How to Make Salmon Quinoa Burger
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Prep-Work - Debone and skin salmon. Better yet, ask your grocer to skin the salmon for you. Cook the quinoa.
2. Mince green onions, cilantro, celery seed, lemon zest, and black pepper using a food processor with the S blade.
3. Add raw salmon and cooked quinoa. Processed to desired consistency. Form into patties. Sautee in hot frying pan with a little olive on medium heat 2-3 minutes. If pan is not hot enough, burgers may stick.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Vitality, strength, and salty hardiness are the essence of a Salmon Burger. Bright lemon zest awakens your appetite for this hearty meal. Have a long, hard day ahead? A Salmon Burger is just what you need to feel strong at the very end of the day.
The Better Burger
Who doesn't love a juicy burger? Unfortunately, burgers are very difficult for some people to digest, either because they cause bloating, gut heaviness or intense gas. Salmon is lighter than beef, yet gives the satisfaction of a classic all-American meal. Beef also amps up aggression whereas fish is a calmer food choice that nourishes a peaceful state of mind.
Feel light and and satisfied after eating a Salmon Burger. Aromatic lemon zest and cilantro aid in protein digestion. Quinoa mixed into salmon creates a fluffy texture with a touch of satisfying crunch and also makes these salmon burgers especially light to digest.
Protein and Mineral Rich
Salmon, rich in proteins and healthy fats, blends with quinoa for a strengthening, protein filled meal. Quinoa is rich in iron, and restores strength to deficient blood. It contains more calcium than milk, and is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, strengthening kidney yang. Magnesium relaxes and nourishes the heart and muscles, while it promotes heart function. Salt water fish in general more pacifying for Vata, together with juicy Omega 3's makes this ideal for dry constitutions.
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.
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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 CLEAR GUNA
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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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
An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
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Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital life energy, similar to Qi in Chinese Medicine. Many herbs stimulate your energy, or improve the flow of prana through your body. Generally, prana needs to be increased in spring after a sleepy winter.
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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!
LEARN MORE ABOUT NON-VEG
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:
Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BUILDS-STAMINA
A tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
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Heart & Circulation:
An herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BLOOD-TONIC
Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MUSCLE-TONIC
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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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"Salt water fish in general more pacifying for Vata, together with juicy Omega 3's makes this ideal for dry constitutions." Is it a mistake that this recipe is labeled as Vata provoking then?
Salmon itself is not Vata-provoking, but several other of hte ingredients in this recipe may provoke Vata is used in excess. Adding avocado or some kind of heavy starch might help to make this recipe better for Vata types.
- Natalie Immel, Asheville, NC 02-10-15
Really good! Next time will likely use green onions instead of red. Topped it with Vegenaise and some cilantro, which was super delicious.