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The Best Salmon Recipe + The Baddest Dog

Holy half marathon commitment! We are at 140 strong and the emails keep rolling in about training together for a fall half. THANK YOU! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to connect with all of you and to share this experience. It’s going to be amazing!

I especially love the huge variety of life stages and running experience from those who have committed. I encourage you to take the plunge if you’re on the fence. I GUARANTEE that there is someone else committed who is exactly where you are!


Today passed in a whirlwind of thinking I would get so much done but having to accept that I only got about 25% of it actually done…and never even fit in a workout! I remain amazed about how that happens. The day started strong with a breakfast of two eggs scrambled in Kerrygold along with avocado, tomatoes and fresh fruit.


I got sucked into a vortex of spreadsheet creating of everyone who wants to join the online training program. I have read every single one of your emails. Please be patient with me on responses. Know that I do have you registered.

I broke at noon to meet our Alo rep at the studio for lunch, reviewing the Spring 2017 line and ordering for fall and holiday. We went for two hours but I am so obsessed with their lines. They have really cool and trendy activewear and I know it’s going to sell so well with our clients.


I arrived home to find that Zoey had eaten about…oh three days of Bear’s food (the golden we are dog sitting). How she even got to the bag is beyond us. She is a food ninja. The best part is that she didn’t even blink an eye about her full belly and was still begging for dinner. Zoey is so food motivated but she’s also so skinny and little. It’s crazy!


Bear, on the other hand, is a complete angel and every day that he’s with us his personality comes out more and more.


I taught yoga at 6p and then came home to make this dinner. I planned on making this Thai-style halibut but the fish pickings at the grocery were slim today so I came home with a beautiful piece of wild caught salmon instead. I decided to switch gears and make my favorite sriracha lime salmon recipe. Believe it or not, it comes from Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve been making it for about two years now and tonight I decided that it’s my favorite salmon recipe…ever! Note: I doubled the sauce and seasoned the salmon with sea salt, garlic powder and Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin.

I served it with glazed Chinese long beans and leftover couscous. We loved this dinner. It was our first time trying Chinese long beans and they were so good!

I’m totally sucked into Parenthood so I’m off to watch it until bed.

Hope y’all had a happy Wednesday! xx

What’s your strategy for tackling your to do list? 

Is your dog a food thief? 

What did you make for Wednesday night dinner?

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  • Meredith (The Cookie ChRUNicles) August 4, 2016, 5:55 am

    my to do list lately is never ending! it all has to do with planning my son’s bar mitzvah so the only thing keeping me going with this planning is knowing that once the party is over in October, my list will be much shorter and I will have my brain space back! lol.

  • Hilary August 4, 2016, 7:22 am

    I can totally relate to Zoey! Right now I am living with two dogs, my sisters dog has gotten ahold of three treat bags now, torn them open and ate the contents! She must have quite the sweet tooth!

  • Emily My Healthyish Life August 4, 2016, 7:36 am

    Our new puppy is such a food thief! My older dog sometimes doesn’t finish his meal and if we aren’t intensely watching, the puppy just run over and gobble it up. He hasn’t gotten into the bags yet (they are in cabinets so hopefully not!). But his face is just so happy after eating.

    We had salmon last night for dinner too! The best.

  • Patricia August 4, 2016, 8:52 am

    Given the food thief story I’ve just got to share this one from this past weekend. My husband and I took a grocery trip to a specific grocery store because we had a coupon for a free rotisserie chicken. We never buy rotisserie chickens so this was going to be a bit of a treat for Sunday night dinner (plus chicken salad for the week). We unloaded groceries and put the chicken on the counter. I said I’d break it down in a bit. Well, we got side-tracked and were outside for 5 minutes. By the time we got back in the house the whole chicken was gone, into the belly of our Great Dane. I was so mad at her but at the same time, it was my own fault. Needless to say, she had a much better dinner than we did!

  • Rebecca August 4, 2016, 10:20 am

    Haha my dog is definitely a food thief! On July 4, we had some family over to swim and my brother-in-law brought some little fireworks over (Black Cats, that kind of thing). We didn’t know how Willow would react to the fireworks, so I put her inside, the back door is glass so I could still see her. I kept looking over to make sure she was ok, she was just calmly watching as we were setting off the various fireworks. Then I looked over and she was gone! So I went inside to make sure she wasn’t hiding in fear, but she was eating chips off of the counter! She waited until she knew we were distracted, lol!

    So I had plans to make these delicious (and healthy!) lentil-stuffed peppers for dinner last night. But my husband decided he wanted tacos from our favorite take-out place so we had that (and queso!) instead. It was delicious, though!

  • ACKTIVE LIFE August 4, 2016, 12:01 pm

    I had a big slab of slow cooked ribs with a baked potato! My appetite was on fire the past few days and this meal totally shut up the grumbling belly! The days just disappear and there never seems to be enough time to get it all done!

  • Sara August 4, 2016, 12:17 pm

    My Frenchie is not motivated by food whatsoever, and it baffles me! When it comes to to-do lists, I usually tackle the fastest items first so I feel more accomplished. Last night, I made a big salad topped with carrots, goat cheese, tomatoes, and baked salmon. So good!

  • Aurora August 4, 2016, 1:01 pm

    My current girl is pretty food motivated; at her doggy play group she sat obediantly in front of anyone with a treat! My previous dog was quite the sneaky thief though—he once stole half a loaf of bread one slice at a time!

  • Tracy August 4, 2016, 1:28 pm

    Parenthood…best show everrrrr! We just started the last season. I don’t want it to end!! 🙁

  • kathy August 4, 2016, 3:56 pm

    My dog has been a food thief in the past. She has once eaten a whole grocery bag of gf cookies and I was surprised that she was totally fine. She’s a free grazer, so I’ve found that as long as I leave a full bowl of food she won’t go searching for more elsewhere. We once accidentally left pizza on the stove for a few hours and came home expecting it to be gone and she left it alone! She’s also tall enough to easily get anything on the counter if she wanted (people constantly ask if she has Great Dane in her), so I’m glad we figured out how to minimize the food stealing!

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