This recipe was adapted from a dish I found in Dr. Mao’s Secrets Of Longevity Cookbook. A 38th generation doctor of Chinese medicine, Dr. Mao surveyed the “longevity capitals” of the globe to find out what centenarians (those who live past 100-years) eat. His cookbook features original recipes from centenarians all over the world, including Okinawa, Japan; Vilcabamba, Ecuador; the Hunza Valley of Pakistan; Sardinia, Italy; Bama county of China.
Since Lady Holiday is a huge fan of promoting quality of life I thought it’d be suitable to share a recipe packed full of super foods centenarians have trusted to keep them healthy, strong and living long!
This recipe features fresh salmon, rich in omega-3’s, baked with leeks, which are immune system boosters (packed with vitamin C, potassium, chromium and selenium), and anti-inflammatory promoting ginger. This potent root is also great for relieving nausea and Chinese doctors have been using it to cure all sorts of aches—from arthritis, menstrual cramps and headaches. Ginger is also known to contain geraniol, which fights cancer. The soba noodle salad features cucumbers, baby tomatoes, arugula and sesame seeds; number 7 on Dr. Mao’s Top Ten healing and anti-aging foods list.