A Simple Meal: Thank You Mr or Mrs Salmon
September 24, 2012 § 10 Comments
As I said in a previous post, I’m following a diet that will hopefully boost my immune system and help me fight dermatomyo – shite -is (AKA dermatomyositis).
The problems with following this diet, whilst suffering from this illness, includes the fact that sometimes you literally do not have the energy or strength to cook. My leg hurts often and I am very tired a lot of the time, so sometimes it’s hard to stand for extended periods to cook – and trust me, getting Steve (bless his cottons) to cook for me, is NOT a good idea…
So I rely on easy meals and often ready made meals. When I say ready made meals, I’m here talking about very high quality ones that tend to cost a lot. Therein lies another problem with following a good autoimmune diet whilst very ill – it’s expensive.
However, here’s a simple meal I made, as an example of what I try to eat (I must admit that sometimes you just have to have a plate of gluten free fish fingers and chips).
Take your salmon fillet and add a butter slice and some herbs of your choice – no salt!
Wrap it in foil and cook in an oven for about 20 minutes. You could pan sear it, but it makes a right mess in the pan and remember we’re trying to reduce time standing.
Then use a good quality stir fry mix, or salad, to finish off your meal:
I use olive oil to fry with, it’s apparently good for handling cholesterol and has all sorts of positive benefits, including preventing colon cancer and reducing blood pressure (things that we DM’ers are at an increased risk of).
When finished, stick ’em both on a plate and eat heartily (unless you have post methotrexate nausea in which case, just try to eat a little bit).
A simple meal, but by no means cheap. Maybe you know of a good, easy to prepare and cheaper meal?
Thank you Mr or Mrs Salmon, I really appreciate it
UPDATE: An excellent presentation by the USA Myositis Association, on diet can be seen here: http://www.myositis.org/storage/documents/2012_AC_Presentations/TMA-_lantner.pdf