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Brain-Healthy Happy Omega-3 Packed Seafood Dish

Posted by Danielle Parish on January 8, 2013 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)


I'm not sure if you know all the many benefits of Omega-3. But, foods that are high in Omega-3 help to increase mood, fight against depression, provide antioxidants, decrease inflammation and may actually increase life expectancy. It is heart healthy & brain healthy. With all these benefits, why not get the most out of your meals by cooking with foods high in Omega-3's.


If you love Seafood, why not try this dish? It is Smoked Oysters & Salmon, with Gluten-Free Pasta and Broccoli. I love this recipe because it's quick, easy & cheap to make.




- 4 Cups of cooked Brown Rice Pasta (Trader Joe's Brand)

- 1 1/2 Cups of Fresh Broccoli

- 1 Can of Pink Salmon

- 3/4 Can of Smoked Oysters (Bold Smoked Taste)

- 1/2 cup Olive Oil (Have a little on the side to drizzle over completed dish)

- 3 tablespoons of Ground Flax Meal

- Juice from 1/2 a Lemon

- Garlic Salt (Season to taste)

- Pepper (Season to taste)




1) First boil Brown Rice Pasta and Broccoli in boiling water for 7-10 minutes (Time varies upon pasta consistency).

2) Drain hot Pasta & put right back into pot (Do not rinse with Cold water)

3) Mix in Olive Oil, Pink Salmon, Smoked Oysters & Lemon till all Brown Rice Pasta is covered

4) Mix in Ground Flax Meal

5) Add Garlic Salt & Pepper (Season to Liking)

6) Plate pasta & drizzle Olive Oil over the top!


In Less than 15 minutes you have a hearty, healthy dish for 4!! Enjoy! See if you don't feel better after eating it!!!

Gluten-Free Pancakes & Vegan...DELICIOUS

Posted by Danielle Parish on May 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Yummy Gluten-Free Pancakes, Vegan, Egg-Free & Dairy Free.  They are so yummy and delicious.  Everyone will be surprised they are Gluten-Free & Vegan.  Also they are so easy to make.  This recipe makes about 8-9 waffles, depending on how big you make them.  They are great.  Make them today. 


1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend

2 tablespoons white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt (I like Salt that has Iodine in it.)

1 1/4 cups Vanilla Almond Milk 

1 tablespoon oil

1/3 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon of Almond Extract


1.  Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk the Almond Milk, oil, vanilla extract and Almond Extract together in a small bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet. Stir just until blended; mixture will be lumpy.

2.  Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat.  Make sure you lower heat as you add more pancakes to griddle/pan because the pancakes will start cooking faster. Pour batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. There is a recipe here to make your own All-Purpose Gluten-free pancake flour mix. 

Comment and tell me how you like them :)

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