An early morning courtesy of Day Light Savings. I was up an hour earlier than I would normally get up, wide awake! So was my youngest. I had a wonderful morning "helper" while I put together today's lunches.
Earlier this weekend I made a large frittata so that we would have some quick fix breakfasts this week. Frittatas are a great foundation for using vegetables. This one happens to be ham, peppers, onions, and Swiss chard from our garden. But, you could literally use any combination of veggies, cheeses and leftover meats. I made a caprese version a couple of weeks ago that was to die for (if you like garlic, basil, and tomatoes).
The strawberries are from one of our backyard strawberry patches. (We have two that we planted for the girls, and they produce a tone of strawberries. This year they started producing larger ones.)
The morning was a busy morning of driving back and forth around town, dropping off kids, seeing clients and organizing our carpet cleaning.
I came home for lunch today, which doesn't happen too often. It was such a beautiful day I ate on the patio and got some much needed fresh air.
I am not normally a salad girl, but today it just sounded good. I made a quick salad of baby arugula, basil, tomato, cucumber, avocado and mozzarella cheese. I usually have a jar of my homemade Italian salad dressing in the fridge, but Instead of I opted for Annie's Goddess Dressing.
During the day I carry a water bottle with me. I am chronically dehydrated, and try to keep up on my water intake...but water gets boring and I like to mix up my liquid intake with teas. This is an unsweetened green tea.
I found myself wanting a snack (maybe not necessarily needing a snack) between work and school pick up. Luckily I had packed myself a little emergency snack in my bag. I found these dried figs at Costco. I like no sugar added dried fruits and nuts for my snacks.
Between my oldest's Jiu Jitsu class, moving furniture back after the carpets got clean and our normal evening routine, I knew dinner needed to be a quick, go to set of recipes.
Baked salmon is quick and easy. Asian is our preferred. I usually just throw some ingredients into a bowl, mix it, taste it and pour it over the salmon and bake till done. Tonight: Toasted sesame seed oil, Tamari, garlic, ginger, unfiltered/raw honey, and green onions.
The kale in our garden is still going strong, so I used my Sesame Kale recipe.
I also pulled out a fresh batch of my Grandma's Kim Chi recipe.
All served with steamed rice.
This dinner start to finish took 30min. To make.