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Foods for Brain Health

Barton Seaver - Foods for Brain Health

This event was on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join us for an exciting live event with acclaimed chef and sustainability expert, Barton Seaver, as he shares his expertise on the powerful connection between food and brain health. … Read More.



What is one of your favourite and tasty brain food dishes or bowls?

— Marcy Jackson


Here you go. You've got a You got your Broiler your toaster oven Broiler on right? You got to rack up here you get a cast iron pan something that'll fit in the oven like it's not within reach right now, but cast iron pan or just a heavy bottom to anything or even a Pyrex baking dish something like that. Put it in there get a little bit hot. Take some kale. Get it nice and sort of massage it with a little bit of salt and some olive oil cut into pieces then once that's gotten hot throw that in the bottom as soon as it begins to kind of crisp and Flake and dry out on this edges throw in a piece of season. Wild Alaskan or farmer quality responsibly raised farm-raised salmon, but then their skin side up throw in maybe a half cup or so of cooked Pharaoh cooked quinoa something like that a whole grain. So what's gonna happen Okay over the course of the next about nine minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon fillet what's gonna happen is the kale is gonna continue to crisp that quinoa or the Pharaoh is gonna warm through becomes so toasty nutty delicious as well as crisping just a little bit on the outside that salmon is gonna get all sort of sexy crispy skinned up on top like crunchy delicious. Yeah, right the moisture from the kale is going to help protect it and somewhat Steam from the below so that it pertains all its moisture and all those wonderful nutrients and minerals and fats within it about nine minutes later. You pull it out and sprinkle over some pomegranate seeds or arrows as they're not and there you go. That is pretty much. a perfect dish knock out the olive oil if you want knock out the salt if you want, but otherwise, you know, hey, there you go. And it's all pretty easy, you know grains come now in in precooked packages that are vacuum pack that are shelf stable. So they're a pantry item. We're gonna get into grains here in just a minute but some tips and culinary techniques on that. So I mean, wow how easy was that right one pot dish. Well, we got a cutting board. You got to wash you got a knife you got to wash and you got a dish in in this stuff in the test drive and that you've got to wash of course, you can do it in an oven too. But there you go one pot meal. Pretty awesome and all your vitamins minerals flavonoids all that stuff is there and it's satisfying right? It gives us the feeling of satiety. It's got different textures to it and food in order to be good for us has to actually get into our bodies, right? So with healthy foods taste really good and our text really interesting color, you know varied so that they're visually interesting to us that are Aromatic and smell great and have a diversity of bitter to Sweet to Salty to sour in them that are just well balanced. Right? Well, those are actually helpful Foods because we're encouraged to eat them. And then eat them again another day because the dish was so satisfying and delicious and made us feel good right? There you go.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

Chef, Educator, Author