Salmon Topped with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce for Dinner!

Since it’s warming up outside, my husband and I decided to go for a run! We ran 2.4 miles and I’m so exhausted but it was worth it!

So for dinner, I made salmon with creamy cilantro lime sauce with a side of corn on the cob and veggie medley rice. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it turned out pretty good! I’ll add this recipe to my list of salmon recipes since I’m always running out of ideas lol!

10 Easy Ways To Lose Your Gut For Summer!

1. Stock Up On Cinnamon

Researchers found that the spice’s main compound, cinnamaldehyde, improves thermogenesis and can help fight fat. Sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on your oatmeal is a good way to help lose your gut!

2. No More Added Sugars

A study in the British Medical Journal found that increased sugar intake showed a response of an increase in body weight and reducing sugar resulted in lower weight. So try to stay away from added sugars and sweets!

3. Open-Faced Sandwiches

Instead of giving up sandwiches or burgers because of the bread, just toss the top slice! This will help cut about 100 calories from your meal!

4. Drink Lots Of Green Tea

Several studies suggested that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help increase your metabolism, increase fat oxidation, and even improve insulin activity. Drinking about 2.5 cups per day can help you lose that belly fat!

5. Use Smaller Plates!

Using smaller plates can help you cut back on the amount of food that you serve yourself. Another helpful tip is to use red plates which can help you eat less based on a study published in the journal Appetite.

6. Fill Half Your Plate With Veggies

By eating your veggies before anything else, this will help take the edge of your hunger, eat less overall calories, and still have you feeling full and satisfied!

7. Eat Wild Salmon!

Wild caught salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that can help you lose your gut! For added weight loss benefits, add cayenne and garlic to your salmon for an added boost to your metabolism.

8. Slice Up Some Kiwi

Kiwi contains prebiotic fiber, which preps the gut for healthy digestion. This results in more bowel movements and helps to get rid of your stubborn gut!

9. Drink Water Before Meals

Drinking two glasses before you sit down to eat can help you feel full. This helps you cut back on the amount of calories you’ll consume!

10. Make It Spicy!

Capsaicin is a compound that is found in spicy peppers like chilis, jalapeños, and cayenne, has been shown to boost your metabolism and help you drop unwanted weight. Swap ketchup for sriracha, add jalapeños to your stews, marinate meat with chili paste, add hot sauce instead of salt and pepper. Just experiment with the spiciness!

Give these tips a try! You don’t even have to lift a dumbbell or run on the treadmill to lose your gut!

All you have to do is adjust your eating habits a bit and you’ll be on your way to a nice flat tummy to show off this summer! It’s all up to you and how bad you want it! Good luck! 😊

Source: msn.com

Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe!

Hey guys so I love eating salmon and wanted to try out a different recipe this time around. I decided to make Honey Mustard Salmon!

Ingredients:

-salmon filet

-olive oil

-3 cloves garlic (chopped or minced)

-garlic powder

-sea salt

-black pepper

-red pepper flakes (optional)

-dijon mustard

-honey

-soy sauce

-chives

Directions:

1. Rinse off salmon with cool water and pat dry with paper towel. Season both sides with seasonings.

2. In a bowl, mix Dijon mustard, honey, soy sauce, and garlic all together and set aside. I didn’t use exact measurements and kind of eyeballed how much to use.

3. Use medium skillet and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook salmon skin side down on medium heat. Cover skillet and let cook for about 3-4 minutes.

4. Use spatula to flip salmon over. Glaze the salmon with some of the honey mustard mixture and cover. Save the rest of the mixture for later. Turn on low heat and let cook for about 2-3 more minutes. Make sure to watch closely.

5. Once salmon is done cooking, glaze again with remaining honey mustard mixture.

6. Top with chives and red pepper flakes (optional) and enjoy your salmon with a side of white or brown rice!

If you try this recipe, let me know how it turned out! 😊

My 3 Year Wedding Anniversary!

So yesterday was my 3 year wedding anniversary on January 22! But my husband and I have been together for a total of 8 years! I can’t believe it’s been that long! Time is surely flying by!

We went to BH Kitchen and Bar in Manhattan. I ordered their BH Burger and my husband, Danny, had chicken and waffles. The food was so delicious!

We’re sort of an unconventional couple so instead of going on a vacation or to a fancy dinner, we went to Dave and Busters! We played a bunch of games and we had a good ol time! We practically had the place to ourselves so that was a plus!

We ordered the Carnivore Pizzadilla appetizer, I had their Fire Grilled Salmon with Spicy Rice Medley and Sautéed Spinach and my husband had Bistro Steak and Shrimp With Lobster Alfredo Linguine (substituted for marinara sauce)! And for a bar/game play facility, they have really tasty food! Everything was so delicious! If you’ve never ordered food from Dave and Busters then you’re missing out!

We actually have a dining room table that converts into a pool table/ping pong table so we played each other in pool and ping pong when we came home. We’re pretty competitive so it was definitely a good game!

We may not have the house of our dreams, we may not have a house full of kids yet, we may not be able to travel all over the world, and we may not be as wealthy as we’d like to be.

But we have built a great life together so far, and we are grateful and blessed with what we already have. We have such a good relationship that keeps growing stronger each day and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us! 😊

Lemon Garlic Salmon with Lemon Rice Pilaf Recipe! 

All of the ingredients


Salmon Ingredients:

1 Salmon filet

1 garlic clove finely chopped

1 tsp finely chopped cilantro (or dried cilantro)

Garlic pepper or adobo or salt and pepper (you can use you favorite seasoning of choice) 

1/2 lemon 

Salmon Directions:

1. Season both sides with your choice seasonings and cilantro.

2. Squeeze juice of half of a lemon on both sides of salmon filet.

3. Put salmon in ziplock bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes. This step is optional but highly recommended for better flavor!

4. Turn oven on to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, wrap salmon in foil, put onto a baking sheet and leave in oven for 10 minutes.

Marinated salmon wrapped in foil before going into oven

5. Take out of oven and salmon should be a light pink color once it’s done. 

6. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Rice Ingredients:



1 1/2 tbsp olive oil or butter

2 cloves garlic finely chopped 

1/2 onion finely chopped

1 1/2 cups long grain rice (rinsed twice) 

1 1/4 cup chicken broth

1 cup water

1 larger lemon 

1 tbsp lemon zest

4 tbsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper 

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley (or dried parsley)

1 tbsp basil seasoning

Rice Directions:

1. Heat oil or butter over medium heat in a large saucepan or pot.

2. Add chopped garlic and onions. Cook for 5 minutes until translucent.

Garlic and onions cooking

3. Stir in rice with the garlic and onions.

Rice stirred into the garlic and onions

4. Add chicken broth and water to the rice and stir. Cover pan with a lid and bring to a simmer. Then turn heat on low.

Chicken broth and water added

5. Cook for 15 minutes or until water is evaporated. 

*If rice is not all the way done at the end of the 15minutes (which happened to me), sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water over the rice and mix around a bit. And let cook for about 5 minutes longer. 

6. Once rice is fully cooked, remove from stove and let rest for about 5 minutes with lid still on. 

7. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper. 

Lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, and seasonings added to rice

8. Now you can enjoy your delicious Lemon Rice Pilaf that you just made! 

The finished product!

This dish was so delicious! And it’s so easy to make! 

If you try out this recipe, comment below and let me know how it turned out! 

Happy Cooking! =)