Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Health Kick Boost & Some Tasty Morsels.

Out of no where I have got a real urge to fix myself up. I started jogging about a month ago, I am genuinely feeling the benefits. I should add that I am not a natural fitness enthusiast. I enjoy exercise when you don't realise you're doing it, but jogging is free and (rubbish joints aside) it seems to be just the thing at the mo.

Jogging seems to have had a knock on effect, I have started eating better too and am generally more aware of myself. Preparing lunch in advance for work is also making me think about what I'm eating.

So here's what I made for lunch tomorrow:

Spicy Salmon with Chunky Salsa


For the Fish

  • 2 x Salmon Fillets
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Chillies
  • Coriander
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil
Mix everything together with a good glug of olive oil, then leave the fish to marinade for a while. Once you think the fat little salmons have soaked up all the juices wrap them up in tin foil and pop them in the oven for about 20-30 mins and let the oven do its magic.

For the Salsa

  • 3 x Tomatoes
  • 2/3 Red Pepper
  • 2 X Chillies
  • 5 x Spring Onions
  • 2 x Cloves Garlic 
  • Coriander
  • 1/2 Lime
(For both the fish and Salsa add salt and pepper to taste.)

with all the madness about E. Coli floating around at
the mo, it's always best to give everything a good scrub. 
Half the Tomatoes, and chop out the stalky bit.
Chop the toms really small. I Used the
 bread knife to mash it all up a bit.
Cut and deseed the Pepper
(I saved some for dipping in Hummi later but use as much as you fancy)
Right, the chillies! this is really a question of taste-
if you like it spicy use a couple, if not one will do nicely.
deseed, and chop up really tiny.
Coriander & Chives. I thought about adding Mint too (maybe next time)
Garlic- again its all down to taste. I love this stuff but its pretty potent, especially when its raw.
slice it thinly then mash it a bit with a heavy knife.

Mix it all together, squeeze in some lime juice
(I used 1/2 a Lime) and voila! you have your chunky salsa. 
All done in time to retrieve a well cooked salmon from the oven- Yum!
Mum popped round the other night to give us these beautiful beakers. Aren't they sweet?!
I'm sure many a happy booze will be sipped from these beauties.

This is a fab Recipe for BBQs too. I spent last weekend in sunny Surrey- cooking up many a tasty treat whilst soaking up the sun on the Medes.

We made these tasty skewers to go with the vast quantities
of 'man food' (aka meat, meat and more meat).
We also got a massive pot of just about every type of Olive
you can possibly imagine. These two were the biggest and smallest in the pot.
This was actually Trout (rather than Salmon) Its a much
slimmer fish, and will cook through if you lay it on the BBQ skin side down. 
No BBQ is complete without a bit of beer/Cider
and some lovely people to share it with.
Not to mention the addition of giant field
Daisies to any un attended items of clothing.

Lazing on the Medes.

Our Road is having a street party next weekend. Phee and I thought we would be grown up and have a dinner. Im cooking but I'm not sure what to make. Phee is not a fan of cheese or meat- any ideas?...

Right off to bed now, with a soothing cup of Detox tea for company- Yes thats right I am becoming a health freak :/ eeek!


1 comment:

  1. Ack I want to try this recipe! I'm so impressed; I absolutely NEVER cook. I had a brief run with healthy cooking over a year ago, but all I do now is eat microwave dinners and order pizza. It is bad news. >___< I want to be more like yoooou!


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