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Baked salmon with spinach rice: summertime is “salmontime”

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There is no better time to eat salmon than during the summer, when this gorgeous fish is at its most flavorful. As it leaves the ocean and rides the streams of the Alaskan waters in search of good spots to spawn, the salmon makes an amazing journey, during which it reaches peak condition. Unsurprisingly, the demand for salmon increases in the summer. Packed full of protein and good fats, this nutritious fish can be used in a variety of healthy dishes, and it tastes great alongside vegetables. Keep Reading

Ham and cheese panini with homemade veggie sauce: Cook less, enjoy summer more

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Summer just isn’t summer if you don’t spend it away from the computer once in awhile – I came to this simple realization earlier this week, when my husband and I took a couple of days off and ventured out of  Chicago. It was not a long break by any means, but it did allow us to relax and to recharge our batteries. Plus, it also made me remember how much I loved walking in the countryside, feeling light and invigorated, enjoying every breath of fresh air and admiring the colorful fields and the pensive forests.

We got back home late in the evening after a long drive, and I wanted to make something quick to eat as a light dinner. I still had a batch of homemade vegetable sauce in the fridge, so I decided to use it to make ham and cheese panini. Keep Reading