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Don't Miss Wild King Salmon 3 Day Sale at Whole Foods Market 9/18-20!

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September 18-20th is Whole Foods Market's three day sale on Wild King Salmon Filet! The salmon is domestically caught from the Pacific ranging from California to Alaska. Although I love grilled salmon on thinly sliced lemon, straight on the grill, sometimes it's fun to dress it up!

Roasted Salmon Stuffed With Spinach, Feta, and Ricotta:

Ingredients:1 center-cut boneless, skinless salmon fillet 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt , divided 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 cup packed baby spinach , divided 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil , plus more for baking sheet 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper , divided Method:  Preheat the oven to 450°F. Butterfly salmon fillet through the center, without cutting all the way through, so that it lays open flat in one large piece like a book. Turn salmon over so skin side is facing up and place on a clean work surface. In a bowl, mash toget…

Some Things Remain Constant

Tonight was Girl's Night. We enjoyed a fast casual dinner and the girls jumped at the opportunity for a random weekday trip to the mall in our former hometown. With a few giggles, they asked if they could cut through the sand play area as we were walking towards the entrance. I nod, smile, and give them the green light to go for it. I watched them from afar, flashing back to years ago when we spent countless playdate hours in the same exact spot. Baby wipes, hand sanitizer, toddler arguments and tears over the coveted dump truck, spilled snacks, huddling the masses under one umbrella, vividly recalling the one friend from playgroup who always tried to escape through the bars into the water installation. Now my oldest could earn money to care for the toddler happily collecting all the shovels to keep right next to his sandcastle in progress. Her women's size 9 Birkenstocks fill with sand, she stops to dump them out just like when she was a little girl, and I realized some thing…

Drink Or Don't Drink, We Can All Be Merry!

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There's really no easy way to say this, but abstaining from alcohol makes people nervous. Just have a drink- what's your problem, I'm headed to the bar are you sure I can't get you one, aww come on not even ONE glass of wine, are you on a cleanse, are you pregnant ?!? The commentary is plentiful. I keep smiling and decline, as I watch the glasses around me empty fast, the classic nervous swirl of the ice hoping to find one more chug hiding somewhere at the bottom. My water glass reaches my lips and I can't stop thinking about an excuse to head home.

Depending on the persistence of the company I am keeping, I'll have a soda water with a splash of cran in order to make people feel more comfortable. The truth is, if I have one drink it's just to appease people. One drink doesn't do anything for me and while on rare occasion, I'll have 2 or 3 drinks, I've decided I just don't like the way it makes my body feel. Now don't get me wrong, there&…