Grilled Salmon and Asparagus

Last night for dinner we decided to change it up. I had some asparagus and we bought Salmon to eat this week. I had the dear hubby fire up the grill (yay charcoal!) and I followed this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I have to say it was amazing! I even made the dressing recipe to go with it since I had the ingredients on hand. Only change I made was dill instead of thyme for the mayo part. Hubby wasn’t too much of a fan but he doesn’t like fish too much to begin with. Bubba loved the salmon though and Moco not so much, guess he takes after his daddy! Give this recipe a try though and I am sure you will love it too.

Grilled Salmon and Asparagus with Garden Mayo



  • 46 – 8 ounces fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick
  • 1pound asparagus spears
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt or salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2cup finely chopped celery (1 stalk)
  • 1/3cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4cup thinly sliced green onions (2)
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2teaspoons snipped fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
  • Lemon wedges (optional)


1.Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Brush both sides of fish and asparagus lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle fish and asparagus with salt and pepper.

2.For a charcoal grill, place fish on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Place asparagus on grill rack next to salmon. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork and asparagus is tender, turning fish once halfway through grilling and turning asparagus occasionally. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish and asparagus on a greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

3.Meanwhile, for garden mayonnaise, in a small bowl combine celery, mayonnaise, green onions, lemon juice, and tarragon. Chill until serving time.

4.To serve, arrange fish and asparagus on four dinner plates. Top fish with garden mayonnaise. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.


Healthy lifestyles

What do you think is part of a healthy lifestyle? Does it have to do with what you put in your body, or how about what you use to clean your home?

 I think it has everything to do with all of those and then some. I have a friend who goes between vegetarian and vegan as well as gardening and only using organic food. I want to take the step to organic only but it is an expensive step. I also want to grow my own fruits and vegetables so that I know exactly what is put in the soil and on the plants. Slowly my family is making changes to eat more fruits and vegetables and get away from the typical western diet of junk food. 

Another part of getting healthy, I am starting to limit the use of commercial cleaning products in my home. I still have a few bottles under the sink but they are just gathering dust now. Once my laundry soap is finished up I will be making my own so that I know what is getting used to wash the clothing we wear on a daily basis. I am also only using baking soda and apple cider vinegar for my hair( see my posts on no-poo). I will be starting week three of this experiment in just a few days and so far my hair has never been better! 

All in all getting rid of chemicals and junk from our lives has a dramatic impact on the way we feel and the way we look. Just think about it, how did people way back when get along with no fast food, 8oz sodas, no chemicals that we have now? They did not have the  health problems, diabetes and obesity epidemic we have today, that is one thing for sure!

Detox and going natural

Well a week ago we made the decision to eliminate junk food and salt from our diets since the hubby wants to lose weight to enlist. Lots of fruits, veggies and lean meats have made their way into our fridge compared to what we used to buy. So far by just the two simple steps he has lost 10lbs and I have lost 5lbs and it is a bit noticeable! Well now that we are a week in, my body is going through a detox phase and I feel like crap. I won’t go into details of it though since that is all besides the point. However I am pushing through and I will still continue with my morning 1.71 mile route to walk and work my way back up to running again since I have not really worked out in over three years aside from walking. I may be average to skinny build but I am sure out of shape after two kids!

As for going natural I am still pushing on with no-poo as previously mentioned. I am really liking what my hair is doing aside from waiting for the oily phase to subside. My hair is thicker it seems like and wavy when it used to be stick straight! Another plus is that my hair is not getting tangled like it used to. I honestly wish I would have given into it sooner after trying shampoo after shampoo to work with my hair and make it do something. Who would have guessed that shampoo was the problem?

Happy Sunday to you all and may more natural ways of life find their way into your homes!