Tag Archives: Salmon

Food for thought…

6 Sep


For some September marks the beginning of a new year. And with a new year, a new diet is usually in the works. With schools reopening, and new ventures being sought, it’s important to make sure that your brain is happy and functioning the way that you need it to. Diet plays a huge role in the way your brain Processes all of your thoughts, keeps them in order, and effectively accomplishes them.

“The brain is an extremely metabolically active organ, making it a very hungry one, and a picky eater at that. It’s becoming pretty clear in research labs around the country that the right food, or the natural neurochemicals that they contain, can enhance mental capabilities—help you concentrate, tune sensorimotor skills, keep you motivated, magnify memory, speed reaction times, defuse stress, perhaps even prevent brain aging.” (http://www.psychologytoday.com)

Here is a list of brain foods that will keep that “picky eater” happy and healthy…








Dark Chocolate




Egg Yolks


Flax Seeds


Mixed Nuts




Whole Grains

Now that doesn’t sound so bad does it?

If you have any questions about the above listed brain healthy foods, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at simplyhershey@gmail.com.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Salmon for Lent

23 Feb

Salmon Caviar

The Lenten season has officially begun, and in observance of Lent, many Catholics and Christians abstain from eating meat.  “Lent is the Christian observance of the liturgical year from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.  The traditional purpose of Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self- denial.  Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ and Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”  [Wikipedia]

In last year’s article “Ensuring Freshness”, I gave you a list of ways to ensure that the seafood that you are purchasing is at its freshest.

Very often I have conversations with people about seafood.  Salmon seems to be the fish favorite of most. There are so many ways that one can cook salmon.  Here are a few ideas to get you through this season.


Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese & Capers

Wild Alaskan Salmon Benedict with Citrus Cheese Sauce


Asian Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber & Pumpernickel

Salmon Loaf



Summer Salmon Salad


Salmon Chowder


Grilled Salmon with Hazelnut-Lime Butter

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Here are some other great fish ideas & a bonus video about Lent…

Oh Gosh! Curried Crab Anyone? (in a Trini accent)

Tilapia, the not so fishy fish.

I’ve Got Clams On My Mind


For any of the above recipes feel free to leave a comment here or shoot me an email at simplyhershey@gmail.com.