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Hi guys! While I certainly haven’t been posting as much as usual, I have been taking pictures of some of my most delicious eats over the last week or so. There’s been some great meals! So let me share…

DINNERs

We’ve been low on groceries, I’ve tried to keep cooking…

First up, a simple and delicious meal: A tomato and cucumber salad with a warm tuna melt.

I just made the tuna salad, scooped it on some bread, topped it with some shredded Gouda and toasted it up! This is a Loren/ Kat favorite. And the cats always want some, too!

One night, when we were very low on groceries, I was proud of myself for putting together a healthy, veggie-filled meal from the pantry and my freezer. I combined some frozen chopped spinach with a big can of Trader Joe’s tomato sauce and some chickpeas. I just made some whole wheat angel hair pasta (the best kind of whole wheat pasta because it has a nice texture) and topped it with the sauce. I also made a green salad on the side.

YUM!

If you don’t like the texture of whole wheat pasta, and therefore don’t eat it, I highly recommend you try angel hair whole-wheat. You can find it at any grocery store.

But my favorite dinner that I’ve cooked in the last week was definitely wild salmon- baked in aluminum foil in covered with a sauce of olive oil, lemon, capers, and dijon grain mustard. In the oven for 22 minutes at 400.

And voilà, the best salmon EVER. And I cooked up some really easy veggies to have on the side: corn and haricot verts (fancy word for skinny string beans). They were so easy because I could just boil both vegetables (at different times) in the same pot.

And there you have it- a 20 minute meal. 🙂

BREAKFAST

These are some of my favorite breakfast as of late…

Apple/banana oatmeal.  I added half a chopped green apple and half a sliced banana to the oatmeal and let it all cook together for about seven minutes. I added lots of cinnamon and some maple syrup as well.

Then there was the “waffles benedict”- Yogurt, apple, apricot jam, and PB on whole wheat waffles!

SOOO good!

A simple sunny side up egg on toast. Little bit of cream cheese. Lots of hot sauce!

And my favorite breakie of all: today’s! Scooped out FRESH whole wheat-everything bagel with a little bit of chive cream cheese, capers, sliced tomato, and lox (smoked salmon).

Yes, I am a Jewish girl at heart. This is my people’s food! I’ve gotta love it- its in my blood. 😉

And that’s about it for the greatest as of late. I promise to try to post more regularly- please bare with me!

Today I am actually attempting a double workout- lets see how that goes. I swam for 30 minutes this morning and I am heading to a Novice/ Open pilates class. I’m excited- I really want to get into Pilates- seems so good for toning, stretching, and strengthening the body. And I found a great-looking studio right down the street! Love Brooklyn.

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Hello blog world!

I got to bed early last night and got loooots of sleep, so I am chipper as I sound this morning. Sleep does miracles for my mood… I had a really bad muscles spasm in my neck that built up over the weekend, so I took yesterday off from exercise and booked a massage appointment instead. I needed to get someone in there to break up the tension!

I whipped up a batch of oats for breakfast with my normal mix of banana, pumpkin, and PB- topped with some flax.

And some earl gray tea, of course.

And a clementine! I bought a huge box of these at TJ’s on Sunday and split it with my sister. Still, I have a lot to eat! They are so good, though, that I don’t mind the challenge. 🙂

I also packed lunch/ snacks for the day and took a quick shot of it before running out the door:

It included: leftover salad from Monday night’s dinner, a wrap with honey turkey and some delicious salami (!), a laughing cow cheese, a green apple, and 2 clementines. At lunchtime, I just combined the laughing cow cheese, salad, and the whole wheat tortilla & meat to make a nice, big, healthy wrap. It was awesome! Yesterday afternoon, I also had a hot chocolate and a bite of a chocolate covered strawberry. Lots of fruit!

My massage was incredible and I was so thankful (to myself 🙂 )that I had booked it. The masseuse was amazing- she went really deep into the muscles, which was exactly what I needed. And she focused the whole time on my neck/ shoulders. I am a little sore today so I will be popping some advil, for sure.

I was craving salmon all day so I picked some up on the way home- wild, of course! I made it using my favorite method of wrapping it in tin foil and putting it in the oven. I just topped it with salt, pepper, lots of lemon and lemon juice and put it in the oven at 400 for 25 minutes. Perfection!

I also roasted some fingerling potatoes in the oven for about 35 minutes at 400. I seasoned them with fresh rosemary, olive oil, S & P. They also came out really well.

On the side, I made a huge salad filled with tons of great veggies: mushrooms, sugar snap peas, cukes, carrots, lettuce, and an orange pepper. I topped it with feta, sunflower seeds, and golden raisins. SO good. I could eat this salad every day!

Loren was very impressed with the meal when he got home. 😉

I had a huge serving of salad and only a few potatoes. Everything went together really nicely!

I spent the night reading in bed. I love when we finish dinner by 8 and have a couple of hours of just peaceful time before we go to sleep. I used to watch a lot of TV, but I am trying to be more choosey about what I watch and when I watch it. Sometimes it just disrupts the natural flow of my mind quieting before bed.

I went back to the kitchen for some dessert, too!

A handful of M&M’s that are in the freezer. SO good frozen!

It was a very soothing day- and that’s probably why I slept so well last night. I need to take care of myself like this more often! 😉 I definitely woke up feeling like a happier me!

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