Wild Smoked Salmon on Sourdough Toast
Day One- Wild Smoked Salmon on Sourdough Toast
Simple and pretty, just the way I like my breakfast to be.
My boyfriend is gone on tour for a month in Europe. This is the longest amount of time we have been apart, 33 nights (not that I am counting), and we have been together for almost 5 years!
Being away from each other for this long has felt different than what I expected, it’s hard to explain. It hasn’t gotten easier, but it hasn’t gotten harder. The only way I can describe it is that I am getting a glimpse of what my daily routine was like before I was in a relationship. It’s interesting to think back on what life was like before him and then to notice how much I have grown personally since then. I’ve realized this person I have built a life with over the past 5 years truly impacts my daily life on so many different levels and in such a positive way.
Time apart is healthy for our relationship and I feel it’s good to miss each other! A time for us to split up our daily and weekly routines we’ve created together and challenge ourselves to see things in a different light again. Space for me to think about myself, my habits, who I am, who I am as a friend/girlfriend and to focus on what I want to achieve. Definitely loving all of the girl nights I get to pencil in on the calendar. While I am alone, I am taking good care of myself, reading, cooking, taking yoga classes and taking it one day at a time. I am creating healthy habits.
I am a big daydreamer. Right before he left, I expressed I wanted to start posting on paired with sunshine more often because it would give me something to put my free time and energy into while he is away. So here we go, here is day one.
Cooking for one isn’t my favorite. For one: I love cooking for others way more than just cooking for myself. The experience of sharing a meal with another at the table is one of my favorite things to do. Two: I am not a huge fan of leftover meals because I like to switch up what I am eating everyday depending on my taste buds and mood. Three: it is hard for me to figure out the proportion size for a meal for one! I usually always end up cooking too much food or not enough.
That is why toast is a perfect meal for one and a great place for me to start. Somewhere simple. Easy enough for anyone to do. My focus is on sharing my meals with you. Even if what I post seems super simple and effortless for me at the time, for someone this could spark a healthy change or bring an idea or eagerness to learn more about health. I truly enjoy making food, specifically more plant-veggie based meals.
By all means I am not a professional cook whatsoever and not everything I have made turns out to my liking. What I do share with you though, are meals that I do love. My happiness is going to the grocery store and learning about why certain foods are good. It is fun and it is intriguing to me. Trying to feel the best I can by feeding my body with nutrient wholesome food is kind of a side obsession. I want to share with you ways I introduce simple healthy ingredients into my dishes. They may inspire you to try them too.
Benefits of the Beautiful Ingredient, broccoli sprouts.
Broccoli sprouts are 3-4 day old broccoli plants, they are babies. They have a cancer-fighting compound called Sulforaphane that is released when it is chewed . While diving in and learning a little bit about them, I stumbled upon this podcast. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of broccoli sprouts, Dr. Rhonda Patrick goes into detail on the benefits and the compound Sulforaphane in this Joe Rogan podcast here in the link below:
Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Joe Rogan Podcast - Sulforaphane
1 Slice Sourdough
Wild Smoked Salmon
Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese (Dairy Free)
Persian Cucumber Slices
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joes)
Olive Oil and Fresh Lemon Juice for Drizzle
Toast your bread and then layer your toppings accordingly:
Everything is eyeballed, there is no measuring except that it fits on the toast and it’s to your liking. Spread your cream cheese, add your cucumber slices, smoked salmon, grape tomatoes and sprinkle your everything but the bagel seasoning. I like to top the bagel with broccoli sprouts and then finish by drizzling a tad bit of olive oil on top and a fresh squeeze of lemon.