Thinking Pink in the Kitchen
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this blog post is dedicated to all the tireless volunteers, the scientists who are working hard to find a cure, the doctors, nurses and social workers who assist the patients and their families, and to all who have had to endure the consequences of this insidious disease.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last month was Ovarian Cancer Month, and in November we will bring awareness for prostate cancer.
Here are a few suggestions how we can all contribute and give support to the many cancer organizations and families all year round:
A lot of us shop at Amazon for various products. If you do shop at Amazon, please visit The Romance Man’s blog and buy your products through the Amazon search box on his website. They receive a small percentage, and it is donated to ovarian cancer research in memory of The Romance Man’s Sister. They plan to add a button on his site to donate directly in the near future. They are also starting a 501c in his sister’s name, however it will be a while before that will be completed. In the meantime while you’re shopping at Amazon, purchase through his site and help with ovarian cancer research.
Looking for a new hairstyle? Have long hair and want to cut it shorter? Many hair stylists will cut your hair in a way that it can be preserved so your hair can be transformed into a wig, empowering cancer victims to help them feel good and also have some fun, with the many styles the hair can be designed into.
Do you knit or crochet? If you don’t, it’s real easy to learn. If I can do it, anybody can. You can knit or crochet skull caps and afghans for cancer patients. Bring some multi-colored creations into their lives. These will not only keep them warm, but it will blanket them in comfort in the knowledge that besides their family and friends, there is a whole village rooting for them.
There are many cancer patients who don’t have family or close friends who live nearby. They may need transportation to and from their doctor appointments or they may need someone to pick up their medication. If you know of someone or perhaps a family that is burdened with cancer and so many other challenges, offer your services to drive the patient to their appointment or to pick up the medication and deliver it.
Whatever it is you choose to do; volunteering, knitting, buying a product through RM’s Amazon link on his website, or give up a cup of coffee or tea one day per week, and donating a few dollars to the cancer society—you’re making a difference in someone’s life.
Every little bit helps.
My hope and prayers are that we beat this disease and soon. My own family has been victimized by this dreaded disease and we are still fighting the good fight for a few family members.
Let’s stay positive and believe that this can be beaten.
TASTY TUESDAY’S PINK THEMED RECIPE
As our way in helping to bring awareness, the Tasty Tuesday bloggers are all posting pink themed recipes.
My contribution this week is
Salmon is one of those dishes that either turns out great or is a huge fail if it is dry and bland.
This recipe is guaranteed that you will turn out a moist and delicious salmon.
Skinless, boneless salmon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Heat oven to 350
Put your salmon on a baking sheet and slice it in the middle but don’t cut it all the way through, it should resemble a pocket.
Take a fresh lemon and slice it thinly.
Place these lemon slices inside the pocket.
Chop 3 cloves of garlic (or less, depending on the size of your salmon) and insert inside the pocket.
Brush the salmon lightly with some olive oil.
Sprinkle some kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil, tenting it so that it’s not tight around the salmon.
Put the salmon in the pre-heated 350 degree oven.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, then check to see if it’s done.
It will depend on the size of your salmon as to how long the whole cooking time will be, but it’s a good idea to check after 10 minutes.
If the salmon is flaky, then it is done.
If the salmon is heavy (and you will be able to tell by the color as well, if it’s not done, it’s a brighter pink and it looks raw) then keep baking for 5 minute intervals until done.
When done, take the salmon out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Spring Mix Salad, with roasted peppers and roasted lemon slices (lemons brushed with olive oil and broiled and sprinkled with a bit of salt).
Please stop by my fellow authors’ blogs and pick up some creative and delicious pink recipes.
Posted on October 15, 2012, in Selena's Recipes, Tasty Tuesday, Uncategorized and tagged breast cancer awareness month, cancer society, ovarian cancer, pink recipes, prostate cancer, salmon recipe, Tasty Tuesday, The Romance Man. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.