Antioxidant-Rich Blueberry + Blackberry Summer Salad

Antioxidant-Rich Blueberry + Blackberry Summer Salad


  • 3 cups arugula, watercress, or baby bok choi
  • 6–8 large slices of avocado
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 TB mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled


  • For Protein: sliced grilled steak, hard- or soft-boiled eggs
  • For Spice: pickled radish or red pepper flakes (off-sets the sweetness)

For the Dressing:

  • 1 TB lime juice
  • 1/2 TB maple syrup
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TB hemp hearts


  1. Simply plate the salad ingredients + then mix the dressing in a small bowl. Dress when serving to keep the salad crisp.

Quick and Easy Pickling Recipe For a Spiced Condiment

Quick and Easy Pickling Recipe For a Spiced Condiment



  • A skillet
  • Smaller glass mason jars with lids, unless making larger portions
  • A sauce pan



  • 1 bunch radishes, cleaned + sliced
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced + seeds removed (or not if you want spicier)
  • OR 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced if not into jalapeños
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes form medium spice | 1 tsp red pepper flakes for spicier
  • 1 tsp peppercorns


  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 TB honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, honey or maple syrup, + salt.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour the brine over the radishes + jalapeños in jars.
  4. Let the mixture cool to room temperature without the lids on.
  5. Serve immediately or cover + refrigerate. Lasts for a few weeks, but best served within the first 5 days.


asparagus, beets, bell peppers, blueberries, cauliflower, carrots, cherries, fennel, ginger, grapes, green beans, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peaches, peppers, radishes, ramps, rhubarb, strawberries, squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon

Honey-Sriracha Wild Salmon


Wild Salmon: omega-3 fatty acid loaded! Simply put, these healthy fats have major heart health + overall anti-inflammatory health benefits.

Along with the fatty acid content, wild salmon has:

  • the antioxidant amino acid taurine
  • heart-healthy vitamin B12
  • anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids
  • immune-supportive selenium
  • energy-producing phosphorus
  • muscle-building protein
  • heart-healthy niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and potassium
  • bone-building vitamin D

Manuka Honey: sometimes costly, but pure and used in moderation, has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that may help treat numerous ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, periodontal disease and upper respiratory infections.

Honey-Sriracha Wild Salmon


For the Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup coconut or Bragg’s aminos
  • 2 TB honey – Manuka is the best quality
  • 1 TB Ume plum or brown rice vinegar
  • 1 TB Sriracha sauce or spicy Harissa
  • 1 TB fresh ginger, minced (GROCERY TIP: I buy Gourmet Garden when I have a busy week so it is a pre-made paste for the ginger and garlic.)
  • 1 TB fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 TB scallions
  • 1 TB white sesame seeds and/+ black  seeds (FOOD FIND: I buy @sunfood raw, untoasted black seeds)
  • 1 LB wild salmon; cut into 3-oz filets
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil – for cooking

To Serve:

Over superfood slaw or grilled asparagus


  1. Mix the ingredients together for the marinade (aminos through ginger) – mix well.
  2. In a bag, place in the salmon + marinade- refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to cook- place in a skillet with all of the marinade over medium heat- cook through until salmon flakes easily + is opaque.

How-To: DIY A Detox Salad Bowl


DIY A Detox Salad Bowl

Start with 2 cups of mixed greens or dark leafy greens


Add your choice of protein @ 3-4 OZ. think: grilled chicken or fish


Add 1/2 cup choice of a low-GI grain, such as brown rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, or amaranth


Add 2 cups of shredded/chopped raw or cooked vegetables


Top with your choice of non-creamy dressing or lemon juice + a drizzle of oil


Add 1-2 TB of healthy fat. I.E. sunflower or pumpkin seeds or 1/2-1/2 of an avocado


Refrigerate your salad with the dressing on the side so that it doesn’t get soggy

Panko-Crusted Fish with An Immune-Boosting Ginger-Sesame Broccoli Salad


Served with a Roasted Broccoli Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time:  20-30 minutes | Total Time: 30-40 minutes

makes 2 servings



For the Fish:

  • 2, 4-oz filets of wild salmon (I used cod because I couldn’t source wild salmon at the time)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  • Sea salt + pepper

For the Sauce:

  • ¼ cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup plain Greek-yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp stone ground mustard
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

For the Broccoli Salad:

  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into florets
  • 11/2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2 TB scallions, chopped
  • 2 TB hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup prepared, store-bought ginger-turmeric dressing

To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the broccoli florets on a lined baking sheet + lightly spray with oil. Roast until browned + tender when forked-roughly 20-30 minutes. (Depends on overall size of the florets, so try to keep them as uniform as possible.)




Microwave steam in glass dish with a 1/4 cup of water for 4+ minutes (depending on the amount) or until tender








Meanwhile, place the breadcrumbs, garlic, salt + pepper in a bowl and scramble the egg in another. Soak the salmon in the egg wash + then coat it with the breadcrumb mix. Shake of excess breadcrumbs + place the filets on a lined baking sheet with a spray of cooking oil atop each. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until fish is opaque and flaky.

While fish and broccoli are cooking, chop the other veggies and place them in a serving bowl.


In another bowl, mix all ingredients together for the sauce.






Serve a filet of fish alongside 1 cup of salad and voila!







NUTRITION: x 1 serving @ 1 filet of prepared fish + 1 cup of the broccoli salad

380 Calories | 2.8 grams Fat | 34 grams Carbs | 4.4 grams Fiber | 34.2 grams Protein


  • Turmeric contains curcumin; the active compound that makes turmeric so potent but what also gives it that bright yellow hue. Turmeric has super strong anti-inflammatory properties as well as a high level of antioxidant activity which help to strengthen the immune system and may help fight off infections thanks to its antibacterial properties.
  • Ginger is a relative of turmeric that has been touted for centuries as a home remedy for the cold + flu as well as aid in digestion to treat nausea. Ginger is chock full of antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body that support the immune system. Much like turmeric, it also has antibacterial and antiviral affects and has been shown to stop the growth of microbes.
  • Purple (Red) Cabbage has an incredible antioxidant profile and is an inexpensive veggie that is also cruciferous like broccoli below. In addition, it is high in vitamin B6, C, and K.
  • Broccoli, like many cruciferous veggies, contains sulforaphane; a chemical that switches on a set of antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells which then combat the injurious effects of molecules known as free radicals that can damage cells and lead to disease.
  • Yogurt often contains live and active cultures called probiotics. These can help stimulate the immune system and keep our gut and intestinal tract healthy and free of disease-causing bacteria. Dairy products, like yogurt, also tend to be good sources of vitamin D, deficiency of which has been linked to increased risk of contracting a cold or the flu.
  • Garlic contains the active ingredient allicin, which fights infection and bacteria with its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • Fish contains selenium, which helps white blood cells produce cytokines; proteins that help clear flu viruses out of the body. In addition, fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring are rich in omega-3 fats, which reduce inflammation, increasing airflow and protecting lungs from colds and respiratory infections.