Monday, August 13, 2012

weekend review: tag team

Some things have changed recently. I began a new job, moved into my first house, and now live with my lovely boyfriend, M. Good thing he is a health-conscious eater and not too bad in the kitchen. We are still working on how to balance weekday food preparation (he isn't too sure about my Monday night veggie-egg scrambles), but this weekend I'd say we did a pretty good job at combining forces to create two delicious meals.

Figure 1. Saturday night's dinner (courtesy of M): enchiladas with cilantro avocado creme sauce made with shredded chicken instead of black beans alongside a romaine lettuce salad (I am and always will be in charge of salads) with this spicy southwestern vinaigrette. 
 
Figure 2. Sunday night's dinner (my turn in charge): grilled blueberry BBQ salmon served over polenta and with a side of roasted asparagus. I made the sauce, polenta, and asparagus and M took the salmon to the outdoor grill (and did the dishes). Perfection.

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  1. Both of these meals look great! Salmon and blueberry sauce must be an interesting combination :)

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    1. this blueberry sauce was AWESOME!

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  2. YESSS for y'all moving in together...that means the long distance stint is over, right? I'm so happy for you two, seriously.

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    1. yes! it does mean that. he moved back (and in!) a week ago. soooo happy! thanks :)

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  3. oh my gosh drooling. These look amazing.

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  4. You always get me with these meals. LOVE the collaboration between you and the bf.

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  5. I love that you two are working on a system for collaborating in the kitchen! Having someone else that is conscious about their eating habits makes such a big difference. You're going to have so much fun coming up with recipes- I can see it already!

    I hope you're getting all settled in. I can't wait to see pictures of the house as it comes together! (:

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    1. haha i know i need to take some house pictures for you guys!

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  6. You're food is so wholesome! I have a healthy food blog for students (http://hungryandpoor.tumblr.com/) and try to make lots of fresh and delicious food but you have inspired me to try harder to use more fresh ingredients and cut back to basics, i think i get carried away a bit sometimes and forget how good simple food is! Keep it up, from Amara x

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    1. thanks amara. i'm checking your blog out now!

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  7. i'm going to try that blueberry bbq sauce. i watched an episode of diners, drive-ins and dives where they went to a place in co that does blueberry bbq ribs. i wasn't so sure about it the idea with ribs, but i think it would taste wonderful with salmon!

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