Long, Lean, & Wonderful

February 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm 16 comments

Things I should not be allowed to microwave because they end in disaster*

1. Oatmeal

2. Eggs

3. Cheese dip

*disaster = explode all over and end up burning me

Today it the cheese dip was the culprit- hot cheese went flying all over the kitchen, me included. It got stuck to my elbow and burned it, but I got ice cold water on it right away, so not not too much damage.

cheese 'splosion

I think it might be the world’s way of telling me I shouldn’t be having a third serving of cheesy dip….I ate it anyway- take that world! 😉

Dinner was much more successful- salmon with fruit salsa and a side of vegs.

Salmon with Mango & Orange Salsa

Coat both sides of salmon fillets with agave nectar. Season with garlic, salt, & pepper.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes (until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork).


1/2 cup mango cubes

1/2 navel orange

lime juice

red pepper flakes

onion powder

1/2 tsp cornstarch

Sacrifice one wedge for juice. Mix all together and simmer on low until fish is ready.

Top salmon with salsa; serve & enjoy!

salmon and fruit salsa

Plus navy beans, spinach, and yellow carrots.

Directions: open box. microwave. drown in Texas Pete hot sauce. eat.

beans and carrots

Pilates is back!

Pilates class tonight was amazing. I’ve missed it so much- I can’t believe I went so long without going. Sometimes I can’t because of a schedule conflict, but a lot of times I don’t go out of sheer laziness. That’s the problem with a having a class at night- I’m usually all curled up and comfy by the time it’s time to go to class. (By the way, I do mat Pilates- I’ve never even seen one of those Pilates reformer monster machines in real life.)


One thing I love about Pilates is even if you can’t do something, or aren’t good at it, you feel powerful. I love it. At the beginning of class the instructor said “You should leave tonight feeling long, lean, and wonderful.”

I do feel long, lean, and wonderful. And hungry!

I’m now snacking on a banana and mug full of Kashi Honey Sunshine.

kashi naner

Have a good night!!

Don’t forget to check back in the AM for DYKT!!!!


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jess (Fit Chick in the City)  |  February 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    The microwave can be a dangerous thing! I gave up microwaving oats a long time ago. They always always made a huge mess.

  • 2. theprocessofhealing  |  February 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Salmon with Agave is the bomb!!! Love it.

    Yikes, microwaves can be dangerous!!

    Glad you had a good pilates workout. I love pilates.

  • 3. Anna  |  February 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    That salsa looks so good!!

    I haven’t taken pilates in a while, but I LOVED how I just felt taller and stronger after each class!

  • 4. onelittlejill  |  February 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I didn’t know about the foil and microwave thing…I was in high school and I totally blew up the microwave!

    I agree about Pilates- I am not very good but I love it!

    • 5. Heather  |  February 9, 2010 at 8:35 am

      Haha oh no! That sounds like a disaster!

  • 6. Run Sarah  |  February 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I feel the same way after yoga, it’s great! I have to watch my oats carefully or they totally explode in the microwave in the AM too.

  • 7. Jenna  |  February 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Great din!

  • 8. Matt  |  February 9, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Mmm I love salmon. That looks really good!

  • 9. Erin  |  February 9, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Oh no! My mother’s nagging voice to cover what I’m microwaving with a paper towel is always at the back of my mind, but I usually ignore it and end up making a mess too. 😉

  • 10. fromatopink  |  February 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

    That salmon dish looks delicious! And I LOVE your nail polish color!

    • 11. Heather  |  February 11, 2010 at 11:29 am

      Thanks!! It’s OPI Done out in Deco 🙂

  • 12. abbynormally  |  February 9, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I explode oatmeal all the time. But I keep putting in the microwave. I guess if I’m that stupid, then I deserve a huge mess to clean up!

  • 13. Kelly  |  February 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Salmon always looks so yummy in pictures that I want to try it, but seafood scares me. I’ve only recently started eating crab, and things like lobster bisque. Maybe i’ll be more adventurous soon.

  • 14. lindsayruns  |  February 9, 2010 at 10:22 am

    cling wrap your container before you start nuking! It’ll save the mess. And I guess cut your times way down 🙂

    That salmon looks amazing!!!!

  • 15. Laura Georgina  |  February 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    That salsa looks seriously yummy…. I’m definitely going to hit up my fishman and make this later this week!

    Re: oats in the microwave–poor you! I always nuke mine, and as long as I use a ridiculously big bowl no explosions/spills/disasters occur (and by ridic big I mean one of those big pyrex baking dishes that hold two quarts–oatmeal REALLY puffs up in the microwave)

  • 16. Hannah  |  February 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The world should never, ever try to mess with cheese dip. That’s just wrong. Also, I love your mango salsa idea – the sweet acidity must have cut through the salmon’s richness so well!


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