Salmon with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Salmon with Sundried Tomato Pesto by Eating with a Purpose

On Friday we received some exciting news- we will be moving to Seattle for Doug’s residency at University of Washington.  We are absolutely thrilled, as we were so hoping to be closer to family and friends.  Over the next three months, we will be traveling here there and everywhere prior to our wedding in June.  We depart for Europe at the end of the month and will be traveling throughout Italy and Greece for our pre-wedding honeymoon (residency starts shortly after our wedding).  I hope to find some time over the next couple months to share our adventure with you.  As you can imagine, our honeymoon is going to be heavily focused on food!   It’s kind of been a roller coaster ride the past couple weeks, so cooking has not been a priority.  Thankfully, this month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about keeping things simple.  We were challenged to create a recipe with 7 ingredients or less.  I’ve been meaning to share this amazing salmon recipe with you, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so.  While my Soy Maple Glazed Salmon is my go-to, this is another favorite.  It’s perfect for Spring and the start of grilling season!

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

What I Ate This Week: February 29-March 6

You may have noticed my posting frequency has decreased a little- we are trying to squeeze in every last activity before we move.  Given that many activities in NOLA focus on food, my cooking and therefore blogging, has been put on the back burner.  There was definitely a 5 day stretch last week where the majority of my meals were prepared by someone else.  Taking a break from cooking is sometimes nice, but my body was craving homemade (healthy) food by week’s end.  We’re doing a little better this week, in anticipation of our 2 month adventure beginning in less than 2 weeks…more on that to come.  I tried a delicious new meatball recipe from Ottolenghi last week, thanks to a recommendation from a friend.  They were so good, I recommended my Mom make them for her dinner party the following evening.  Check it out below!  Instead of giving you a day by day overview (which would have included a lot of restaurant food), I decided to share recipes I’ve made over the past couple weeks.

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.