May 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
We all need a little ray of sunshine right now. Salmon with mango will do it. The good news? It only takes 20 minutes.
Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa and Brown Rice
This doesn’t even really need a recipe- make it once and you’ll know how you like it. Everything can be made ahead of time, or prepared in under 20 minutes. It’s colourful and healthy and an easy go-to meal.
What you’ll need to do:
Turn on the oven to 350
Mix up a marinade:
Miso paste, one large spoonful
Sesame Oil, a few drops
Soya Sauce, a few drops
Rice wine vinegar, a few drops
Brown sugar, around a tsp
Put the marinade on your salmon fillets- if you have time, bring salmon to room temperature with the marinade for 10 minutes. If not, just put them in the oven. Set a timer to check at 10 minutes.
Put on some brown rice (I use the 10 or 20 minute par-boiled version- the nutritional information is the same and I just don’t have an hour to make rice!)
Mix up some Mango Salsa
1 alafuto mango, dice it up (any mango will do, but alafutos are so sweet and flavourful)
1 small tomato, diced
1/4 of a red onion, finely diced (optional)
Handful of cilantro, chopped roughly (to taste)
Good sea salt and pepper
Check your salmon. You want to take it out when it’s not quite opaque- it’ll keep cooking when it’s out of the oven and you want it to be moist!
Put brown rice on plate. Place salmon on rice. Place mango salsa on salmon. Eat and enjoy!
April 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
With a little planning ahead, fresh scones in the morning are as easy as this:
1. Get your ingredients together the night before.
2. In the morning, cut in the butter.
3. Mix in the oats, buttermilk, and fruit of choice (raisins, frozen berries). Drizzle the buttermilk over, and gather into a ball. Place the ball of dough on the counter, roll it out, and cut it into scone-size pieces.
4. Bake, cover with icing sugar, and enjoy!
Buttermilk Oat Scones
- 1 1/2 cups flour (I use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup butter, cold (cut into small chunks)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup currants, raisins, other dried fruit, or frozen berries
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda
Cut in the butter (a pastry cutter works well but a fork will do)
Stir in the oats and fruit. Drizzle buttermilk over and gather into a ball. (It’ll have some loose oats pieces- try your best to keep them in and use a bit of extra buttermilk if necessary.)
Put the dough on a floured surface and pat into about 2.5cm thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters or just a glass.
Bake on parchment paper in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Sift icing sugar over the scones and enjoy.
February 24, 2011 § Leave a comment