Monday, February 1, 2010

what a day..

Let's all take a deep breath..

So, I'm not gonna lie. Today was not a good day. Work was not the greatest to say the least. You know those days when you come home and you can't really unwind at all? That was one of those days for me.

Man oh man.

Soooo... Here's what i did on my way home...

here they are all pretty on my mantle.

sigh. made me feel a little better. But not as good as the french truffles I bought to go with them! :-)

But i felt eveb better because we had my parents over and made up a little of this. Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Ginger Spinach and Peppers.

(the picture is horrible, sorry)

Delish, and super easy.

You must try.

So delicious. Here's the recipe courtesy of Real


.1 tablespoon honey

.3 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce

.1 skinless salmon fillet (1 1/4-pound piece), cut into 4 pieces

.kosher salt and black pepper

.1 tablespoon canola oil

.1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

.1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

.3 bunches spinach, thick stems removed (about 12 cups).

.1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat broiler. In a small bowl, combine the honey and 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce.
  2. Place the salmon on a foil-lined broiler-proof baking sheet and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Broil for 5 minutes. Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon and broil until the salmon is opaque throughout, 2 to 5 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes; stir in the ginger.
  4. Add the spinach and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, tossing, until just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Serve with the salmon and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

My family always makes me feel better. And you know what, at the end of the day, all truffles and flowers aside, I have a lot to be thankful for. So who am I to complain? :-)

AND, whats even most favorite of all cheesy holiday is coming up! That's right. I love it. Get excited people...


  1. i'm so sorry you had a bad day! a little shopping always cheers me up too
    : ) that salmon looks sooo delicious!

  2. Man. Bad days are no fun lady!
    I cooked salmon tonight too. Hazlenut crusted
    and artichokes. I will try your recipe for sure!
    Flowers are so pretty!
    I want to come see your place soon.
    Will u have me? (and alomae!)
    see you soon

  3. Sorry you had a bad day! Shopping and flowers always make things better! That recipe looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. sorry you had a bad day :(.

    but flowers & chocolate always make any day better. AND... i think i have the recipe in the new real simple. i'm going to have to try this. thanks for the recommendation.

    hope today is better!


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