Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembering Our Parisian Walks

During our last Spring Break, B., Maya, and I took a two week trip to London and Paris. Visiting Paris has been a dream of mine, and to spend a few days of Spring in the City of Lights was heavenly.  It was cold and rainy, but the idea of being in such a beautiful city, rich in art, culture, history, and cuisine, didn't stop us from wandering the narrow, crooked streets.  On our walks, we came upon lots of delicious finds. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Resolving to Eat Light - Salmon Cakes

When deciding upon a New Year's resolution, it seems like a futile task because before the first week of the New Year has passed, without doubt, I will have probably broken my resolution.  Most of my resolutions are weight related - exercise more, eat better, drink more water, etc.  This year, I am determined to lose 30lbs, but I am determined to do it the right way - by changing my outlook on food.  My emotions control my eating habits, but I have tried to educate myself to find foods that work in sync with maintaining my emotions - in a positive way.  In addition, I vow to do nothing drastic.  This will be a true change.  Let's hope this works.
To begin with, I started out by chosing a simple dish of salmon cakes that I could eat over a few days, and with with I could vary the accompaniment.  One day I had it with a small cucumber salad, and the next with steamed peas and carrots.  The cakes are rather easy to make.

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 15 ounces canned salmon, drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked salmon
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten (seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garam Massala
  • 1 cup of mashed cauliflower
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
Once the ingredients were all mushed together I made my little cakes and put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes so that they would set.  Spraying the skillet with olive oil, I put them on the pan until each side was golden brown (about two minutes a side).  Then, I put them in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.