Happy Father's Day!
Veg Week began today, and it began with a fresh clean start - I cleaned out my fridge. Really scrubbed things down and pitched anything beyond it's expiration date. I wanted it to be nice and clean when I filled it with fresh fruits and veggies. Breakfast started off with a banana and skim milk, and pineapples for a snack a little later. The hubby picked where we went for lunch, and chose our favorite Mexican joint, Chevys, where I had a delicious veggie burrito. For dinner, I made hubby's favorite, cajun salmon pasta. Instead of using heavy cream as the recipe calls, I used half and half. This is a dish we make on special occasions, because there is lots of cream, parmesan cheese, pasta, and yum!
Now, I know that true vegetarians don't eat fish, but I'm not sure I'll ever cut out fish or seafood. It's low fat, and really good for you - all those healthy omega 3's!
Warrior Dash yesterday with my cousins (which I have to say was the most fun I've had in a long time!). Tomorrow will be a true veg day - chili with Boca crumbles on the menu.
Cajun Salmon Pasta (serves 4)
Try this when you want to spice things up a bit! A great way to use up those peppers from the garden. Serve with garlic bread.
8 oz whole wheat spaghetti or linguine pasta
1T olive oil
2 yellow bell peppers (sliced thin)
1 onion (sliced thin)
4 salmon fillets
2t cajun seasoning
2/3c half and half
3T grated parmesan
1/2t cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook per package directions; drain.
2. Meanwhile, saute pepper and onion in olive oil for 5 minutes on medium/high heat.
3. Reduce heat to medium; move vegetables to the side of the pan and add salmon fillets (or bake salmon seperately in oven). Cook until salmon can be flaked with a fork and vegetables are soft.
4. Using a fork, flake salmon into bite-sized pieces and stir with vegetables. Add cajun seasoning.
5. Pour vegetables and salmon into same pot as pasta. Add cream, parmesan, cayenne pepper, and stir. Cook until heated through.