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RECIPE: Collagen Boosting Salmon Dinner

As I don't eat meat anymore, I find that if I ever crave more 'heavier' foods, I tend to go for a piece of salmon to satisfy myself. 2-3 times a month I will opt for the salmon option to give me a good kick of heart healthy omegas.

Omega 3 can help plump up the skin and also help boost collagen and elastin to make the skin appear more youthful. Plus don't forget the skin protector - selenium. This can aid with pigmentation and protect the skin from further damage too.

Ingredients:

Salmon

Sundried tomato paste

Juice of half a lemon

Chilli oil

Fresh dairy free pesto

Fine beans

Large can of cannellini beans

Half clove garlic

Garlic oil

Salt and pepper

Method:

• preheat the grill to high

• mix the lemon juice, a tsp of chilli oil and a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste together and spread on top of the fish

• grill the fish for around 3-5 minutes per side or to your liking

• whilst it's cooking, fry the cannellini beans in a pan with a little garlic oil and some grated garlic clove

• whilst frying the beans, squish them a little and add a little boiled water to the pan, keep adding and mashing until you get the consistency that you want for your beans. Add some salt and pepper and drizzle with some garlic oil - put at the bottom of the oven to keep warm

• then fry the fine beans in any leftover oil, add a pinch of salt and then add a splash of water to the pan - it will spit and go crazy so be careful not to burn yourself!

• add a couple of teaspoons of pesto to the cooked fine beans and turn off the heat. Continue turning the beans until they are completely coated.

• Finally, plate up all the ingredients. Cannellini bean mash on the bottom, then the pesto beans and top with the cooked salmon! Drizzle with some balsamic glaze, sprinkle some cracked black pepper and a couple of fresh basil leaves