Also, we are eating dinner. Again. This seems to happen every day, and sometimes I don't quite know what to make. Today I had a piece of salmon and a red cabbage but no ideas, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. (Pinterest is basically a bulletin board of links to other places on the web, and I use it to find crafts, recipes, interior decorating, and clothing ideas.)
For the cabbage, I picked out Asian Slaw from Add a Pinch.
I didn't have green cabbage or sesame seeds, so I added fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice instead. That makes sense, right?
The food processor helped with the carrot & cabbage shredding.
A dressing of Asian flavors, with rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil.
Asian Slaw is ready to go!
For the salmon, I chose Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon by Natasha's Kitchen. Didn't have parsley for this one, so I skipped it.
Dijon mustard, lemon juice & garlic are part of the mix.
I insist on Wild Alaskan Salmon, because it's sustainably caught and it tastes WAY better than farmed.
Brushing on the lemon-garlic mixture.
Popping in a super-hot oven to bake.
I also found a handy box of Near East quinoa blend in the cupboard, so that's our side dish.
Voila! Dinner is served.
PS, the salmon recipe blog makes a big point about putting foil under the fish. She's right. Not only does the foil make for easy clean-up, but the skin bakes to the foil meaning we could just peel the fillets right off. Perfect!
What about you, how do you solve dinner dilemmas? Do you like Pinterest?