25Aug

Golden Door Smoked Salmon Recipe

August 25, 2015 by Golden Door

By Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr.  Serves 8 2 pound wild salmon filet Skin-on scaled 1 cup diamond crystal kosher salt 7-8oz hardwood chips for smoking (Apple, Alder, and/or Maple) 1 Lemon Zested and chopped fine 16oz Sour Cream or Crème Fraiche 3 TBSP Fresh chopped savory herbs (mix of any parsley, chive, chervil, thyme, dill, etc.) Place Salmon on a 9”x9” baking dish or similar skin side up. Rub the skin with 2TBSP of the salt. This seasons and cleans the skin. Turnover and mix salt with 1 TBSP water so like clumpy wet sand. Apply the salt evenly across the filet, do not rub into the flesh, should see the color of the fish through the salt layer. Let cure in the fridge for 2hours if less than .75 inches or greater than .75 inch 4.5hours. Rinse the salt from the salmon and let sit overnight loosely covered …

10Aug

Magnificent Magnesium and Your Body

August 10, 2015 by Susan Piergeorge

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Golden Door Did you know that 78% of Americans consume insufficient quantities of magnesium? What makes this mineral so important? At the Golden Door, our guests typically engage in an active fitness program and adequate magnesium is essential. Magnesium plays multiple roles in our bodies. It is a cofactor that regulates over 300 enzyme systems which regulate biochemical reactions in our bodies. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) some of these include “…protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.” Magnesium is required for energy production, along with supporting bone development and the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the powerful antioxidant glutathione. “Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm,” states the …

20Aug

August: Patience & Acceptance

August 20, 2015 by Carol Tibbetts

“Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao-Tzu  Sometimes we find ourselves so fixated on perfection and future results we don’t enjoy what we’re doing in the present.  To build patience, practice contentment.  Appreciate all your small successes:  Notice subtle changes or ease with which you perform an activity, or become more mindful or how your personal relationships have improved. DO: Accept where you are.  Keep your goals/intentions in mind, but avoid fixating on them. DON’T: Stop striving or become complacent.  (Especially if you practice unhealthy lifestyle habits, or have yet to get moving!) TAKE A LESSON FROM NATURE:  Make peace with plateaus and practice patience.  Be content, but not complacent, with where you are now.  Celebrate the good in each moment and each day.  Create a journey as joyful as your destination. Excerpted from August Chapter of “Twelve Mindful Months:  Cultivating a Balanced Body, Mind & Spirit” by Carol …