Monday, July 8, 2013


I hope the rest of your holiday weekend was as wonderful as mine! As planned, I did nothing. It was incredible.

I shouldn't say nothing, because Brian and I did watch an entire season of Mad Men this weekend and I think that's a pretty big accomplishment.

Other than that, grocery shopping was the number one weekend activity. Doesn't sound like much, but the past few weekends wore me out and it is 1,000 degrees outside. Any outdoor activities require an immediate shower! It's so gross.

On Thursday, we went to Glen's Garden Market to pick up ingredients for a 4th of July dinner. On Friday, Whole Foods to pick up ingredients for that night's dinner. On Saturday, Trader Joe's to stock up on supplies like oats, nuts, oils, and frozen fruits and veggies. And, finally, on Sunday, to the farmer's market for fresh produce, meat and eggs. Sometimes that's just how it goes!

Let's start with Friday night, because that was probably the best meal of the weekend.


Summery Cilantro Salmon

Serves 2


  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 filets of wild-caught salmon 


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Add all of the ingredients through the lime juice to a food processor and blend into a pesto
  3. Place salmon on a baking sheet and use a spatula to top with the pesto
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F

Summer Veggie Salad

Serves 4


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 can black beans
  • kernels from 2 ears of corn on the cob (~1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. Add tomatoes, beans and corn to a large bowl
  2. Toss with olive oil, lime, salt and pepper and cilantro
  3. Allow to sit for at least one hour, then add the avocado and serve

I highly recommend serving these together! 


  1. YUM-- I will have to try this one.
    Yummy picture too!
    Julie @ RunninginaSkirt

    1. Thanks Julie :) I saw your run tweet over the weekend- big congrats!!