Posts tagged healthy meals
March Recipe of the Month: Roasted Salmon with Carrot Top Chimichurri

Continuing with our stem-to-root cooking, this recipe is a great way to use those carrot greens that you never know what to do with!  Earlier on in the week, I had made black bean and carrot soup and had a huge bunch of beautiful carrot greens remaining. They personally taste like a slightly bitter version of parsley and you would never know that they are the main ingredient in this chimichurri. Having a bold, earthy sauce like this compliments the soft, mild taste of the salmon while the sweet, orange parsnip mash provides good contrast. I used parsley along with the carrot greens because I had them on hand but feel free to add other herbs. 

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Stem-To-Root Living

I  love my job as a personal chef but it can be physically and mentally draining at times. The fast-paced nature of cooking, extreme multi-tasking, and concentration to stay present in the moment as you're on a time crunch to get to your next client is usually a fun challenge. On the other hand, it is also easy to get stressed out and not appreciate the gift and opportunities that I've been given. Lately, to keep myself in a growth mindset, I have consciously been trying to be aware of the food that I throw out throughout the day as I cook. I often go on autopilot as I prep veggies and it wasn't until I made the active decision to look at my food waste that I noticed how much there actually was.

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