I have been trying to eat more fish these days. Obviously I want sustainable fish that is not raised in China or another country with lax food quality standards.
This seriously limits my choices.
I tried sardines and I hated them. Way too fishy. I love trout and I am getting to know salmon.
Last night was another getting to know you salmon dish.
I marinated in salmon is dijon mustard, dill, a little EVOO and S&P.
This was wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. I over cooked it a bit because I am new to the species and Sockeye has a really love fat content and dries out pretty fast. I did really enjoy the flavor though. Nick agreed about the dryness but liked the taste. On the side I had some roasted carrots and a “risotto” of sorts with long grain brown rice, mushroom and spinach.
This looks more like a meal for winter, but without an actual grill it is hard to cook “summer” meals
What is your favorite salmon and recipe?
Yesterday I was able to attend the farmers market. I love talking to the small organic venders vs. the large organic with a bunch of kids working there for the summer. My favorite famers are a father daughter duo who are more than eager to tell me about what is the best thing on their table. I get there an hour into the market and they are usually sold out of at least one item.
Yesterday they told me about the fava bean.
The farmers told me not to make something fancy with them. She felt that “recipes spoil their natural flavor”. They tasted great raw to me! I cooked them up into a sort of succotash with mushrooms, sweet potato and parm cheese to go with dinner.
They were gone way too fast.
A special bean for a boring Tuesday night.
I served them with coconut shrimp, which I still need to work on, but here is a look-see.
There are something that just make you happy in life.
Friday afternoons, knowing that you have the whole weekend in front of you, is one of them.
Add a little cheese and wine and I am perfectly happy.
Nick and I enjoyed some wine, cheese and olives on our balcony to kickoff the weekend.
In racing news…
I think I did pretty well all things considered! Maybe one day I could actually place top 3? I would not want the added pressure of this idea though.
Overall I would not recommend this race. It was expensive and poorly organized. They were still setting up when we arrived and were not ready for the 10kers at the post race pavilion. I will not be doing this race again. I am however looking for my next one!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I harvested my first crop today.
My first homegrown lettuce, ever!
Nope, just licking the water off. I did give her a bit to try however. She figured it was a toy for her to bat around.
I cannot wait for my other crops to come in. I can see my baby zucchini and cauliflowers starting to pop out and I have some green peppers that will turn yellow on the stem.
Food you can grow yourself is amazing.
In closing, please pray for the sea life in the Gulf.
So what does one do with a giant flat of strawberries?
Well I have been eating a lot of them straight from the colander after a good washing.
I have had a few more creative uses as well.
I also plan to make banana strawberry oatmeal tomorrow morning
But the best thing I have made so far?
At least they tasted good
Strawberry Morning Muffins – makes ~ 18 muffins
- 2 1/2 cups sprouted grain cereal high in fiber. I used the Ezekiel, but you could use anything like grape nuts.
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 2 cups copped and lightly mashed strawberries
- 1/2 cup skim
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tbs canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pre-heat oven to 400
- Combine dry
- Combine wet
- Mix together
- Bake 15-20 min or until a toothpick comes out dry
These muffins are great toasted with a little extra crunch from the cereal. If you like sweet muffins you will not like these. They are hearty and delicious if you want something sustainable for breakfast.
I still have a lot left. Does anyone have any favorites I need to try?
I hope you are having a great week!