Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yummy (Quick & Easy) Eats

I do not consider myself much of a domestic diva, but sometimes when the mood is right I will attempt to concoct a meal!

Tonight was such a night! After venturing out for my weekly yoga class, I arrived home tres hungry. Together the hubby and I cooked up some salmon cakes with lemon dill yogurt sauce and a lovely spinach salad. I'm certainly no dietitian, but I think this was a pretty healthy meal! We didn't use a recipe. We just made it up as we went, but it turned out pretty good!

Salmon Cakes

1 can of wild caught salmon (the farmed stuff is not so good for you, more here)
a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 organic egg
some breadcrumbs
garlic, minced (preferably fresh)
about 1/4 of a white onion, minced
about 1/4 of a green pepper, minced

Over medium heat, saute the EVOO, garlic, onion, and green pepper for a few minutes. Just enough to bring out the flavors and soften the veggies a bit. In a medium-sized bowl, combine salmon, sauteed mixture, egg, and breadcrumbs. Stir until well mixed. It should be a good consistency so that you can form the patties. Sorry... I'm sure there is a specific cooking word, but I have no idea. Now add some EVOO to your pan and cook the patties for about 10 minutes or until cooked through, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

Wow I feel like I am really butchering these instructions. I guess I don't need to point out that I have never before attempted to convey cooking instructions through the written word...

Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce

1 cup organic nonfat plain yogurt
zest of 1/2 lemon
parsley to taste
dill to taste

Combine ingredients and stir. That was easy, huh!?!

Spinach Salad

organic baby spinach
crumbled blue cheese
sunflowers seeds

Combine ingredients & dress with Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing.


I wish I would have taken a picture before we ate! Everything looked so pretty and tasted so good! Who knows maybe I will try cooking again sooner rather than later!

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1 comment:

  1. sounds delish! i sometimes get half way through my plate before realizing that i forgot to take a picture haha. hugs!!