dinner and breakfast, oh my!

dinner last night was wonderful. i usually don’t toot my own horn. but. toot. wild caught alaskan was on sale at whole foods. i quickly grabbed a pound. seriously. don’t buy the farm-raised. farm-raised sounds all lovely but it isn’t. it is miserable. wild caught is better all around. tastes better. it is more ethical. and when on sale, it can be cheaper than farm-raised. (okay, stepping off of the soap box.)

maple salmon.
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 pound salmon.

place salmon in a shallow baking dish and coat with maple syrup mixture. cover the dish and marinate for at least 30 mins.

preheat oven to 400 degrees.

bake, uncovered for 20 mins, or until easily flaked with a fork. for my oven, this only took about 15 mins.

as a side. roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots, and parsnips. i know! there was so much good stuff in that dish it didn’t know what hit it. best thing. i have tons of leftovers for lunch today. click on the picture for the recipe from the food network.

and for breakfast. to continue the oatmeal discussion (thank you all for your emails and comments! i love hearing your feedback and your experiences!!) this morning i attempted overnight, steel cut oats. 1/4 cup of quick rolled oats is 150 calories and 1/4 cup of steel cut oats is 150 calories but after reading and talking to my good friend naomi (she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to anything food and really should start her own blog!) my hypothesis is that the 150 calories of steel cut oats will last a lot longer.

so this is what i did. last night i measured 1/4 cup steel cut oats and 1 cup of water in a small pot. i boiled for 1 min. then i put the lid on. went to bed. this morning i arrived to the pot of steel cut oats all soaked and soft. i heated them up a bit while i mashed up a banana and added 2 tbsp. of natural cashew butter. voila. peanut butter, banana goodness in a bowl with some heated oats. so only time will tell if these bad boys will keep me full for longer than the quick oats. but it seems there are more benefits to eating the steel cut so i say try it! my bowl this morning was good.

the calorie breakdown. 433 total. 150 for the oats. 190 for 2 tbsp. of cashew butter. 90 for the banana mashed up.

let me know what you are trying new this week? oats? new exercise class? new book?


so delicious looking! you've made me hungry, lol.I absolutely second the steel cut oats suggestion. We love them. I make them in a bowl in a slowcooker of water overnight. I usually add dried fruit of some kind or top them with home canned fruits or preserves. They're one of my husband's favorite breakfasts.