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What’s for dinner?

30 Apr

It’s been a while since I began the Veg Project and its coming to that time of year again where my biggest weakness: BBQ seems to be all I see, smell, and can think about. This was my breaking point when I was a vegetarian in high school. I am working on trying not to fall into that delicious meaty trap. I still feel like I am making a healthier lifestyle choice to stay away from meat, however I have recently realized that I have been carbo-loading like there’s no tomorrow and that I started eating a ton of sweets since I have been focusing on eliminating meat. I know I need to start eating a healthier vegetarian diet, trust me, it’s easy to fall into the “I’m just going to eat fries everyday because, hey, I’m a vegetarian”. I do diversify my meals as much as possible but I need to keep my meals more natural, less manufactured and practice my least favorite thing: eating in moderation.
So last night I made roasted salmon filet (425 degrees with just a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic for 20 minutes), grilled zucchini planks, grilled shrimp with lemon, salt, garlic powder, and cracked black pepper, and a spinach salad with raspberries, roasted slivered almonds and honey mustard dressing- totally delish.

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Fish Dish Delish! Pineapple Ginger Chili Lime Glaze Salmon

26 Apr

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I had some salmon filets in my fridge and knew I needed to use them before things got funky. When planning this meal in my mind I realized that I have been making a LOT of Mexican dishes and Italian dishes lately. I couldn’t remember the last time I made something different. I wanted to make something with a fresh flair and this luckily turned out amazing! It was tender and moist, with a beautiful glaze that was fresh, sweet, tangy with a little heat to round it out. I loved it and am definitely going to be making it apart of my regular menus! I hope you love it too!

Pineapple Ginger Chili Lime Glaze Salmon:

2 salmon filets

½ cup pineapple juice

1 clove garlic crushed

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1.5 teaspoons cornstarch

1 lime

½ teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ginger powder

1 tablespoon honey

Salt & pepper to taste

Pineapple rings

Serves 2

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Spray medium baking dish with non-stick spray and place salmon filets not touching. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper and add pineapple rings, place in oven. In a small bowl whisk pineapple juice with soy sauce and cornstarch, add in garlic, chili powder, ginger powder and honey. Zest about ¼ to ½ of the lime and add zest to sauce. Slice lime into wedges and serve with dish upon completion. Cook salmon for 15 minutes and then pour glaze over fish, cook an additional 5 minutes or until fish is cooked all the way through (fish should be flake easily with a fork).

I served this fish over plain ramen noodles and sautéed vegetables. I cooked carrots, broccoli, green and red bell peppers, and onion over high heat in vegetable oil with a little soy sauce, salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic until tender.