Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Work It Out: Sugar Fix

Workout: 3.1 miles i 30 minutes on the treadmill

Calories: 1900

Gimme some sugar, STAT!

Poor little guy, he looks like I feel! What can I say, I love me some sugar!

On a positive note, the workout in the AM was really good. I wasn’t sore or anything, I’m kind of surprised I recovered this fast. Yay!

The day was actually a pretty good one. I knew I was going to make salmon for dinner, but didn’t know what to do without the honey or brown-sugar soy glaze.  Luckily, I picked up some Black Truffle Oil at Marshall’s and went a searching on the internet.

I got some ideas and went to work. The result: A+. A totally unbiased grade of course!

Black Truffle Salmon

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • butter, I used smart balance
  • 1/4 c half-n-half
  1. Coat a pan with canola oil and sautee a small onion and two cloves garlic.
  2. Add the salmon (skin down), season with salt & pepper and cook for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook until done.
  3. Remove the salmon and set the onions aside
  4. Remove most of the remaining oil from the pan
  5. Melt some butter (I used smart balance) in the same pan
  6. Add the onions back to the pan
  7. Add some half-n-half to coat
  8. Add 1/2 T of black truffle oil
  9. Pour sauce over salmon
  10. Enjoy!

I served it over a bed of wild rice along with some broccoli, delish!

To tell you the truth, I don’t really know what truffles are. Do you? I think they may be some sort of really expensive mushroom but I’m too lazy to look it up.

To satisfy my sweet tooth, I’ve resorted to fruit and strong fruity herbal teas. No sugar added :(

Today’s “dessert” was some leftover brown rice sautéed in some smart balance with some apples and some cashews. I served it in bowl with some cereal and asked “where have you been all my life?”

I don’t know if it was the lack of sugar, but the apple tasted phenomenal!!! Plus the rice and the cashews added some really fun texture.

I foresee a lot of these dishes in the next 40 days!

How do you get your sugar fix – minus the sugar, of course?



Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll be trying that "dessert" I'm sure! I am a sucker for banana soft serve or, on the flip side, a grilled banana with pb.

Amber said... Best Blogger Tips

Where did you get black truffle oil? I haven't seen that before.

cynthiasolc said... Best Blogger Tips

@Amber @ Betty Meets Jane

Marshall's, can you believe it? I usually never look in their foodie isle, but I saw a girlie apron that I liked and I was drawn in. They have a pretty eclectic mix of things, but I am very happy with this purchase :)

cynthiasolc said... Best Blogger Tips


I love me some grilled banana, too!