Monday night I ran by Whole Foods and got some Alaskan Seafood for dinner. Alaska Seafood had sent me a giftcard so I could get some alaskan goodness. It is HIGH on my bucket list to catch a salmon in Alaska. From the store I ended up going with a wild caught salmon.
For dinner I turned it into a polenta dish. I made creamy-dreamy parmesan polenta. Then toasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and tomatoes in olive oil + balsamic and roasted them. Then I sautéed pears in coconut oil and brown sugar. I sautéed the salmon and added it on top. This was a great dinner. I ended up topping mine with some more grated parmesan and herbs de provence.
Alaska Seafood also sent a bottle of Charles Smith Vino to serve along with our fish.
Tuesday night I ended up getting a migraine as soon as I got home from work. Actually I was driving home and lost my peripheral vision as I turned on our street. Do you get migraines? I think I’ve talked about mine before. They suck. I lose my peripheral vision, I start slurring my words, and then the entire left side of my body goes numb (even just the left side of my tongue!). I have a neurologist and we’ve done scans of my brain…but nothing was found. I think the migraines are a survival mechanism for my body. When I get too stressed my body is like, “you need to slow down so we are going to make you slow down…BOOM…vision loss. Now you can’t do anything.” I used to get them a lot (~once a month), but now that I manage my stress better I typically only get them once or twice a year. I know this migraine was 100% related to a lack of sleep + stress levels. My skin is also a hot mess right now…which just sucks and adds more stress, which just keeps my skin looking crappy. Frustrating. I’m always open to hearing about face cleaners that you love!! Tell me your ways!
So Tuesday night I got home and Andrew had breakfast tacos waiting for dinner (he gave me the one with extra bacon…’tis love). And shout out to Andrew for being awesome because that night he gave me a forehead and foot massage until I feel asleep. I was a crying mess (hence why there was no blog post yesterday). Migraines hurt so freaking bad. So Wednesday was spent in a post migraine fog. Gross.
Wednesday night for dinner I attended a Siggi’s event. I felt pretty terrible post-migraine and considered multiple times not going, but I’m glad I went. I love Siggi’s yogurt + Siggi’s dietitian (@nutritiontraveler) + Siggi’s PR team…so it’s always good to see them.
The event involved a cooking class + meal. We briefly learned how to fillet an entire salmon. Good life skill to know.
After we all broke into teams and got cooking. Our group was in charge of the salmon. Topped with a chive yogurt sauce, berries and edible flowers.
Once all the dishes were done, we sat down to eat.
Salmon + creamy yogurt mashed potatoes + roasted veggies.
For dessert we had sautéed apples (i think they were apples) topped with yogurt + powdered sugar + chocolate. So yum and perfect for fall.
I’m really glad I went to the Siggi’s event. It helped pull me out of the stressed out funk I was in.
I hope your week has been migraine free so far ;)