Cheaty Smoky Salmon Toast

pumpernickel bread with smoked paprika rubbed salmon, cucumbers and dill cream cheese

So as I move closer to my due date, even with the end in sight I am getting more and more annoyed with the restrictions of pregnancy. The physical ones are bad enough (I feel like I am wearing super tight spandex and then I realize that is just my skin) but I miss some things. We’ve already covered the alcoholic beverages I miss, but today we’re talking about smoked salmon. I am a huuuuuuuge smoked salmon fan and I have been missing it hard. But then I had a brainwave that while I could never have that luscious smooth texture of the best lox, I could have the smoky flavor, so here is my super quick and easy recipe for cheaty smoky salmon toast.

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Green White Fish Burritos or Burrito Bowls

green whitefish burrito bowl

Everyone loves burritos! Or so it would seem from the line-ups at every burrito joint from chipotle to like… all those other ones? But you guys, they are really easy to make! And if you make them yourself they don’t end up being quite as gut-bustingly massive (unless you want them huge in which case, again, you can have what you want). So here is a simple white fish burrito with poblano strips and onions as the vegetable and a super cilantro-y rice to make it a bit Chipotleish (cilantro haters can sub parsley or basil). Keep reading

Green Chile Egg Salad

green chile egg salad on toast

I love egg salad and have made something approaching 79 different versions of it over the years. So when a reader recently wrote to me asking for an egg salad recipe that was all the excuse I needed to share one of them with you here.

I never much liked the bland, mayo and celery version that is the mainstay of delis and work lunches—too much mayo! But once I realized that it’s eggs and not mayo that’s the main ingredient I got pretty obsessed.
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5 Days of Noodley Lunches

Rather than the usual recipe plus explanation of why you should try it, this week I thought I’d give you a week’s worth of lunch plans. It’s the summer. Did you guys notice? It’s hot. Here’s what happens for me when it’s like this. My appetite goes down during the day and I basically just want to eat watermelon. Then the sun goes down and I’m ravenous and cranky. Not the best or smartest way to live. I think we can all agree.

Enter cold noodle salads. I can always make room for some cold noodles for lunch! And they are so fast. The slowest part is waiting for the water to boil for the noodles. So let’s get efficient and commit to noodle lunches all week and cook them all in one big batch. Then all you have to do is grab your cooked noodles and toss them with whatever you have in the fridge. And did I mention this is pretty darn inexpensive?

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Leanne Brown

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