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Recipe: Steak Sandwich


As I mentioned, The Russian and I went on a hike last weekend.  The night before, my job had some leftover steak and I wanted to make a snack for the walk.  What better way to use leftovers than in sandwiches?!? There’s no other way. I think this sandwich recipe is great for any leftover steak, be it leftover pot roast or steak strips.

They were delicious.


Leftover steak

Arugula [$3]

Whole grain mustard [$3]

Brie spread [$4]

Baguette or other crusty bread [$2]


Cut bread in half.  Spread brie on one half and the mustard on another.  Layer steak slices and arugula and serve with chips, if desired.


Recipe: Pomegranate–Balsamic Glazed Salmon


IMG_2473Here’s another recipe that I love with some great fall flavors.  Pomegranate, balsamic, and whole grain mustard come together in this glaze that is flavorful but will not overpower the fish.  Super simple to make and a sure crowd–pleaser, this recipe is perfect for a quick dinner on the nights leading up to Thanksgiving. I served the salmon with some potatoes I roasted in the oven on 425 with chopped rosemary, chopped garlic, and a little olive oil and salt for flavor. To add some greens, I tossed a simple salad together and served with the salmon.  Easy, flavorful, and filling, just how I like my fall meals.

Healthy, flavorful, filling.  A Great combo.

Healthy, flavorful, filling. A Great combo.


Salmon filets [around $9/lb]

1 small pomegranate juice [$3]

whole grain mustard [$3]

light brown sugar [$2]

balsamic vinegar, which I had on hand [otherwise it’s around $3]

cornstarch [I also had this on hand, but its around $2]

roasted potatoes and salad, for serving [optional]


Preheat the oven to 425.

If desired, toss some cubed potatoes with chopped rosemary, salt, olive oil, and some chopped garlic and throw in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Make the glaze: Mix about 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, 6 tablespoons pomegranate juice, 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and 2 tablespoons mustard with a pinch of crushed red pepper for some heat.

When the potatoes are almost done, glaze the salmon and place in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the glaze is sticky and the salmon cooked through.  Serve with the potatoes and a salad, if desired.