Recipes For A Happy Brain


Salmon, eggs, flax, and blackberries provide nutrients that brains thrive on. Take the offense on depression and anxiety by trying these recipes for a happy brain.

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Grilled Salmon with Mustard and Herbs


2 lemons, thinly sliced, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges for garnish
20-30 sprigs mixed fresh herbs, plus 2 tablespoons chopped, divided
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 pound center-cut salmon, skinned


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Lay two 9-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil on top of each other and place on a rimless baking sheet. Arrange lemon slices in two layers in the center of the foil. Spread herb sprigs over the lemons.
  3. With the side of a chef’s knife, mash garlic with salt to form a paste. Transfer to a small dish and stir in mustard and the remaining 2 tablespoons chopped herbs. Spread the mixture over both sides of the salmon. Place the salmon on the herb sprigs.
  4. Slide the foil and salmon off the baking sheet onto the grill without disturbing the salmon-lemon stack. Cover the grill; cook until the salmon is opaque in the center, 18 to 24 minutes.
  5. Wearing oven mitts, carefully transfer foil and salmon back onto the baking sheet. Cut the salmon into 4 portions and serve with lemon wedges (discard herb sprigs and lemon slices).

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Egg and Cream Bake, for One


1 Tbsp butter
¼ cup leeks, sliced (white and light green parts only)
2 sprigs parsley leaves, roughly chopped
1-2 tsps harissa (hot sauce)
1 large egg
2 Tbsps half-and-half
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Rustic bread, toasted


Set an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauté pan and add sliced leeks with a splash of water and a pinch or two of salt. Cook until leeks are tender, soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer leeks to a ramekin or small baking dish and line the bottom of the dish with them. Sprinkle parsley leaves on top, reserving a few bits for garnish. Spread the harissa over the herbs in a thin layer, using as much as desired.
  3. Crack the egg and gently slide it into the middle of the dish. Add the cream so it covers the egg white. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bake egg for 8-12 minutes, until cooked to your liking. Serve immediately with grilled or toasted bread.

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Blackberry Flax Seed Muffins


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup milled golden flaxseed
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 egg
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
36 blackberries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, egg, milk, and yogurt.
  3. Add flour and baking soda to bowl and mix.
  4. Add flax seed to bowl and mix.
  5. Add oats to bowl and stir.
  6. Spoon batter into muffin tin lined with muffin liners.
  7. Place a blackberry in each muffing cup.
  8. Place pan in oven and bake for 10 - 13 minutes, or until light golden brown on top.
  9. Remove from oven, coo, eat, enjoy, and store in airtight container for later.

Makes 36 mini-muffins

Recipe found at The Modest Kitchen


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