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Turmeric Salmon • Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad • Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

As the 53rd anniversary of American Heart Health Month comes to a close, I figured we could sit down and share one more virtual, heart-healthy, meal – what’d ya say?

And, on the menu we have turmeric and cumin rubbed salmon with a sauteed 3-pepper quinoa salad and blueberry oatmeal cookies for dessert – talk about a spread eh?!

Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad

As I’ve shared on here before, watching my dad lose his long, hard, struggle with congestive heart failure wasn’t easy. There were so many questions, so many what-if’s, so many should’ves-could’ves-would’ves. And those kinda thoughts can wreak havoc in anybody’s head.

Turmeric Salmon

So, back then, to quell those thoughts, I embarked on a journey to learn all I could find out about heart health. After all, knowledge is power – right?

Now, I didn’t resort to learning about my ticker in quite the way German surgeon Werner Forssmann (1904-1979) decided to do. That chap resorted to examining the inside of his own heart by threading a catheter into the vein in his arm and pushing it 20 inches and into his heart! Yikes! Even though his experimentation lead to the invention of cardiac catheterization (which happens to be a common procedure now), I figured I’d stick to books and web sites. I have a daughter I want to stay healthy for and I figured learning and implementing little changes could maybe lead to reaping benefits down the road.

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve always loved working out and eating my veggies – because a good sweat and whole foods always helped me keep my mind de-cluttered. But, the more I read, the more I started to realize the importance of heart healthy foods such as salmon, walnuts, blueberries, red, orange and yellow veggies, and broccoli and CoQ10 supplementation.

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And now, back to this meal – this is three recipes in one (I happen to pick up all the ingredients for this meal as well as get my supply of Qunol Ultra CoQ10 at my local Kroger store).

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• There’s simple and so delightfully tasty, turmeric and cumin rubbed salmon with just a bit of salt and pepper.
• Then there’s this sauteed quinoa salad with red, orange and yellow bell peppers, broccoli florets, plenty of garlic, ginger and onions that’s topped with walnuts and raisins. This warm veggie quinoa salad doesn’t have a ton of spices but the veggies and onions and garlic and ginger jive so well together – this also happens to be one dish that improves with time and tasted better the day after!
• And, to finish everything off are these scrumptious, flourless, blueberry oatmeal cookies. These cookies are gluten free (provided the oats are certified gluten free) and contain no butter. And, with coconut sugar, they won’t make your blood sugar spike too high either. My daughter and I enjoyed these cookies for breakfast too. My daughter isn’t even a huge fan of dried blueberries, but she loved these cookies!

Apparently I made a ton of each of these as my daughter and I enjoyed leftovers for three days!

Turmeric Salmon • Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad • Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Even though Heart Health Month is coming to a close, there’s no harm in adopting and sticking to a few heart-healthy habits, is there?
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Turmeric Salmon • Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad • Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Turmeric Salmon • Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad • Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Shashi
Celebrating Heart Health month with heart healthy eats such as this turmeric and cumin rubbed salmon, sauteed 3-pepper quinoa salad, and, blueberry oatmeal cookies for dessert!


Turmeric Salmon

  • 4 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2.5 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 lb salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley to garnish

Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa ½ cup uncooked quinoa cooked in 1 cup water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg


Turmeric Salmon

  • Mix turmeric and cumin in a bowl and rub onto salmon
  • Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper
  • Place olive oil into grill pan and place it over a medium flame.
  • Add salmon into pan and cook for about 4 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other - till golden brown, garnish with parsley and enjoy.

Warm Veggie Quinoa Salad

  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat
  • Add chopped onion into it and stir till onion is translucent and slightly golden not caramelized (about 10 minutes)
  • Add garlic and ginger and stir well for about 2 minutes
  • Add in chopped red, orange and yellow bell peppers, raisins and broccoli florets and cook another 4-5 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Toss in the walnut pieces and enjoy warm.

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Add quick oats, and melted coconut oil to a bowl and mix well.
  • Then add in the baking powder, almond flour, coconut sugar, dried blueberries and pinch of salt and stir till well incorporated
  • Add in the egg and stir.
  • Chill dough for about 20 minutes
  • Then, shape into balls, slightly flatten and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
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  1. Everything looks absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing these easy peasy recipes as well as the useful info about heart health. Now it’s off to look after my own heart 🙂

  2. Wow, 3 recipes in 1!! And all healthy, too.

    You must have one of the healthiest hearts in town, Shashi, and I sure know where to come for my healthy fix.

    I’m loving the look of all of these recipes, but especially those blueberry cookies. I was patting myself on the back yesterday for making some low(ish) sugar blueberry muffins, but these beat those in the healthy stakes hands down!

  3. Shashi this is so vibrant and colourful looking! I am staring at these pictures salivating.

    Salmon is definitely a fantastic heart healthy food and I’d be delighted to help you celebrate heart healthy month by cooking this for Lynne and I. Thank you!! 🙂

  4. Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Wow! 3 fabulous ideas in one post? You’ve nailed this Shashi! I’m a salad guy, so this one sounds fantastic to me. Although I’m not a huge fan of turmeric, the idea sounds intriguing, and the fish looks great. Do you ship some samples?:) And talking about the cookies, you don’t need to send me any samples (I know they’re delicious) – just forward a huge container or two:)

  5. Werner was quite a guy, huh? We sure are indebted to him. Can’t imagine being the subject of my own study quite like that. I’d be passed out on the floor stone cold before I got the first inch. What a great slew of recipes, and leftovers are the best. My fridge is filled with leftovers and they are such a lifeline. The salmon looks great and cookies for breakfast? You are a girl after my own heart. Thanks for all the extra recipes today, woo hoo. Always glad I visited your corner of the world, I always learn something new. Today it was the humble beginnings of heart catheterization. XOXO

  6. GiGi Eats says:

    YOU KNOW ME and my utter salmon obsessionnnnnnnn!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA DUDE – I just CANT STOP, WONT STOP!

  7. This looks like one seriously delicious meal – especially that salmon! It looks incredibly flavorful and cooked so perfectly. Each one of the recipes looks delicious though, and thanks for all the healthy heart info 🙂

  8. Wow! Three recipes in one post! How awesome is that? I squirmed a little when you were talking about that heart experiment, but I guess someone has got to do it! So much nerve! Yikes! Heart health is definitely big time important and hubby and I always try to eat well (with the scatter indulgence) and exercise regularly. Love every recipe you have here and salmon is at the top of my favourite seafood list. I always try to go for wild and have stopped eating farmed. I’ve never paired turmeric with salmon but now I’m going to have to try. Turmeric is so good for ya too, but not good for counters or tupper wear (stains so bad, doesn’t it?). P.S. If you have any more of those cookies leftover, you can send some my way please 😉

  9. How did I not know you lost your dad to congestive heart failure, Shashi? I’m so sorry to hear that. Losing a parent is always hard, and I think every normal child wonders what they could have done to prevent it. 🙁 I’m sure your father is looking down and SO proud that you take such great care of yourself and your daughter! And I’m positive he is drooling over this spread of deliciousness! I mean, I for sure am over here drooling! I love EVERYTHING going on here! Salmon and quinoa are two of my favs and who could say no to oatmeal cookies with blueberries?! SO YUM!!! Thanks for sharing, dear! Cheers to you! xoxo

  10. As a nutritionist, a lot of my clients are usually surprised when I tell them they should be taking CoQ10. Many cardiologists and doctors don’t prescribe it and it’s especially important for those on cholesterol meds. Add that with this delicious omega-3 packed salmon and you’re on your way to good health!

  11. Don’t know if CoQ10 really “works” but I’m convinced of its benefits, so I take it. Anyway, love the look of this salmon. Salmon is wonderful to begin with, and combine it with turmeric? Yes!

  12. My grandfather passed of congestive heart failure many years ago — I’m quite certain his sedentary lifestyle and diet contributed to his early death — these are the kinds of foods that we eat regularly, to stay healthy. That salmon sounds delish too!

  13. These recipes all look so delicious and healthy Shashi! Such great recipes with so many yummy flavours! I’ll definitely be making some of your quinoa salad over the weekend. Yum!!! <3

  14. Wow that is a healthy meal. Love those ingredients, just packed full of health but with some taste and flavor.

  15. These heart healthy recipes are fantastic. Love the salmon dish, it looks so good for you!

  16. Platter Talk says:

    This page was beautifully put together. Every item is a winner and the salmon is a beaut. I can just imagine how the quinoa compliments the salmon in mouth feel and flavor!

  17. Sharon Williams says:

    Paying attention to our heart health is so important! Love these recipes! Thanks for sharing! #client

  18. o my my my…this is a FEAST! Every single one looks so tempting, delicious and good for us too.

  19. This salmon looks absolutely incredible! I’m such a sucker for turmeric, so my belly is grumbling just looking at your beautiful photos.

  20. Woah x3 on this one, Shashi! I seriously don’t even know where to begin. That salmon is absolutely calling my name…but then you put it over the quinoa salad? Yes! I love quinoa is a salad base…and all these peppers and broccoli in there, too. Yum! And of course the blueberry oatmeal cookies would be a hit. I love chewy oatmeal cookies, and blueberry is one of my favorites! I love how you created a whole meal with the goal of heart health. You rock! And this is way easier than looking inside your own heart…eep! I’ll have to check out that CoQ10, too! Thanks for all the advice and yummy recipes, my friend. 🙂