King crab and quinoa quickie

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Whenever you’re in hurry, or, Whenever you’re like “I don’t feel like cooking, but I have to eat something and we I’m so not in the mood for eating out and paying way to much for a whole lot of crap…” This will be your recipe!

When I don’t feel much for cooking but – nonetheless – still feel much for eating, a lot, I’ll usually grab some leftovers from the fridge and mix up some sort of a salad. Or ramble them together in an egg and eggwhite omelette. Easy and healthy dinner options. (Or I may eat breakfast for dinner. Sometimes it happens.)

Something else to consider – whenever you know a busy week is ahead –  is to always cook a bit more quinoa or rice then you’re planning to eat. Because the leftover portion makes a great base for a salad the next day. Proof found below. And you can keep it for ages in an airtight container in your fridge. Tupperware whores for the win!

We always have a huge collections of seeds and nuts in our cabinets. As do we have endless rows with cans of fish and salad proof veggies in the fridge. This time I bought something a bit more out of the ordinary: canned king crab and I decided to combine it with whatever was leftover in our fridge. Enters a King Crab salad that belongs on a Michelin star menu. 😉

You’ll need (serves 2)

  • A can of king crab (tuna or salmon will work too)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Baby cucumber
  • A zucchini (or another leftover vegetable)
  • 140g quinoa
  • Red onion
  • 2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Cook the quinoa (unless it’s a leftover portion from the day before) as stated on the package.

Slice the zucchini and grill them on a high heat for a few minutes on each side.

Now add all ingredients to a big bowl and mingle until everything is a hot king crab mess.

And you’re done. Serve while cold.

Bon appetite!

Xo, Kirsten

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Sushi Pie, Oh my.

Sushi Pie

I could eat sushi all day every day.

Preferably the roll with avocado and cucumber and tuna or salmon inside. And some more Avo and fish on top. Love. So, when I stumbled upon this, I was immediately game. And so was the boyfriend. Quite the sushi lover himself.

I found this recipe on one of my fave dutch health/fit blogs workthates. Though I have to admit her picture looks a tad bit better than mine. Practice makes perfect, right? We’re DEF making this again in the near future. So this picture might get an update in the near future ;).

On a side note, most people believe that sushi is healthy. Well. Lemme tell you: it’s not. Some are. But most aren’t. Most of them contain mayo or other mayo based sauces (not so much healthy) and the ‘tempura’ ones are the real bas ass. Because that’s just a fancy name for ‘fried’. And the ‘crunchy’ ones… Mmkay, let’s just say that the crunchy part comes from the added-sugar-cereal. You know, them rice crispies. And in those ‘small’ rolls is a lot (A LOT) of processed white rice and only a little bit of fish. White rice = Big, fat belly food.

But, by all means, eat sushi. I sure do. But don’t pretend you’re being healthy. Unless you sticked to sashimi.

Luckily for you, this recipe is super healthy and nutritious. Nothing bad ass. Unless you decide to make it with actual sushi rice instead of quinoa. But trust me, it tastes exactly the same. And I should know, because I ate it :).

You’ll need (Serves 2, about 650 kcal pp)

  • 200g salmon (fresh!)
  • 120g of Quinoa
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 tbsp of brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of agave
  • Sesame seeds
  • 4 nori sheets

Directions

Rince the quinoa thoroughly and cook according to the directions on the package. After let it cool.

Make a dressing with the rice vinegar and agave with some salt. Mingle the dressing through the quinoa.

Grab a pair of siccors and cut your nori sheets into circles. I used a lit from a small pan for measurements :). Now take two sheets and ‘stick’ them together by adding some water for glue. This will be the bottom of the pie.

Now add half of the quinoa on top. Press with your hands and form a circle on top of the nori. Cut the cucumber and avocado into small pieces. Do the same with the salmon. Add half on top of the quinoa with half of your salmon.

Now add another nori sheet and repeat the last step by adding the remaining quinoa, cucumber, avocado and salmon.

Add some sesame seeds on top for a crunch.

Serve with soy sauce on the side. Only thing missing was some edamame ;).

Bon appetit!

xo, Kirsten