Hi guys! I know I mentioned a new recipe today, but I didn’t end up having a chance to finish it – so I’m checking in today with some randomness instead. 🙂
1) Riese and I enjoyed this yummy salmon a couple times this week!
It was a simple pan seared salmon with a cucumber, shallot, pepper, and orzo salad dressed lightly with some lemon juice, olive oil, a drizzle of raw honey, and some salt and pepper.
I made this earlier in the week after Riese was asleep, but Matt has been out of town on a work trip so there were plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day!
Riese randomly LOVES cucumber. I just cut it into really small pieces for her.
2) This photo makes me happy. <3
My mom was taking the picture, so we had all 4 generations together!
Bringing a baby/toddler to a retirement community makes you feel like you have a celebrity with you, BTW. She’s always such a hit!
3) Still obsessed with popcorn topped with nutritional yeast.
I’ve been trying to get a lot of work (both work work and around the house work) done in the evenings since Matt has been gone, but I did watch an episode of my latest favorite trashy TV show (“The Bold Type”) the other night while enjoying my popcorn – so good.
4) Leftover smoked salmon + vegetable egg casserole and banana oatmeal hit the spot for breakfast earlier this week.
I made the oatmeal on the stovetop since I was making a double batch to share with Riese and added some cottage cheese after it was cooked.
I also stirred in some powdered peanut butter – we randomly had some on hand that I think I got ages ago in a blog package, and I had no idea what to do with it – well, turns out it’s delicious in oatmeal! Try it. I loved how intense the peanut butter flavor was, although I don’t love that the powdered PB is missing the healthy fat!
5) A quick PSA for my breastfeeding/pumping readers – if you’re having trouble with clogged ducts, try taking sunflower lecithin.
I mentioned recently that as I’ve been starting to wean Riese I’ve had a couple bouts of clogged ducts – super painful and not fun. It seemed to happen mostly when I’d try to do a workout before nursing Riese first thing in the morning, even though I’m not producing that much milk anymore.
After some research I discovered that sunflower lecithin can help, and sure enough, problem solved! I’ve been able to go for runs without nursing Riese or pumping first and no more clogged ducts. I’m so grateful I don’t have to worry about pumping anymore if I want to do an early workout before Riese is awake… makes things feel so much easier logistically to be able to just get up and go again!
We are down to nursing twice a day now – first thing (or whenever I get back from a workout), and then when she wakes up from her nap (mid-afternoon).
My plan is to to fully done by June, because I’ve got some travel starting that month and I don’t want to lug along my pump for the adventures. 🙂
6) I’m getting really excited to unveil my new blog design for you guys soon!
I’m done working with the designer and the developer is now working on it. It will probably be a couple more months (or longer) before it’s all ready to be revealed to the world, but I can’t for you guys to see it.
The recipe page in particular is going to be such a huge upgrade. I’m going to work to get all my recipes tagged/categorized and into a consistent format so that you’ll be able to search them easily – for example you could search “chicken” + “instant pot” + “gluten free” and all the recipes that fit those parameters will come up. I can’t waittttt until it’s ready for action.
And that’s all I have for you today! Have a lovely day, my friends.
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