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…]
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!