Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

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Shingles Vacine and Treatment

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Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Obesity Is A Serious Matter – (Salmon with Pineapple Ginger Glaze)

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on January 6, 2011 ][ In Fish ]

I have never been a fan of Sarah Palin; she is one of those politicians who is great at using words to stir up people but short on actual practical solutions to the needs of this country.  She is all flash but no substance. I was appalled to see her on TV this week, making fun of Michele Obama’s campaign to fight childhood obesity.  The clip was from her reality show and she was saying something about making smores because Michele Obama doesn’t want us to eat dessert.

Making fun of a serious medical condition that threatens the lives of millions doesn’t strike me as sensible, caring or informed.  It is a petty attempt to make light of an opponent’s agenda.  My husband and I are passionate about trying to prevent obesity and to educate others.  Few things make me so sad as to see a young person who is morbidly overweight because I realize all the health problems that person faces and the limitations on his or her life.  The hope that I can help in some way is what keeps me writing this blog.

Eating is such a huge part of our lives but we seem to know so little about how to eat or what to put in our mouth.  Humans always seek the path of least resistance so we eat what is convenient and tastes good with little thought of whether it is what we need.  I often compare the body with a car; you wouldn’t put just anything in your car and expect it to run so why put just anything in your body and expect it to function properly?

With that lecture out of my system, I will share the first new recipe of 2011.  As usual, it meets all the qualifications of easy, fast, nutritious and great tasting.  My family raved about it, plus I think the sauce would work just as well with chicken.  Take a few extra minutes to grate some fresh ginger for this dish as it makes a world of difference and smells wonderful too.

Salmon with Pineapple Ginger Glaze
4 salmon fillets
1/2 cup pineapple preserves
1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 425.  Place fillets in a 9 x 13 baking dish coated with baking spray.  Combine remaining ingredients and pour over fillets.  Bake for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  You can use bottled garlic and ginger.

Pair this with a salad or green vegetable and you will have a lovely, healthy dinner.  This dish is nice enough to serve to company too.

Upadated on January 6, 2011


One Response to “Obesity Is A Serious Matter – (Salmon with Pineapple Ginger Glaze)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    When you have fat on the brain as Palin does, you can't help but make inane, moronic statements

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