I gotta tell you – it is COLD up in here! Bone chilling cold. Cold that makes you want to cry when you have to go outside…I’m just saying.

I finally made it to the gym today! I really do have the best intentions of working out during busy times like the holidays, but when the gym is 15 minutes away, and at work, it makes it really hard to get that cardio in. But trust me – the longer you put it off, the harder it is to get back into a routine – so today I marched straight to the gym after work. Treadmill workout stats:

  • 2 minutes @ 3.5
  • 40 minutes @ 6.0
  • 3 minutes @ 3.5
  • Total: 4.3 miles

My old lady knees started to ache a bit near the end, but for the most part it was an easy-going, ease-back-into-it workout. Yes!

I came home and whipped up the easiest and quickest dinner ever – Asian Salmon with Steamed Broccoli!


I started with some fresh salmon that I picked up at Costco this weekend. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – I love getting salmon at Costco. Not so much their scallops or other fish filets since a lot of them are previously frozen, but I’ve never had a bad salmon filet from them!


I made a quick dash of this, sprinkle of that Asian Marinade, which contained:


  • EVOO (un-pictured)
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground ginger
  • Sesame oil

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I whisked up the marinade and poured it over my filets,


Turned them over, and let them soak up the flavors in the fridge for 15 minutes while I showered.


Next I sautéed the filets in some nonstick spray, skin side down, until I could see that they were cooked half way through. That’s the cool thing about salmon – you can watch the cooking progress by looking at the sides of the filet. It gets light pink as it cooks!


After flipping to the other side, I removed the skins.



When the salmon was fully cooked, I removed it from the skillet and poured in the leftover marinade with a splash of water. After the marinade bubbled away for a couple of minutes and got to a syrup consistency, I drizzled it over the filets and served with some fresh veggies. Voila!


So unbelievable good – and so unbelievably easy!


Those exotic Asian marinade flavors totally permeated the salmon in such a short time, yet didn’t over power the salmon’s natural flavor.


Do you like seafood? SEE? Food! My Girl anyone?



In other news, thanks to my very generous brother-in-law, I am not the proud owner of a CrackBlackBerry Tour!! It was BOGO and he gave me his GO…wasn’t that so nice of him?! So much for unplugging…eek!

Tonight includes some reading while watching the Champs Sports Bowl out of the corner of my eye (GO CANES!) and then watching How the Earth Was Made: The Great Lakes. A nerd’s dream come true. Hallelujah!


What’s your favorite seafood?

I ADORE SCALLOPS! I could eat them all day and night!