A Tasty Salmon Wrap & A New Blog



I like to prepare myself quick lunches. Today I prepared a tasty salmon wrap. Quick to put together and delicious. I mixed salmon with grated carrots, greens onions, a little mayo, added Monterey Jack cheese and fresh lettuce. Voilà! Quick, healthy lunch.

Talking about healthy food I just discovered a new blog. It's Sophie, a nutritionist from Oxford, England. Her blog is called: Mostly Eating. I like the design of her blog. She wants to fight healthy eating and sustainable food choices. I like her approach. She also had interesting recipes like:

-Haggis and winter tzatziki wraps
-Middle-Eastern Lamb Polpettine with Houmous

I hope that you will be visiting her.

On a sad note I really have to talk about something that keeps popping into my head. It's one of those things in life where I ask myself over and over: why? and I don't get any answers. Last night after hockey my son said: mom, my defence partner will not be back next week. So I said: why? He said he his getting chimo. I starred at him with eyes full of emotion and we start talking about it. He said that he had just learned about it, at the end of the game, when the coach, which is the father of the boy, said that his son's cancer came back for the second time. We did not know he had cancer at first. That boy is only 18 yrs old, handsome, goes to school, loves playing hockey, has a great father. I'm sending all of my prayers to the family today. But I can't stop asking myself: WHY???

Have a good day and hug your loved ones today.

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  1. Helene, that is sad news but it's a good opportunity to discuss such matters with your son and perhaps he can be a valued friend to this ill boy.

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  2. I really like the new look of your blog and the slamon wrap recipe too:)

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  3. The salmon wrap looks delish. I checked out the blog link and added it to my bloglines. We are always looking for good recipes that are nutrious. I read on her blog about making nut butters. I never realized that they pasturize almonds ... using a chemical no less (unless they are organic). I thought, what can they do to almonds?! They are always messing with our food. That is why I am trying to work up a vegetable garden. We have such a short growing season that we can't grow everything but I figure that I will grow as much as I can!

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  4. That is very sad. I'm sure it would be in my mind, too.

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  5. Peter: This is a good life lesson and every parties could benefit from this.

    Awoz: Thanks, I like it too.

    Cicero: I'm glad you liked the blog. Lot's of info. I like to learn new things.

    Emiline: It's sad but I'll have to learn to live with it. All I can do for now is to be nice to the them and smile when I meet them.

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  6. That looks very nice and healthy indeed, Helene. What did you use to wrap with?

    I agree with Peter entirely. My thoughts and prayers go to this young man as well.

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  7. It really is a tragedy to hear about this young hockey player. There always seems to be a fundraiser in this town for this person or that who has cancer. My heart goes out to his family and friends.I don't know why either!!

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  8. Manggy: I used a tortilla. You can barely see it under the salad mixture. Thanks for your prayers.

    Val: I wish they were doing a fundraiser for the kid. I'll ask at the next game. Having 3 healthy kids I feel so blessed that I would like to help out a family in need.

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  9. Speaking of healthy eating, etc which also concerns the environment, I can't help thinking that such illness will only becoming more and more frequent and I am frightened for my five children. It's the main reason I take such care of what they eat. I'll go check out the new blog, thanks!

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  10. Sorry to hear that sad news, sometimes life is so unfair... :(

    Your wrap looks tasty and thanks for highlighting Sophie's blog, I am going there now.

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  11. I'm very sad for the boy. Hope it will be able to fight this.

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  12. Hi Helene,

    Thanks for such a lovely write-up about my blog - you've really made my day!

    Fingers crossed for your sons friend. So sad at only 18, it really doesn't seem fair.

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  13. It is a good reminder to always hug our loved ones! The salmon wrap looks delicious, and your blog has such an elegant look.

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  14. Hi Helene,
    you've given us much to think about here and put things in perspective for us. Sorry about the sad news.
    We'll be visiting your friend too. Thanks for sharing your heart.

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  15. I love the look of your blog! Thanks for the quick lunch recipe. They always come in handy.

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  16. I just bought some salmon for my mom who is visiting. You've given me a lovely lunch idea. Thanks, Helene.

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  17. I love fast and healthy lunches, too. This wrap looks awesome, and I will check out Sophie's blog.

    Cheers!

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  18. Jane: You're right that why we have to take care of our own health.

    Carmen: you're welcome.

    Nicisme: thanks and I hope it goes well after chimo.

    Zen Chef: that's his second cancer. First one was testicules cancer and this time it's pancreas. Nothing good.

    Sophie: I hope the other bloggers will be visiting you.

    Gigi: thanks. I also like the new look.

    Susan: hope you try it and enjoy.

    Ben: thanks and let me know if you ever make it.

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  19. Helene - that looks incredible!

    I also wanted to let you know you've been tagged... stop by my blog and you'll see why! :)

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  20. Hi Helene! Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my first visit to yours and I surely will return. Your salmon wrap looks marvelous! Have done many wraps before but have not tried the salmon! Nice photo!

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  21. That is such sad news... I endorse Peter's sentiment. Why indeed.

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  22. Sad news. Thank you for the reminder to be thankful for what I have and the reminder to hug a loved one. xoxo

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  23. Just wanted to let you know that after you were talking to me about looking for zatar, I found some and had to buy it! I have no idea what to do with it though but it sounds like it would be good. :)

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  24. the salmon wrap looks too freaking good ! i love salmon, and would really like to try this recipe out.ep

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  25. Looks like a great lunch and I also like the new look! I could use a change from my usual lunch routine...

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  26. Helene, this is a new BC blog I came across from Darcie Hassock. He writes for eVent Magazine here in the Okanagan....
    http://foodpage.blogspot.com
    also; have you ever come across a free publication called EAT Magazine. You can usually get it at gourmet shops for free. It is also available on-line for free and centres in the Vancouver and Vancouver Island area on wines, food, restaurants, etc. I LOVE this magazine and always pick up a copy. Now it is on-line at www.EATmagazine.ca...beautiful publication:D

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  27. Helene it is just me again:D The list says you were paired with Anali's First Amendment...visit Nicole site For the love of Food for the link:D

    http://forfood.rezimo.com/?p=531

    Have fun:D

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  28. Hi Helene,

    I'm sorry that you had such sad news, but it's good that you'll be able to take some time to relax on vacation. I just read your comment on my blog. Take care.

    Anali

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  29. toujours très jolies les photos de ce blog et malgré mon anglais horrible j'aime bien venir te visiter!
    bis,

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  30. wow, that was touching indeed!! its hard to talk about such things to anyone, even more to your kids:(

    and you are so right about "give a hug to your loved one"!!

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  31. Superbe ...
    Belle idée et jolie photo

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  32. ooh thats really sad. i saw my aunt go through it .. breast cancer ... lost her a couple of years ago .. and my only question was ...why ???
    Sad but true ... this is the reality of life... sucks but right there in out face.
    I hope your son is taking this well.

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  33. I'm back from a 2 weeks holiday in California. Thanks for all your nice and touching comments. What a great world this 'blogging' sphere.

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