Flavorful “Foto” Friday

by LCCotter on June 8, 2012

Happy Friday. We made it. Now don’t get me wrong, I still have plenty of work to get caught up on this weekend, but it’s the weekend, so I can half ass it, right? Winking smile

I did manage to get caught up on my TO DO list, so i will announce the healthy bite winner Monday. Sound good? Don’t forget to check out the giveaway. A MUST DO on that TO DO! haha.

Anyway, it’s Fitness Friday, Foodie Friday, and Foto Friday all rolled up into one big Flavor Ball. This Friday is all about Mojo. Not really sure what Mojo really means, but to me it means spice. It means sass. It means magic! So here’s a little bit of my MOJO flavor to end the week.

Sweet and Spicy Mojo Salmon with brown rice and papaya salad.

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This is quite easy to make. Take a spicy marinade, like a Jamaican jerk or Southwestern flavor, add it to a pan with a little white wine, garlic, lemon, water, and basil. Place the salmon fillets in pan and coat with sauces. Then cover and steam on medium high for 10-15 minutes. I add the basil last 5 minutes. For the papaya salad, use romaine lettuce, grapeseed oil, balsamic vinegar, goat cheese,  chopped zucchini, and pine nuts (optional).

This dish goes great with a light red. I used a classic table wine from this vineyard. Definitely a good buy!

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Oh and don’t forget the great view! It completes the MOJO dinner. Winking smile

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Next up are my MOJO Healthy Bites flavor. Yes, these were MAGICAL!! Can you guess the flavor?

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It’s Muddy Buddy Mocha and it just so happens to be Vegan and Gluten Free. Magic in the making people!

And last but not least, my MOJO playlist. It had been way too long since I made a playlist for teaching classes. Here’s the one I used for my cycle/yoga class. It’s sassy, yes?

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Alright, that’s enough flavor talk. Enjoy your weekend! I’m off to celebrate Wine Friday.

What’s your Mojo like this week?

Cheers!

LC

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather (Where's the Beach) June 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I’m not sure I’ve had any wines from that vineyard actually. It’s always good to hear reviews or likes/dislikes from friends. My mojo was a 9 mile run before work. I think that’s all I got left. May have to lounge in the pool the rest of the weekend ;-)

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

well deserved friend! get your tan on!

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Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I’z makin’ me some Indian spiced salmon with Quinoa and veggies tonight. great minds think alike. Don’t you love getting caught up on a to do list. It just frustrates me that it fills back up so quickly! Have a great weekend, Lindsay!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

man, just imagine if we were neighbors. GOod food, good company, good wine!

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Alexandra June 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

LOVE that mojo playlist– anything that combines Gotye and Lil Wayne is a winner in my book ;)
Enjoy your weekend hot mama!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

me too! Gotye obsessed!

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Anne Marie June 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Where do you teach spin? Please say Gold’s or 24 hour! I’d love to take one of your classes!

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LCCotter June 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Wild Basin in Steiner. COME VISIT!!

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Anne Marie June 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

I’ve never heard of that one! I’ll look it up and try to make it one day soon!

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Pure2raw twins June 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

love you mojo! our mojo was Lori and gary moving into their new home…and I get my bed back ;)

xoxo

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

hehe, i bet that was nice. BEd all to yourself!

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Allie June 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I want Muddy Buddies now!!! Thanks, although I did eat two smores tonight and they had Reese Cups in it!! My Mojo this week was a ROUGH one, and I feel like I need some wine, but its 1038 and Im WHOOPED so maybe tomorrow haha?!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

tomorrow for sure! and relax that brain!

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Lou June 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I do miss salmon, that dish sounds awesome… as do your healthy bites – YUMMO.

Check out Lisa Mitchell – “Spiritus” for a lovely upbeat, uplifting tune to add to your mix!

Happy weekend lovely friend :)

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

i’m thinking it would be good with tempeh too, yes? And thanks for the song, gonna check that out now! YEA!

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Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 9, 2012 at 6:02 am

I really like your playlist – some good stuff on there! And the Muddy Buddy Bites look very, very tasty :)

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

tasty indeed. Now, i must restrain myself. haha

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Bre June 9, 2012 at 6:55 am

ohhh that salmon looks yummy! and you make it sound so easy ;)
I like the mojo this week- those healthy bites have my name all over them! So does the wine…except I was so tired last night I had to choose between the grocery store and the LCBO. And food trumped wine. haha I’m currently gathering mojo with coffee for this 5hr ride (probably all in the rain…)!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:50 am

another reason to move to austin… just sayin.. no rain. ;-)

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife June 9, 2012 at 7:38 am

Love the salmon meal – I am loving it right now and want it every day! I need to find some wild on sale and stock up so I have it whenever! It’s too expensive if I buy it wild AND fresh every day!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 7:50 am

i know, i wish it was cheap, but then again it wouldn’t be as tasty. right? haha. hows life friend? Coming to austin soon? xxoo

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katie June 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

My mojo weekend is in DC having fun with Sara! Oh and I had a mojo bar, does that count?! :)

Love you!

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Nicole June 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

Oooh, I think I’ll try out that salmon as well as the papaya salad!! Ever since my naturopathic doctor told me I really needed to eat fish, I’ve been on the lookout for yummy fish dishes. This on will be enjoyed for sure : )

We are off for vacation on Monday so my mojo is relaxing!!

Have a great weekend Lindsay!

Nicole

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm

oh so good to hear from you!! HOw is your health? Enjoy vacation and eat lots of fish!!

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teabagginit June 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

those healthy bites look amazing! j and my mojo were the healthy bite inspired caramel apple pecan pie bites! so good! and powered us through a track circuit workout!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Sounds awesome and makes me happy!! I want to hear about thus circuit. ;-)

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail June 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Lovely eats as always!! Cycle/Yoga–this is a first for me, but I can see what a winning combo that would be–loosen up tight legs after being in a hunch position.

Mmmmm. Muddy buddies!!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Oh you would love it!! Come visit now, ok? xxoo

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

My mojo has been refocusing on some things around here lately. I’m feeling a little on the lost side, but I’m getting there. Sounds like you’ve had some delicious adventures lately! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Totally can relate. Lost but getting there. Can’t wait to see all your fun recipes you made this weekend. Love you!!

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Jess June 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

YUM! It’s a tie-breaker between the salmon and those mojo bites, they both look SO YUMMY!! Can you make me both please? ;-)

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LCCotter June 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Oh yes!! Come over now.

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dorry June 10, 2012 at 8:28 am

the muddy buddy mocha healthy bites sounds great! you are on a roll with those. :) I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! I hear it’s really hot down there in Texas.

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LCCotter June 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

it’s 98F today! Save me!!! But i hoping we get to travel more soon. Oh i got the travel bug for sure. Will you be free to chat this week? Need an update desperately!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish June 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Ooh, I’d love to pump up the flavor in my life with a little mojo marinade! Love the sound of that recipe; thanks for sharing! And Muddy Buddy Mocha Healthy Bites? Yes please and thank you. Do they provide a little caffeine kick along with that mojo? ;)

Hope you’ve had a fab weekend! Hugs. <3

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LCCotter June 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

they sure do! Mojo bars always make me think of you and katie. Oh i wish i could have joined you both this weekend. xxoo

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity June 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

muddy buddy mocha looks deeeelicious

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LCCotter June 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

trying hard not to eat them all! ACK!

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She Rocks Fitness June 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Hoping my “mojo” this week is a lot better then last week! HA! It’s a busy week ahead and I’m looking forward to it. So much going on, but it’s good stuff! Woman how do you come up with all these recipes for Healthy Bites!!! So awesome…xoxo

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LCCotter June 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

have no idea how these recipes come to me, they just do! Maybe it’s your mojo you send my way. haha. Happy MOJO filled week!

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Klh June 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

glad you tackeled the to-do list! The spin list looks great.
Hope you got some rest this wknd!

Hugs <3

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LCCotter June 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

i will take that rest tomorrow. How are you? Miss you!

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Miz June 11, 2012 at 4:46 am

CHECKING ON THE FLIPSIDE OF THE WEEKEND.
longstoryshort wanna meet up at the B&N at the arboretum friday sat or sun?

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LCCotter June 11, 2012 at 5:34 am

we are moving and house sitting this weekend. Yes, i decided i could do both. Ha ha. BUT… FOR SURE! I will need a coffee break. That i know. Maybe Friday?

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jobo June 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I am TOTALLY borrowing from your playlist for b9!! love the tunes!! Your dinner recipe looks awesome, I must try it. Cheers, belatedly to wine Friday!

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