom Tea and LOVED it.

It got amazing health benefit so it will only make your body stronger.

Homemade Flu Bomb
Yield: 1 Serving

Homemade Flu Bomb

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Everyone gets sick, almost every single year. Sometimes even more than once a year, so you need this magical elixir. Homemade Flu Bomb

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • Juice of 1 Lemon ripe lemon
  • 1 inch or knob Fresh Ginger minced, sliced or grated
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced, sliced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Chili Peppers
  • 4 oz Green Tea

Instructions

  1. Make a tea and set aside. Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop or grate the rest of the ingredients and add to the cup or a heat-safe jar.
  3. Pour hot water or a tea over it, mix well and let it sit in the hot liquid for 5 minutes.
  4. You may drink it as it is, but I like to use a fine mesh tea strainer and get rid of the leftover pulp.
  5. Drink it twice a day for 2 to 3 days for the best results.

Notes

  • You may use 1 teaspoon ginger powder instead of fresh.
  • You may use 1/2 of fresh turmeric instead of powder.
  • Try to get organic ingredients if possible.
  • I make Matcha, Japanese Premium Green Tea most of the time, but I found this Matcha Reishi Mushroom Tea and LOVED it. It got amazing health benefit so it will only make your body stronger.
  • Matcha Reishi Mushroom Tea

    • Contains 6 boxes of 16 tea bags each (96 tea bags total)

    Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

    Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

    Who loves Salmon? I simply love it especially made this way. However, I am not picky at all. When it comes down to this delicious fish, I could eat it pretty much any possible way prepared. I really try to make fish and serve it read more