Pais it Forward

In less than 20 minutes you can have a satisfying and healthy dish for a quick week-night meal. Salmon, rich in Omega-3’s, is a great way to add fatty acids to your diet which have been credited with several health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of cancer and improving the function of the cells that line your arteries.

Although there is no recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, studies have found that taking 0.45–4.5 grams per day led to significant improvements in arterial function. A typical serving of salmon has 2-2.5 grams, so eat up and feel good about what you’re putting into your body.

Ingredients //


  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 medium orange)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • watermelon radish for garnish
  • Salmon fillets 


  • 3 handfuls of raw spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash of Salt


  • Prepare any rice or grain you’d prefer according to package
Directions //
Mix the OJ, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic and ginger in a bowl. Add either whole or sliced salmon filets (I like to slice them into cubes). Let marinate for 15-20 minutes while you are preparing the rice. Slice the green onion and radish for garnishing the salmon dish.DSC_0157
Once marinated, heat skillet to medium heat and pour marinade with salmon into skillet. Salmon is much more delicate than other meats, so try to be gentle when flipping to cook the other side.
The salmon should take 3-5 minutes to cook on each side. Check frequently to make sure it is not over cooked. Once salmon is nearly done, add oil, garlic salt and spinach and turn onto medium heat, stirring frequently.
Plate rice, spinach and top with salmon and diced green onion. DSC_0175

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