Perfectly grilled salad beast

Good morning! How are you? Hope your day is going well so far <3 Thank you so much for all of the baby bump Halloween ideas… I’m excited.

So, last night I asked the grillmaster if he would mind grilling up some goods for our dinner salad beasts.


I’m so glad he loves grilling, because the clean-up is so easy, and he’s kind of a wizard at it 😉

I prepped some salmon with:

-olive oil

-sea salt and pepper

-Nama shoyu

-The juice and zest of one orange

-grated fresh ginger and crushed garlic

-a drizzle of honey


and he also grilled up some asparagus spears to go with it.


While he was outside cooking the food, I caramelized some onions and made the dressing.



The finished product:

salmon (2) 

A glorious salad beast with grilled salmon and asparagus, segmented orange, caramelized onions and orange soy vinaigrette.

Not. too. shabby.

salmon (3)

[This is the reason why it’s easy for me to be disappointed by restaurant salads]

We took Bell for her nightly walk, finished watching Bridesmaids –it was the third time I’ve seen it, and it gets funnier every time- and called it a night.

This morning, a pre-workout bowl of oats:


[oats, Sun Warrior, berries + melted chocolate chips]

and I’m off to the gym!

What’s on your workout agenda today? If you need leg workout inspiration, the one I did yesterday left my leggies pleasantly sore.

See ya later today!



Something to read:

10 Ways to Burn More Calories During Exercise

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls <— these look OUTTA CONTROL

Woman Gives Birth After Finishing the Chicago Marathon

Better Butt Workout [my favorite move from this is the single leg hip extension]

Pumpkin chocolate chip bread –making a loaf of this tonight. The Pilot’s bread from the fall festival left me with pumpkin bread envy 😉

Something to talk about: I’m very late to the Pinterest bandwagon, but I finally signed up. Are any of y’all on Pinterest? The funny thing is that I haven’t pinned anything yet (it feels like a commitment! haha) but am excited to use if for decorating, fashion and recipe inspiration.

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  1. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on October 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I LOVE Pinterest – almost as much as I love Bridesmaids :). I will follow you!

    Btw, you make me feel less guilty about having chocolate chips on my oatmeal. So glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Just think of the antioxidants! 😉

  2. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Salmon with orange is one of my favourite pairings! Have you ever tried a marinade with orange juice, sesame oil, maple syrup and soy sauce? It’s fantastic!

    Your salad definitely looks restaurant worthy. 😀

  3. Jessica on October 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Watch out!!! Pinterest is so addicting! 🙂 Can’t wait to make the salmon. Yummm!

  4. Sarah @ studiofood on October 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I’m new to finding this blog, but after seeing that salmon (and subsequently wiping up the drool off my keyboard) I browsed around and I’m in love! I actually already linked to you in my blog post about finding new workout ideas online!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      awesome- thank you so much!

  5. Lisa on October 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I haven’t pinned anything yet but love looking at Pinterest. I’m making your salmon this week; I always forget about oranges as a marinade. Tonight I made Smitten Kitchen butternut squash soup. Then I had a lot of fresh okra given to me so I froze part of it and made stewed okra and tomatoes with part of it.

  6. Leigh-Ann on October 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I have Pinterest! It’s addicting!

  7. Beth on October 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Eating salads out at a restaurant makes me so frustrated. I always end up estimating what it would cost me to make the same salad. I am convinced that most restaurants make a killing on their salads. I usually can make the same salad for half the price. Yours looks amazing!!

  8. Emma on October 12, 2011 at 4:34 am

    That salad looks amazing! How did you make the orange soy vinaigrette?? I love salad dressings but find it impossible tomake up any recipes on my own! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

      the recipe is written on the notebook page in the post- it was so easy, and soooo good

      • Emma on October 13, 2011 at 5:33 am

        How did I miss that?! lol thank you 🙂

  9. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on October 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I’m on Pinterest! I love it! But must warn you that Pinterest is where time goes to die…

  10. Alexia @ NamasteYoga on October 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love bridesmaids! could watch it over and over too and i swear it gets funnier every time! the salad looks soo good! thanks for sharing!

  11. Alyssa on October 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Yum! That looks so delicious! I am definitely going to have to make that this week!

  12. Moira on October 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Gina-

    I want to recreate this dressing- the whole salad actually! It looks awesome, but what is the ingredient on the 4th line? I am blind as a bat and can’t exactly read it? Could you please help me out?


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