Archive for January 5th, 2009

Hi All. Did you notice the new look?  So…. didn’t Cory do a terrific job?    I read other food blogs and a few of them changed their headers. I loved their new looks and made note of the person responsible for such great work.  It’s http://zestycook.com/   (see the blog roll linked to my fav. blog of his – making caramel apples!).   If you have a blog and want a change… contact Zesty!  I’m thrilled!  9742

Since I had an afternoon apt. today, I stayed at work through lunch and brought the standard salad with tuna. But then got a yen for something sweet and chewy (not good when my appointment was with the dentist!).  I went for a yummy, somewhat healthy treat…

Chocolate Fudge - Ooh La La!

Chocolate Fudge - Ooh La La!

These Kashi GoLean Rolls are right up my alley. Love em.

In case you are wondering, after all those holiday treats – clean review from the tooth Doc. 

Salmon Burgers

Tonight’s salmon burger serves about 3 – 4 .

  • 1/4 cup each green pepper, red pepper – chopped
  • 1  7 oz pkt. Pink Salmon
  • 1  chopped green onion
  • 1 TBS hummus
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon.
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Egg White 
  • 2 slices of Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Thick and Rough Silver Palate Oats
  • 1 TBS olive oil (I used my infused, flavorful blend)

Combine everything except the olive oil.  Let sit about 10 minutes to allow the oats to soak up some moisture. You might want to put it in the fridge. Heat skillet over medium-heat and add your olive oil.  Add a large serving spoon of salmon mixture to the hot skillet, flatten with spatula to form patty.  There just isn’t enough binder to enable you to pre form patties.  Cook about 5 min then flip. They may break. Simply pat with spatula to reform your patty.  Cook 5 min. more. I enjoyed mine topped with salsa for extra zip.

With the salmon, I made Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic, Olives, and Red Pepper Flakes.

  • 1 bunch Broccoli Rabi
  • 2 TBS Olive oil (flavored if you have it)
  • 2 garlic cloves (slice them thin)
  • 1 TBS sliced calamata olives
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (to taste)

Boil water on high heat and add salt.  Trim broccoli rabe and cut leaves and stems into 2 ” pieces.  Add to boiling water and cook 2 minutes.  Drain and run under cold water.  Set aside.  In a skillet, heat the olive oil and add the garlic, olives and red pepper. Saute about 1 minute. Don’t burn your garlic.  Add the broccoli rabe, and cook (you don’t have to dry it before adding to your oil-garlic skillet).  Toss it around until it begins to wilt, about 2-3 minutes. Add your salt and pepper TT, reduce heat to low and simmer about 4 minutes.  Add a little lemon juice, 1 tsp, drizzle with more oil and serve.

Tende Salmon Patty with Broccoli Rabe

Tender Salmon Patty with Broccoli Rabe

Now, if you remember our road trip BACK from South Carolina, we stopped at a Dunkin Donuts and ordered the egg white flatbread sandwich – mine was suppose to be the veggie…blah, blah…remember?  The server mislabeled the order and I (the vegetarian) got the TURKEY! GAG!  Well, Dunkin made good.

Thanks Dunkin! We’ll keep drinking the coffee for sure.

A gift from Dunkin Donuts
A gift from Dunkin Donuts

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Had a rough time getting up this morning. That was to be expected.. Monday, the beginning of a regular work week, lots of paperwork to look forward to…on and on.  BUT… I did it!

Had a scoop of Jay Robb to wake the body up.  Ran 4 mile on the T/M.  Did 40 minutes of a back and tricep work out using the cable machine, coupled with ab crunches on the ball. Walked 44 minutes with Shane for 2.8 miles. I know …sloooooww, but it was icy!

The back/bi’s & abs went like this:

  • 20 – 18 – 15 – 12 reps of Wide Grip Lat  pull downs. Ab Crunches. One arm tricep overhead extensions.
  • 18 – 15 – 12 – 12 reps of V Grip Pulldowns. Ab Crunches. 2 Arm overhead tricep extensions.
  • 20 – 18 – 15 – 12 reps of V Grip Mid Back Rows. Ab Crunches. One Arm Tricep Extensions while balancing over the ball.
  • 18 – 15- 15- 12 reps of Wide Grip Mid Back Rows. Ab Crunches. Tricep dips off the bench.

The weather was warmer at 30 degrees when walking but way to icy to enjoy the double digits. We managed to get it done.

I cooked up some medium grain brown rice to use for lunches through the week. It usually lasts us until Thursday.  This is the first time I’ve tried medium grain (or was it short grain?). Hope we like it. Smelled good.

For breakfast, it was 1 scoop Smooth Banana Whey Protein. About 3 oz of fresh raspberries. Lots of Ice and Water.  The oats today were Silver Palate Thick and Rough with cinnamon and raisins.


That’s all for now. Better get cracking. OH! One thing: Thanks to Bonnie and her family for being such GREAT customers of Apple Crumbles. They offer such wonderful feedback and have been so patient with me over the years when I’ve botched a cake or two. But this last order, they really made my day because they enjoyed the Carrot Cake and Almond Torte so much. Anytime you guys! Take care.

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