President Trump was impeached by the House today yet despite what many might believe, that doesn’t to me make for a joyous day. The principles of creeping imperialism and overt racism that the Trump administration patently espouse, which serve the interests of Wall Street and the billionaire class at the literal expense of middle class and low income taxpayers, are principles I cannot digest.
Allowing pharmaceutical companies to use tax dollars to do research and then not make the same drug affordable for use by anyone but the rich; allowing Latinx children to have airplane fuel doused on them while playing on their school playground; permitting real estate developers to purchase homes in lower income neighborhoods, leave the properties abandoned and blighted, and never provide any affordable housing; also permitting banks and mortgage companies to provide predatory loans to Black and Brown borrowers with the same income and credit scores as White borrowers who were given conventional loans at lower, fixed interest rates. These policy failures represent the manner in which Democrats have too let down us average Americans with little to no consequence.
Politics notwithstanding, I am not going to allow the country my ancestors built to be exploited by capitalists without consideration for lower income people, people of color, women, children, food, water or our environment. So, in the meantime I will continue to nourish my mind and body in order to fight for our present and future well being – I hope you too will do the same.
Blood Orange Salmon
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2-5 oz. Pieces of Wild Caught Salmon
- Juice of 2 Blood Oranges
- 2 minced cloves of Organic Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Organic Red Onion
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/8 Cup Olive Juice
- 2 minced Green Olives
- 1 Large Sprig of Rosemary
- Real Salt
- Harissa Seasoning
- Spike Seasoning
Heat the olive oil in a medium sized saute pan on medium low heat. Rinse salmon and pat dry with a paper towel. Generously season the flesh side of the salmon with Real Salt, Spike and the Harissa. Once oil is hot, add garlic, onions and salmon skin-side down. Cook for about 8 minutes and then flip over using a spatula. Reduce heat to low and add water, blood orange juice, olive juice, green olives and rosemary. Cook for approximately 10 more minutes. Garnish with sliced blood orange and serve with roasted vegetables, risotto, couscous, quinoa and a salad. Serves 3 to 4 people.