Sunday, March 19, 2017

I am GRATEFUL what is your word?

Sponsor Shoutout to My Intent for this lovely grateful word charm and adjustable necklace to hold my word close and keep it in the forefront of my mind. 

MyIntent Project is a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive energy.

They believe there is purpose inside each of us and they want their efforts 
to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other.
They are not a jewelry company - they are a service project.

WHAT VIRTUE DO YOU WANT 
MORE OF IN YOUR LIFE?

WHAT IS A CHALLENGE YOU WANT 
TO OVERCOME?

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE
ABOUT AND WANT TO DO MORE?

These are questions they desire us to ask so we can push forward to live the lives we are meant to live, have the friends we are supposed to have, overcome the things we are meant to overcome. 

I desire to live in gratitude. Every heartbeat, every breath, every smile, every tear, every laugh... I am so thankful for it all and always want to remember to lead with gratitude and everything falls into place. Therefore GRATEFUL is my word.

So what is your word?

Go find out and make your special keepsake at www.myintent.org

Monday, February 13, 2017

When ENOUGH is ENOUGH its time to take ACTION and change your life permanently

Hey beautiful.
Yep, I am talking to you. 
Right now I want you to STOP the negative self talk and realize how amazing you are. 
So you have dark circles under your eyes, from taking care of EVERYONE else but you. 
SO WHAT your tummy is stretched out from the LIFE you brought into this world. Maybe you haven't had time or money to make it to the hair or nail salon so a messy bun is a constant companion on your head. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 

I realize first hand how much of our identity is given up when we decide to have children. I also know Mom's would not change a thing. We give our ALL to those we love. But... I am here to remind you.
YOU GOTTA FIRST LOVE YOURSELF!!!

You have those precious eyes watching. What do you want to teach them? 
Self love?
or
Self defeat?

It is a humbling experience to become a mom and no one quite prepares you for that. I know what it is like to have a tummy that feels like jello and NO energy to do anything about it. Which led me to just eating comfort food to console my self loathing thoughts. 

Is this you?

This is the place I was in 3 years ago. I was fat, sick and nearly dead..

Well maybe not, but I sure felt like it. I was 6 weeks POST operation for the removal of 3 cancer tumors in my body. My tummy had been sliced open 8 inches for the biggest tumor to be removed which REALLY did a number on my self esteem. I looked 6 months pregnant because of the HUGE tumor that was growing in my uterus.  Frustrated, defeated and full of tears I remember laying in bed thinking "THIS IS NOT THE WAY LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO BE!" 

I hated my skin, hated my hair, hated everything about me. I was angry at the world and I KNEW that I didn't want to feel that way any more. NEVER again! I made the decision to give myself the love I needed and wanted. So I could learn to love others and help others stop hating themselves. I never looked back. I didn’t feel good and I had to make a change. I was introduced to yoga, clean eating, and superfoods through my Cancer recover counseling and ended up getting more education in nutrition. I also documented the process and what I learned in my book: Nourish - The beginner's guide to eating healthy and staying fit. 

I fell in love with inversions. Headstand, handstand, pincha, but I could not hold them for long and my alignment was not awesome. I knew I needed more muscle and toning. I had lost 10 lbs just from adding superfoods and yoga into my life and I finally had more energy to add more. So I started adding a 30 minute workout to my life. What happened next...

Over the course of those next 3 months I focused on “ME” for at least 30-45 each day. I would push play for my workout session. I sweated, I cried, I thought I would never change, but then right before my eyes my body started to change. As I embraced clean eating and drank Shakeology daily my skin began to glow, my hair and nails got stronger, and I had more natural energy! I was stronger and I started to have more confidence. WHAT!!!! I was THAT girl who NEVER had EVER Stuck to a fitness program in my life. I always started our the year making a New Years Resolution to get in shape and then I was gone in 2 weeks and stuck paying a membership for the year. I was the girl who would walk into a gym, take some classes and then walk around doing the weights (COMPLETELY WRONG) acting like I knew what I was doing, then I would go make a huge italian dinner with bread and noodles and loads of wine. I had never permanently changed my diet before, but, I liked it! I mean I REALLY liked who I was transforming into, and I LOVED the way my LIFE was changing. 

This is my transformation of 2 rounds 21 day fix and 1 round 21 day fix extreme and Shakeology. Total time 3 months.

Total weight lost from start to finish -65lbs. 
I started running little groups of other women and men that wanted to change their lives too. 
That is when the miracles started rolling in!
My best friend Penny has lost OVER 100 pounds so far!

My daughter lost 35 pounds!

And that was just the beginning! As of now I personally have been able to help HUNDREDS of people reach their goals. I also started a team that is joining forces with me and we all work together to help people as much as we can. 

My inversions sure changed too!!!

I can say that because of my team, the support of the challenge groups and the other women in the group I truly have found a way to love the skin that I am in! 


We all have imperfections.  I earned my imperfections and I learned to love them! They are a part of who I am. Does this speak right to your heart??? Then maybe its time for you to trust me and finally take that leap of faith and join my next challenge group!

So now, my job as a coach is to pay it forward. I am going to be launching a specific accountability and support group that is geared towards matching you up and with a fitness program and nutrition guide to meet your needs but to walk you through the process of changing your unhealthy habits, creating a more positive mindset, embracing your imperfections and chucking the word diet to the wind. We are not dieting, we are creating a healthy lifestyle. Because we are supposed to be ABUNDANT in ALL areas of our lives. 

So STOP making excuses and make a DECISION to change instead. I promise you will work just as hard on your excuses that you will on effort towards your goals. So why not work toward the POSITIVE?

What Do I Need For This Group?
-Each participant is required to have me as their coach. You can create an account here. 

-You are required to do a fitness program, which I will help you to pick the one that best fits your needs. EMAIL ME to tell me you want in we will go over your needs, your current struggles and then decide the program for you.

-You are required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the 5 weeks because as I am teaching you how to change your eating habits and give you the tools to make this a lifestyle change we want to have at least 1 meal each day that is quick and easy but isn’t lacking in your nutritional quality. Shakeology does that! It is my saving grace because quite honestly there are days that I am so busy that I don’t have time to make a balanced meal so this is my go to!! It has EVERYTHING your body needs, and is superfoods! Plus it really does taste awesome!

–You are required to log into our closed My Challenge Tracker App daily where I am going to share tips, recipes, meal plans, tips to handle eating out, and emotional eating plus improving your body image. We will truly take your journey one day at a time! I have been through the process and I know at what point you want to throw in the towel, I know when you hit plateaus and what situations tend to trip you up. I have tools and tips for all of those. There is no more trying to navigate this change on your own. We are working at this together.

–My goal is to get you a program that you are excited about and that you start and complete it. I do not want it to be something that sits on your shelf and collects dust!

Does this sound like something you would like to do?

If so, take the time to EMAIL ME. I will contact you within 24 hours to discuss whether this would be a good fit! I am accepting a small group of customers for this group and I would love to have some motivated women who are really ready to make a change! Let’s face it, there will never be a perfect time. The right time is now! So let’s get started!

I am NOT going to let you fail! I am giving you my word that I am going to support, guide and help you to truly make a change, live a more positive life and embrace who you are on the inside out! We live in a world full of comparison and its time to chuck that to the wind and just BE YOU!!!!!!
Cannot wait to help you achieve ALL of your hopes and dreams. LET'S TALK!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos - dairy free option




EVERYTHING on this plate is dairy free, with the exception of my Greek yogurt. Thankfully my body processes that wonderfully. 

Everything on here is actually really healthy for me!
Sweet Potatoes
Coconut Oil
Sea salt
Garlic
Chicken
Tomato
Avocado
onion

Cheese made from almond and rice. 


HEALTHY nacho's that HIT THE SPOT!
So let me tell you about the cheese!
They have ZERO trans fats and are made from nuts, or rice. 
AND... everything is CERTIFIED organic.
They know a way to my heart. 

You can use a spicier Jalapeno Jack 

-or-
you can use a nice cheddar!

I got both of mine from Lisanatti foods
To make the sweet potato nachos...

3 large sweet potatoes, washed and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 large avocado, pit removed and diced
Sour cream or Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the sweet potato rounds on a large baking sheet. You might need two baking sheets if you run out of room. You don’t want to overcrowd the sweet potatoes. Toss the sweet potatoes in olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the sweet potato rounds. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are crisp.
Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle cheese Bake until cheese is melted, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and top with all your favorite toppings. I used cooked chicken, avocado, red onion, tomato, greek yogurt. and it was SO YUM! 


As you can see the alternative cheese shreds and melts perfectly. I am thrilled, happy and full. 




Easy quick clean pizza sauce




I am an organic, non-gmo, tree hugging, clean eating, yogi. My past was not so. Cancer whipped me into shape and I am now here to help you all be pro-active with your health. There are simple steps you can take. Like this one for instance. Stop buying pre-made pizza sauce and marinara. 90% of them are LOADED with sugar, not to mention the chemicals and preservatives. I can show you how to whip up pizza sauce for 2 pizzas in NO time at all
Let me show ya how!

Easy quick clean pizza sauce

1 can organic Tomato Sauce
1 can organic Tomato Paste
1/2 Tbsp fresh garlic
1 Tbsp italian seasoning
sea salt to taste


Stir together over low heat to blend flavors for 5-10 minutes. BOOM.. ready to spread on that crust. 
Now let's talk crust...

If you know me by now, you KNOW I am NOT gonna through some sub par, fake filler food crust at you. So today let me introduce Boulder Dough, who created a pizza crust recipe made with healthy, clean ingredients; gluten free and vegan; and taste great! 

They come shrink wrapped and READY to go!
I just preheated my baking stone, because that is how I roll, and placed an unwrapped dough on it. 




Top with your awesome pizza sauce you just made.

UH OH!!!!
Time for cheese. Usually the part that makes or breaks the pizza... AND the part that adds LOADS of unhealthy fats. For those dairy intolerant... here is your exit ... right? 
WRONG!

Let me introduce to you Lisanatti Foods Almond Mozzarella that is OMG worthy. 
Lisanatti vegetarian cheese alternatives are known for their exceptional texture, flavor, and melting performance. . Lisanatti cheese alternatives are easy to use in favorite recipes as a cholesterol-free, gluten-free substitute for traditional dairy cheese. For dietary changes to improve health, our vegetarian cheese alternatives contain no Trans fats or saturated fats, are low in sodium and good sources of calcium and protein! So Add it to your pizza pie! 



Top it with your favorite toppings. 
We chose some grilled chicken and onions, but you can add anything you like! 

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes and you have a WONDERFUL pizza! 

EVERYONE in our house LOVED the crust and the cheese and didn't feel icky and bloated after. 


The sauce was bomb too! 
Enjoy! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Time is running out for the fitness and nutrition deal of the Century!



Making sure EVERYONE possible gets a chance to hop in on this AMAZING special before it ends. Would love to work with you! This gets you:


- an entire year of fitness
- guided nutrition
- portion control to either gain, lose, or maintain weight
- the amazing superfoods I talk about all the time
- entrance into any of my accountability groups
- constant access to recipes and meal plans
- ME as your coach to help encourage and inspire you while I work toward my goals right along with you.
- the 3 new programs coming out this year will be included. You will have first access at no extra cost.


It is a whole year of fitness, over $6000 of product... for $199.

GET YOURS HERE before the special expires and I will be contacting you to find out what your goals are and help you with a plan to get there!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Healthy Superbowl recipes that curb the cravings but keep you on track!

So yeah. The big day is right around the corner. You know... the one where endless temptations are in front of you for hours while the TV breaks to commercial telling you WHY those things are so yummy. You have no other options... I mean veggies and hummus only go so far... so you cave. You justify that it is a special occasion and you throw your promise you made to yourself (to stay on track) out the window. I mean... there is always next Monday.
Right?
WRONG! 
That mindset is just gonna keep you right where you are, and you said you want CHANGE! 

I have got ya covered. The trick is to have yummy treats on hand that are HEALTHY!
So here is a round-up of things I keep on hand that keep me and my goals going strong!






















Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

I LOVE helping people find healthy YUMMY solutions so that they don't feel like they are missing a thing! If you could use help in your health and fitness, PLEASE REACH OUT! I can't wait to help you! momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity


What is opportunity worth to you?

As I am closing up the final days of the first month in 2017, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement watching the new members of team nourish take off, get their first big paychecks, advancing in rank, getting featured on various fitness apparel and gears sites!!! NOTHING makes me happier than watching others thrive in this business using the tools I have taught them. 

Sometimes I think back to all the people I talked to who WANTED this opportunity, but let fear get the better of them, so they let it pass them by. I think about what their bank accounts and workout wardrobe would look like now. What friendships they have missed out on. I think of their missing faces at summit when we are all together celebrating. I think about them being stuck at that job they told me they wanted out of. A WHOLE YEAR just GONE and they are still stuck in the same situation. All because of fear or lack of knowledge.

What REALLY saddens me most are the ones that are doing the job already, for nothing, getting nothing in return and missing out on reaching and HELPING thousands more with their posts because they are afraid to believe in their power. 

So the text on this image rings SO true to me.... how missed opportunity is so expensive. I do this to help save others from the ugly path of cancer that I went down. I tried all gimmicks before and then cancer taught me there are no shortcuts. You have to eat right, show up and workout, and also work on your mindset to make a shift happen in your life. 

So to all I have spoken to in the past. To all who have watched my posts about joining #TeamNourishbut you just ignored that tug. NOW is the time to TAKE ACTION and kick fear to the curb and START. Trust that my team and I have you. We will walk or run with you. love you, encourage you, inspire you, challenge you, and work WITH you to get you to all your hopes and dreams. 

I am looking for people that want their job to have purpose. Your earnings are a direct reflection of how many people YOU HELP. 

Are you finally ready to stop with the excuses? 
5 spots left and we start Feb 6th. 
momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.co

Thursday, January 26, 2017

21 day organic plant based detox to get you alkaline


Rise and Shine! 
This is my #ThrowbackThursday to last year when I did my 21 day plant based detox. The food was AMAZING! Excited to lead several ladies through this next month! 

I have a couple spots left. If you ever wanted to truly know what foods you are allergic to, what makes you bloat, what causes the headaches, rashes, acne, fatigue, emotions, infertility, cramps etc..This is the process that will tell all. 

We slowly eliminate foods to get you to an alkaline state ( cancer can't live in this state!) Then we slowly add foods back so you can see, feel and KNOW what to avoid. Honestly everyone needs to do this at least once because KNOWLEDGE is key to a happy healthy life. 

Let me know if you want one of the last 2 spots left. We start after Valentine's day. Hit me up ASAP I expect these spots to go fast. momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Healthy Protein Coconut Cranberry muffins

I am doing super great on my goals. My daughter gets married in a little over 2 weeks and I want to make sure I look and feel good for the event. But man I do love carbs. Carbs don't love me. I eat healthy carbs like fruit and beans, but grain and I have to break up anytime I am trying to tone up. 

I got some gorgeous cranberries in my CSA Organic box, so I decided to use them in a healthy muffin I could reach for when a carb craving comes along. 

Cranberries are misunderstood. People overlook them and reach for traditional berries, when the truth is, they are just as good! I love the tangy tartness it brings to these muffins that are low carb high protein and gluten-free. Enjoy my healthy friends. Nothing better than muffins! 


Healthy Gluten-Free Protein Coconut Cranberry muffins
Makes 12 Muffins

4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
6 eggs
4 tablespoons whole coconut milk, canned
60 drops liquid stevia drops or sweet drops (vanilla creme is the best) You can insert maple syrup, orange juice, applesauce or any other sweetener alternative here.
1/2 teaspoon pink himalyan sea salt
1/2 cup sifted coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups cranberries, rinsed and chopped.
1/4 cup coconut sugar, or stevia drops, or maple syrup, or orange juice

In large bowl, mix eggs, butter, coconut milk, stevia and salt. 
In smaller bowl, combine sifted coconut flour and baking powder. 
Add dry mix into batter, blending thoroughly until there are no lumps. 
Pour batter into greased muffin tins.
Mix cranberries and sweetener of choice together in a sauce pan and stir over low heat until bubbly. place a TBSP of the cranberry in the middle of each muffin batter in filling dividing into 12 muffins and bake at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

3 weeks until Valentines day

The time difference between these 2 pictures is EXACTLY the time between now and Valentines day. 

Who wants to work with me and get in that SEXY black dress on that special day? 
3 weeks
30 minutes a day
Superfoods
Mindset
Nutrition
Me as your coach.

You in? Click below to get the programs I offer and I will be contacting you to make a custom meal plan, with recipes, I will get you in an accountability group with me as your coach motivating you and encouraging you along the way, while I work on my goals right alongside you. I will send you a copy of MY BOOK Nourish and we will work TOGETHER to get you where you want to be. 

Full year - $6000 worth of product for $199 only until Feb 27th

I can make a customized plan for you. My coaching services are #FREE so just HIT ME UP. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

My favorite things January 2017 addition

One of the wonderful things about my job, is getting to work with amazing companies. I have been blessed to get to try out new amazing products that sponsors send me for the work I do on my challenges. The products I love the most, I share with you here. In my favorite things posts monthly. Here is who I am raving about now.

Gaia Collective Moonbox

Subscription boxes are all the rage and I understand why. There is something about getting a package in the mail each month that has a surprise in there for you. I am totally in LOVE with this moonbox by Gaia Collective. It is a holistic crystal and full moon subscription box that arrives at your doorstep before each full moon!

In each box you get 3 Crystals, and essential oil blend, tea blend, featured item, moon oracle card, guided meditation, guided full moon ritual, ritual supplies, and a wearable item.
I found this box to be an amazing experience. I highly recommend it!!! Get yours HERE

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Leggings of the month club

On the subscription box note... I also am a HUGE fan of the Leggings of the month club. With so many new legging companies coming out that are sub par, I think it is extra important to ASK around before buying. I do consider myself an expert when it comes to leggings and these are SO WELL MADE. Here I am unboxing January. 


I have worn these leggings for working out, yoga, meditation, hiking and lounge wear. They get an A+++ from me.  Get your subscription HERE


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Bunnies and Zen Yoga Towels


Colorful and unique Yoga accessories through the use of bold prints and quirky details. Each style encompasses a Zen message, which serves as a reminder for us to stay focused, positive and grounded through life’s ups and downs.

The towel is SUPER absorbent. It has sweat activated grip that makes a slip-free hygienic layer between you and your mat. Get yours HERE.

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The Woven Yogi Knits

Erika is very talented with her knits! This hat is my absolute favorite! She makes so many cute styles of beanies including the very popular ponytail beanie. Contact Erica HERE to get your handmade hat from her. 
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Conscious Expressions Jewelry


Marcy over at Conscious Expressions Jewelry has a gift. Not only are her pieces beautiful, but she adds and extra special touch. She added this cancer ribbon to this beautiful bracelet. 
She has a variety of styles of bracelets and necklaces adorned with precious stones and crystals, all with a bohemian flare. Totally my style. I her pieces are among my favorites. Get your special piece HERE

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Anjali Leggings
Anjali makes a frequent appearance in my favorite things. The more comfortable you are in your Yoga pants, the longer you’ll be motivated to workout and practice. They have impeccable construction perfect for yoga, workouts or just lounging around. The breathable materials allow for airflow to keep you cool and dry regardless of whether you are practicing poses, running or doing pilates. They are tailored for a slim fit through the hips and thighs to create a long, lean figure and prevent uncomfortable ride-ups. Best of all they are Eco friendly Recycled polyester. Get your pair HERE


I hope you enjoyed this issue of my favorite things. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Sinful Snack that is actually quite healthy



My oh my... I think I hit the mother load. Blogging is a fun thing, especially when you get to try new HEALTHY treats that taste like a decadent truffle. I was given a pack of these new ProBurst Bites from enjoy life foods to try. They simply asked I share my opinion in return. 
Healthy chocolate?
I'm in!

Especially since it was Enjoy Life Foods that was asking. They have a solid reputation in my book. Non-Gmo is SO important to me, and they are non-gmo! I am picky. So I did my research. These bad boys are packed with up to 7 grams of plant-based protein per serving!!! These heavenly chocolate, truffle-like bites are perfect for an allergy-friendly decadent snack. Enjoy life foods has earned mad respect from me because they are always FREE from all major food allergens:

Egg
Casein
Potato 
Soy
Dairy
Gluten
Peanut
Sesame
Wheat
Tree Nut
Shellfish
Sulfites

I REALLY enjoyed these and I WILL be purchasing more from my local market. While I liked them all, my favorite 2 were the sunbutter, and the cinnamon spice. Both were to die for. 

My family enjoyed these for our friday family game night. Instead of crappy food, we got some nutrition in us while feeling like we were cheating. So it was a win. EVERYONE loved them. Thumbs up!!!


Moist Baked Mustard Salmon with Asparagus

Hey hey hey! I am back at it! What a difference a new kitchen makes!
We are slowly getting settled in our new home and I am IN LOVE! It is the most favorite home I have ever had. Just the right size for me. My favorite feature is my kitchen/desk space. I have room to create again. It feels amazing. Then afterwards, I can walk into my yoga room to stretch out and get grounded.  Life is pretty amazing right now.

With the holidays, the year end push my team and I do for elite (we made it yay!), the move, and welcoming a new son-in-law... I got behind on my clean eating. So I did what any coach would do and I cleansed that shit out. I do a 3 day cleanse to get my body back in a good alkaline state and then I maintain that with clean eating and Superfoods with an extra boost of Powergreens to boost the oxygen in my blood. Cancer can't live in blood that is in that state, so that is how I stay cancer free. If you have any questions about this, I have tried everything and have easy affordable solutions for you. Hit me up and I can help ya! 

So now it is back to clean eating. My husband found some amazing wild caught Salmon. I wanted a moist buttery finish while filling my body with those luscious omega 3's. So I chose to do a low bake. 

The Salmon and mustard sauce go SO well with Asparagus, so I combined the recipe. The more greens the better! 

The Moistest Baked Mustard Salmon with Asparagus

1 bunch thin asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed 
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 
4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets 
8 teaspoons country-style or whole-grain Dijon mustard 

Preheat oven to 275°F. 
Line your broiler pan with parchment paper. 
Toss asparagus with 1 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper on prepared sheet, then arrange in a single layer on the bottom layer of the broiler pan. Bake asparagus 5 minutes. 
Meanwhile, spread each salmon fillet with 2 tsp. mustard. Sprinkle fillets with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper total. 
Prepare the top layer of your broiler pan with parchment paper. 
After asparagus has baked for 5 minutes, remove broiler pan from oven. Place prepared salmon fillets skin side down on top sheet of broiler pan. Put top sheet on bottom sheet of broilder pan and return to oven and bake until salmon is firm but still pink in the center and asparagus is tender, 14–16 minutes more for medium rare salmon. Divide salmon and asparagus among four plates. I served with basmati/quinoa 50/50 blend for added protein instead of just straight carbs. 


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