Making choices that best support our bodies is not always easy. What we know to be good for us, nutrition facts we have absorbed through the years, information about health that we have read and heard about, reminds me of a quote I have hard before "with great power comes great responsibility," Knowledge is power. With this knowledge we can make choices that best support our bodies.
We are so attached to our relationship with the foods we eat that we forget we eat to live, not the other way around. This is the body I have been born with, and it will carry me through until the last moment of this lifetime. Why not give it the best chance to thrive?? Choose to make decisions with your well being in mind, choose to feel well, to eat well, and to be well.
Remember those words "Whole Foods", Let's take whole grains which literally means a grain that is still whole. So why does a box of Lucky Charms proclaim to contain "whole grains"? A pulverized grain is not a whole food, and then if you add food coloring, artificial flavors, preservatives, sugars and other chemically based ingredients, you have wondered off the map. Remember to remain in the sphere of the real.
If you seek better health through nutrition, cooking is non-negotiable. There are only so many foods that can be eaten without preparation. Your desire to loose weight, have more energy, sleep deeper and feel more joy, is asking you for accountable action!! There is no shortcut to health. We must eat, every day and several times a day. If we want to feel our best so that we can show up in the world and be of service, sharing our gifts and our knowledge, we must eventually arrive in the kitchen with our sleeves rolled up ready to nourish ourselves with a homemade meal.
1 ½ lb boneless skinless wild caught salmon fillet, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tsp dried
1 tsp cumin
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 lemons thinly slice into rounds
himalayan salt or sea salt to taste
Skewers soaked in water for an hour
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Heat grill to medium high.
Mix oregano, cumin and red pepper flakes in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set spice mixture aside.
Beginning and ending with the salmon thread salmon and folded lemon slice onto skewers. Line a piece of foil with parchment paper and lay the skewers onto the parchment paper.
Drizzle the olive oil along the top of each skewer and season with salt, then add the the spice mixture to each skewer.
Place skewers with the foil and parchment paper on the grill and cook salmon is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes.