Foil Meets Salmon

Still wondering what the heck was inside of those foil packets last night? Allow me to clear up the confusion 8)

Congrats to Julie & Ellie for guessing correctly! Baked salmon & veggies were on the dinner menu, and I decided to reach out of my comfort zone and cook the whole shebang in a tin foil packet. Not going to lie, I was a bit hesitant at first because I couldn’t imagine how a technique so quick & efficient could turn into an entire meal.

Alas, the cooking angels were on my side. Before:

Foil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After:

foil packet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(There’s a salmon fillet under there—I promise)

The lemon and garlic flavors that were added into the packets complimented the veggies and fish perfectly! Not only that, but the fact that the vegetables were cooked literally on top of the salmon pieces meant that they both picked up the flavoring as a team. For a complete meal, we had a bit of quinoa on the side.

Delicious AND boyfriend-approved! I’ll have the recipe up a little later once I sit down and try to remember all of the steps and ingredients. Maybe I should start writing this stuff down as I go?

The rest of the night was spent literally just lounging around and chatting with Will. It’s amazing how valuable genuine quality time can be, yet we forget about how simple it is to do! Great dinner, great night, full belly ;)

Breakfast:

Although I met Tony the Tiger yesterday and would’ve loved to do him a favor by splurging on box of Frosted Flakes, my no-sugary-cereal breakfast tendencies convinced me otherwise. Besides, a big bowl of oat bran sounded much more appealing–

Into the mix:

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (using chia seed method)
  • 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Stevia
  • Vanilla extract
  • Topped with: Shredded unsweetened coconut, strawberry chunks & Artisana cashew butter

This was my first time trying the cashew butter, and I couldn’t get over how thick and nutty the texture was compared to almond butter or Sunbutter. I found myself trying to spread out the lump around the bowl to try to get a bit of it in as many spoonfuls as possible.

Today looks like it’ll be full of crate-shopping, studying, and church. Toodles!

A bit to think about: Ever cooked anything in a foil packet?