Hi friends! Happy Wednesday :) Hope you have been having a great week and are enjoying the spring weather… finally! What’s new with you? Did you follow the marathon? Every story I have read is just beautiful.
I can’t believe we are leaving to London tomorrow. Craziness. I’m packed (obvs over-packed) and so ready to be there! Our flight is tomorrow night… eeeeeeeeek!
Other than that, life has been pretty ho-hum. I had my exam on Monday – I passed, yay! I started on the next course, which I am loving more than the first one because it applies the principles to everyday life. I am so glad I decided to go back to school.
It’s also really nice to have Les home for the summer. She’s obviously my favorite person to adventure with (Peru!) and I am starting to love her foodie-company now too. We went to Bolt Fresh Bar for lunch this week. It was fresh (duh), delicious but I inhaled it in 2.5 seconds. It would have been perfect with a piece of grilled chicken. So I obviously had some when I got home.
Anyways, I’m getting really off track and all over the place. Salmon.
It’s usually “every man for themselves” at my house for meals. We of course eat together and sometimes have family dinners together where we all pitch in, but the idea is that we are all adults who like different things and can fend for ourselves. It’s legit.
So I’ve gotten pretty used to cooking for one. But since Les has been back, I’ve been trying to be a good sister and cook for the both of us – she helps too but I enjoy cooking, so why not? And it’s nice to have someone to cook for – oh hello single life, we meet again.
It’s a fun challenge to change up my meals and cater to someone else’s palette rather than my own. Friends with significant others, I am sure you can relate. There are lots of things Les and I both love. Like salmon. I don’t buy salmon too often anymore (um, yeah, budget) and I usually just bake it up in the oven with a bit of seasoning. But last time, I made this super easy honey-balsamic mixture. This is definitely something Les would like too and it’s so easy to double or triple the ingredients to cater to the number of mouths that you’re feeding.
Before I leave you with this simple and delicious recipe: be sure to check out my post today on Deryn’s blog kicking off the start of her REAL stories series: Relatable, Everyday, Amazing Ladies. Here’s a sneak peak:
“Forget the calories. Forget the clock. Forget the low-fat. Forget hours on the elliptical. Nourish your body, eat more real foods and get sweaty.”
Please join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #weareREAL. Deryn will be stopping by on Monday with her inspirational story, I can’t wait! I’m finishing up a post on being a food snob for Friday and then I should be back next Wednesday with a quick recap of our time in Londy. That’s the plan :)
If you care to follow along with the food, fitness and fun while I’m traveling – Instagram is my spot. And cross your fingers that the rain stays away for us.
Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon
Ingredients (For one)
- 1- 8 ounce wild salmon fillet
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. ginger, grated
- 1/8 tsp. garlic, crushed
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a small baking sheet with tin foil – set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine balsamic, honey, ginger and garlic.
3. Use a brush (or spoon) to spread approx. a third of the balsamic-honey glaze onto the salmon.
4. Bake for 15 minutes (or until the inside is opaque – not shiny) basting the salmon with the remaining glaze every 5 minutes.
Questions of the day…
How many people do you cook for? How do you decide what to make?
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