Monday, March 16, 2009

A Perfect Diet This Lenten Season

Conventionally it is described as being forty days long, though different denominations calculate the forty days differently. It is observed as a period of fasting and prayer. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. -wiki-

Anyway, in part with this yearly event, I take advantage of it as a form of inspiration to keep a healthy body. Fish and Green Salad works best for my family at this time.

A bowl of fresh greens, tomatoes, onion slices and basil is one of our favorites. It's easy to prepare and the vegetables are always available. Romaine lettuce I particularly love, with a hint of some Italian Dressing. By the way, did you know that according to some findings, adding bacon or mayo-based dressing on your salad, is as good as eating 1 whole burger.

And another dish that can spice up Lent is a good Salmon Recipe.I actually got the idea from Liza of Mommy’s Little Corner
Fresh Pink Salmon - it's a good thing they already have the sliced ones in the fish section of the supermarket. You'll know when it's fresh by it's color and smell.The colors are just too bright, looks like pink and orange combined. And there's no trace of any smell.
3 tbsp of fresh or dried herbs of your choice (I used thyme)

3 tbsp of olive oil

salt and pepper

Buttered Garlic & Ginger Sauce

Butter (take 1/4 of the 225g stick)

1 whole garlic (chopped or minced)

Ginger (size of your thumb) chopped or minced

a pinch of salt & pepper

How To:

Fish

Season the fish on both sides with enough olive oil
Sprinkle some salt and pepper
And treat both sides with herbs.
Fry over the remaining olive oil until (see pic first pic)

Sauce

In a sauce pan...Melt butter
Saute garlic and ginger
Add salt & pepper to taste
Simmer for 1 minute
Pour over the fried fish



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