brown sugar glazed salmon

I’m about to blow your mind in the salmon world! Honestly, this is what we compare all other salmon recipes to. Seriously. I’ll make a new salmon recipe and ask the husband:

Do you like it?!?

If he responds “Yes, it’s really good.” I’ll ask a follow-up question.

Is it as good as the brown sugar salmon?

And inevitably he will say, “No, what do you think?” and I always reply:

“Yep, I agree… Nothing, compares to that brown sugar salmon!”

So, here it is, the brown sugar salmon amazing goodness. One of my dear friends found it and knew I would love it! It’s been a staple in our home for a couple of years now. My love for all things salmon is a serious one. Maybe I was a bear in a my past life?


  • 1 lb fresh salmon (serving size: 4)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
Start by salt & peppering the fish in a foil-lined baking dish.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.

While baking fish, add remaining ingredients (brown sugar, mustard, and rice vinegar) together and bring to a boil on the stove top.

Brush glaze onto fish.

Then broil for 1-2 minutes, until done/flakey!

This is our favorite salmon recipe! Super easy, fast, and a quick clean up, too! Enjoy!

If you’re doing Weight Watchers, I found out it’s only 6 point plus points! Healthy and delicious, it can be done!

grilled salmon & avocado cream sauce

I was on a high school friend’s blog, The Food Driven Life, the other day and had to try another one of her recipes. I love salmon, served anyway I can get it. This recipe looked like a great summer treat. The warm salmon paired with the cool avocado sauce reminds me of putting jeans over my tan skin, during those summer nights growing up in Wisconsin. Weird analogy, probably. Anywho, it’s a fabulous, easy, quick meal, perfect for the summer, and healthy to boot!


  • 2 salmon fillets or 2/3 pound of salmon
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp light sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp light mayo (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp water (optional)

Prepare the salmon by drizzling 1 Tbsp of lemon juice over the salmon and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to your liking. Heat grill to low-medium – you want to cook it slow. Grill the salmon 7 minutes on each side or until orangy-pinkish.

In a food processor, combine the avocado, sour cream, yogurt, mayo and lemon juice. Mix until creamy.

Stir in dill and optional water.

I omitted the mayo in mine but added the water for perfect consistency.

Spoon cream sauce over salmon and serve.

This is a fun summer treat which I will be sure to bring out throughout the summer months! Enjoy!

turkey burgers

We purchased The Dolce Living Lean Cookbook and have been really surprised just how delicious the recipes have been.  They focus on lean organic alternatives and here’s our rendition of turkey burgers.



  • 1/2 lb. lean turkey (we do 93% lean fresh organic ground turkey)
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 dash each of sea salt, pepper and oregano

In a larger bowl, combine everything and mix well. It looks a little scary. 

Shape into 4 to 5 palm-sized patties.

The husband places aluminum foil, lightly sprayed on the grill so the patties don’t fall through.

Cover, over indirect medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink inside. Add cheese if desired.

Serve on bun or wrap.

Optional toppings

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Dill Pickles
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
Enjoy!! This is a great burger!