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Salmon & Edamame

If you like fish, this might be the easiest meal you ever make and it’s healthy! Salmon has a reputation for being a healthy fish because of the Omega 3 fats and the protein it contains. It also has health benefits assisting with cancer prevention, eye health, cardiovascular health, and skin and hair health. These benefits are all based from the consumption of wild salmon, farm raised salmon is an entirely different kettle of fish.
Maybe that little bit of knowledge will entice you try it! Take a piece of foil, line the foil with sliced lemon, and place the salmon on top of the lemon. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and drizzle with teriyaki. Wrap and close fish in foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes (until desired temperature) and serve with edamame.


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Anti-Aging Foods

T.O.D.-(Tip of The Day)…As women we are always trying to age as gracefully as possible at the expense of costly products and cosmetic procedures. I’ve been doing research and it seems it starts in the kitchen. No, I’m not a poster child for always doing the right thing so I’m not going to preach to you but I am going to share with you some nutritious food facts that have anti-aging powers and that help with heart disease and cancer.
1) Leafy Greens-Huge source of fiber, Vitamin C and K, folic acid, Vitamin A (which supports skin cell turnover) and 4 essential minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
2) Berries-Carry more anti-aging antioxidants than almost any other food. They lower disease risk, help prevent memory loss, and high in fiber.
3) Salmon-Prime source of Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D…all great for fighting heart disease and helping regulate blood pressure.
4) Nuts-Excellent source of protein, magnesium, Vitamin B and E..help with heart disease and cancer.
5) Whole Grains-96% more fiber, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and Vitamins E and B6 then refined grains. Helps prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Stick with whole grains, brown rice, or quinoa.
6) Yogurt-Low or nonfat yogurt are a great source of B Vitamins, protein, and calcium. It has probiotics-which block out disease-causing germs.
7) Veggies-Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, etc..help lower risk of cancer, colds, and skin damage.
Try and incorporate proportioned amounts into your daily diet to help with aging and to fight disease!
Keep following for Daily Tips on FOOD, FASHION, & HEALTH! XO

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A Few Of My Favorite Things …

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I ventured up to Vail, CO to celebrate friends anniversary and for a little R&R! You can see the drive up in the pictures below…the mountains are gorgeous! The weather was crisp and cool, the high’s during the day were in the 60s and 30s at night. Perfect weather for wearing layers, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying the fire places & fire pits throughout the hotel. We stayed at the Four Seasons which if you have stayed at a Four Seasons before you know how pleasurable they are, world wide. The lobby had beautiful blown glass and art work. Check out the horses below they were made out of screen (wire mesh), I thought they were pretty cool!
After, dropping off the luggage we went down to the farmers market where I tried really hard to get these cute goats to pose for the camera but they just weren’t interested. So, decided to check out the surroundings and took a stroll through Vail Village complete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and boutique hotels. I was drawn into this one particular gallery which I snapped a few photos to share with you. I really wanted the Marilyn Monroe Original below, it was an interesting piece made of plexiglass, roses, and a silk screen print of her. I drifted off to fantasy land where I pretended I had a huge walk in closet the size of a bedroom with white marble floors, a gorgeous white leather round ottoman with a giant shag baby pink rug underneath, a chandelier hanging above, and Marilyn Monroe on the wall…How girlie and wonderful? Then I pinched myself and came back to reality! 😉 You can see the half statue of the woman’s body below made of black crystals which was beautiful and feminine but at $59,000 (whoa) she had to stay in the store!
Later, we stepped out for some dinner at Elway’s, where we pigged out on Rotisserie Chicken, Steak, Crab Legs, Salmon, Shrimp, and Salads. What’s dinner without wine? Boring! Ok, maybe not boring but wine just makes everything better! We even shared a bottle of dessert wine similar to a port. It was a nice little vacation but back to work now!
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and productive upcoming week! XOXO






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Cedar Plank Salmon

Man today has been one of those days where I just want to go burry my head in the sand! You know the days where if everything could go wrong it would and when it rains it pours? Well, yea I’m having one of those days! Pffffft, ok the show must go on regardless… so, let’s eat! Food always seems to make me feel better. Im a fan of fish and a big fan of cedar plank salmon that restaurants serve. I like the cedar flavor it gives the fish. So, on my last mall trip I journeyed into one of my favorite stores that I could spend hours and thousands in (besides Neiman Marcus), William Sonoma and purchased some cedar planks to mimic the restaurants version. William Sonoma has so many fun gadgets, kitchen accessories, and condiments that I wish I could just load up my kitchen with and turn myself into a regular Martha Stewart. 😉
Upon, arriving home I realized I didn’t have propane for the grill and my cedar planks are suppose to soak for 2 hours before using them. I figured I really should just put myself to bed at this point. Oh la-ti-da, more hurdles to over come and two more things to add to my super terrific day. I immediately ran to google which I can’t live without, it has the answer to all my questions and I learned that I minimally needed to soak the cedar planks for at least 30 minutes and I can cook the cedar planked salmon in the oven. Nothing would be as good of course as a grill with wood chips for additional smokey flavor but today, an oven it is. I marinated the salmon in the following ingredients…
Marinade
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup green onions
1 tbsp fresh ginger root
1 tsp minced garlic
Mix in a bowl and place your salmon filets in bowl and marinate fro at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Place salmon on the plank, a pan under the plank, and pop into oven . I made the mistake of placing it directly onto the oven grate and almost set of the smoke detectors. Yes, one more thing to add to this day I’m having. Aiy ya ya! Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon or cook to your desired liking. I paired up with asparagus that I roasted in the oven with fresh squeezed lemon juice and red new potatoes. Finally, something went right today the dinner was DEEEEEE-LICIOUS! Phewwww


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Honey Glazed Salmon

I’m a fan of fish especially Sea Bass and Black Cod (MY FAVS) but my third choice is Salmon! I like salmon smoked, cooked, canned, all kinds of different ways! It’s a nutritious fish high in protein, and “good fats” and one of my favorite ways to serve salmon is by creating this simple glaze below:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1/4 cup of honey
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp melted butter
salt & pepper
sprinkle with pecans
Salt & Pepper Salmon. Mix the fist 3 ingredients in a bowl. Coat glaze on top of Salmon. Sprinkle with pecans. Pop in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with roasted asparagus or veggie of choice. The glazes sweet taste combined with flavor of the fish is INCREDIBLE!

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