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Simple Salmon Salad {Recipe Redux}

Hiya folks!


I’m coming to you this morning instead of Friday’s originally broadcasted post since it’s



err..Sunday…morning. And it’s RECIPE REDUX!!!!!



Here’s what the last theme of 2014 had in store:


Grab a Book & Cook
It’s the end of the year and we’ll taking a moment to reflect: ReDux has been around for 42 months! (Can you believe some of you have ReDux-ed 42 recipes?) To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 42 or 142. We can’t wait to see the books you’re cooking from these days – and how you make that recipe healthier.
(Of course, please don’t forget to give credit the original recipe – and change enough of the recipe to make it your own!)


So to the cookbooks it went! One of my favs came from my brother a few Christmas’ ago, and pays homage to our New England roots


new boston globe cookbook


I was excited to see what page 42 had in store for me. Whoopie Pies? Chowder? Lobster rolls?




Coming from the girl who drinks all beverages warm from Halloween to Easter, cold soup just wasn’t going to happen. Plan page 142..


chicken salad cookbook


Chicken salad! A little bit better. Well my first thought was I don’t eat chicken so there goes that.

And I eat tuna A LOT. And as much as I love my salmon patties, it was time for a change.


salad salmon


And I made it super simple with the skinless, boneless variety of canned salmon. And if the thought of canned salmon scares the gag out of you, I have converted many non-canned salmon believers with this one.


salmon salad


So how did this recipe stack up against the Sinful Nutrition stats? Let’s take a look-see:


Sinful Nutrition Stats:


-Good source of omega-3’s

-High in protein



And it’s a good way to get out of that lunch grind!



simple salmon salad


Simple Salmon Salad
Recipe type: main dish, sandwiches
Serves: 2
  • 1 (5oz) can skinless, boneless salmon, drained
  • ¼ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ½ stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, mixing well.
  2. Add ½ of mixture to bread of choice, or serving over a salad.
  3. Enjoy!



Make sure you check out all the other great recipes below & Happy 42 Recipe Redux!


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Make it a great day!

Ever tried canned salmon?

What’s one of your favorite cookbooks?

WIAW, Winter Glow, & Tiny Tim.


Happy wacky-inflatable-air-flailing-tube-man Wednesday!!



It’s official. In a made up, just go with it, because intros are awkward anyways kinda way. Now where’s your spirit?!




That’s more like it.


My choco calender reminded me that there’s only 8 itty bitty days and stocking shaped chocolate left til Christmas. Is it just me, or do the days & weeks drag on until suddenly it’s 5 months later and your in a different age category now. Just me? Awesome.





In the spirit of the season, my 12 Days of Giving continues where I double-dosed my giving in the form of gingerbread lattes and an extra tip for the barista.




I opted for some regular coffee with a pump of gingerbread syrup, which was even too sweet for me, but festive…And that hiatus off of caffeine didn’t last too long. Saw that one coming.


Workouts have taken swan dive after the half and a crippling leg injury, which is still lingering. I’ve finally taken the pro re-active approach and started stretching and foam rolling in hopes that I won’t be stuck playing the role of Tiny Tim the rest of my adult life.


Instead, I’ve focused my efforts on upper body circuits (like this one from Hillary)  with some yoga thrown into the mix after finding CrossFit-esque workouts and burpees all the more troublesome for my leg. As much as I like staying active, I have to admit it is a nice change to workout because I feel like it, rather than because I “have” to.


And no Wednesday would be complete without a day of eats!


What I Ate Wednesday Button




Managed to snap a picture of my breakfast AFTER I gulped it down in the car on the way to work. #breakfastfail

1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp flax, 1 tbsp peanut butter, kale, and frozen raspberries. I still don’t qualify smoothies as real food, but wanted to save that for lunch which was..




3 hard boiled eggs over a spinach salad with a drizzle of olive oil and hot sauce. I swear there is actually more spinach than eggs despite how it looks.


Followed by an afternoon snack of celery & pb. #376 way to annoy your cubemates. Nosh on celery sticks.




Dinner was super classy, the usual salmon patty straight from the tupperware. Ain’t nobody got time for plates.


Plus a bowl fulla broccoli and a couple of carrots with pb.


Yup. Back on the carrot grind. Gotta work up that winter glow. It’s amazing how quickly my orange palms come back. I’m still waiting to here back from Mr. Wonka about a seasonal position..


Thanks to Miss Jenn for hosting! Love the new badge!


Make it a great day!

Smoothies: Love them or hate em? Loathe entirely.

Lattes? Cappuccinos? Just black? Black, never go back.





It’s beginning to look kinda-sorta-ish-a-little like Christmas.


Evvvveeerryyyy wheeeeeerre you gooooooooo!


I think I have a new holiday tune on my hands. ;)


We finally put up the tree this weekend, put out the holiday bling, and watched the Polar Express, so now it kinda feels like Christmas. Because Karen Carpenter and Mariah Carey on repeat sure as hell didn’t help.




And of course I had to let the big guy know who is REALLY the reason he needs to pay this house a visit. Just in case my 10 foot stocking and platter of cookies and spiked eggnog didn’t quite give a hint.




Sorry Rudy, but the carrots all are mine. MINE I tell ya!




…Now that my disgruntled heavy breathing has subsided, let’s get to some of the other reasons that make it feel like the holiday season! (including rhyming)


These shortbread cookies.




One of the only excuses I have for not giving up all wheat. I always remember having the crinkly paper bag of these as a kid, and are one of the few things that still taste like they did back in the day.

Granted I usually break them in half so it doesn’t feel like I’m eating a lot of them. My multiple daily trips would tell you otherwise.


The 12 Days of Giving.


This seriously puts me in the best mood. I think the world would be a better place if giving and chivalry replaced greed and selfies…I mean selfishness. Everyone wins with a few mirror pics and duck faces.


Here’s a recap of the gifts for the 12 Days of Giving so far.


Give to a family member.


My gift to MJ was cleaning the house from top to bottom. That included a long overdue purge and scrub of the freezer and fridge. That should last a good 4 days or so until the next 6 months or so when I decide to do that again.


Give to a friend.




I mailed out some gifts and postcards to distant friends to share some cheer and say how much I appreciate them. I am lucky to have so many truly kind souls in my life.


Give to child.




The original #3 gift was for a co-worker, but lucky for me I don’t work Sundays so I switched it up for a child gift. I put together a bag of goodies like coloring books, stickers, pencils, and notepads for some kiddos to have fun with. I immediately had the urge to color, finger paint, and wear stick-on earrings and pretend I had no responsibilities. #Iwontgrowup


Be sure to follow the hashtag #12DaysGivingSN on Instagram to see what I’m sharing each day, and share what your giving too!


Nana’s Fudge.




This is the highlight to my Christmas every year. For the price of some of the ingredients, Nana agreed to let me make it with her again this year. I am getting my hands on experience as much as possible so I can continue this delicious legacy. No other fudge even stands a chance.



Make it a great day!

What makes it feels like the holidays for you?

What’s your favorite way to give during the holidays?