With how face paced life can be we’re all on the hunt for a healthy recipe that is easy to make, right? This kale and coconut salmon bowl is a go to for me personally. Salmon is great for cognitive function and helps combat against dementia. Here are the ingredients you will need:
· Jasmine rice (I used coconut jasmine rice)
· Pineapple or mango
· Coconut aminos
· Coconut milk powder or paste (I used the powder from the jasmine rice)
· Sesame seeds
· Chili flakes
· Salt and Pepper
Grab the ingredients from your local grocery store and try and go for the organic options if you can. Organic labels insure integrity and transparency. Organic farming reduces toxic chemicals in our bodies and environment. Cook to your preference or leave the salmon raw if you prefer for it to taste like a traditional poke bowl. I like mine cooked, but if you would like yours raw make sure to purchase the highest quality salmon. Fish in Japanese supermarkets is labeled “sashimi” when it’s safe to eat raw.
Wash the vegetables and dice the cucumber and pineapple/mango. I base the salmon in extra virgin olive oil while searing the cut on the stovetop. You want to make sure you’re using a good oil such as olive, coconut, or avocado. Other oils such as canola can cause inflammation. Add the coconut aminos, honey, chili flakes, coconut milk powder, and salt and pepper to the salmon. Simple, but exceptionally flavorful. This simmers on medium for about 10-20 minutes depending on the density of the filet. Once cooled, I plate the salmon over the coconut rice and then add the edamame, kale, pineapple, and cucumber. Sprinkle the sesame seeds, salt, and pepper over your dish. You can drizzle your creation with sriracha and soy sauce if desired. I personally use the coconut aminos in place of soy sauce, but feel free to flavor according to your own personal preference.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy this delectable dish! If you aren’t spiritual or religious, I always say it still feels nice to take a moment before digging in to acknowledge and give thanks to all the working hands besides your own of course that went in to sourcing and preparing this meal. Think about the lovely workers at the grocery store keeping the products stocked. Think of the truck drivers that drove the produce to the store. Think of the farmers all over the world that planted, picked, cleaned, and sustainably sourced the ingredients. I personally like to think about the duration of the life of the plant. It amazes me the access that we have to food these days, and fast at that. It is so easy to take it for granted at times. Sourcing food is truly a beautiful process. Enjoy the dish and give thanks to your food today and its roots if it compels you to do so. Subscribe to my email list for more enchanting recipes and articles about caring for your mental and physical well-being. Peace and blessings.