Archive | August, 2012

Sake Salmon Steaks with Cucumber and Tomato Relish

31 Aug


Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This is a great light meal that doesn’t take too long to prepare. Don’t have sake? Run out and buy some, or just use a light white wine.

Sake Salmon

  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice from 1 1/2 limes
  • salt/pepper

Mix juice, dill, sake and oil in a shallow dish. Season each side of fish with salt and pepper and lay flat in marinade. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, turning half way through. In the meantime fire up the grill and make the relish.

Cucumber and Tomato Relish

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • lime zest from one lime
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • salt/pepper

Dice tomatoes and cucumbers. Whisk the yogurt, oil, dill, rice…

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27 Aug

Love this quote! Have to Share it.

21 Aug

I love this blog and the recipes too.

Fork and Beans

A funny thing happened to me on my way to the Olive Festival in Paso Robles this weekend…

At one of the booths sat a psychic, offering tarot card, palm and energy readings. I, of course, being of curious nature have always wanted to cross that off my list of “Things to Finally Try” so I paid my $30 and immediately gave Rose my palms to read.

“You will live a long and good life”…

I sat there wondering if she has ever broken the bad news to someone that they are going to die next week or if that is just every psychic’s modus operandi to make you feel good from bullet point one that I have many full years ahead of me (regardless if that is the truth or not). I immediately began to regret my decision until she started to read my energy and spoke on things of more…

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Zumba Dance Class That Kicks Ass

15 Aug

I wanted to share this video. I was bored of my current workout regimen and needed something entertaining. I logged into YouTube and went through what seemed like a million Zumba Class videos. Most of the videos were dull and felt a bit robotic. Until, I found this video. The instructor had an contagious energy that had me really into the routine. Oh, it doesn’t hurt that he has a nice British accent either. Enjoy, I know I did.

Healthy Protein Filled Snack Options

15 Aug

Tried it and loved it ..

The Magic Herb

protein snack

Hard boiled eggs
Banana, peanut butter, and milk shake.. Add half a cup of oatmeal to it for more fiber and protein
Hummus with carrot or celery sticks
Simple homemade oatmeal raisin cookies
(Use a microwave safe bowl and mix ¼ cup of oats, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of raisins, , ¼ tablespoon of baking soda , 1 egg white, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and. Flatten it to the bottom of the bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds)

protein filled snack

Edamame has 11 grams for every ½ a cup
Chicken, turkey or tuna sandwiches.. Make sure to use 100% wheat bread
Mixed nuts or trail mix. Find one with dried fruit for a sweet taste

Cottage cheese mixed with fruit
Protein bar. I always liked the Special K brand but there are tons to…

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Don’t Wait For A Change, Make It Happen

2 Aug