A Math Lesson:
700 calories burned
700 M&M’s consumed
1000 calories burned
1 Turtle Custard Sundae enjoyed
800 calories burned
Chinese Food, Cheesecake & A Spoonful of Peanut Butter Licked Clean
5 pounds gained.
A Life Lesson:
Sticking to New Years resolutions
for a whole year
(let alone a whole month)
with Coconut Sweet Potatoes & Pineapple Salsa
Here’s a healthy recipe to help along that healthy eating. This is a simple, succulent recipe, and my husband–who does not like fruit salsa’s–licked his platter clean, and asked for more. A dish that takes minutes to prepare and minutes to cook? You’ll want to whip up this easy, elegant meal again and again.
1 c. shredded coconut
1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 c. honey
1 package Matzo ball mix
4 Salmon fillets
1 package of Sweet Potato Pancake mix
1 1/2 c. pineapple
1/2 c. onions
1/4 c. cilantro
salt & pepper to taste
Heat oven to BROIL. Begin by toasting coconut under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
For the Salmon:
In a small bowl, combine honey and soy sauce together until well incorporated. Using a knife, spread 1/8 c. of honey mixture evenly onto the pink sides of each salmon fillet. Dip honeyed side of salmon into Matzo Mix. Place matzo-side up on a sheet of baking foil, atop a broiling pan. Set aside until ready to broil.
For the Coconut Sweet Potatoes:
Combine Sweet Potato Pancake Mix with 2 c. of water (add additional water if a smoother texture is preferred) and 3/4 c. of toasted coconut. Stir until evenly mixed. Divide mixture into four equal parts, and spoon onto a second piece of aluminum foil. Set aside.
For the Pineapple Salsa:
Dice pineapple, onions, and cilantro. Combine. Salt to taste. Set aside.
Place salmon under broiler for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer tin-foil with sweet potatoes on other half of the broiling pan. Return salmon and sweet potatoes to oven and broil an additional 5 minutes, or until salmon is fully cooked, and tips of potatoes are delicately browned.
Place a serving of salmon and sweet potatoes on plates. Sprinkle remaining coconut over potatoes. Spoon salsa over the salmon.
Off to the Gym (again.)