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Din-Din In

Din-Din In

Sunday nights are typically reserved for getting ready for the work week: stocking the fridge of food for the week, getting my gym gear ready, picking out my outfit for the next day, and just as importantly, transitioning from weekend mindset to weekday mindset — a shift that requires a little bit of time to regroup, especially after a fun-filled weekend. 

Typically, I like to do meal prep as well as Sundays so that eating healthy during the week to reduce using up my willpower stores. I also love coming home from work and being able to pull something pre-made out of the fridge. Confession: I've adapted the term low-blood sugar into the acronym LBS for a reason. 

All LBS aside, this Sunday was a departure from my typical day. I went to my coworker's friend's place in Oakland for brunch and then had a friend over for dinner. We made grilled salmon and asparagus, along with hasselbeck potatoes — decadent in a healthy way (read: more olive oil than I typically use) and fun to exchange ideas and opinions on how to prepare theses relatively simple foods. 

The truth is, you never know how you're going to cook with someone. And in a small city apartment that can be especially tough. But we divvied up the tasks and our concoction turned out quite well, minus the salmon-smelling smoke from searing the fish, which was delicious and different from how I typically cook mine (marinated and baked in the oven). 

Hasselbeck potatoes, sliced, seasoned with slices of butter and generous amounts of sea salt and freshly ground pepper, roasted at 450-degree oven for an hour. And honestly, how clucky are these potatoes?

Hasselbeck potatoes, sliced, seasoned with slices of butter and generous amounts of sea salt and freshly ground pepper, roasted at 450-degree oven for an hour. And honestly, how clucky are these potatoes?

Pan-fried salmon seasoned with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, cooked over a generous coating of olive oil. Cooked high on both sides. A smoke-filled apartment was the only downside to this cooking method!

Pan-fried salmon seasoned with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, cooked over a generous coating of olive oil. Cooked high on both sides. A smoke-filled apartment was the only downside to this cooking method!

Et voila! The finished product! Lesson learned: it's okay to be generous with the olive oil . . . sometimes. 

Et voila! The finished product! Lesson learned: it's okay to be generous with the olive oil . . . sometimes. 

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