Sunday, April 29, 2012

I could Cry

That is me in the blue top Christmas of 2009, celebrating with my family.  In physical and inside in emotional pain.  I could cry looking at this picture.  I guess I just didn't see me as being this big.  I knew in my heart I was but just didn't see it in my eyes. Above is down 150 lbs in my journey started June 11, 2011.  I have not looked back ONCE in sadness or regret. I have been making one of the most important decisions of my life.  My cholesterol levels are WELL within in the acceptable limit and my blood pressure is down naturally without medication!  I am healthier AND happier!    I am enjoying my beautiful family MUCH more!  :)  I thank God for HIS presence in my life and helping me along this journey! 
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

Not my picture!  This is from How Sweet it Is.  Check it out.  Looks yummy!  I love Salmon!!  Healthy and good!!!

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon
serves 2-4
1 1/2 pounds raw salmon
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions, sliced
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl or baking dish, combine olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar and whisk well until combined. Add salmon to the dish or place everything in a ziplock bag, then refrigerate and marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the broiler in your oven. (Or preheat your grill, etc if you prefer to use something else.)
Remove salmon with kitchen tongs and place directly on the wire rack. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper, then place directly under the broiler. Cook for 10-12 minutes, depending on the salmon’s thickness (our’s was just about an inch thick), until opaque and easily flakable with a fork. You can flip the salmon halfway through cooking if desired.
Remove and serve immediately, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, green onions and the glaze below.

Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over salmon.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to my April Fool! :)

To Quote The Beatles "Will you still love me, when I'm 64?" The answer is YES!  My hubby turns 64 today and that is no April Fool's joke.  We compliment each other.  And we love so many of the same things!  I am thankful for this gift of God and today we celebrate with his mom's famous birthday cake... Well, famous to him, SPECIAL to him.  I carry on this tradition.  It didn't turn out quite like I wanted today but will still be enjoyed.  Family and friends will be arriving soon to help him celebrate. :)