Episode 30: Skin Protection from Inside Out

Recipe: Don’t Blister in the Sun Pasta

Whoah! That summer sun ☀️ is intense!

In our modern world we’ve been trained to hide from it by staying indoors or behind a layer of sunscreen. 

But is this doing our body more harm than good?

Getting unadulterated sunshine is essential for our health. It helps us produce the hormone Vitamin D and produce melatonin, which helps protect our skin from the inside out. 

Skin conditions like skin cancer, melanoma, rosacea, rashes, acne or premature aging are a sign that there is work to be done inside the body. 

There’s no cream or pill to fix the root cause of the inflammation, stress or abnormal cell reproduction.

Rather, look to summertime foods packed with fruits and vegetables… this will give you the healthy glowing skin you are looking for…

And protect you from getting a sunburn! 🍉🍇🍓🍒🍑🍍🥥🥑🥒

Summertime foods spend all day out in the sun and heat, therefore, they contain the necessary super powers to endure the hot sun and repair cell damage caused by sun. By consuming these foods, we use their super powers which lie in the antioxidants they contain. 💪

We know… sometimes we have to stay out more than usual and that’s where sunscreen can help. 

But be careful, most sunscreens contain chemical carcinogens and endocrine disruptors which is contradicting the purpose of wearing them.

Plus, these “unhealthy” sunscreens are effecting our fish in the ocean on a hormonal and reproductive level! 🐠 That’s not ok.

Join Cara + Megan in Episode 30 of Simply Seasonal:

  • What a healthy dose of sunshine looks like
  • How the sun improves our health 
  • Vitamin D, what is it, how do we absorb it and why so many are deficient 
  • How improving diet will protect the skin from the inside out
  • Four steps to not getting blistered in the sun 
  • How to pick a safe sunscreen for you and the ocean

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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Don't Blister in the Sun Pasta

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan


  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh oregano, destemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil, torn with hands
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 filets wild caught salmon, season with salt and pepper/li>


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the orzo and cook to package instructions. Strain, rinse and set aside.
  2. In a large cast iron or sauté pan, place over medium-high heat with 1/4 cup olive oil and let it come up to temperature, about 20-30 seconds.
  3. Add garlic cloves and let them lightly sauté for 1 minute. Then add tomato paste and anchovy paste to the olive oil and garlic. With a wooden spoon gently mix the pastes into the olive oil until emulsified. Then carefully toss in the tomatoes along with a pinch of salt.
  4. Let the tomatoes sizzle and blister on all sides for about 4-5 minutes or until the skins begin to burst.
  5. Toss in chopped fresh oregano and slightly cook with the tomatoes for about 30 seconds. Then, in a large bowl, add the orzo pasta and carefully pour the blistered tomatoes and olive oil over the top. Toss together and finish with the torn basil. In the same pan, add another drizzle of olive oil and bring the heat back up to medium-high. When the pan is hot, place the salmon skin side down. Let the salmon cook on high heat until the skin crisps and is easy to pull away from pan, flip, and continue cooking on other side until desired cook temperature is reached.
  6. Serve salmon on top of blistered tomato and orzo pasta. Finish with fresh basil.

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Megan + Cara

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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