Right this minute, I’m suppose to be emptying my bedroom of all its contents. I’m not. I’m sitting on the porch, with my dog Boyd, drinking a coffee and I just played an epic game of Candy Crush. I am a procrastinator. I have been emptying my room, since now it belongs to my daughter. She really doesn’t want any of my stuff- weird.
I started emptying it yesterday but I procrastinated big time. I have found some great stuff while cleaning my room and its distracting. I found a few articles of clothing I forgot I had, I found my wedding dress- which I just had to crack open that special dry cleaning box its been sitting in for the past 14 years and try it on. The dress was too big which is kinda cool 🙂
I got some stuff accomplished but everything took much longer than it should have so when the dinner hour arrived- I had no plan- no idea what to have for dinner. I went to the grocery store (I’m like Norm from Cheers- I go there everyday- I keep waiting for all the cashiers to yell out my name when I walk in). I live in a small town. Our grocery store is pretty good but there are only so many “clean” ingredients sold at the store. I wanted to eat healthy and I wanted something quick and easy. I really wanted to make a kale salad but they were out of kale- but I remembered I had lettuce in the fridge. I grabbed an Ace Bakery baguette (instead of making potatoes or rice), some Suntech cherry tomatoes and I found frozen wild caught salmon. I had my plan!
My friend Nicole (who encouraged me to write this blog- Yay Nicole!) had emailed me one of Sarah’s (innerathletes.net) recipes a few months ago. Salmon with a Chili Lime butter and Pumpkin Seeds. It was so amazing and its a super quick recipe. Here it is since its not on the Inner Athlete website.
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
1.5 tsp butter
1/4 tsp fresh lime zest
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/8 tsp chili powder
2 x 4 – 5 oz pieces of salmon
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
(I doubled it since I had more salmon)
Place pumpkin seeds, butter, lime zest, lime juice and chili powder in a bowl.
Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper and add to the pan, cooking until browned – about 4 minutes on each side.
Remove pan from heat. Transfer salmon to a plate. Add the butter / lime mixture to the pan and stir until butter is melted and top salmon with sauce
See that fancy frying pan- got that for free from my local grocery store. I collected a lot of stickers to buy that baby!
While everything was cooking, I made a super quick salad. A simple salad of romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mini cucumbers (also from Suntech) and avocado topped with Farm Boy balsamic vinaigrette. Here is the finished plate-
Gourmet meal is 15 minutes! Sometimes procrastinating pays off. If I had more time to cook, maybe I wouldn’t have had something so good!
Choose happy 🙂
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