This was a meal that was perfect on all levels. The salmon tasted like butter (without adding any), the bean puree was amazing (essentially like eating bean dip with a fork) and it included all of the components for a well-balanced meal: vegetable, protein, fiber and healthy fats – and a few cloves of garlic for good measure.

I can’t really take credit for the fish – that was all the taster, but we both loved how the salt and pepper formed an almost crust. It was crunchy and perfectly cooked. I have some wonderful recipes for salmon but never want to add too much seasoning to salmon – it is so good on it’s own!

White Bean Puree

  • 1 1/2 cups white beans, hot
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Puree all ingredients until desired consistency.

Seared Salmon

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz salmon filet
  • salt & pepper

Season filet with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in large pan. When oil is hot place fish in pan, skin side up and sear for about 5 minutes. Flip over and heat until cooked through.

What is your favorite way to prepare salmon?


arugula & apple salad

For some reason an apple and arugula salad recently popped into my head. I decided to go with it and was so glad that I did, the peppery greens worked so well with the crunchy tart apple and the honey mustard-like dressing. It would be the perfect addition to some chicken thighs or salmon filets.

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