Friday, April 16, 2010

Cleansing Salmon

Wow what a week here at our Casa.

We started the week by getting our new swing set installed on Sunday. If I ever figure out how to get my pictures to load on my new computer, I'll show it to you. I think I need a new cord....

Anywho, TV Joe left Sunday to head to a convention in Vegas. Normally, a Sunday departure sends shivers up my spine because it makes for a loooooong day at home. But we had the guy here installing the swing set and he was a doll - let P-Diddy and Biggie B help out. They were outside all day long. And I got so much done! He finished at 8pm, and the boys jumped on the monkey bars and slide. Five minutes later...Bergen fell off the monkey bars and bit through his lip. Blood. Everywhere. Lots and lots of it. We got some ice and some cold water and got the thing to stop bleeding. He said (through tears) "did it stop bweeding?" and I said "yes" and he said "I go back". Nice. Tough boy.

Monday, P-Diddy used a card table to attempt to access the trapeze bar. Fell and blood.

Tuesday, Bergen fell off the swing and busted his lip.

I'm currently searching for release forms in case any other kids come over to play on it.

Tuesday I went with a girl friend to a seminar hosted by The Sunflower Shoppe. The speaker was Jordan Rubin, who told us the six keys to health and wellness. It was very interesting and informative. I decided to try his cleanse for a week. I started Thursday and will be done in 7 days. So far, not so bad. It's just following this pill-popping, drink-drinking plan and eliminating sugar, dairy, bread, starches, alcohol and packaged foods. And drink lots of water. So I'm eating lots of salad, vegetables and fruits, along with lean meats and fish. And you're suppose to give up coffee, but...yeah, right...

I'll let you know if it works. Just trying to detox and get back off sugar.

TV Joe came home Wednesday late, so I haven't been cooking for the boys. We've been eating sandwiches, mac and cheese, etc. And Wednesday (the day before the cleanse) we had Sonic and I had a chili cheese coney. I figured go out with a bang, right?

Last night I made Roasted Salmon with a White Wine Sauce and steamed broccoli. I got the recipe from Everyday Food by Martha Stewart. If you don't have this app on your iPhone, get it! If you don't have an iPhone, you can check out the blog here. They send me a text message with a easy, gourmet dinner idea every day. I save what I like and access when I need it. I love it!

This salmon was really good. I prefer to eat only wild caught salmon, as farmed fish is loaded with antibiotics and other unmentionables. But in moderation, I think it's fine. The grocery store had wild Sockeye Salmon for $12.99 a pound. Perfect. Be careful with cooking - you don't want to over cook it. I came really close, but thankfully the sauce covered that. I'm becoming a decent cook, but fish is still tricky. This is good though, and Joe asked me to make it again, so there you go.

Also, this is a prime example of easy, healthy cooking on restricted time. It took 10 minutes. Seriously, it takes that long to log on to the pizza website and place an order.

Not that I don't loooove me some pizza. But it's all about the cleanse this week.

Roasted Salmon with White-Wine Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Everyday Food, by Martha Stewart


Serves 4
  • 1 large skinless salmon fillet (1 1/2 pounds)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place salmon on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt. Roast until opaque throughout, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium. Add flour, and cook, whisking, 1 minute. Add wine, and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until liquid is reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in chives; season with salt and pepper. With a fork, gently break salmon into large chunks, and serve topped with white-wine sauce.
From Everyday Food, January/February 2008

1 comment:

Honeyed Hashette said...

Poor Bergie! What a tough boy! Cleanse? I am so impressed. That would be a o thanks for me! I already had to give up dairy (and for a little while coffee but now I am back on coffee again- hurray!)