Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa [recipe] – Canyon Ranch Nourish Cookbook Giveaway

Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

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Like everyone else, we made a few New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of this month.

And we’ve already broken down.

But that’s no surprise, right? Hey, it’s pretty impressive that we made it even this far, right?

Not exactly.

Did we ever mention what one of our New Year’s resolutions actually is?

We resolved not to diet and detox.

And unfortunately, we failed and “accidentally” made this totally heart, waist and mental healthy Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa, based on a recipe out of the Canyon Ranch Nourish cookbook.

We are such failures.

So the only way we’re going to keep up with our resolution of more fattylicious fried foods, sticky sweet creamy, dreamy desserts and enough alcohol to marinate our liver into a tiny livery pickle is to get this cookbook out of our kitchen.

Perfect timing with our birthday giftaway!
Canyon Ranch Nourish Cookbook

How to Enter this Giveaway

Canyon Ranch Nourish is a gorgeous cookbook from, you guessed it, Canyon Ranch. When we first got it, we were sort of reluctant to even open the book, since we associate “spa cuisine” with a sad little plate of garnish passing as a meal. But now you know that the book makes you want to eat all those healthy things like tofu, kale and raw vegetable smoothies, but also includes French toast, flatbread pizzas and *gasp!* cake. Not to mention gorgeously delicious dishes like that salmon.

Gawd, we’re still kicking ourselves for giving into it…

Ok! But no crying over spilled soy milk! This is a quick and easy giveaway. There is one step:

Leave a comment on this post with one of your food-related New Year’s resolutions.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make any resolutions — we actually think that’s a smart move. Just make something up, because it doesn’t matter what you say. We’re going to pick the “winner” randomly from the comments, so it only matters that you do comment.

You already know what our (already failed) resolution is.

Good luck! The deadline to enter is midnight Friday January 28. Make sure to enter your email address in the space provided address so we can contact you if you’re chosen!

And don’t forget to keep coming back throughout the next few days for more of our TasteSpotting’s 4th Birthday Giftaways

Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa

based on a recipe from the Canyon Ranch Nourish cookbook:

…Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C and carotenoids. Salmon is a great source of disease-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. (We prefer wild-caught Pacific or organic farm-raised salmon.) In short, this dish delivers amazing nutritional value along with wonderful flavor…

makes 4 servings


for the Avocado Mango Salsa

half a large avocado, peeled and diced (Canyon Ranch uses 1/3 cup fresh blueberries)
1/3 cup peeled, diced mangoes
2 tablespoons minced red onions
2 tablespoons minced red bell peppers (we substituted tomatoes)
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
(Canyon Ranch adds 2 teaspoons evaporated cane juice or organic cane sugar — we omitted sugar completely)
¼ teaspoon sea salt

for the Salmon

½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
four 4-ounce salmon fillets
pinch sea salt
pinch freshly ground pepper


Combine the avocado (or blueberries), mangoes, onions, tomatoes (or bell peppers), cilantro, lime juice, jalapenos, salt (and sugar, if using) in a medium bowl. Lightly crush with a fork to release the juices. Set aside. [Wear gloves when handling hot chile peppers, or wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.]

Heat olive oil in large saute pan over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and sear for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through.

Serve each salmon fillet with ¼ cup Avocado Mango Salsa.

Nutritional Information for Each Serving (with Blueberry version of the salsa):

205 calories
6 g carbohydrates
11 g fat
54 mg cholesterol
19 g protein
216 mg sodium
1 g fiber

Mango Avocado Salsa

Fresh mango

Fresh mango, diced

by Sarah J. Gim on January 25, 2011 · 288 comments


Charisse January 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I totally vow to make the piano cake on the Palachinka website this year!!!! I have been looking at it for three years now. It looks so awesome. But its in grams and such – not cups and teaspoons – It scares me!!!

Debbi January 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Don’t be scared Charisse….I actually got me a little scale and the recipes work out great! Most measuring cups now have grams for liquid now, so it’s not so hard! I had a recipe I wanted to make for a few yrs myself & finally made it…came out AWESOME!!! Of course, guess where I got the recipe…LOL

wanda January 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

my food-related resolution: to pack my own lunch to work every day…no more processed crap.

Vicki Chester January 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I’m with Wanda! No processed crap, and you save a lot of money.

Tam January 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

My resolution is that I want to bring my lunch to work much more!

jasmine January 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm

beautiful write-up! awesome pics. WANT.

i actually resolved to eat healthier, y’know, like i USED to do!

Sarah January 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Coincidentally, my food-related resolution is to eat more fish! This looks like a good place to start…

ian January 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I’ve resolved to play: Experiment with breads, cure meat (bacon is being made at the moment) and figure out fun stuff to can.

jennifer January 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Love the pics! My new year “resolution” (I hate resolutions, so really they’re more like goals) is to eat more fruit and veggies :)

mariam January 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

drink more tea!

Yuri January 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I wanna learn how to cure my own bacon :)

erica January 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

this looks absolutely amazing. i love salmon and yet i never make it at home- resolving to do just that, starting now! my food resolutions include making time to cook more at home in general, and start taking pics of what i do make so i can blog about it!

Desiree January 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I’m getting rid of fried foods and trying to eat more whole grains.

Barbara January 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I make a salad of mango,avacado and macadamia nuts. My ,resolution was to eat without guilt.

Stephanie January 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I am going to eat more chicken and fish!

Melina January 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Just made a resolution – try more new recipes!

LAMA January 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

My resolution about food is to cook ,bake and eat more :))
I have a huuuge to cook/bake list… mostly eecipes that I see online and looking forward to try and enjoy!

Jennifer January 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

This year I’ve decided that not all healthy food has to taste badly. I’ve decided to make healthier food and have found some great recipes to help me stick to my weight loss plan for this year!

Jen January 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I am trying not to buy processed food and eat more fruit.

Judy B January 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Well, you have just helped me out with my New Year’s food resolution, which was to start making more of all the recipes I have, or have access to. This salsa sounds great for salmon, which we love, but also other fish. Thanks!

Carey January 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I know you’ll be disappointed to hear this, but my resolution is to be more careful about what I eat. I’ve been successful so far! :)

Jessica January 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

My resolution is to eat smarter and healthier. Not to deprive myself of what I truely enjoy eating and come up with a unique cuisine to keep it all adventurous!

maryJane January 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

My resolution is to learn more variations on how to cook tofu, and make home-made veggie soups!

angie kanter January 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

To read Tastespotting 26 hours a day instead of 24!!!!!

David Nelson January 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

My resolution is to try at least one new recipe a week this year! I’m gonna do it!!!

Patinoz January 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

In spite of not making any NY resolutions I’ve found myself accidentally dieting. How did that happen! I blame it on the cookbooks, too!

The Poet Herself January 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I don’t really have “resolutions” this year… but I did set the goal of making croissants. I’m a little afraid of the labor involved, but I know they’ll be worth it. :)

Tazeen January 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

My new years resolution was not to limit what I eat too much, and to give into my dessert cravings once in a while. Everything in moderation. :)

Tracy January 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

My resolution is to eat LOTS more fruits & veggies, lose weight … and to learn great recipes that I enjoy it!

Sherry January 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

This dish looks so colorful and delicious! I resloved to make better food choices this year–more color and less white!

Beverley Leek January 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

My resolution was to cut down on Cocolate. Unfortunately I havent done too well so far. I could do with some help. Pleeeeeease!!!!

Jon January 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

My resolution is to finally start culinary school and be the best chef I can be

Sandy January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

A light and tasty meal that is delicious for the eyes and the tummy! This dish will be a perfect to meet my resoulition of healthy cooking and eating.

ellen January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

my resolution: make more homemade bread

staci January 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

To cook more and rely lesson pre-prepared stuff.

Laura Bennett January 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

For 2011 I resolved to quit smoking after 10 years. So far–so good! :)

rlmom January 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

My resolution is to cook more healthy food for my dear family.

Melissa January 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Resolution: Add more veggies to the plate, but allow myself to indulge moderately from time to time.

Nicole January 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I’m trying to eat more veggies and the salmon looks fantastic!

Kate January 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

My resolution this year – experiment more with new foods & recipes!

Kita January 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I had a list of food resolutions this year but the one that I am most proud of would be to conquer yeast. I have really been trying to work on breads and think that so far I really have owned it and am happy with my progress!

Alyssa January 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

To learn how to make the perfect biscotti

Kristen January 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

My resolution was to drink less and try to eat less meat, more veggies. So far I’ve cut the drinking back a bit, so it’s a success, and I’m eating even more veggies, but I just can’t stop eating meat!!!!!!

Timothy Ivers January 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

My New Years resolution is to broaden my meals throughout the week to include a different ethnic meal. Made braised octopus yesterday and it was fantastic. (Allthough I think the kids enjoyed playing with it more than eating it!) Will be trying more and more. Nothing is out of bounds! Tastespotting has become an addicting site for finding so many great dishes! I have made more than 20 and every one of them has been awesome! Happy Birthday!!

Monica January 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm

My resolution was to cook foods I have felt were too cumbersome or would be too time consuming to make. Last week, I cooked a 17 lb pork shoulder which-surprise!- turned into 40+ servings of pulled pork and required an extra 5 hours of cooking time than what I had originally intended! Next up, marron glace.

Jill January 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm

My resolution is to eat more fresh fish, veggies, whole grains and fruit! Exercise at least 1/2 hour a day!

michele January 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

i absolutely mean to eat healthier and am!

Sean P. January 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Eat more fish

Noelle January 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

More fish, and to continue to avoid farmed fish.
Sometimes it’s SO much more expensive! Boo.

Ronda January 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Our resolution is to eat more chicken and to get more fish in our meals. The chicken meals are easy but to get fresh fish we have had to plan on those days when everyone is home to eat at the same time so its fresh.

JGarrison January 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm

My resolution was to have weekly pot-lucks and Friday night dinners with friends. This forces me to cook savory rather than fall back on providing desserts (I bake a lot). This year, I will become a respectable maker of savory!

Debbi January 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm

My resolution is to get my butt to the gym so I can make more recipes I find here!!! AND… so far so good!

Kirstie January 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Yum! My food resolution is to try lots of new recipes this year. So I figure another cookbook certainly couldn’t hurt…

Christine January 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Beautiful pictures! I vow (and so far so good) to eat out only once and to try new foods! We are creatures of habit here and rarely break out but this year we have tried a new homemade soup (delish!), had fruit and veggies at every meal and trying new veggies!

aaron mccormick January 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

My resolution is to put more fish into my diet.. a lot more fish.

Valeria Downey January 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I decided to make a conscious effort to think about what I eat.

JulieD January 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

My food resolutions were related to making foods or dishes I have never made before. One of them chicken pot pie and I made it the other night!

Suzanne R January 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I have the first Canyon Ranch cookbook and it’s fantastic! My resolution has been to actually make some of these tasty and healthy foods, and try and encourage my family members to eat more healthfully. It helps when the food tastes great.

ali kennedy January 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I am definately cutting out all the extra dumplings I keep adding to my home made veggie soup (put in some peas pudding for extra flavour)/stews etc, got to lose the tunny before I meet the x factor stars in March!

Marci January 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

My food resolution for this year is to get out of the rut of the tried and true and easy for the weeknights. Cooking is relaxing to me so I shouldn’t shy away from new things. Most of all…I resolve to ENJOY!

DivaDelux January 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My New Year’s Resolution is to eat breakfast. I always run out of my house in the morning without eating a proper breakfast, so I would like to break that habit in 2011.

Leah January 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

My food related resolution is to stop overindulging too much and start using moderation….everything in moderation, right??
And….try a new recipe every week!

Rosa N. January 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Happy Birthday Tastespotting~!!
I am super allergic to Mango… to its taste… smell… touch… even Mango lotion.
no one can eat around me either~!!!
Can’t get any more hypersensitive to it.
Looking at this photo of Avacado Mango salsa… makes me really want to try it~!!

my new years resolution… is to slowly expose to myself to Mango… maybe start with smelling mango while making this amazing salsa. :)

Ashley January 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

My food resolution is to eat whole foods! Foods that I prepare fresh from the market.

terese January 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I saw Anthony Bourdain a few months ago- and he was telling the audience to take more risks with trying new foods and new flavors. I’m trying…baby steps!

Ashlie January 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I’m going to make more probiotic rich and fermented foods – fermenting has intimidated me a bit in the past. I’ve had success with kimchi, but saurkraut and sourdough were both flops – it’s a new year and time to dust myself off and try again!

April K January 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Well we are cooking a lot healthier and bike riding and walking every day. Since April I have dropped 103 pounds with 50 more to go, you would had thought I would had changed the way I cooked before this year but this is my new step. Having Salmon tonight and wish I has the stuff to make the the stuff to make the salsa to go with it.

Angela S January 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I resolved to continue to cook healthy things and to count my calories… but also to be more frugal and buy more of what’s on sale and less of ‘tonight I am going to make this!’ and buy all new ingredients. Both are off to a good start!

Sarah January 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

2011 is dedicated to lowering bad cholesterol! I’m excited to find some great recipes that will help!

catharine January 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Resolution? To get more calcium into my diet by drinking more milk!

anna dapper January 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

to eat more veggies and protein for a lean, healthy body!

Heidi January 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Cut down on the sugar! And so far I’ve failed miserably except for last week which has been the only good week since the new year. Fail! LOL.

Jo January 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Eat less sugar… exercise more.

Jess January 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Ohhhh I resolved to eat less carbs…but I am failing miserably!!! But this recipe will help with That!!! Looks soo good

Mish January 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm

To cook wayyyy more meals at home then I did in 2010!

Michelle Ho January 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

New Years Resolution: Cook more, eat out less. :)

Bernice January 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Eat more fish!

Tiffany Lee January 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I am trying to gain elite Yelp status while reviewing all the good food I am trying :)

Angela Gilley January 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I have a lot of food related resolutions. I declared to pack more like many others… – There is a McDonalds right beside my work making it very easy to just grab food there. 2nd one .. To blog more food! #3- healthier food!

Jim January 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

One of my resolutions is to eat more heart healthy adn to enjoy a great variety of fruits and vegetables.

Elizabeth January 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

My resolution was to cook more. I’m a restaurant manager with a culinary arts certificate. Sadly though, when I’m off, I would rather avoid my kitchen which in turn makes me sad. My other resolution is to teach customers and employees more about food. I love introducing people to things they didn’t know they loved! I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to their favorite menu items. I love my job.

Kate January 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Our resolution is simple. For the past two years, we’ve been on pregnancy-chaos-trying-to-get-by autopilot, and with two babies at home, that means both parents have gained about 30 lbs, give or take. We don’t have much spare time together, so we refuse to compromise our meals. We love food, and a good part of our relationship centers on preparing meals together. We just want to lose the weight by eating delicious but healthy food at home, and by being good examples for our kids. NO diets, no cleanses: lots of water, diet diversity, healthy preparation techniques and plenty of sleep.

heather January 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

More complete meals, i.e., whole grain, protein, vegetable/fruit. Even as a dietitian I sometimes forget the protein!



Denise January 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Such lovely pictures! My goal is to appreciate all natural and seasonal food. As much I would love to indulge in a bowl of California grown raspberry with some whipped cream and almond flakes on; I should actually try to buy the local strawberries and tangerines from the farmers market to cut down on carbon footprint. So far, it’s been real successful! (:

Kristina January 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Sounds awesome. I definitely need to modify my eating habits, resolution or no.

Brilynn January 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Bake more. Bake Often.

LC January 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

resolution: to eat only when i’m hungry or if what’s in front of me is ACTUALLY delicious! no more mindless grazing on food I don’t even like!

Sarah K January 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

1. Eat more fish, like this amazing looking salmon recipe!

2. Eat more hot dogs from hot dog stands. I really love a good dog and for some reason I always treat hot dogs as verboten. . . but not in 2011.

3. Bake (and give away) weekly! Last week was coffee cake, this week will be a big fat classic chocolate cake. Good thing I have lots of hungry neighbors!

sunny January 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

be more adventurous about trying different recipes!

Kathleen January 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

2011 for me is meant to eat less salt, sugar, and more tea, juice and popcorn!! Yum! I love your site and can’t live without it!! Thank you so much and Happy Birthday To YOU!!


Tiffany @ Conor & Bella January 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

My resolution is to bake at least one new thing each week!

Gina R January 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

My New Year’s food resolution is to cook more, I had a recent bad experience with some burnt chicken that led me out of the kitchen for weeks. I want to get over that experience and start the oven up again to cook healthy meals.

Crystal January 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

my resolution is to bake a little more and to try lots of new recipes! Time to eat. :D

Cait January 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

My goal is eating less processed and as local as possible!

Diana January 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

My New Year’s resolution was becoming pescatarian in London!

Angela January 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Resolution: To avoid partially hydrogenated oils.

Malori January 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm

My resolution is to worry less about quantity and more about the quality of my food. it doesn’t matter how much, as long as I thoroughly enjoy the food that I’m eating!

Annie_G January 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I made two- one was to bring a real, tasty lunch to work, and the second was to limit fast food to twice a month. Not as easy as it sounds- busy on- the- go family with two teenagers.

Regina January 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Resolution: To bake my heart out!

Elyssa January 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

My resolution was to cut back on chocolate intake to once a day. I’m slightly a choco-holic!

Elissa January 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Resolution: To try to not eat when I’m not hungry….we’ll see…

Josh January 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

My resolution is to actually eat more! How lucky, right? Well, not exactly…

I lost too much weight while training for a marathon, and while trying to live a “healthier” lifestyle, I became way, WAY underweight.

Now I LOVE food. The kind of love that you feel toward puppies and kittens when they give you those eyes, or something….The problem is, I just get way too full way too quickly.

Anyway, I don’t want to just go and pig out on junk…after all, I still want to be healthy. I just need to eat more.

Emily January 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

My resolution is the same every year: give up processed pre-packaged food. Each year I get closer and closer to success, so there’s hope for me yet!

Graymiss January 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

My resolution is to decrease dramatically the amount of refined sugar I eat. Won’t be easy!

Cathy January 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I resolve to discover how to make the absolute best coconut meringue pie with the most amazing crust!

Fernanda Jackson January 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Hi!! i want to share with you my new years food related resolution, i promise myself that i will cook fish at least 2 times a weak for my family so we can be more healthy and get in shape!

Bronwyn January 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

eat more chocolate !!

Tracy January 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

My resolution is to drink more water!

Asia January 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I wanted to try to cut down on cooking fried foods, but I’ve been failing miserably! I’ve already made beignets and bistec empanizado this week.

Sigh…but they were so good. Maybe the Canyon Ranch cookbook will inspire me to be more healthy ;-)

Meredith January 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I need to learn to control my eating habits on the weekends. Just because it’s friday night doesn’t mean I have to ignore my healthy weeknight habits.

Wagner Silveira January 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I promised to improve my cooking by opening up my horizons and trying to play more with veggies.

Erin January 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm

One of my resolutions was to learn to make sourdough

Angelia January 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm

My resolution…
is to eat more greens ^^

Jenny January 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

MY resolution is to replace sweets (chocolate, cookies, cupcakes etc) with fruit…. hopefully it’ll give me the sweet kick I need without all the fat and calories!?!

Jodi Calhoun January 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

No more potato chips, cutting way down on salt

Shaina January 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

My resolution is to bake more bread, and be less afraid of experimenting with new flavor combinations!

Kathy Altman January 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Bake more!

Aidan January 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I resolve to make at least a totally mouth watering DELICIOUS meal at least once a week.
AND to DIY as much as possible (yaaaaay home made granola bars!)

I think next week I will do this salsa! YUM! Thanks!

April January 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm

To try at least two new recipes a month–and to make sure that at least one of those is full of healthy vegetables!

Leora January 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

ooh! My resolution was to Actually drink the Kombucha I make!

Candace Nadon January 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

My food resolution is to learn how to make macaroons!

Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

My resolution is to try out more recipes from magazines, cookbooks, and blogs!

Kimmie January 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

My resolution is to take advantage of the wonderful offerings of our local farmers market more often!

Jennifer January 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm

My husband and I resolved to meal plan for at least 3 weeks out of every month. So far, we have been good. It helps that we plan one “floating” meal out a week so that if we really don’t feel like cooking, we can order pizza and push the schedule back a day. We started the last week on 2010 and have been going strong since!

Caitlin January 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

My foodie New Year’s resolution is to make my own bread more often. I love the process of doing it – I just never set aside the time. Cheers to changing that in 2011!

Melinda January 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

My resolution is to make my own ice cream and granola; I spend WAY too much money on them at the store!

Heather January 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Only eat Kashi on Sundays so I can break my binge addiction!

Heather January 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I promised to make all the foods on my bookmarks list that I had not yet made. I’ve made several of them so far, but I have so many more.

Thatsnotmyname January 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I’m going to pretend it’s always Lent – weekdays only.

Sarah January 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

My resolution is to eat as much fresh food as possible!

nishi January 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I promise to try one new recipe every 10 days to make a dent in my LONG list of recipes to try.I LOVE to cook so thats shd be fun!!

Kathryn! January 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I made a resolution to make more meatless meals and to try to be more seasonal in my veggie choices :)

alison January 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

drink more water and eat more whole raw foods.

Aliza @ Baker By Night January 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

My New Year’s resolution was to try to get away from eating packaged foods by baking and freezing foods for the week.

Morgane January 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

My resolution is to manage my portions.

Marissa January 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

My New Years Resolution is to learn how to balance my diet so that I have the right amount of energy when I need it most. This means learning to eat the right kinds of healthy foods at the right time. I also want to expand my knowledge in the kitchen more and take on more advanced baking recipes and dabble in some dinner entrees as well.

Emily January 26, 2011 at 8:06 pm

My husband and are eating only vegetarian food on weekdays. Best decision we’ve ever made!

Callie B. January 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I resolved to eat breakfast every day and to start most days with a green monster. So far, so good!

Laura January 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I am trying to make more of my “healthy” habits into rituals: having a pre-bed routine to make myself sleepy, taking time to properly make and enjoy sipping my tea, having a default lunch that is healthy and enjoyable that I make time to actually sit down and eat at work…

Melanie January 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm

stop counting every calorie I consume.

Melanie January 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm

shoot, misspelled my email. This entry has the correct one attached.

Kait January 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I am so excited about this giveaway… mostly because I DID make a food-related New Year’s resolution. In fact, it was the only resolution I made this year, and it has been awesome. I resolved to cook more foreign foods and try loads of new foods.

Fried plantains, asian slaw, sauerkraut, and a few weird vegetables later, I am still loving it!!

jess January 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm

resolution: to not feel guilty about what i eat!

Reney January 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I resolved to learn to make souffle this year.

Heather January 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

To enjoy the experience of enjoying a meal. Instead of scarfing food down as fast as possible I would like to appreciate the flavors, nutrition and experience that every food/meal has to offer.

Carol January 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Trying to figure out why I have to give up cheese?!

melissa @IWasBornToCook January 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

i’m baking everyone’s birthday cakes this year! and making sure i get a nice healthy slice of

Chris M. January 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

More fruit!

Nathan January 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Resolution: Eat more bacon and continue eating as few processed foods as possible :)

Darsh January 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

To bake more often and to experiment more (I’m a stickler for recipes.)

Lizzy M. January 26, 2011 at 9:08 pm

To try to be a flexitarian.

Chao January 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

New Years Resolution: to stop eating so much junk food (chips, cookies!) and instant food (condensed soup, instant noodles, instant mac and cheese!)

Kate F. January 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

resolution: to learn how to make more foods that [at the moment] I think of as restaurant foods, things that I can’t make at home. But no more! I will make bisteeya and croissants and sushi!

Kat January 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Try to eat more breakfast salads.

Caly January 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm

To stop eating out and get back to more making delicious, and healthier home-cooked meals.

Mellisa January 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Mine is to keep up the fruit/veggie intake…my CSA membership definitely helps keep me on track!

Meg Kimura January 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

My food resolution is to basically dig into all different cuisines and dishes available to me.

Julia January 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm

My resolution is to eat more fruits/veges and drink more water!

Daktari January 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I lost 35 lbs last year and have vowed to lose the last 30 pounds this year. So healthy eating is top of my to-do list this year. A Canyon Ranch cookbook would come in handy!

Cindy January 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

My food resolution was “meatless Monday” but, alas, I have also failed. Tring to stay on track though…

Matt January 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Figure out a way to convince the chefs at my local sushi bar to leave the imitation “krab” stick off of the combination plate. Processed Alaskan whitefish = not crab.

Seth January 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Eat the rainbow in vegetables!

Max January 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Fast from after dinner Monday to dinner Tuesday.

Brigitte January 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm

This year, I’d decided I would reduce the amount of meat I eat every week, adding a few vegetarian meals every week and giving more room to vegetables. That resolution kind of flew out of the window when I was a guest at other people’s house. Or with this week. I still can’t believe the amount of ground beef I put in those fajitas… >< Hopefully I won't make it to something amazing and specific that would be worth pretending I've managed to truly keep a resolution, but I'll still be able to get a few good habits. I've at least discovered a few great vegetarian recipes. ^^

Katrin January 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm

To make one brand new recipe out of each one of the gazillion cookbooks I have.

Katelyn January 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

My birthday is on Friday, so perfect timing for a birthday giveaway. My food related resolution is to take the guilt out of food and truly enjoy what I am eating, regardless of what it is. No more feeling bad about birthday cake!

Kylie January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

My New Years Resolution was to eat one piece of dark chocolate everyday! So good for the body and soul!

PS I have all the ingredients to make this dish tomorrow! Yum-O!

Anissa January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

I resolve to eat more fruits and veggies!

Erica January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I am eating more raw veggies this year!

Nancy January 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I came to the point, finally, that I resolved not to ever diet again and to give myself permission to eat exactly what I really want to eat. Such a healthy outlook!

Villy January 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Cook with more fresh herbs. And learn how combine different herbs & spices to create tasty flavors.

Amira January 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I want to experiment more with food coloring. I think it is so pretty, but I’m really intimidated by it!

Elaine January 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

My new years resolution was to learn how to make chocolate covered orange peels.

Laurel January 27, 2011 at 12:16 am

To balance cooking and eating with salty, bitter, sour, umami and sweet. A perfect harmony!

Kara Olson January 27, 2011 at 12:20 am

My food related resolution is to eat as much fresh fruits and veggies that I feed my little one! I should eat as well as her!

Andy January 27, 2011 at 12:36 am

i had resolved to eat less sugar…but ive been steadily eating chocolates and cookies from the time of new years until just five minutes ago. im working on it.

Lo January 27, 2011 at 3:49 am

to actually make time to cook! no more relying on the microwave!

Pepperpot January 27, 2011 at 4:19 am

To eat more fruits and veggies and less red meat.

Lisa January 27, 2011 at 5:14 am

Find time to make more meals from scratch!

Naomi January 27, 2011 at 5:53 am

Experiment with recipes like I did 2 years ago, before I got lazy and started relying on frozen or pre-made foods!

Jess January 27, 2011 at 6:18 am

New Year’s Resolution – to stop having pb&j at school every day, because that’s probably the most convenient meal for a uni student. Working so far!

Diana January 27, 2011 at 6:35 am

My resolution is to experiment more and to develop more of my own recipes.

Maureen January 27, 2011 at 6:57 am

I am resolved to try new recipes at least once a week.

Jordan January 27, 2011 at 6:57 am

My resolution is to make a list and perfect the things I’m already good at, for the menu of my future restaurant. :)

joy January 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

My NY’s resolution is to try a new recipe for dinner at least once a week. So far so good…..

Jacki Christopher January 27, 2011 at 7:32 am

Food resolution: Take my own practices for healthy eating and write about them on my blog so I can teach others, especially single people who often have very poor eating habits. And direct all my cooking friends to!

Rose January 27, 2011 at 7:33 am

trying out more new recipes and experimenting more with food!

Andi January 27, 2011 at 7:39 am

MY food resolution this year is, to inaccurately quote Michael Pollan, “eat food, real food, and not too much.” So I am trying to stay away from packaged foods with unpronounceable names, and focus on whole, real food.

Laura January 27, 2011 at 7:55 am

I resolved to remove soft drinks from my diet and encourage my children to do the same. We are trying to drink more water and green tea.

Jolene January 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

I resolve to eat only food I can trace back to the source. I have to know where it came from before I can eat it – ESPECIALLY animal products!

Barbara Thompson January 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

I resolved to keep a food diary and become more aware of what I eat

Cyndi January 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

to not eat refined sugar or white flour

NancyO January 27, 2011 at 8:40 am

Grow more of my own food.

kayleigh January 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

My New Year’s resolution, inspired directly by my Christmas gifts: make more homemade — cheese, yogurt, dressings, and sprouts to name a few!

Janelle January 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

That salmon looks amazing! My (flexible) resolution is to try at least 1 new recipe per week. So far so good :) Makes it much easier having this site for inspiration….

lily xiong January 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

new years resolution: eat less processed foods (inspired by jamie oliver) and no mcdonalds for two months (it’s really hard to avoid fastfoods when you’re in college)

Joeri January 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

My resolution is to eat 1 passionfruit a day. People say it contains 4 times more vitamins than an orange.

But I failed after 3 days.

Heather January 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

I’m trying to be more open to eating fish and this recipe looks so mouthwatering I don’t have an excuse not to!

Zelda January 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

My resolution is to cook more weeknight meals at home.

Taylor January 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

My resolution is to become the ultimate ice cream maker. After I concur that quest it’s on to pickles!

Nicole Pelletier January 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

One of my resolutions is to try a new food once a week. There are so many different vegetables I have never used! Its so exciting.

Emily January 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

My resolution is to eat fresh produce every day. So far, so good.

Jamie January 27, 2011 at 9:58 am

My Resolution is to cook more and try a new recipe every week.

Ryan January 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

My new year’s resolution is to learn use a pressure cooker like a boss.

Roshuni Samuel January 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

My resolution was to eat more healthful meals so that I can get to my thong weight by summer!

Diana January 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

I resolve to drink more Champagne in 2011. And have more caviar dreams.

Jessica M. January 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

I’d like to try more beers, and on the other end, listen better to my body and what it wants.

Katie (aka Kekibird) January 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Trying to make most of my food throughout the day as whole and close to their original state. That’s my resolution!

Maureen January 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

My food-related resolution is to cut back on my sugar intake. Stopped putting sugar in my lattes and in my greek yogurt. That’s a start – still have a ways to go though :) Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

margarida v January 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

to eat more chocolate :)

Stacey January 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I resolve to stop eating at mediocre restaurants (especially when I know I can cook better, healthier food at home!)

Caroline January 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

New year’s resolution…be more daring with macaron flavors! No more chocolate and vanilla!

denise January 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

My resolution is to stop wasting food. I love to shop, and I love food. It’s a perfect combo when I go food shopping. I grab too many things, and forget it’s sitting in the fridge. Often food goes to waste. So now, I make more conscious decisions before the old habit of buying on impulse kicks in.

Vivian January 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

My resolutions about food were boring – eat less, eat healthier. I wish my resolutions involved cake and beer but sadly, they do not.

Nicole Asay January 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

My new years resolution is to not eat fast food junk anymore.

Meryl January 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

My New Year’s resolution is to eat more chocolate!

Lou January 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

To work out more.

Lenzie January 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

My food-related New Years Resolution is to experiment with new spices and flavors. I’m still a novice, but I’ve been exploring different flavors through spices (specifically Indian right now) and produce (recently pumpkin). I want to expand my palate and my recipe ideas!

wgfoodie January 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

To keep doing what I’m doing! My lifestyle has been a blessing and I only hope to keep going strong this year.

Christine January 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I’m resolving to start making whole grain sourdough this year.

Mercina January 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

So exciting! Resolution: experiment with new ingredients.

Kelly Edm January 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

My resolution is to eat more well-rounded meal and to take in new foods with all senses. A slowing down of sorts to enjoy the simply {good} things.

Kristene January 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

i resolve to teach my husband to cook this dish.

Kristene January 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

i resolve to teach my husband to cook this dish.

Jen OLeary January 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

To make fewer cookies, but try/invent at least one new recipe a week. Still going strong!

Kristine Suh January 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

My new year’s resolution is to cook my food with a large majority of organic or locally grown products. I find that it tastes better and fresher!

Mary January 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

To sign up for a 5k to motivate me to start running again!

Karla January 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Eat more locally grown/free range meat!

Mika January 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I’m going to try and use more of the fresh herbs we get in our produce box each week from a CSA!

Siyi January 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I didn’t explicitly make this a new year resolution, but, I would like to learn more healthy recipes instead of just cooking what I’m craving this year.

Carrie January 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Eating less sweets was my goal and so far I have done very well. I make a daily decision not to have sweets but plan a once a week treat to look forward to eating. It was hard at first but my cravings have subsided and the treats haven’t been that satisfying. I’m starting to feel a subtle difference in my waistline, too.

TurnbullFarms January 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

To create something for air curing meats.

Anna January 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm

To make bread once a week.

Danielle January 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Master 3 new dishes without having to look at the recipes

Victoria January 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

To slow down when I eat.

Q. January 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

My food resolution was to learn to eat less carbohydrates and eat more fruits and vegetables. I have just recently conquered my daily bread obsession (toast, sandwiches, dinner rolls – bring it on. T’spotting has helped me find lots of great new veggie recipes!

Jennifer @ Licious Food January 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

To cook at home more often is my NY Resolution – so far, so good.

Nicole January 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm

My food related resolution that is my top priority is not buy canned or packaged foods with HFCS or MSG. My next food resolution is to make pasta from scratch (something that can help me with!).

Hanne January 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I don’t have any food-related resolutions! I’d say I eat quite healthily already, so I guess my resolution could be to keep up the good work (if you could call eating delicious foods work – heh).

anna January 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

I’m making at least one brand new recipe every week! :)

Catarina January 28, 2011 at 2:10 am

Try more new recipes

Mel January 28, 2011 at 4:06 am

My food-related resolution for this year is to successfully make French macarons!

Simone January 28, 2011 at 4:59 am

One thing I’ve been wanting to do is to become more familiar with the different cuts of beef and how to cook them, and to hone my fish-cleaning skills.

Sarah January 28, 2011 at 5:22 am

Hmmm…well I don’t quite have one, but I guess I always want to eat more vegetables! Year-round resolution?

Bogdan January 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

My resolution – bake macaroons

Tawnie C. January 28, 2011 at 6:11 am

I resolve to not make resolutions I know I won’t keep :)

Abie January 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

Eat foods that I can read the names of! So, no more weird scientific words in my food. No more! We are focusing on making our own foods from scratch this year. so far, so good!

Candice January 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

After finding Tastespotting last year and following it heavily for the last 2 months. I made a new years resolution to make 1 new dish and dessert every weekend. I am not a regular for cooking, so this is big.

Jessica January 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

I eat healthy already but my resolution is trying to eat more organic.

Chew January 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

Just to eat healthier be more adventurous with cooking.

Kalyn January 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

One of mine is to eat more vegetables, and to eat better so that I can get in shape for a half marathon.

Alli January 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

My food related resolution is to make as much from scratch regularly as possible. I’m making homemade bread once or twice a week but I would love to get the confidence and the ability to make bread daily. I’m getting better though, my naan breads are fantastic if I do say so myself, lol.

Janet in maine January 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

To take time to bake more. I won’t buy desserts so if I don’t make them, I don’t eat them and I miss them.

Steph January 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

After 15 months of Army food out of necessity, i promised myself I wouldn’t eat just to eat, and only eat things I found yummy! No moment wasted and every calorie valued!

Katelin January 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

I am a vegetarian so healthy resolutions are that much more difficult – but I resolved to make sure that my diet contains more variety of vegetables and fruit and less grain/carb laden foods. In other words, my resolution is to achieve more balance in my vegetarian diet!

Shana January 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

I’m working hard to re-invigorate an anti-inflammatory diet that much improved my health last year, but I need to find new ways to keep delicious foods on the diet.

Karen January 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

I love the Canyon Ranch cookbook I already have and think it’s a good source for healthy, delicious recipes. And I would love to add another one to my ever-growing cookbook collection…please! :)

Megan S January 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

My resolution is to cut back on all the take-out/processed/junk food and try to create unique dinners with what’s in my kitchen. :)

Dee January 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

More leafy greens.

Roakian January 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

My goal was to eat at least one super healthy meal a week. Sounds do-able but my current stats put me more towards the once per month category!

Cari January 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

One of my resolutions for 2011 is to learn to cook more asian influenced foods.

Ann January 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Well, this year I would like to successfully make a souffle ( preferably a chocolate one) I also want to try to cook healthier while still making delicious food. So the cookbook would definitely help with that!

Nancy Ly January 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

My foodie new year’s res. is to Yelp all restaurants I go to

Anna January 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I want to reduce my refined sugar intake — and rely on sweet treats using agave or even dates as sweeteners!

codruta popa January 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

eat fish at least once a week. possible
make my boyfriend to eat fish at least once a month. almost impossible.
cheers, codruta
from romania

Kristin January 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

To make more things from scratch AND to be a more resourceful grocery shopper.

Kristin January 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Eat more fish!

HoneyBunny January 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Eat less meat and more veggies. Meatless Mondays!

Kate Gilliam January 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I’ve resolved to simply try and eat better, despite my busy schedule. Teaching three classes and taking five doesn’t leave much time for cooking, but I think I can make it work.

Sasha January 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

My resolution is the same as last year: Eat less processed foods… just taking it a step further and try to do even more!

Kelly January 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Shop more locally, improve my urban gardening skills, and eat more PROTEIN! :-D

Kristen M. Jones January 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I resolve to eat more fruit.. It’s delicious!

Kristina Riederer January 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I plan to eat healthier – more vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

Maggi January 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

My resolution is to eat a really healthy piece of fish at least once per week.

Tracy January 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Well, to eat fewer sandwiches and cut down on my bread intake — but I love to bake, so it’s proving a challenge….

Ginger G January 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

… to spend less time on computer – blogs, Facebook, emails
oh well, there is always next year – ‘scuse me, a message has just arrived!

Melissa P.Christian January 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

One of my New Year’s Resolution is to eat less processed food and try to make more meals at home so I can try to make them healthier.

Jill Mays January 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

Eat more fruits and vegatables.

Linda W January 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

My NY resolution… now that my niece turned me on to Taste Spotting is to pick a recipe and make one per week. The hardest part will be choosing!

Melonie January 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

MY food-related resolution: never leave dishes in the sink after cooking/dinner at night!

CarolQ January 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I know I’ve read you for at least three years and I know I’ve drooled over just about every recipe you have posted pictures of. My NYR is to not drool into the keyboard of my computer any more. . . er. . . not as much. Yeah, that’s it! Not as much!

Sarah J February 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

To start a food blog. Instead of just reading them all……it’ll help me keep track of which recipes I actually enjoyed and I wont forget to make them again!

May February 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

to love, laugh and eat more!

Samantha February 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Start eating a vegan diet, and working out more.

Estabel April 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Watched a segment on TV about this cookbook….everything looked so delicious, sound so yummy….I WANT THIS BOOK !!!!!! I am soooooooo………… glad you have provided the recipes for Salmon with salsa….I’m making it for dinner…………Thank-you !

Culinary March 23, 2012 at 7:15 am

It seems very delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe.

Elise September 4, 2012 at 1:59 am

Wow, this recipe looks AMAZING!

I’ve become quite obsessed with having fish in my meals lately and you have just sold me another recipe!

Gonna make this for lunch tomorrow! Om nom nom :)


Michael January 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Very healthy salmon recipe!

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