Oh My Darlin’

November 29, 2011


This afternoon I ventured to a yoga class with my friends – Faith, Eileen, and Mary. I love having gym friends – exercise is so much more fun! The class was great – a really nice and pretty challenging vinyasa flow. And the room was WARM!! Not enough to make me sweat, but not cold either, and that’s improvement! We did a series of 3 camel poses and during that time, my cold disappeared. It’s back a little, but I really do feel much better after a day of super foods.

Back at home, I was pretty hungry from working out during snack time, so I sipped an Izze-esque while I made dinner. LOVE these because they are lighter in calories and sweetness – I find the regular Izzes to be too sweet. These are just 25% fruit juice in sparkling water. I could make this at home, but that would require purchasing 2 kinds of beverage (juice + s. water) and for now, this works to have in the pantry.


Tonight’s dinner was a random mix – but it worked!!


A while back, Copper River Salmon sent me a mix of smoked salmons as the finale of the summer tasting I did of salmon, and Matt has been urging me on to use this jar in a dinner for months. I guess the fact that he could see it through the glass made it more tempting!?


We used it in tonight’s pasta dinner. I tried to drain it (because I didn’t want all the excess fish oil in the pasta) but Matt insisted on keeping the oil drippings and then he DRANK THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! He has this thing with fish juices and brines. I love canned fish, but I could never drink the juice. Ew.

Tonight I rolled my eyes for the 100th time when he did it, but he got me when he said: “Just trying to get all the essential fatty acids I can!” Ha! Point noted.


Last time we made noodles with this Clementine Cashew Butter that Krissy sent me a while ago, Matt said it was one of the best pasta sauces he’s ever had. So I rolled with it on noodles a second time. I was not too tempted to put this on breakfast things for some reason (although it tastes amazing), but my gosh was it good for dinner sauces!!


Something is missing…


[Sounds of sriracha glugging from the bottle…]

That’s better.


This dish was made with Whole Foods brand vegetable shells and broccoli that I blanched in the pasta water in the last minute of cooking (I know this leaches a few of the nutrients out – but it’s super easy and something I only do with veggie + pasta dishes – and quickly!). I drained those and put them back in the warm pot with 2 clementines, the salmon and about 3 tbsp of the Clem-Cash butter. Sriracha on top!


The dish was awesome.


Piece O dark chocolate for dessert, House Hunters and I’m calling it a night!

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1 Ingunn November 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Heh, we have that same talking Homer beer opener 😀


2 KathEats November 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

He talks every time we open the drawer!


3 Angel7 November 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

That smoked salmon looks awesome!!! Gotta get some sort of fish at the grocery store on my next trip.



4 lynn @ the actor's diet November 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

my husband – a vegetarian – won’t let me cook fish at home b/c he can’t stand the smell. i wonder how much i’d have to pay him to have him drink fish juice from a jar.


5 Anjali Shah @ The Picky Eater November 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Omg I didn’t know about Izze Esque! I totally agree the regular Izze sodas are too sweet – so excited to try this new version!


6 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

camel pose is one of my favorites — i feel like it cleans everything out!

that clementine cashew butter sounds very interesting… and delicious. enjoy the night!


7 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I love house hunters!!! Unfortunately I watched all their online episodes this summer… just have to wait until I go home for Christmas where there’s a tv!


8 katie @KatieDid November 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

woo interesting flavor combo with the pasta. I love that you threw some clems in there!


9 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Workout buddies are the best! :) It is nice to have something social to look forward to and some motivation to get there! …..Dinner looks fab!


10 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I was craving salmon last night. So I made salmon burgers and smothered them with a layer of left over sweet potatoes. Weird, but it worked! Yeah for salmon and great yoga and gym friends!


11 Brandy November 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

This post totally reminded me I took some salmon from whole foods out of the freezer last night to thaw. I’m copying your dinner! I have everything… even sriracha :-) yay!


12 Molly @ RDexposed November 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Ugh my boyfriend grosses me out every time a can of olives is opened. Yuck!


13 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I bet Matt would drink the ACV! Now that was gross. I get what he’s saying though. Dinner looks delicious. I hope you feel better tomorrow! Now, go gargle and get some rest.


14 Joelle (on a pink typewriter) November 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Hot sauce makes everything better! 😉


15 sarah November 29, 2011 at 9:15 pm

You need a SodaStream so much.


16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

The Clementine Cashew Butter sounds wonderful. What a great sauce/spread/dip.

And Matt drinking fish juice and oils??! Whoa. Never heard of that one. Are you sure he’s not pregnant and experiencing first trimester cravings? Kidding :)


17 Mary Legare Whaley November 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Gym friends are the best! It’s amazing how much faster the time passes when you’ve got great friends to chat with. Dinner looks yummy. And everything is exponentially more delicious with Sriracha sauce. Hands. Down. I think I could eat a flip-flop if it was generously topped with Sriracha.


18 Lena @Fit on the Rocks November 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

You’re even cooler in my book now because of the sriracha lol! I put it on so many things, it’s probably not normal. That meal looks delish!


19 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Salmon is da magical fish of de sea! I miss yoga. And I like that jar.


20 Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Ew. Drinking fish oil. EW. But hey, if it works for Matt…


21 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Why, Matt, why??? Fish juices? Ew!


22 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio November 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I love having gym friends too!! Big time!! — interesting dinner, but it looks good.


23 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! November 29, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I would have never thought of putting all those flavors together! Interesting combos!!


24 Olena (The Fit Gourmet) November 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Haha. Matt is not alone. I also drink tuna and salmon brine when it’s the low-sodium variety but certainly NOT oil. Though I do know people who like mopping the fishy oil with bread 😉 A bit of brine also comes handy when I mash tuna for sandwiches or wraps.


25 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Haha I could never drink the fish oil! Looks like a great dinner though :)


26 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I have had an on and off again cold for the past month. I think it is due to allergies and the up and down weather. Gets hot here then cold then the next day it’s hot again. No fun! Hope you are feeling back to normal asap. :)


27 Mama Pea November 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

GAHHHH! Are you going to kiss Fishy Face tonight????


28 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

The only food that leaves him unkissable is onion!


29 Katie November 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Smoked Salmon, yum! I’ve been craving it for months, haven’t splurged yet though…. Maybe this weekend :) Healthy essential fatty acids, right?


30 Ann @ Day by Day November 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I could put Sriracha on everything! I was home for the whole week last week for Thanksgiving and I couldn’t find any in any of the grocery stores at home, so I had to go a whole week without it. I love it on scrambled eggs and kale the best.


31 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I love fish!! SO good atop pasta.


32 Deva @ Deva by Definition November 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I don’t know that I could drink the oils the fish was packed in. Maybe mushed into the fish?


33 Kathy W. November 30, 2011 at 12:22 am

I’ve been reading long enough to remember that Matt drinks pickle juice, too! :)


34 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

Indeed. Somehow that no longer seems as bad 😉


35 Emily G. @ from my messy desk November 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

Pickle juice is good..and is good for belly aches!


36 Kathy W. November 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

A study showed that it relieves muscle cramps after exercise, too:



37 Patti November 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

On our local MS150 bike rides, every rest stop has pickle juice. Gross in theory ’til about mile 40 and it’s the best ever!


38 Khushboo November 30, 2011 at 12:44 am

Wow as much as I love salmon, the thought of drinking the brine makes me cringe!


39 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco November 30, 2011 at 12:52 am

Is there some kind of House Hunters fan club I can join? 😉


40 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 8:22 am

I would love to join too!


41 esmemerrie November 30, 2011 at 1:22 am

I need to try Izze! hmm and dark chocolate and house hunters!! lovely! hope it was international though!


42 Health Bee November 30, 2011 at 1:36 am

Wow, the smoked salmon looks delicious! Can’t wait to try those clementine cashew butter. Yum. :-)


43 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous November 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

Looks delicious….I’ve never tried smoked salmon in a jar but I love smoked salmon!


44 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal November 30, 2011 at 7:17 am

Isn’t that a small portion for Matt, just wondering if he eats that little.


45 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 8:22 am

His portion was about 50% larger than mine


46 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 8:22 am

[Also recall what I said last night about bread side dishes]


47 Hillary November 30, 2011 at 7:26 am

Salmon, clementines, and cashew butter? I would never think to mix these things, but you do make it sound pretty appealing!


48 Heather H November 30, 2011 at 7:30 am

Your salmon pasta looks yummy yummy yummy! I don’t know about drinking fish juices though, that doesn’t sound to yummy. : )


49 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

This is such a creative meal! I actually love the taste of salmon and citrus together, but I never would have thought to make a pasta with them!


50 Emily November 30, 2011 at 8:17 am

You always have great dinner ideas. Thanks and keep ’em coming!


51 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

Clementine cashew butter sounds wonderful! I love the sriracha too!


52 Amanda November 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

I hadn’t seen those Izze Esque drinks, but they sound great! I’m currently on an apple cider kick, but I like to add just a splash to water to keep down on the sweetness and add a touch of flavor. Plus, it makes it last longer!


53 Krissy November 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

I would have never thought to put that cashew butter on pasta but now I must try. I’ve been meaning to try to make a savory dish with it since your last post with it. Feel better!


54 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

Fun combos! I love the throw together dishes!


55 Tamara Marie November 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

I have to admit I am astonished at how much income you must have to buy your groceries at Whole Foods weekly. I don’t know one person out of my circle of friends that can afford that!


56 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

This bill was about $65 – not too bad for a week’s worth of groceries.


57 Tamara Marie November 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm

True that. I am impressed!


58 Tamara Marie November 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

Oh make sure to chicken soup it up! I hate chicken soup myself but I make myself eat it when I have a cold. =(


59 Cait's Plate November 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

Sometimes random dinners like this are the best. That whole bowl just looks incredible!


60 Candice @ Sailing on Paper November 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Fish and pasta is a really yummy combination. And Siracha makes everything better. I’ve sometimes considered putting it on sandwiches and fries, even–so good.


61 scot walters November 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

just getting to know your site. As an ex chef I really like how you take chances with your food.For your cold you might want to try a bone broth.


62 Jessica December 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm


I hope you and Matt are well! I hear Laura and the other Matt are our neighbors now. Just wanted to let you know that I recently filmed a House Hunters episode. I wrote a quick blog post on it http://responsiblechocolate.com/2011/11/16/speeding-pov-room-tone-otf/

It won’t air until april but I’ll definitely let you know when. I’ve noticed you love the show (:



63 KathEats December 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

First off, neighbors with Larbs? neat!! Have you met?

Second, SO COOL you’re going to be on House Hunters!! I have seen EVERY episode, so please let me know when yours airs!!


64 Jessica December 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

We’re downtown as well- I think Joel and Matt have been emailing about meeting up. Have never met Laura. Hope to soon!


65 KathEats December 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

You should!


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