It's easy to roll out the sugar cookie dough and toss on some sprinkles for a quick Valentine's Day treat. While a cookie may taste delicious, it can be the downfall to a healthy diet. 'Cause who can truly make a batch of cookies without licking the bowl and eating about half a dozen when they are baked in your kitchen? Instead of tempting yourself with the usual suspects, consider showing your sweetheart or your girlfriends how much you care about them and their health with these simple and easy Valentine shaped dishes. They're sure to win their hearts over.
I can't take credit for this concept (that goes to Chad Luethje, chef at the famed Miraval Resort & Spa), but these salmon-based sausages are low-carb, low-fat, gluten-free, and filling. They're simply stunning on their own; the finely-diced texture and chili-cumin spices add a real sausage-like quality and flavor. Enjoy them sandwiched between wheat toast or like I did, with a side of Kumato wedges and a dollop of reduced-fat Greek yogurt. Read on to get the recipe.
I am stuffed to the max from rich holiday foods. Even though I was successful in avoiding gluten and grains, the salt really catches up to me. Puff city. And after a week of heavier foods, salads, fish, and brothy soups just sound so right to me.
While these recipes aren't new, I thought you might appreciate having a few ideas for taking it down a notch this week. Above is one of my favorite salads, Grilled Salmon with Greens and Avocado. Warm salmon, cool greens, and a mustard vinaigrette hit the spot in any season.
Upon hearing the title, one instantly envisions sophistication as smoked salmon is a glamorous ingredient. The word mousse is what leads the eater to believe it's a complex dish to put together. However, any good foodie knows that mousse can sometimes mean gelatin.
To make this luxurious spread that would be welcome at breakfast, noon, or night, all you have to do is blitz salmon, gelatin, sour cream, and lemon juice in a food processor. Then let the mixture set overnight, and voilà! Instant elegant appetizer. See just how simple it is when you look at the recipe.
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- Is it wrong to address a waiter as "amigo"? — Chow
- Who knew: Top Chef's Mattin Nobila plans to open a health center. — Inside Scoop
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According to Susan Brewer, a professor of food science at the University of Illinois, ingesting omega-3s, particularly DHA, will provide infants with the levels they need for proper brain development. She's developing a fishy baby puree that combines wild salmon, salmon bonemeal, and roe (to boost nutrient levels) into a meal that "tastes more like salmon and cream-cheese dip than plain salmon." It may be a while before her creation hits store shelves, but Happy Baby ($17 for 16) currently has one on the market. When did your children start eating fish?