Crispy Quinoa Salmon Cakes

Long time no see, guys! Sorry for the small blog hiatus!

We had a major event this past weekend that kept me from cooking and writing for you guys. But it was totally worth it because my sweet sister-in-law got married!!!!20140407-152614.jpgIt was the best wedding ever! (aside from our wedding of course!) My husbands sister is so wonderful, and she radiated beauty, peace, joy, love, and purity the entire weekend. I know some people have strained in-law relationships, but not me. I have the best in-laws on the planet! No joke! My sister-in-law is not just my husband’s sister, she is also one of my very best friends. Even if we weren’t family I would still want to have deep friendship with her!

A big take-away from this weekend: Life in community and the Kingdom of God is RICH! The wedding was in an old abandoned barn, which ended up being very cool but was not that way at first. ๐Ÿ™‚ It took the hands, free time, and hard work of probably a hundred people who love Tyler and Emily. Without everyone’s help, the wedding wouldn’t have been as perfect as it was!

20140407-152626.jpgAlso, being in weddings makes me so very thankful for this man and that we’ve been married for 2 1/2 years!! Whoa baby. Where did the time go? It felt like just yesterday we were at our rehearsal dinner, and I still remember that beyond-giddy ecstatic feeling I got when I walked down the aisle to my husband. I love him so much and am thankful for the reminder of our covenant together and how worth it it is.


I made this recipe yesterday for a quick lunch, and it was delicious! Hope you guys enjoy!
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Crispy Quinoa Salmon Cakes
Makes about 6 cakes
Ingredients:

  • a 6 oz can of boneless skinless salmon, drained (or 6 oz fresh cooked salmon)
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix up all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until everything is fully incorporated.
  2. Heat up a large pan over medium-high heat, and add about 1 tbsp coconut oil (or other oil of choice). Let the oil get nice and hot.
  3. One by one, form patties in the palm of your hand with the mixture. Place each cake in the pan and let cook on each side for about 3 minutes, or until the outside is brown.
  4. Cover a plate with paper towels. Once the cake is cooked through, remove from pan and place on paper towel to dry excess oil.
  5. Let the cakes cool down, and then enjoy!

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Be inspired,

Alexa

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