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Enchanted Eats – March 2024

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In this month’s edition of Enchanted Eats… anti-inflammatory recipes! These recipes give you a little boost! Ingredients that are packed with antioxidants like blueberries help to fight inflammation; while healthy fats like almond butter or avocados help to reduce inflammation. Since inflammation can have a lot to do with diabetes, weight, and even your sleeping habits, adding anti-inflammatory recipes or ingredients to your meal routine is a great addition to create healthier eating patterns!

Salmon Patties

(previously published in Questa Del Rio News, March 2023)

1 (14.75 oz) can salmon, drained of all but 2 T of liquid, flaked
1 large slice bread, crust removed, shredded (1 C, 50g)
3 T green onion, chopped
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 T fresh dill, chopped, or 1 t dried
3 T minced green bell pepper
1 T flour
1 large egg
1/2 t sweet paprika
1 t finely grated lemon zest
2 t lemon juice
1/4 t kosher salt
Several turns of freshly ground black pepper
3 T extra virgin olive oil

In a large bowl, gently mix together salmon (including 2 T of can liquid), bread, green onion, garlic, dill, bell pepper, flour, egg, paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Form 8 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Chill at least 30 minutes (or longer)

Brown in skillet: Heat olive oil over medium
high heat in large skillet. Cook patties until nicely browned on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side

Very Berry Smoothie
(Courtesy J. Carryer, Taos)

1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
1 banana
1/2 c fresh or frozen strawberries
1 T almond butter
1/2 c fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 t ground turmeric
Add your favorite protein powder or Greek yogurt (optional)

Pour milk into a blender. Add all ingredients
Secure lid, and blend for 30 to 45 seconds

Carrots and Hummus!


To make this snack, slice up some carrots and dip them in your favorite hummus.
*Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Hummus, made with chickpeas, is also anti-inflammatory.