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New cut and at-home restaurant meal

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!

I promised I’d post a pic of the new cut… and the question is whether I got straight-across bangs or not

NOPE! I’m still rockin’ the side bangs 😀

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But I did get 4 INCHES TAKEN OFF! My hair hasn’t been this short in quite a while!

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All the dead ends are GONE and it feels light and healthy. And I feel less like a shaggy beast 😉

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Last night, the pilot and I made dinner together. We loosely based it off this Rizzle recipe for Grilled Salmon Salad.

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(I love my personalized Williams-Sonoma apron :D)

The pilot played sous chef and started working on the marinade for the salmon and the orange vinaigrette.

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(hubba, hubba)

We marinated the salmon in orange juice, agave, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sea salt and pepper for about 20 minutes and then I pan-seared it before throwing it into the oven.

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The pilot made the vinaigrette using Rizzle’s recipe but we only used a splash of the canola oil instead of the recommended 1 cup:

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When we got ingredients at Winn Dizzle for dinner, they didn’t have organic greens (punks!!) so I needed another method of choosing the type of salad we’d use…

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The package said “sassy”. I was sold right there 😀

I tossed the vinaigrette with the sassy salad greens and added sliced red onion, kalamata olives and cucumber.

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The pilot made himself some wasabi-mashed potatoes using boiled new potatoes, milk, butter, sea salt, pepper and wasabi powder

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Using the leftover frozen shrimpies from seafood fest 2009, I marinated them in a Gliding Calm Tofu-esque mixture of garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and red chili flakes

I sautéed them in a little EVOO:

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And they were DELICIOUS!

The spread:

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My plate:

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TOTALLY looks like a restaurant salad.. and it tasted even better 😀

Bella tried to look as pathetic as possible, hoping she’d get a bite of salmon.

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She was denied.

Viesa did her version of begging, which is to lay under the table and look beautiful.

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She, too was denied.

The thing that made our amazing meal even better: dessert!!

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Well I’m off to seize the day. Meaning, I’ll be laying by the pool, book in hand 😀 Dinner with the girls and the Ugly Truth tonight. Has anyone seen it??

Have a great day, friends!

Cheers,

G

*Meet me here tomorrow morning for the Summer Shape Up re-cap and WINNERS (even though you’re all winners, of course) 😀

*I’m on twitter! (and addicted). Tweet it up, yo 😉

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51 Comments

  1. britt on July 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

    LOVE the haircut!

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