PISTACHIO CRUSTED SALMON WITH LINGONBERRY JAM
How to Make Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lingonberry Jam
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Substitute cranberry if you cannot find lingonberry.
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Rinse and pat the salmon and place in an oven safe dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
3) In a small bowl, combine lingonberry jam and stone ground mustard.
4) Brush or spread the jam & mustard combination over the salmon, covering the entire top of the fillet.
5) Take 1/4 cup shelled pistachios and chopped coarsely on a cutting board. You can substitute sunflower seeds if you prefer.
6) Sprinkle the pistachios atop the salmon fillet until it is completely covered.
7) Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Serve atop a bed of greens or stir-fried veggies!
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lingonberry Jam is the creamy, oily satisfaction you've been craving since the turn of the season. As the leaves begin to change and summer becomes a memory, you naturally start to crave heavier, sweeter foods to warm you up amidst dropping temperatures. A taste of this savory evening dish offers just that. The rich, soft texture of salmon melts in your mouth while roasted pistachios provide a contrasting crunch. The hints of sweet lingonberry jam adds a surprising tang, while mustard's pop of pungency is the perfect finish. Light a candle and serve this meal on your nicest china, and you will believe you are at a five-star restaurant!!
Note: Substitute cranberry if you cannot find lingonberry.
Healthy Fats for a Frazzled Fall
Fall can be both exciting and hectic. A general excitement is in the air as we anticipate going to the pumpkin patch, enjoying hot bowls of butternut soup, heading back to school, and drinking holiday-themed lattes. But little do we know how much work our bodies are doing behind the scenes. As the weather gets colder and dryer after a hot, humid summer, the body has to start building up stores of insulating fats in preparation for the long winter ahead. During this change, it is very easy for Vata dosha (the dry, cold dosha) to go out of balance. This can manifest as dryness, coldness, anxiety, stress, tension, low back aches, and a general sense of being ungrounded. Sweet, warming fats are just what the body needs to come back to earth and get ready for the cold. Pistachio Crusted Salmon is rich in healthy fats that will ground Vata, making you feel relaxed and at ease. It will also keep you from catching a chill as the temperatures gets colder.
Lingonberry: The Magical Scandinavian Fruit
Lingonberries, also known as partridge berries or cowberries, are smaller and juicier than a cranberry and are a native of Sweden, Russia, Norway, Finland, and some parts of Canada. Like many berries, lingonberries are known as powerful antioxidants and for their ability to lower the inflammatory response in the body. Lingonberries have also been shown to protect the veins and arteries, which is crucial for maintaining circulatory and heart health. In Russia, lingonberry water is used as a mild laxative, so regularly chewing on lingonberries may help with constipation. Some studies also suggest that consuming lingonberries can enhance a healthy weight loss plan. Lingonberries naturally comes into season in late summer and early autumn, so fall is the best time of year to eat this juicy, tart fruit. Because of its tartness, lingonberries are often consumed in a jam form or with sugar to make them more palatable.
Food for Fertility
Salmon has been touted for many years as a very health-promoting food. One of the many reasons is because salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have numerous health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant effects. But did you know that the omega-3s in salmon also make it a potent fertility food? Studies show that women who regularly consume salmon (less than 1x per week) and other sources of omega-3s are less likely to have trouble conceiving than women who don't. Salmon in the diet can also promote fetal brain and nervous system development and can lower the risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy. Take caution though, as there is a wide and varied range of salmon quality. Choose wild-caught Alaskan Salmon or wild-caught sockeye salmon over Atlantic or farm-raised salmon.
Legend has it that the Queen of Sheba declared that pistachio nuts were to be grown and consumed exclusively by royalty, and no one else. This was perhaps because of their exotic green shade, availability year-round, and of course their many health benefits. Pistachios are rich in healthy fats that our bodies need to make glowing skin, hair, and nails, and thus, pistachios have been touted as a beauty food for centuries. Pistachios are also a good source of potassium and have a lower caloric content than other nuts but boast higher protein.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what
should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
Is Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lingonberry Jam Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT HEAVY GUNA
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT HOT GUNA
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOT
The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
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Rajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Rajasic foods include chili peppers, coffee, and anything that stimulates movement.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RAJASIC
Tamasic foods promote rest, sleepiness and stillness. Examples include wheat, mushrooms.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TAMASIC
Nuts Seeds, Meats
Non Veg, Allergens, Tree Nuts
Shorthand for non-vegetarian referring to recipes or people who eat a diet that includes meat. Typical demarcation on the outside of a restaurant in India!
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Resembles water (ap) in quality - fluid, sticky, soft, heavy, stable, cool.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER
Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Protein, Fats
Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DOWNWARD
Inward moving substances promote introspection, self reflection, stillness, or slow the system down.
LEARN MORE ABOUT INWARD
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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