It’s that time of year again-- It's almost Thanksgiving!
We are all awaiting the flood of family and friends that are soon to gather around the dining room table with eyes that are twice as big as their stomachs.
But first, we have to plan this year's spread. Will we do the same exact recipes, or will we add something new? The Thanksgiving meal is everything, after all.
Well, here at Noche, we have complied three perfect recipes for you to try out. All these recipes are great for your skin. And, yes, they are absolutely delicious.
A Grilled Vegetable Salad— 30 minutes to make.
Start your meal off right with a delicious vegetable salad that your skin will thank you for.
This salad has onion, zucchini, pepper, parsley, and tomatoes. It is full of vitamin C, lycopene, and beta-carotene. It is also cholesterol free.
It takes only 30 minutes to make, and it’s delicious. Here's the instructions:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
A dash of salt
1 small zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 small sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2/3 cup cherry tomatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
We put it over arugula to really get the salad style. Or, of course, you can keep it on its own. Serve it as a delicious vegetable side with a heavier dish. Think chicken, or fish. Speaking of:
A Walnut Crusted Salmon— 3 hours to make.
Salmon and other fatty fish are full of omega-3, which your skin needs to stay healthy. Omega-3 also gets rid of dry skin, reduces redness, and helps get rid of acne. Omega-3 is why fish oil supplements are so good for your skin.
Walnuts are also full of essential fatty acids, which your body needs. They are also full of Omega-3. Walnuts also have zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, and protein.
This recipe also has kale, chicken stock, and chickpeas. All three are good for our bodies.
Walnut crusted salmon:
3/4 cup California walnut pieces,
1/4 cup (1 stick) butter
8 teaspoons dry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives
6 salmon fillets, 4 ounces each, skin removed if desired
Stewed Kale and Chickpeas:
1 1/2 heads kale, (about 3/4 pound total), tough stems removed
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic diced
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (or more for spice)
1 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or one 15-ounce can chickpea, rinsed and drained
Directions for the Salmon:
Directions for the Stew:
Now… What goes with a vegetable salad and walnut salmon… Oh! We know!
A Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Apple Puree— 1 ½ hours to make.
Can’t get many more Thanksgiving flavors than pumpkin, apple, and sweet potato!
You should make this recipe a day before you eat, and it’s not too hard to make or heat up. This recipe is easy.
Sweet Potatoes are full of beta-carotene. Our bodies break down beta-carotene into vitamin A.
Sweet Potatoes are also full of carotenoids. Carotenoids and beta-carotene protect your skin against UV rays. Here are the directions:
1 pound of sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1 pound of pumpkin, seeds removed
2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Braeburn
2 tablespoons lime juice
5 tablespoons plain Greek-style yogurt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
The ingredients list and instructions are also in the links below. Have fun making these delicious and skin-healthy meals. They’ll taste delicious, and your family and skin will thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.