For years, I wouldn’t touch salmon. It always smelled and tasted “too fishy” for my sensitive palate, especially after a bad experience with some restaurant shrimp left me with a seafood aversion. But it’s an incredibly healthy source of omega-3 fats, B vitamins, and protein and it’s also one of the only types of fish that’s regularly available in my area for a reasonable price. As I started experimenting with my own salmon recipes, I learned that the “fishy taste” I grew up associating with salmon had less to do with salmon and more to do with the type of salmon my mom bought and how she prepared it. Take this Maple-Glazed Salmon: Smothered in a crunchy-sweet coating of maple sugar and optionally served with a squeeze of lemon, it’s a smooth, sophisticated collection of flavors that works whether your salmon is a mild Atlantic variety or a hearty sockeye. It’s especially delicious served with some lemon-pepper asparagus or mashed sweet potatoes!
Keep your household clean, too!
I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!