Who would've guessed that we would see a world pandemic like we
are seeing today in our lifetime? I certainly never even imagined that
It is impossible not to feel vulnerable in this situation, especially due to
the uncertainty of its true scope, the implications that it will have for our
future life, which will certainly experience changes in form and
substance, and how it will impact everyone but especially our
communities of color in the days, weeks and months to come. And,
even more, it hurts to know that many are dying from more efforts that
are made amid the fragility of all our institutions and existing structures
in society; and, so many more will continue seeing their lives
extinguished before a situation that produces a feeling of
I understand the privilege that we have, being able to stay at home, that
means we have a home. Being able to work from home, that means
we have a job. Being able to cook for my family, that means we have
access to food. I do not take any of this for granted, yet I can't help but
feel scared of the unknown. This is the time to come together more
than ever. Time to think of our neighbors and communities more than
ourselves. Stay at home if you can. Help others if you can. Show your
support to those who are in the front line of this pandemic and are
risking their lives to save yours.
As the days and hours are a blur of time, I'm going to leave here a
recipe that is simple, easy, quick, and nutritious. In the hopes that it
brightens your kitchen.
Let's get cooking!
6 oz. Coho Salmon (or any other wild-caught salmon)
3 cups mixed greens.
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved.
Half cucumber peeled and sliced.
2 tablespoons toasted almonds, crushed.
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat your broiler on low. Place salmon, skin side down, on a cookie
sheet. Sprinkle with a little bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
Broil salmon for 8 minutes, until the top has crisped up and it's cooked
through, with a little bit of pink in the middle.
In a serving bowl, add mixed greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers. When
salmon is cooked, let it cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Use a fork to
flake up the salmon. Add on top of the greens, dress with the reminder
olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle toasted almonds, season with salt
and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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