Berry season rocks! The other night I threw some ripe strawberries in a bowl to have with dinner. I’d say 99% of the time, fruit is consumed as-is in our home, but decided to change it up quick for something different. Sweet tooth, satisfied!
I was talking last week about how some baked salmon I made turned out fabulous, and I was pleased because salmon is my least favorite seafood (and I’m not picky)!
We had two salmon fillets with skin, in the freezer that I’d thawed (pretty sure the skin keeps all the fat and moisture in, even though it grosses me out-but I’m working on that!). I put them skin side down in a glass 8×8 baking dish that I’d rubbed a bit of olive oil on, and generously sprinkled them both with salt and pepper. They were done in about 7 minutes. That was it. I thought I’d try baking them with no oil or fat, since they’re fatty by nature, and it worked great. Only when I put it on my plate, did I drizzle a bit of olive oil on the fillet (not cooked, so still has the health benefits). So good! Sometimes, less is more.
I had plenty of carrots leftover to bring in my lunches throughout the week, and Seth used the other salmon fillet in a salad Sunday night. Leftovers rock!
My freezer is already full of brown bananas, combine that with my refusal to waste food and I needed something to do with my two sad, very ripe bananas last night.
I decided to slice them and throw them in a bowl with some fresh strawberries. Then I saw our raw alfalfa honey we bought from the North Park Farmers Market a couple weeks ago staring at me, so I decided to drizzle a little over the fresh fruit. OH EM GEE.
This might be my new favorite healthy treat because of how flavorful it is, not to mention SUPER easy (my preference) and a way to use up really ripe bananas. Quadruple win (health, flavor, ease, not wasting food)!