A few weeks ago I had someone ask me what I thought was the most important meal of the day. I assume most people would say breakfast, because that’s what they are used to hearing. And while I do think it’s a very important meal, I have to be honest…
I am going to go with what works best for us. I say we should let it be dinner. And Let is be a FLAVORFUL dinner.
Here’s a favorite –> Chardonnay Cedar Plank Cranberry Chipotle Sizzlefish Salmon
Chardonnay Cedar Plank Salmon with Chipotle Cranberry Relish
For the Sauce:
- 1 cup cranberry jam, relish, or preserves (I use a cranberry fig combo)
- ¼ cup balsamic glaze or vinegar sauce
- 1 canned chipotle pepper, minced
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground paprika
- 1-2 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Combine all your ingredients together in a bowl. Warm in microwave or on stove for a few minutes, just so it mixes well. Then add to your salmon before grilling or top it after grilling, your choice. Season with salt to taste.
If you think about it, dinner is where we should feel the least rushed. We should feel relaxed and eager to REFUEL/NOURISH those serotonin levels. Well, in my opinion. Although, it also depends on the person and their lifestyle.
In our house, dinner is usually our biggest meal and often (but not always) involves good carbs.
I mean, cavemen didn’t plan overnight oats for the next morning, did they? Haha. Okay that’s a little extreme, but you get my point. And don’t worry, I still love my overnight oats.
But here’s what I’m asking, what I’m pondering.
Are we too hyper focused on FOOD? Should we drop the most important meal idea?
Maybe the answer is Yes to the first question and No the second question. Maybe we should focus on what MAKES us FEEL the best, and you know what? Only YOU can determine that most IMPORTANT meal.
Let it be…
Here’s what were eating for Dinner tonight at our house. You’re welcome to come!
Cinnamon Salted Rubbed Salmon
- ½ to 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon each of black pepper and sea salt
- 2 salmon fillets
Thaw out your salmon fillets and set aside. Heat large skillet on medium. Add in your butter and spices. Make sure the butter and spices are mixed well in pan. Then add your salmon fillets with skin side up so that the flesh part of the fish gets coated with butter. Pan fry for 8-10 minutes on medium. Serve with steamed greens and mashed cauliflower or potatoes.
Makes about 2 small fillets.
Oh and just so you know, this is why we love to add cinnamon to our omegas.
Cinnamon –– Not only good in a roll, it is an antioxidant that supports healthy blood sugar levels, good brain function and (great news for cold season) helps to prevent and fight colds! There is a history of cinnamon aiding in fighting infections and even some types of cancer.
Source :: Mountain Rose Inc and Wellness Mama
Thank you Laura for letting me share my strange but good sizzlefish recipe we created last week!
Okay, what’s your most important meal?