Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Salmon Tostadas

In my adventure of exploring new recipes I can create using canned salmon; I made one of my favorites. We love tostadas at our house. That crunchy tortilla with the re-fried beans slathered on and topped with all the tasty toppings. Can it get much better then that?

Salmon Tostadas
1 Can of Salmon
Re-fried Beans
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Medium sized diced tomato
1 Tablespoons chopped onion

1 Tablespoons olive oil 
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Any of your favorite taco toppings:
Sour cream, red onions, cilantro, lettuce, cabbage, 
olives, guacamole or anything else you like
Drain and flake salmon. Remove any visible bones and skin. Put salmon in a medium bowl and add lime juice, tomato, onion, olive oil, garlic powder and cumin. Gently mix, trying to not mush the salmon or veggies. Layer on to each tostada re-fried beans, salmon mixture and taco style toppings.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spring Roll Salad Wraps

Today I was feeling a little bored with my daily lunch of salad. I decided to wrap all my salad fixings in a rice paper wrap. I simply layered all my goodies and rolled them up in the wrapper.

Delicious! It wasn't much works at all and provided a nice change to my normal meal.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Healthy Spring Rolls

Healthy Spring Rolls

  • Rice Paper
  • Basil Leaves
  • Carrots (cut into sticks)
  • Cucumber (cut into sticks)
  • Protein ( I suggest crab or tofu)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Avocado

Prepare all of your ingredients.

Soak your rice paper wrappers in warm water and put on a plate sprayed with cooking spray. This will prevent sticking. Add small amounts of your ingredients and roll like a burrito.

 As you wrap each one, sit them on another plate coated with oil. They will stick if you don't.

Slice in half and serve. 

I serve mine with a quick dipping sauce and a little grated ginger, soy sauce and water.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Anniversary Dinner

DH and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary yesterday. We dined at our favorite restaurant in town for special occasions. 

The ambiance, food and service was top notch. 

DH had the halibut and I had the salmon.  

From the menu : 

Lemon Caper Halibut – Bite size halibut, with a silky lemon-caper beurre
blanc served with *brown rice and sautéed vegetables.  

Pan Seared Salmon – Filet of salmon in a delicate sun-dried tomato and cream sauce, served with *brown rice and sautéed vegetables.

It tasted wonderful and was a great way to celebrate our day.

About this restaurant : 

Perched atop the beautifully and historic hotel in downtown, it has a commanding view of the entire city. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Table Re-Born via Upcylcing!

DH has had this table for a long time. He bought it when he lived in Seattle and it has moved a few times with him. It finally met its demise a few weeks back. DH went to move the table the glass top flew out and crashed to the ground.

We planned on having a piece of glass cut for the top. I have become quiet fond of the table over the years and didn't want to get rid of it. 

DH was brainstorming the other day and figured out a cool way to fix the table. We went to the thrift store in search of a clock that would fit into the table as a topper. We didn't find one the right size, but did find a silver platter. We brought it home and it fits like a charm. It is pretty neat looking too! The best part is the platter is engraved and dedicated to the "Top Real Estate Office 1978". It is as old as me! I did the first round of polishing, and once I can move my arm again I will do more. Using elbow grease can make for some sore muscles. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Powerhouse Breakfast

I love eating food that tastes great, especially if it is nourishing my body at the same time.

This is my typical breakfast on weekdays.  It is a breakfast burrito I created with some of my favorite nutritionally packed foods.

For this meal I use:
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla (70 calorie)
  • Black Beans (seasoned with turmeric, chili powder and dry mustard for a fat burning benefit)
  • Spinach (Iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, antioxidants and much more!)
  • Salsa (the fresher the better)
  • Avocado (creamy, deliciously rich, good for you fatty heaven)

I wrap all the goodies up in the tortilla and toast the outside for an added crunch. 

Delicious & Nutritious!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wine Cork Ball

I admit, I saw this idea on Pinterest.com. I am not always original :) 

It turned our quiet well. For this project you need the following.

A glue gun (lots of glue sticks)
1 foam sphere 
Lots of wine corks

I took the foam ball and started to glue corks around the ball.

Half way done...

All finished! I ran out of regular wine corks and so I used my sparkling wine corks. Turned out pretty nice and funky!