Sunday, December 17, 2023

Sweet 'n Spicy Maple Salmon

Baked Sweet 'n Spicy Maple Salmon

What's for Dinner Tonight?

For deciding on what's for dinner, start with choosing the protein. Last night we selected fish, salmon. We keep our fish frozen. Once we decided on having salmon, we pulled it out of the freezer to thaw. After a short period on the counter, for food safety, we put it on a plate and into the refrigerator while we decided on the rest of the dinner side dishes. 

As you can see in the picture, we served the baked sweet 'n spicy maple glazed salmon with a starch and a vegetable to balance the meal. The frozen green beans took less than 5 minutes to saute with fresh garlic and butter, and the rice pilaf was leftover, so we just had to heat and serve.

Our oven's broiler is not working right so we decided to bake the salmon. Your next decision after deciding on the cooking method is how to season the salmon. I decided on using hot pepper jelly. We had pepper jelly in jars made from this summer. Hot pepper jelly isn't really that hot; it adds just the right amount of sweet 'n spicy flavor to just about any food from corn bread to fish!

This is a GardenCuizine freestyle recipe, meaning that you don't really need to measure the ingredients. You can use any amount desired of the ingredients to your liking.

Preheat oven to 350 deg F

You'll need a baking dish with a cover


  • Farm raised Salmon fillet (thawed)
  • 1/3 cup, or less, hot pepper jelly (preferably homemade) 
  • 1 Tblsp pure maple syrup
  • pinch Fresh ground black pepper
  • pinch Salt 
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder 
  • chopped fresh or dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup or less water

Putting it all together

  1. Combine pepper jelly and seasonings
  2. Place salmon in baking dish; spread pepper jelly spice blend over salmon
  3. Add water to bottom of baking dish (do not cover the fish in water)
  4. Bake 15 minutes covered
  5. uncover and bake another 15 min or until done
  6. Serve with a starch and a vegetable, such as brown rice and green beans.


GardenCuizine Nutrition data 3 oz Salmon: Calories 175, Carbs 0, Fiber 0, Protein 19g, Vitamin B12 2.4 mcg (99% DV), Healthy Omega-3 fatty acids 2.2g (Wow! 201% DV)

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Friday, December 15, 2023

FDA Investigation of Lead in Cinnamon Apple Sauce Continues

Lead poisoning can happen in adults and children. Eating lead can make you or your kids sick. Symptoms include headaches, belly pain, vomiting, anemia and more. 

Don't let anyone eat these three brands of Cinnamon Applesauce pouches:

  1. WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Purée. The pouches were distributed nationwide online and at retail stores.
  2. Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack
  3. Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches

If you see any of these products in a store >>> Snap a photo of it and notify the FDA. If your child ate some or is sick, consult your Pediatrician.

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Related Links

FDA Investigation

Ask Your Doctor About a Child Lead Test

Testing Children for Lead Poisoning