Sweet Miso-Ginger Salmon

Happy Friday everyone.  I thought today I would share my first recipe here on the ol’ blog.  Hopefully the first of many as I am working on becoming a better and more creative chef!  This one is simple but pretty tasty:)

Sweet Miso-Ginger Salmon

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos (can substitute braggs liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp diced ginger root
  • 6 drops nunaturals lemon stevia

Instructions: 

1.  Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

2.  In a small bowl mix together all ingredients except the salmon

3.  place salmon on a parchment lined baking pan

4.  Pour sauce over salmon.  Let marinade for as long as you’d like.

5. bake for 14 minutes, then broil for 1-2 minutes.

 I served mine over Meg's Kale, Avocado, and Edamame Salad.

I served mine over Meg’s  Massaged Kale, Avocado, and Kale Salad.

Very yummy indeed.

Not only yummy but this salmon is very healthy too, check it out.

The Benefits:

Salmon: Full of omega 3 fatty acids that not only help to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, it also helps you to have shiny hair and healthy skin. What a beauty:)

Miso:  Restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines and aids in digestion.

Ginger:  Contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  

-Hippocrates

I firmly believe in this quote:)

If you try out this recipe let me know!

Have a great weekend.

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Scatter Brain

My brain is all over the place today so a list sounds like the easiest thing right now:)

1.  I tried out a new breakfast today while working early this morning.  It’s a meal I’ve had before but not for breakfast, but hey you can’t go wrong with eggs, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seed butter anytime of day. Yum.

I forgot to take a pic before digging in!

2.  I had a great workout today.  It was a (lower body focus) plyometric + shoulders kind of day.  I did ZWOW #25 for part of it.  I haven’t done a zwow for awhile, so I’m a little behind.  I loved this one and for the shoulder portion, yeah they are feeling it:)

3.  I have been seeing figs all over the blog world this week so I finally got me some.  They are tasty!  I think I will have some mixed with goat cheese for a snack tomorrow:)

Kadota Figs

4.  This weekend I’m canning peaches with my Mom and I’m pretty excited.  It’s a shame I was never that excited about canning peaches when I was growing up.  Sorry Mom!! Hopefully this weekend will make up for it:)

The loveliest lady I know

5.  The husband and I have been watching Frasier lately on Netflix and although I don’t think it was really filmed in Seattle, it still makes me want to live/visit there:)  I absolutely love that city and have been several times but I just can’t get enough!

6.  I want to introduce you to my good friend and co-worker Rachel!  She’s a beauty inside and out and downright hilarious.  You will probably hear a lot about her because she’s so cool. Not too mention an amazing photographer.

7.  Thanks to Rachel, I’ve been listening to some good music lately:)  Imagine Dragons.  Ever heard of them?

8.  Trying is having the intention to fail. Say your going to do it and you will.  This was my friends status this morning and I love it.

And with that I will say good-bye that’s enough randomness for today.  Tomorrow I will be sharing my first recipe on here.

peace ❤

You can do it, baby!

The title of this post comes courtesy of my husband (Dom) today.  He wrote it this morning before he left for work and left the page open for me to find:)

You see these last few days I’ve been feeling pretty down.  I have a bad habit of comparing myself to others and I let those thoughts get the better of me.  I was comparing my blog to others, my cooking skills to others, etc.  I started to feel silly whenever I would sit down to write a post.  I would think, “Why would anyone want to read this? Why can’t I be a better writer or a better cook like so and so?”  This is completely ridiculous of me because I am Hannah, not anyone else!!!  Not to mention my blog is brand new and I am still learning everything that goes with that!!  My husband reminded me of these things last night and also reminded me that I am doing this for me, to challenge myself.  He also said I have a lot to offer.  He said that the more I write the better I will be.  He’s so smart:) And cute, but that’s besides the point.

As much as I wish I could just fast forward a few (or several months) to the point where I am feeling more comfortable blogging, I know I can’t.  So I’m just going to try to enjoy the journey as I continue writing and try and find my voice in my writing:)  That’s what this blog is about isn’t it? Being brave, trying new things!  Here is a song that I really love and that always gives me some motivation when I need it.

Love that Ingrid!

So until next time, remember this:

 

Dr. Seuss is also very smart.

xo

Hannah

A Good Day

I love days like today.

First, work was wonderful.  It was a pretty busy day and most of the customers seemed to be in a good mood:)  What made work even better though were my co-workers.  I work with some pretty amazing people.  There were a lot of laughs today and a lot of forcing each other to dance.  I was very willing to dance though of course:)

After work I came home, had some fruit and then proceeded to work on my guns <—-sorry about that!  It was a great workout thanks to Katy Perry radio on Pandora and the increases in my weight for bicep curls I was able to do today:)  Gotta love that!

[a little background] I have been very into fitness for about 3 years now.  I’ve enjoyed lots of running, circuit training, a lot of bodyrock, hot y0ga, and pilates, with some random weight training thrown in as well.  I’ve had great results from all of these things but what I was really looking for was to gain/build more muscle.  So for the past several months I focused on more weight training.  But guess what?!?! I still was not getting the results I wanted.  For one I wasn’t eating enough (more on that at another time!)  but also I was doing a lot of cardio. Mostly jump rope and HIIT with a few runs a week.   Why was I doing that?  To be honest I was very afraid of cutting out cardio because I thought I would blow up like a balloon.  That’s just me being crazy since I know that wouldn’t happen but I was still scared.  But I finally did it! One month ago today actually I switched up my workouts to all heavy weight training and cardio only once a week.  That cardio being no more than 20 to 30 minutes of a mix of jogging and sprinting.  Let me just say WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS SOONER!! I’m not only seeing results I’m also feeling sooo much more confident.  Lifting just makes me happy:)

Post workout plain greek yogurt, vega protein powder, chia, berries, and banana

Anyway, sorry for that long paragraph, but if you are reading this and you are wanting to really build muscle I would suggest cutting out most of the cardio if you haven’t already!!  It’s so worth it:)  It’s been working for me anyway!

Of interest:  So many reasons not to buy pre-packaged/processed foods:  http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/8-ingredients-you-never-want-see-nutrition-label

Question:  What made you’re day great today?

Going for It!

So here it is, my first blog post.  I’m so happy:)  But also very nervous!!   I have been reading healthy living blogs for probably almost a year now and I just love ’em so much.  I’ve learned a ton from reading them, not only about food and fitness but about myself as well!  I think it’s great how you can get to know so many new people through blogs, which is one of the reasons I wanted to start my own.  I want to get to know you!   Before starting this though I talked myself out of it several times.  Me? Start a blog? Yeah right!!  But with the encouragement of my husband I am finally doing it.  I decided Brave Hannah would be a perfect name because that is who I want to be and this is me being very brave.  I’m really looking forward to becoming a part of the lovely blog world!