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Do you love salmon? Me, I am a big fan of this seafood. Salmon is the first fish that I used to train my husband. My husband denied to eat seafood for 35 years of his life, until we met each other and I started training him to eat seafood. Now he is a big fan of fishes, shrimp, crab legs, lobster, oyster and you name it.  Seafood is rich in protein, less fat, full of DHA, iron, zinc, Omega 3 and many more. So, consuming seafood is a heathy way to treat your body without working out.

This dish is a quick and easy meal and this recipe can be great for your Meal In A Jar as well. For 45 minutes, you can cook 6 servings of this dish, which is 3 lunches for 2 people. Let me show you how to make 6 Meal In A Jar – Broiled Salmon With Sweet Pepper


6 servings


  • Salmon: 1.5 lbs (or 6 slices)
  • Ginger: 1 big piece (Half of a banana)
  • Japapeno pepper: 1 pepper
  • Chopped onion: 2 cups
  • Sweet pepper: 4- 8 peppers
  • White rice: 3 cups
  • Lettuce: 2 heads
  • Tomato: 2
  • Cilantro
  • Salt, black pepper

Before pepper 2 with signaturePicture 1: Salmon After 1st Broiling 


Step 1: Cook the rice: Put all the rice in a rice cooker, put the water 1 inch above the rice level. Hit the “Cook” button. It will be done in 30 minutes (depending on your rice cooker)

Step 2: Marinate the salmon: use salt and black pepper, let the salmon marinated while we do the prep work. Turn the oven to broil status.

Step 3: Prep work: Chop and slice ginger and jalapeno to thin strings. Chop sweet peppers to half ring size. Chop the cilantro to small pieces.

Step 4: Layering the salmon tray: Use 1 cup of chopped onion to make the first layer. Then use half of ginger to make the second layers. Then put the salmon on top of those. (tips: only layer the onion and ginger under the salmon pieces so it will not be burnt while broiling)

Step 5: First broiling: Put the salmon tray in the oven. After 20 minutes, get the tray out put all the remaining ginger on top of the tray. Put it back to the oven.

Step 6:  Second boriling: After 5 minutes, get the tray out, put all the chopped onion and sweet pepper pieces on top of the tray. Let it sit in the oven for 4-5 minutes. Now put the cilantro to the tray and let it sit for 1 minute.

IMG_2557 with signaturePicture 2: Salmon After 2nd Broiling

You are done for the salmon.

Now the easy part is packing the lunch to the jar, I am sure you know how to do it.

IMG_2578 Picture 3: Broiled Salmon and Sweet Pepper


Fish cake and ginger chicken – Meal in a jar

Mason jar is a wonderful item that you can use it for many purposes. I use a lot of the jars to store my dried food as well as canned food. I also love the decoration that mason jar offers while storing fresh food. So as one of the Meal In A Jar fan, I would love to share you one recipe that I make for lunch. It is full of nutrition, provides you enough energy and it is healthy.


Fish cake and ginger chicken – Meal in a jar

Servings: 5


Fish cake: 1 unit of 16 oz (you can buy in an Asian grocery store, about $5/each)

Chicken breast: 1 pound

White rice: 3 cups

Baby carrot: 1 pound

Okra: 2 pounds

Ginger: 1 small piece, size of 2 match boxes

Fish sauce: 1 tbs


Step 1: Cook the rice: use the rice cooker, put 1 inch water above the rice level and hit the “cook” button

Step 2: Cook the chicken breast: Cut the chicken to small piece, slice the ginger. Put all the ginger and chicken in one pot, season with salt, fish sauce and let’s cook for 20 minutes, you can open the lid if there is a lot a water. When the water is gone then the chicken is done.

Step 3: Cook the okra: put the okra to the boiling water, when it is almost boiling again, take all the okra to the plate

Step 4: Slice the fish cake to small pieces.

Now all the ingredients are ready. You will need to nail them to the jar. Is that easy?

Salad for gout flare up patient

My husband is a gout patient and this causes his mood on and off for many years. Whenever the gout attack shows up, we both have to fight with it really seriously. Our rule of thumb is no medication to calm down the gout pain. We stick with the natural cure which takes longer time to heal.

If any of the person in your family has gout, you may have the idea of gout flare-up and how much pain it causes. My husband has a very high pain threshold but this did make him awake the whole night to suffer the pain. The pain really bothers my husband and he could not walk. He has to use a stick to get balance and reduce the joint pain happening during each step.

Let’s talk a little bit about gout. Gout develops when excess uric acid forms crystals in the body and this causes the joint pain due to the movement of the crystals in the joint fluid. So the only option to deal with gout attack is controlling the uric acid level. And to lower the acid uric, all the food we consume needs to be watched.

Of course we have to come up with a strict diet and no matter how long this takes, I believe that the stricter the diet is, the shorter the healing time is.

It’s been a blessing, since we notice that gout flare up at the early stage, there is no swelling point showing up yet. So after one week of strict diet, the pain is gone.

And I would love to share you the diet that my husband has been ‘enjoying’ for 1 week. Of course, it is not fun to have the same meal everyday but it cures so he is happy with that. This is the diet that my husband was on during the gout attack period. He has this 3 times per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, all the same. There are many different meals out there can help with gout attack but I found this diet works the best for my husband.

What you see in this photo is a lunch serving I pack for my husband.

Gout flare up with comment

Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Mix For Gout Flare Up

Super simple and super quick

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Yield: 1 Serving


  • Half of a lime
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 iceberg lettuce head
  • ½ cup of shredded salad
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbl of Apple Cider Vinegar (chose the organic one, which has The Mother)
  • 1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful of small sweet peppers (if any)
  • 2 cups of cherry juice (or 2 handful of cherries)
  • 3-5 bananas


  1. Chop and toss all the vegetables in a large bowl with the extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
  2. Mix the veggies well. Squeeze the lime to the salad then mix.
  3. Serve with 2 cups of cherry juice and bananas (or your can split the banana to snack during the day)


Gout flare-up patient needs to eat at least 5 bananas a day. Banana is natural anti-inflammatory food which helps the joint to stop swelling (so you don’t have to take Ibuprofen). Cherry juice or cherries will help you heal quicker.