About Stephanie Spring

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I love early mornings and Jesus, cooking and coffee, navy blue and white stripes and traveling.

Posts by Stephanie Spring:

Salmon Salad + Spicy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

Salmon Salad + Spicy Cilantro and Avocado Dressing--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comSalmon Salad + Spicy Cilantro and Avocado Dressing--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Salmon Salad + Spicy Cilantro and Avocado Dressing--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Salmon Salad + Spicy Cilantro and Avocado Dressing--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comThis combination of flavors is definitely a little outside my comfort zone but who ever got a great result without stepping out a little bit, right? A lover of salmon is really old news to most of you (exhibit A, B, and C) but having the dressing be the star of the show is new for me. Aaaand I kind of love it! This packs a punch with a balance of greens, salmon, the red onion for crunch, and the spice and creaminess of the dressing, thanks to Stonyfield’s Smooth and Creamy Yogurt! This summer salad won’t disappoint and you’re welcome in advance. 😉
Salmon Salad + Spicy Cilantro and Avocado Dressing--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com


Ingredients:

  • 10-14 ounces salmon
  • mixed greens
  • 3/4 cup red onion
  • Dressing: 
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 cup Stonyfield Plain Whole Milk Smooth and Creamy Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cilantro (stems and all)
  • 2 dates
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chipotle
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt



 What to do: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a deep dish pan with foil. Place salmon in foil and drizzle with EVOO. Fold foil. Bake for 20-30.

While the salmon bakes, in a medium-sized bowl, place mixed greens and red onion.

For the dressing: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a mason jar or container with a lid in case there is extra to store in the refrigerator.

When the salmon is fulled baked, peel the skin off. You can place it on top of the salad or shred it. It is great served hot or cool. Drizzle the dressing on top and enjoy!


*This post is written in partnership with Stonyfield Organic as a member of their Clean Plate Club. As always, the opinions here are all my own!*

Friday Favorites

Friday, Friday, Friday, I love you! We had such a great week and such a fun weekend ahead filled with friends, family, and headed to a wedding!

One.I needed nude sandals for a wedding that I’m in! Since I know I’m probably not the only bridesmaid out there searching for nude sandals, (since it’s a popular color for this time of year and weddings!) I thought I’d share these sandals. They are really inexpensive and comfortable. 🙂

Two.I ordered the scent, Nag Champa, the other week from Antique Candle Works and guess who likes to burn this candle all the time? Eric! He loves it! 🙂

Three.

Speaking of…

…one my my goals was so visit people at work this summer since I always wish I could during the school year. Eric and I got lunch together on Thursday and it was one of my favorite parts of the week. 🙂

Four.Be sure to check back tomorrooooow for the recipe to my Salmon Salad with a Spicy Avocado and Cilantro Dressing! It is so different than anything I’ve ever created before! 🙂

 

Five.

Bob’s Red Mill was so kind to give one lucky winner a $50 gift card to stock your kitchen with all their goodies! You can enter here and be sure to check out how I use their products!

Love you all and have a sunny weekend! xo

Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comCorn Salsa--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Corn Salsa--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comCorn Salsa--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comSomewhere between having people over for dinner, my late night snack cravings, and trying to keep almost all my recipes healthy, I have completely fallen in love with salsa. Peach salsa, garden salsa, black bean salsa, or geeeeez, really any of them is always something I find myself devouring. When we have people over for dinner, it’s one of the easiest and tastiest appetizers to serve. When sweets are calling my name at 8:30 p.m., salsa wins in the clean-eating department rather than copious amounts of chocolate. When I want something easy to make but that is equally appetizing, salsa it is.

I’m a big fan of consistency but sometimes I surprise myself and like throwing in curveballs. Hence, this, “out-of-my-norm” salsa. (Which clearly isn’t very daring and I’m calling myself out on playing it safe). 😉 The balance of all the flavors is sheer perfection! Around here, you can find it paired with tortilla chips, (the hint of lime tortilla chips are a weakness of mine in itself) or one my other weaknesses is dipping these plantain chips into the corn salsa. Whether it’s a picnic, party, or pure indulgence, you won’t regret making this! Serve it with chips, on a southwest salad, or on tacos! (Which one of my faaaavorite taco recipes with this salsa will be coming to you soon!)



Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1 medium jalapeno, chopped (seeds removed first)
  • 1 Tbsp EVOO
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste


 What to do:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients and stir. Serve! 🙂


 

Stock Your Kitchen + a Giveaway

There a few items that I, without-a-doubt, recommend people keeping on hand in their kitchen. Chia seeds, ground flaxseed, protein powder, almond meal/flour, and shredded coconut, are all items that if you peeked into our refrigerator and pantry at any time of the year, you would see. They are always stocked in our kitchen and I use at least one of them every single day! Not only do they add a different element to recipes, the health benefits are great for you! Chia seeds and ground flaxseed alone, (I could go on about the others as well but I’ll spare you!) are high in omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with fiber, and provide protein in such a simple way! Having them accessible (a.k.a in your kitchen!) will increase the likelihood of you using them more often than not. Wink-wink.

To make that happen, Bob’s Red Mill is offering one winner a $50 gift card for you to stock your kitchen! They are one of my favorite brands and I love their products!
Still need some convincing for why you should enter? I compiled a list of where I use Bob’s Red Mill products throughout my blog for you below to show you just how easy it to incorporate them into all different types of recipes! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter the rafflecopter and be sure to check out the recipes below in the meantime!



Recipes:


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The giveaway will end next Monday and the winner will be announced on here next Tuesday! Spread the word and good luck! xx

Friday Favorites

Happy, happy Friday everyone! This week has been hooooot and beautiful! I hope (the beautiful part) is the same where you are!

One.I picked this up at Target the other day because I have friends who rave about it. It’s been so nice to put on right before I go to the pool since it has SPF in it.

Two.In the last two weeks, I have made two big bowls of this chicken salad, just for Eric and I. We love it! We’ve had it by itself, on croissants, and on salads. It is so tasty!

Three.

I had a hair appointment this week and told her to go extra blonde. I felt like I was at home all over again. 😉

Four.Speaking of getting my hair done…this spray is magical. I have talked about it before but stopped using it for  a little bit because I just forgot to reorder it. I bought some again yesterday and love it even more. It gets rid of so many tangles and works like a charm!

Five.Brittany completely convinced me to buy this dress and I’m so excited for it to arrive today!  I’m thinking of wearing it in Italy or any summer night? I ordered it in the navy blue. 🙂

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