Saturday, March 21, 2009

full day!

after my late breakfast this morning, i made muffins!

oat bran blueberry applesauce muffins

and then i met up with my sister and extended family for lunch. we went to a really cute market/restaurant. the place had a ton of choices, and my sister and i decided to split 2 different sandwiches. so we each had half of:

tarragon egg salad and spinach, and white bean spread, avocado, red onion, sprouts and tomato. both served on freshly baked sunflower bread. YUM!

after hanging out for a while, i went back home, had a snack (a fresh muffin!) and made a grocery list. i didn't really need many staples, but i was getting to the end of my fruit supply, and i wanted to pick up ingredients for dinner.

i ended getting a TON of fruits & veggies. i'm almost worried it is too much, but i usually worry that and i almost never have a problem polishing off the fresh fruit i buy.

i bought:
  • an orange
  • a tangelo (never tried!)
  • a granny smith apple
  • 2 champagne mangos
  • a 1lb. box of strawberries (still on sale!)
  • 2 unripe bananas
  • a bell pepper
  • a cucumber
  • a carrot
  • a tomato
  • garlic, shallots, thyme, lemons
  • herbed salad mix ( )
  • OAT BRAN! (bulk)
  • flour
  • a few greek yogurts
  • flax waffles
  • dried pineapple rings (random)
  • mini white chocolate chunks (also random-- i was in the baking aisle buying flour and the bag just fell into my cart...)
  • 2/3 lb. salmon
... i think that's it!

once i got back from the store i was already starving, so i started on dinner. i made an old family recipe-- salmon pasta salad with yogurt & dill.

i learned a super easy method for poaching fish-- lemon slices, dill sprigs, shallots, 1 c water, 1-2T white wine vinegar*, and then the fish, skin-side down. all you do is bring the liquid to a simmer, cover, and cook 12-15 min, until the fish is opaque and the temperature is 125°.

*the recipe didn't call for vinegar... it actually called for 1/2 c water and 1/2 c white wine... but i didn't have wine and figured this would work... and it did!

the salmon was really pretty:

the recipe is very quick and easy... you just mix pasta (cooled under running water), cucumber, tomato, dill, mustard, plain yogurt (i used greek), white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and the salmon. i made 3 servings, so expect to see this on upcoming posts!

served over herbed greens

pssst.... i have a date tonight!

1 comment:

  1. First: yum!
    Second: details of this date?? I hope you have a good time!