Turmeric salmon • warm veggie quinoa salad • blueberry oatmeal cookies

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As the 53rd anniversary of American Heart Health Month comes to a close, I figured we could sit down and share one more virtual, heart-healthy, meal – what’d ya say?

And, on the menu we have turmeric and cumin rubbed salmon with a sauteed 3-pepper quinoa salad and blueberry oatmeal cookies for dessert – talk about a spread eh?!

As I’ve shared on here before, watching my dad lose his long, hard, struggle with congestive heart failure wasn’t easy. Quick easy salmon recipes There were so many questions, so many what-if’s, so many should’ves-could’ves-would’ves. Recipe baked salmon fillet And those kinda thoughts can wreak havoc in anybody’s head.

So, back then, to quell those thoughts, I embarked on a journey to learn all I could find out about heart health. Recipe for baking salmon After all, knowledge is power – right?

Now, I didn’t resort to learning about my ticker in quite the way German surgeon Werner Forssmann (1904-1979) decided to do. Recipe for fish cakes That chap resorted to examining the inside of his own heart by threading a catheter into the vein in his arm and pushing it 20 inches and into his heart! Yikes! Even though his experimentation lead to the invention of cardiac catheterization (which happens to be a common procedure now), I figured I’d stick to books and web sites. Recipe for salmon burgers I have a daughter I want to stay healthy for and I figured learning and implementing little changes could maybe lead to reaping benefits down the road.

I’ve always loved working out and eating my veggies – because a good sweat and whole foods always helped me keep my mind de-cluttered. Recipe for salmon cakes But, the more I read, the more I started to realize the importance of heart healthy foods such as salmon, walnuts, blueberries, red, orange and yellow veggies, and broccoli and CoQ10 supplementation.

CoQ10 supports heart and vascular health and its levels decline with age and increased stress levels, and that’s where Qunol Ultra CoQ10 comes into play. Recipe for salmon croquettes Qunol Ultra CoQ10 is 100% Water and Fat Soluble and essential for energy production.

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And now, back to this meal – this is three recipes in one (I happen to pick up all the ingredients for this meal as well as get my supply of Qunol Ultra CoQ10 at my local Kroger store).

• There’s simple and so delightfully tasty, turmeric and cumin rubbed salmon with just a bit of salt and pepper.

• Then there’s this sauteed quinoa salad with red, orange and yellow bell peppers, broccoli florets, plenty of garlic, ginger and onions that’s topped with walnuts and raisins. Recipe for salmon loaf This warm veggie quinoa salad doesn’t have a ton of spices but the veggies and onions and garlic and ginger jive so well together – this also happens to be one dish that improves with time and tasted better the day after!

• And, to finish everything off are these scrumptious, flourless, blueberry oatmeal cookies. Recipe for salmon patties These cookies are gluten free (provided the oats are certified gluten free) and contain no butter. Recipe for salmon salad And, with coconut sugar, they won’t make your blood sugar spike too high either. Recipe for smoked salmon dip My daughter and I enjoyed these cookies for breakfast too. Recipe for smoked salmon pasta My daughter isn’t even a huge fan of dried blueberries, but she loved these cookies!

Apparently I made a ton of each of these as my daughter and I enjoyed leftovers for three days!

Even though Heart Health Month is coming to a close, there’s no harm in adopting and sticking to a few heart-healthy habits, is there?

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Woah x3 on this one, Shashi! I seriously don’t even know where to begin. Recipe for smoked salmon pate That salmon is absolutely calling my name…but then you put it over the quinoa salad? Yes! I love quinoa is a salad base…and all these peppers and broccoli in there, too. Recipe for thai fish cakes Yum! And of course the blueberry oatmeal cookies would be a hit. Recipe smoked salmon pasta I love chewy oatmeal cookies, and blueberry is one of my favorites! I love how you created a whole meal with the goal of heart health. Recipes for cooking salmon You rock! And this is way easier than looking inside your own heart…eep! I’ll have to check out that CoQ10, too! Thanks for all the advice and yummy recipes, my friend. Recipes for salmon fillets in the oven ??

This salmon looks absolutely incredible! I’m such a sucker for turmeric, so my belly is grumbling just looking at your beautiful photos.

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This page was beautifully put together. Recipes for salmon in the oven Every item is a winner and the salmon is a beaut. Recipes for salmon steaks I can just imagine how the quinoa compliments the salmon in mouth feel and flavor!

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These recipes all look so delicious and healthy Shashi! Such great recipes with so many yummy flavours! I’ll definitely be making some of your quinoa salad over the weekend. Salmon best recipe Yum!!! <3

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My grandfather passed of congestive heart failure many years ago — I’m quite certain his sedentary lifestyle and diet contributed to his early death — these are the kinds of foods that we eat regularly, to stay healthy. Salmon fillet recipes pan fried That salmon sounds delish too!

Don’t know if CoQ10 really “works” but I’m convinced of its benefits, so I take it. Salmon mousse recipe jamie oliver Anyway, love the look of this salmon. Salmon pasta bake recipe Salmon is wonderful to begin with, and combine it with turmeric? Yes!

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As a nutritionist, a lot of my clients are usually surprised when I tell them they should be taking CoQ10. Salmon pasta recipe jamie oliver Many cardiologists and doctors don’t prescribe it and it’s especially important for those on cholesterol meds. Salmon pesto pasta recipe Add that with this delicious omega-3 packed salmon and you’re on your way to good health!

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How did I not know you lost your dad to congestive heart failure, Shashi? I’m so sorry to hear that. Salmon quiche recipe jamie oliver Losing a parent is always hard, and I think every normal child wonders what they could have done to prevent it. Salmon recipes jamie oliver ?? I’m sure your father is looking down and SO proud that you take such great care of yourself and your daughter! And I’m positive he is drooling over this spread of deliciousness! I mean, I for sure am over here drooling! I love EVERYTHING going on here! Salmon and quinoa are two of my favs and who could say no to oatmeal cookies with blueberries?! SO YUM!!! Thanks for sharing, dear! Cheers to you! xoxo

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Wow! Three recipes in one post! How awesome is that? I squirmed a little when you were talking about that heart experiment, but I guess someone has got to do it! So much nerve! Yikes! Heart health is definitely big time important and hubby and I always try to eat well (with the scatter indulgence) and exercise regularly. Salmon recipes pan fried Love every recipe you have here and salmon is at the top of my favourite seafood list. Salmon recipes pan seared I always try to go for wild and have stopped eating farmed. Salmon risotto recipe jamie oliver I’ve never paired turmeric with salmon but now I’m going to have to try. Salmon steak recipe oven Turmeric is so good for ya too, but not good for counters or tupper wear (stains so bad, doesn’t it?). Simple baked salmon recipes P.S. Simple healthy salmon recipes If you have any more of those cookies leftover, you can send some my way please ??

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Werner was quite a guy, huh? We sure are indebted to him. Smoked salmon pasta recipe jamie oliver Can’t imagine being the subject of my own study quite like that. Smoked salmon pasta recipes I’d be passed out on the floor stone cold before I got the first inch. Sockeye salmon recipe pan seared What a great slew of recipes, and leftovers are the best. The best salmon recipe My fridge is filled with leftovers and they are such a lifeline. The best salmon recipe ever The salmon looks great and cookies for breakfast? You are a girl after my own heart. Baked king salmon recipe Thanks for all the extra recipes today, woo hoo. Baked salmon recipe soy sauce Always glad I visited your corner of the world, I always learn something new. Baked salmon recipe with mayonnaise Today it was the humble beginnings of heart catheterization. Baked salmon recipes simple XOXO

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Wow! 3 fabulous ideas in one post? You’ve nailed this Shashi! I’m a salad guy, so this one sounds fantastic to me. Baked whole salmon recipes simple Although I’m not a huge fan of turmeric, the idea sounds intriguing, and the fish looks great. Baked wild salmon recipes Do you ship some samples?:) And talking about the cookies, you don’t need to send me any samples (I know they’re delicious) – just forward a huge container or two:)

Shashi this is so vibrant and colourful looking! I am staring at these pictures salivating.

Salmon is definitely a fantastic heart healthy food and I’d be delighted to help you celebrate heart healthy month by cooking this for Lynne and I. Best baked salmon recipe Thank you!! ??

You must have one of the healthiest hearts in town, Shashi, and I sure know where to come for my healthy fix.

I’m loving the look of all of these recipes, but especially those blueberry cookies. Best baked salmon recipe ever I was patting myself on the back yesterday for making some low(ish) sugar blueberry muffins, but these beat those in the healthy stakes hands down!

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