Start of Week Check In

I love talking about food.  I love to impress people with food.  “Yeah, I make my own Mayo!”  “I made this from Scratch” “I made this awesome juicy as hell burger the other day ON THE BBQ!!!”

Those are all things I’m overheard saying at any given time in a day.  I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think about food passionately.  I’m glad to report that my daughter is on the same track as I am.  When I find something she loves I feel like the best parent in the world!  “My Daughter just inhaled those okras”  “Yeah, Z LOOOOVES Salmon”.  She can be pretty picky though.  Recently she’s thrown any spicy food on the floor for the dogs to eat (not sure that’s a great things as my dogs have the runs as soon as they eat something very different).  As my husband says my dogs have the most culturally diverse diet of any dogs in Moncton I’m sure!

The weather has finally started to improve so I’m finding myself craving anything on the grill.  My skills with the Barbecue are very limited and my husband does zero cooking so its all on me!  Generally we’d have sausages on the BBQ, but finding whole ingredient sausages is proving to be quite difficult so we haven’t had them in a while.  Personally I’d eat Burgers every day but I’m not sure that Big O Bacon Burgers from Nom Nom Paleo cookbook would do my body so much good EVERY DAY.  As I’ve mentioned before I’m not a huge fish fan but I decided to take the ‘plunge’ and try out  Salmon à l’Afrique du Nord from Well Fed and I fell in love!  There is no fishy taste to this salmon but a close similarity to chicken!  I’ve made it twice – once with fresh salmon, once with frozen salmon and both times the fish was delicious!  I accidentally added 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper instead of 1/4 tsp last night so it’s a little spicy, but generally its mild and reheat worthy.  I’m always hesitant to make salmon, so I usually wait until the end of the week to make it, and by that time, my husband has drunk all of the Orange Juice I need for the marinade, luckily there’s a convenience store in our backyard, literally.

I cooked up some baby carrots and fried some okras in bacon to accompany it, and I thought Z was going to blow up she was stuffing the food in her mouth like we were preparing for a fast!

Salmon à l'Afrique du Nord


I’m starting off the month with a 3x/week membership at crossfit and I’ve booked myself for the next two weeks.  Looking forward to seeing some changes in my body soon!


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