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Weekend cooking

For the early raisers!
Go into your fridge and see what items you have. If you are anything like me, you’ll have cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onion, garlic, eggs, mushrooms, bread and other random ingredients.

Using most of those ingredients, an omelette would be a good start to anyone’s day.

For the individuals that enjoy to snooze in a little:

Hard boiled egg with gruyère and tarragon baguette

Egg Baguette

Use the entire hard boiled egg or go super healthy and just use the whites, cut them up in slices.

  • A piece of whole-grain baguette, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • Thinly sliced Gruyère cheese
  • Few sprigs of fresh tarragon
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Arrange the Gruyère on top of the sliced baguette, add sliced hard-boiled egg, and top with tarragon, salt, and pepper.

Add a light side to your lunch with tuna and celery sticks.

Tasty Tuna with Asian Flair

  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 scallion, washed and chopped
  • Pepper to taste

tuna with seasame oil

Quick tips to whip up something so you can enjoy the rest of your day.

Dinner time!

Hearty balance meal consist of carbs, veggies, protein and a beverage.  Let’s cook a meal under  30 mins for dinner.

Quinoa salad with salmon:

First and foremost, you’ll need to pick up some quinoa

quinoa

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 – 3/4 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/4 cup (about 10) olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cucumber, peeled and diced (from 1 English)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • salt and fresh pepper

Quinoa salad

Next you pan fry your salmon filet in a skillet using oil, salt and lemon.

.salmon fillet and quinoa salad

Final product – bon appetit!

Late night snacking:

Black Bean dip with tortillas:
Purchase tortillas and cut them into triangles (pizza slices)
Lightly brush olive oil on each triangle
Put tortilla triangles into the oven to toast lightly

Black Bean Dip Ingredients:
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add olive oil and water if need be.

After 5 mins of blending and toasting tortillas, you can enjoy a healthy late night snack.

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