Month: June 2016

Stories I loved this week.

What a week it’s been here in the UK. Huge divisions have been exposed that will take a long time to heal. It’s time to move forward. I love these types of articles – a 10 year oral history of The Devil Wears Prada, one of […]

Stories I loved this week.

It’s been a bit of daze of working and studying recently. I’ve managed to squeeze a few fun things like seeing Sarah Wilson speak last week and have some lovely dinners with my friends and my boys. Only a few more weeks of study and […]

Simple Baked Wild Salmon and Vegetables

bakedwildsalmon

I threw this together early this week after a long day of clinics when I knew we needed to eat well and I couldn’t justify the expense (both caloric and monetary) of ordering in.

From start to finish, the meal took me 30 minutes, including cooking time. Simple, but so rewarding AND filling.

Definitely one to keep in mind for those days where you really can’t be bothered to cooked anything elaborate or simply haven’t got your meal prep right for the week.

What you need:

Salmon fillets, preferably wild – 1 per person

1 lemon, cut in half

Any vegetables with a short cooking time – courgette, asparagus, tomatoes, aubergine, broccoli or broad beans would work well here

Greens – spinach, watercress or wild leaves would work well

2 – 3 tbsp olive oil

Greaseproof paper

Salt & pepper

bakedwildsalmonandveg

How to make it:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 190C.
  2. Line a baking tray with enough greaseproof paper to cover, but not hang over the sides.
  3. Oil the paper with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Place the wild salmon fillets on the tray and squeeze the juice of half the lemon over them. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add your choice of vegetables on to the rest of the tray. I chose asparagus with the woody ends chopped off and halved plum tomatoes.
  6. Pour the rest of the olive oil over your vegetables.
  7. Slice the other half of the lemon and pop the slices onto the salmon to garnish.
  8. Put the tray into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked inside.
  9. Serve with chopped greens – I opted for spinach.
  10. Enjoy!

bakedwildsalmondinner

Stories I loved this week.

Another week goes by and it’s another week that I’m closer to finishing my second year of my nutrition degree. I had my final practical assessments last week, which were nerve wracking and amazing at the same time and my final year exam is on […]

I Tried It: Going To Bed Early

I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for at least seven months now, trying to fit everything in. Being a good mother, being a good wife, cooking, studying for my nutrition degree, doing coursework, working four days a week and trying to fit in […]