Happy Galentine’s Day

Wth is Galentine’s Day? It’s a construct for singles on Valentine’s Day to feel like they have something to celebrate – GAL FRIENDS! I mean, the retailers will always give you some reason to celebrate and spend your money. (*Cough* 11. 11, Black Friday, Christmas)

So I saw a Valentine’s Day ad in the newspapers today and salmon was on offer! I don’t think I’ve ever bought salmon from Cold Storage before because it’s always crazy expensive. But at 36% off, I thought WHY NOT?

Turns out, at SGD2.99/100g, it’s cheaper but not cheap.

Norwegian salmon from Cold Storage
A lovely piece of salmon
Baked fish spices
My spice girls
Salmon on baking paper
So here is the uncooked salmon laying on a sheet of baking paper. Baking paper rocks!
toasted fish
An image of hell comes to mind. >.<“
Baked / toasted salmon and sweet potato
The reveal!

So my intention was to eat healthy, seeing how CNY is coming up and I happily bought a dress that is not the most forgiving if you’ve eaten a bit too much. After looking at how much carbs there are, I wouldn’t call it a low-calorie diet. Haha.Baked salmon

So boring me had the same thing for lunch and dinner. Haha, the only difference was that I sprinkled cinnamon powder on the sweet potatoes for dinner. Didn’t really do much for me so you could probably skip it. I also didn’t place the sweet potatoes in the toaster for lunch. They were fine.

Makes a meal for 1 hungry person.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 slab of salmon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • Other spices – like rosemary and other seasonings

Just do it:

  1. Place sweet potato in boiling water for 15-20min
  2. Season your salmon by placing salt, pepper & seasoning and rubbing it in.
  3. Place salmon on baking paper, add 1 tbsp of butter and wrap it.
  4. Place in toaster for 10 – 15 min.
  5. Take it out and serve. (If you have a lemon wedge, squeeze it over the salmon. It’d taste even better!)

Eating well when you don’t feel great

This dish came about because I wanted to eat something that would be good for my body – not fried, not instant, not MSG-laden. After a break-up or when you feel lousy about having to celebrate Galentine’s Day, you may want to binge on ice cream and chocolate. (P.s. I am more than halfway through a bar of chocolate – the kind that you can break in to many squares.) But at the same time, you have a dress you need to fit into. And you don’t want to be hungry like 2 hours after eating. Hence this salmon (fish oils!) and sweet potato (low GI!) combi. I would like a add a veggie (Broccoli, asparagus or brussels sprouts) but didn’t want to add to my already hefty bill. The salmon was beautiful and the Japanese sweet potatoes were sweet & delicious!

Eating well doesn’t make one happier. This dish won’t exactly help me to lose weight. It was not cheap. But at the very least, I know I can cook a dish so simple, anyone can do it, even if they don’t feel like doing anything. That’a all, folks! 🙂

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