Here's a healthy quick low country recipe that is healthy for kids and their families.

Colombo Dusted Salmon

Colombo Dusted Salmon is a healthy quick low country recipe that is healthy for kids and their families.

In my kitchen, I blend spices unique to Northern Africa, the Caribbean, South America and the Low Country to add new excitement to familiar foods. Colombo Dust is one of my favorite spice blends, and it turns salmon into mouthwatering magic.

Serves 4

4 tb canola oil
¼ cup cumin seeds
2 tb coriander seeds
1 tb yellow mustard
1 tb whole cloves
1 tb red pepper flakes
5 tb ground turmeric
2 tb cinnamon
2 tb ground ginger
2 tb garam masala
1 ½ tp celery seeds
½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
4 salmon portions 8 oz pcs

Mix spice mixture together. Dredge salmon in spice mixture. Place oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Place salmon in pan spice side down and cook for 3 to 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Turn fish over and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Serve.

Note: I placed this salmon on a bed of spinach and kale tossed in some canola oil and balsamic. You can use any type of greens you wish to make this a light, healthy and quick dinner.


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January 20, 2012

Georgia Traveler takes viewers all across the state in this week's episode, premiering Friday, January 20 at 8 PM. Chef Marvin Woods, America's Healthy Chef, is back this week to explore Athens landmark, Farm 255, a national pioneer in the "farm to table" food movement. He also steps behind the counter at popular Farm Burger to find out why it's become one of the most conscious and delicious burger joints in Georgia.

January 13, 2012

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April 4, 2011

America's Healthy Chef offers FREE cooking demos at the American Diabetes Association EXPO. Chef Marvin Woods is working in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association to share delicious, affordable and easy-to-make family dinners. Demonstrated recipes originate from those Chef Woods created as the first chef to kick off Michelle Obama's Let's Move! cooking series.

February 18, 2011

Chef Marvin Woods is this year's Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala culinary honoree. A 1985 graduate of Atlantic Cape's Academy of Culinary Arts and a 25-year veteran of the culinary and hospitality industry, Chef Woods will discuss his healthy approach to simple, affordable cooking.

October 1, 2010

Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) has named Chef Marvin Woods as host of Georgia Cooks: Secret Family Recipes. Marvin states he's "eager to see what secret family recipes come from Georgia kitchens." Also as part of this new television special is a cookbook of many of the submitted recipes, "Secret Family Recipes."

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May 15, 2008

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Spring 2008

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January 24, 2008

Mission Foods' New Partnership Tackles Childhood Obesity

January 22, 2008

Celebrity Chef Marvin Woods and Sodexho School Services Partner to Enhance School Meals and Strengthen Nutrition Education

Spring 2007

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