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 😀


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


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


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


(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.


(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.


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:


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…


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.


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


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:


And they were DELICIOUS!

The spread:


My plate:


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.


She was denied.

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


She, too was denied.

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


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!



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

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

    LOVE the haircut!

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