Tag: HEALTHY COOKING

Miracle Combo with Beets, Green Apples, Carrots, Ginger and Lemon

Miracle Combo with Beets, Green Apples, Carrots, Ginger and Lemon

We are already a week into the March and I cannot wait for the Springtime. You all know how much I love Spring?! I feel sorry for those that suffer from allergies, but when you live in Tennessee, allergies are a common thing throughout the read more

Spinach Apple Orange Juice

Spinach Apple Orange Juice

Hello friends,  I have been mia lately and I apologize for not posting for a week! I decided this week to go on a full detox and for the rest of the March, Breakfast and Dinner juices and salads will be my best friend. I read more

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon 

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon 

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon

Don’t you just love easy meals, like this amazing Soy Sauce Marinated Wild Caught Salmon?

We absolutely love this one, and it is so easy. You guys probably have all the ingredients in your pantry or fridge.

The best thing is that you can use Chicken as an alternative or tofu if you don’t eat animal products.

Anyhow, I serve this salmon with many different sides. Sometimes I would serve it with stir-fry, asparagus, cauliflower rice, etc.

You may use regular rice, of course, or noodles. It just depends on what you have in your fridge.

With that being said, ever since I changed my lifestyle to low carb, cauliflower does the trick beautifully.

Also, I replaced sugar and my beloved honey with organic stevia in dishes like this because I refuse to eat honey imitation.

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I mean, I don’t want to deprive myself of certain foods. If I am craving a little butter and honey toast, I will eat it, but that’s not certainly every day.

However, I allow myself a little cheat day every now and then. I am only human!

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon

I keep my meals pretty interesting. Rarely I would make the same meal. Maybe that’s the curse of being a full-time food blogger. We definitely love exploring and creating new recipes.

To be honest, here, it was really challenging for me to write down everything on a piece of paper when I started blogging because I usually just add stuff and taste.

I guess that’s also the beauty of cooking. You let your instincts rule and just go with the flow, tasting food without pretty much a recipe.

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon 

That’s the reason I stop writing the amount of seasoning (salt, pepper, soy sauce, etc.) because we do have different tastes.

If something is boring and rather plain for me, it might taste good to you.

So this one is amazing. Lots of different flavors going on, but it is savory and very delicious. We just loved this one with any side dishes.

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Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon
Yield: SERVES 2

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinade Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon Fillets about 5-6 ounces each
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Stevia or 1/4 cup Pure Organic Honey
  • 2 Garlic Clove minced or sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger minced or 1 teaspoon powder
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped reserve some green part for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil or any other on hand. Any nut or seed oil should be pretty close.

Additional Optional Serving ingredients:

  • Rice or noodles
  • Cauliflower Rice for low carb option
  • Blanched Broccoli or Steamed or Roasted Asparagus for veggies
  • Side Salad
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon, about 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade, mix well then submerge salmon in it, covering as much as flash as possible. If the salmon got skin, turn the skin up.  Marinate for 10 minutes. If the fish is frozen, thaw before marinating. 
  2. Preheat oven to 375F/190C Bake Salmon for 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. The internal temperature in the thickest part of fillet reads 145F/62C
  3. Serve with whatever you wish, cauliflower rice, side of vegetables or noodles. 

Notes

  • Salmon could be grilled or baked in parchment paper. For the vegetarian Grilled and glazed (FIRM) tofu over rice is fantastic!
  • It is just fantastic over anything really, even on its own with some side salad or veggie. Serve it with whatever vegetable you have on hand. Steamed, sauteed or blanched.
  • PICTURES AND RECIPE UPDATED 2019
  • You can use the same marinade for chicken, just marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes and bake until cooked through (about 40 minutes)

Vegetarian Kale Soup

Vegetarian Kale Soup

I love KALE! I make deliciously kale baked chips, add in my smoothies, or make beef and rice rolls; much like cabbage rolls, etc. Needless to say, vegetarian kale soup is a “must” in my family especially around this time of the year. Well, to read more

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Is there anything better in the Fall time than wrapping your hands around a nice bowl of tomato soup, especially with freshly made crunchy…

Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

This week I was asked to make a wacky grilled recipe using Mazola Corn Oil and I was thinking hard on this one, but everything I tried making was not wacky enough.

So I turned to the Mazola website and found a recipe for spicy grilled watermelon.

It sounded unique, but delicious and at the same time wacky. I never had grilled watermelon, so I was a little bit skeptical about the whole thing.

Honestly I am not a big fan of grilled fruits; however, since we’re being honest here, grilled watermelon did add balance, spiciness, sweetness, and juiciness to the salad.

Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

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Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon
Yield: Serves 4

Salad with Chipotle Grilled Watermelon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package Weber Chipotle Marinade Mix
  • 1/8 cup Oil
  • 1/2 medium watermelon, 2-inch slices cut into triangles
  • Green Salad
  • Tomatoes
  • English Cucumber
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • A drizzle of Oil
  • Toasted Croutons

Instructions

  1. Prepare chipotle marinade mix according to directions. 
  2. Coat all watermelon slices on each side with marinade; discard any remaining marinade. 
  3. Coat grill surface with corn oil. Preheat grill to its highest setting or to 500°F. Grill each side for about 5 minutes or until there is a nice slightly brown color with noticeable grill marks.
  4. Toss the salad with vegetables and season it with salt and pepper. Squeeze juice from fresh lemon and drizzle with a bit more Oil. 
  5. Cut the watermelon in cubes and croutons and add it to the salad.

Notes

You can use any vegetables that you desire and build the salad to your preferences.


Natural Homemade Beet Juice

Natural Homemade Beet Juice

When it comes to my favorite power beverages, Natural Homemade Beet Juice is right on top above all. Beets are not only beautiful, tasty but also extremely healthy. Furthermore, I did not write before, and in my last three years of blogging that beets are read more

Couscous with Spinach

Couscous with Spinach

I do not know how I missed sharing this dish. We love spinach in garlic infused olive oil and mixed with delicious couscous pasta pearls. However, I usually and most commonly use spaghetti. Not only that it’s a delicious, fragrant and beautiful but extremely simple read more

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

I cannot believe it’s mid-October. We sure can feel the cold weather knocking on our door every night and morning. It feels fresh and crisp, and I am glad the summer is over.

I am not a big fan of summer just because it’s so hot and humid. Of course, summer has its own benefits such as pool, ice-creams, cold drinks, vacations, beach est. But after 4 months of humidity, I think I was really ready for Fall weather.

That brings me to this recipe today since it’s October and very special month. Why special? Because October is a National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is just sad to even think about how many lives we lost, how many great women lost their battle over it, and how many more will go through the pain. 

Healthy Recipe for Marinated Mushrooms


That’s why I’m bringing Mushrooms on my table today to join the group, support, remind and in a small way bring awareness! I LOVE any mushroom as long as it’s eatable! I am eating them whole year long and I could never get tired enjoying mushroom soup, mushroom sauces, grilled mushrooms, stir-fries EST. They bring such a delicious flavor to any dish.


However, I was even more happy to find out that mushrooms actually are very effective in preventing breast cancer due to the presence of Beta-Glucans (complex carbohydrates that can boost the immune system) and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (an unsaturated n-6 fatty acidhaving anti carcinogenic effects.

Out of these two, linoleic acid is particularly helpful in suppressing effects of estrogen. This estrogen is the prime reason for breast cancer in women after menopause. Selenium in mushrooms is very effective in holding back cancerous cells.

Also, I would like to add that they are also preventing prostate cancer as well.  But that is not all, yes, mushrooms have many more benefits and here they are:

Antioxidants and Immunity

Mushrooms are the leading source of the essential antioxidant selenium in the produce aisle. Antioxidants, like selenium, protect body cells from damage that might lead to chronic diseases. They help to strengthen the immune system, as well.

Umami and Sodium

Umami is the fifth basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Derived from the Japanese word umai, meaning “delicious,” umami (pronounced oo-MAH-mee) is described as a savory, brothy, rich or meaty taste sensation. It’s a satisfying sense of deep, complete flavor, balancing savory flavors and full-bodied taste with distinctive qualities of aroma.

The more umami present in food, the more flavorful it will be. All mushrooms are a rich source of umami and the darker the mushroom the more umami it contains.

Vitamin D

When building your plate to maximize vitamin D, consider mushrooms – they’re the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle and one of the few non-fortified food sources. In fact, the IOM recognizes them as the exception to the rule that plant foods don’t naturally contain vitamin D.

Other benefits

Often grouped with vegetables, mushrooms provide many of the nutritional attributes of produce, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide several nutrients that are typically found in animal foods or grains.

Healthy Recipe for Marinated Mushrooms

Garlic:


The active component in garlic is the sulfur compound called allicin. Allicin is the chemical produced when garlic is chopped, chewed, or bruised. Allicin is quite powerful as an antibiotic and a potent agent that helps the body inhibit the ability of firms to grow and reproduce. In fact, research is showing that 1 milligram of allicin has a potency of 15 standard units of penicillin.


Recently, researchers in Oxford and America have published some summaries of all the good data on garlic. Garlic is known to stimulate T-lymphocyte and macrophage action, promote interleukin-1 levels, and support natural killer cells. The strong activity of these key cells promotes healthy immune system function and strengthens the body’s defenses.

Soy Sauce:


Although soy sauce is not as healthy due to the sodium level, however, it does have some health benefits. Soy sauce contains 10 times as many antioxidants as present in the red wine, can also help prevent cardiovascular diseases. Consumption of soy sauce can help in reducing the risk of breast cancer

Healthy Recipe for Marinated Mushrooms

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Marinated Mushrooms

A simple and healthy recipe  for Marinated Mushrooms

Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword salad, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Pack 8 Oz/230g Organic Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt /For the water
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Lime Juice about 1 large lime or 2 smaller/Add more for extra sourness
  • 1/2 tbsp. Pure Honey
  • 1 Tbs. Soy Sauce
  • Coarse salt or sea salt to taste about 1/8 tsp.
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 6 Garlic cloves sliced
  • 3 Scallions
  • 1 tsp.  Peppercorns dried/ or ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a boiling salted (1/2 tsp. Salt) water, put whole mushrooms and boil for about 7 minutes- I do not wash mushrooms until the moment I am going to cook them; just lightly wash under cold water to get the hidden dirt off and place in the boiling water.
  2. In a meanwhile mix Olive oil, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic, chopped scallions, soy sauce, red chili pepper flakes, and dried peppercorns
  3. Once the mushrooms are done boiling, drain and put in a deep bowl;
  4. Pour the marinade over hot mushrooms and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Let it sit in the marinade until it’s cooled down and at room temperature. You can squeeze more lime juice over when ready to eat. *Lemon is another alternative!
  6. You can refrigerate it by placing it in the airtight container; it can last for up to 3 days.
  7. The taste is fantastic!!! If you are a mushroom lover, I am certain that you will love these marinated Mushrooms.

Recipe Notes

Garlic is extremely healthy but Soy sauce not as much as other soy products, however, it does have some good health benefits. If you cannot consume soya sauce due to the soy allergies and high blood pressure, I strongly suggest and encourage to omit the soy sauce and use a dash of salt instead to your preferences. Soy sauce does not have very high beneficial isoflavones, which are present in other soy products such as edamame or tofu. *Isoflavones are a natural antioxidant which is found in Soy Products; the consumption of soy products has many health benefits, including protection against breast cancer, prostate cancer, menopausal symptoms, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Korean Oxtail Soup

Korean Oxtail Soup

The best part for me about Korean cuisine including this amazing Korean Oxtail Soup besides tastiness is how many dishes are spicy with a special unique aroma and distinguished taste.