Healthy and Sane

Lunch is served!

January 17th, 2011 · 14 Comments · salmon

This weekend has been ridiculously busy despite having almost no “official plans.” For some reason Adam and I decided to reorganize our closets and bookshelves, finally put some pictures on walls that have been mostly bare since we moved in (a year and a half ago!) and my personal little project was to itemize everything we have in our kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer and plan meals around the stuff.

We were at it all morning, “cutting the fat” as I keep calling it – getting rid of books we’ll never read or reference, clearing out full drawers… it’s been exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. And now it’s time for lunch!

All the way on the bottom of our freezer I found 2 salmon patties (apparently they’ve been hanging out there since June when I made the salmon burgers with strawberry and tomato salsa – mmm, this dish even made it onto the top 10 of 2010 list!). I quickly put them to use… we have more cleaning to do!!


English muffin with wild salmon patty, tomato, cucumber and yogurt caper sauce + baby carrots. Yum!!

Yogurt caper sauce: 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt, 1T capers (chopped), 1 sm. garlic clove (minced), salt, pepper, a tiny bit of caper “juice” and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Lunch is served! Smile

Do you ever go on serious reorganization sprees? Looking at my newly reorganized bookshelf just makes me smile. I hope we can finish this project over the next few weeks – it’s going to look SO good!!

Next up on my-to: going through all of my Cooking Light magazines… such a tough job Winking smile

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14 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Michelle

    Don’t you love discovering things in your freezer?! I always keep a container of homemade soup in the back of the freezer for just the same reason! In December I did a LOT of organizing – from the hallway closet, to my jewelery cabinet, the pantry and ripping out recipes from lots of different cooking magazines. It is a lot of work but well worth it! Happy organizing!

  • #2 - Jess

    looks very tasty elina, i’ve never bought salmon patties before, i’ll have to give them a try. btw, you always combine flavors together that sound and look so appealing!

    • #3 - Elina

      Thanks! :) This really was a fantastic combo – rich salmon + refreshing yogurt cream. Yum!

  • #4 - Lauren at KeepItSweet

    Reorganizing like that is so exhausting! My parents forced me to go through some of my stuff from growing up but it is so hard to make decisions around some items!

  • #5 - Meghan@travelwinedine

    Looks like a delicious and healthy lunch! After I quit my job I went on an organizing spree and donated or threw out so much stuff. I still have a long way to go though.

  • #6 - Shannon

    happens to me all the time :) glad you’re getting things done!

  • #7 - Marina

    I just went on a crazy cleaning spree last week. I labeled all my nuts, dried fruit, spices, etc and threw away 4 garbage bags full of “fat” as you say. I love just having stuff I need and use.

    Hope the walls look good!

  • #8 - Val @ Balancing Val

    YAY! for cutting the “fat”

    It feels so good to have a nice clean house.

    Minimalism rocks!

    I try and make sure I spend 10min a day cleaning up clutter to maitnence all the hard work to make sure it doesnt happen again . . . at least so soon 😉

  • #9 - MelissaNibbles

    I would eat that sandwich and watch you organize.

  • #10 - eliza

    mm salmon just makes me feel healthy!

  • #11 - Adrienne

    Yes! Organization! I just cleaned my fridge and freezer last night :)

  • #13 - CaSaundra

    Yum–that sandwich sounds like it has the perfect flavor combos! I think I may have some salmon hiding out in my freezer too..:-)

  • #14 - alicia

    I hate cleaning – but i’ve been known to do it as a procrastination technique. I used to clean my apartment top to bottom during finals in college!