In the summer, most of us see less of our kitchens. It’s usually too hot to cook and because we’re out and about and eating out more, there’s really no need to, especially if you live alone.
But the summer heat is not the only reason some people (namely, me) hate the kitchen. For me, it’s a whole lot of reasons starting with, I’m clumsy in the kitchen and I have the scars to prove it.
So how do I eat healthily?
Every nutritionist and healthy eating expert I’ve known or followed on social media all agree that the best way to make sure we eat well is to prepare our own meals. So, calling all fellow lazy cooks, today I’d like to introduce you to a new segment here on Vurb Magazine:
Quick and Healthy Recipes
Our quick and healthy recipes will combine healthy ingredients with practical cooking shortcuts like pre-made or store-bought marinades, sauces, and pre-cut or pre-minced ingredients. We’ll borrow as much as we can from the raw food diet, and probably use a lot of coconut cream.
And we’ll try to share only recipes that take 20 minutes or less to make.
Salmon with Spiralized Zucchini
Healthy? Yup! And with prep and cook time totaling 20 minutes, this recipe fits the Quick adn Healthy criteria for this
- 1-2 salmon fillets
- 2 zucchini spiralized
- 3 tbsp butter or coconut cream
- 3-4 cloves of garlic (or 1 tbsp pre-minced garlic)
- 1/2 tbsp juice of lemon
- 1/2 packet of green curry marinade
- 1 tbsp hot sauce of your choice (we used Sriracha)
Thoroughly season salmon fillets on all sides with salt and pepper
Heat butter in a large skillet and add the salmon to the skillet, skin side first. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side – depending on thickness.
Add 1/2 or a whole packet of Green Indian Curry marinade to the mix and cook for another 4 minutes.
Remove from stove and in a bowl or plate containing the spiralized zucchini noodles, pour the sauce over the raw noodles and allow the heat from the mixture to “cook” the zucchini noodles for about a minute.
Eat and enjoy!
Note: Zucchini tends to render some water when cooking, so you can sprinkle salt after spiralizing and allow to sit for a couple of minutes to drain off excess water.
Christine is a Life Strategist and Emotional Health Coach living in Los Angeles. She's big on meditation and believes in systems and routines, and in personalizing everything you do to help you get where you want to be.