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Simple Summer Meal!

It’s been close to 80 degrees the last few days and it is only expected to get warmer so I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and make a simple dinner for some friends! It required very little prep work.  Each item was delicious and it all came together so well!

Herb Salmon with 3 sides!

IMG_1890I love all the color and variety on the plate with very little work involved!

IMG_1878Nothing better than wild Alaska king salmon.  On sale for $19.99 lb!

IMG_1877I made a herb topping for the salmon which added flavor and kept the fish super moist while it cooked.  I blended mine in a food processor but it could easily be done by simply chopping the herbs really fine and adding the olive oil. I used fresh thyme, basil and parsley and blended it with olive oil. Use whatever herbs you have on hand.

IMG_1879Slather it on the salmon before cooking in the oven. I cooked my salmon on 375 until it flaked with a fork.


IMG_1881Fresh asparagus is so delicious this time of year and the market has local asparagus for $2.99 lb.

Lightly cover with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake with the salmon until just fork tender.

IMG_1875Nothing screams summer like fresh corn on the cob! It is simple to cook, adds a ton to a meal and makes for a yummy side dish!

5 ears for $3 is a killer deal!!!

IMG_1880Beautiful and simple yet so perfect for warm weather!

IMG_1888Serve warm with butter and salt!

IMG_1882This quinoa salad may look complicate but it is actually really great.  You can make it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge. Not only does the flavor get better with time but the ability to make it ahead of time really makes for a stress free dinner.

IMG_1883Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside to cool.  Add any add ons. I added chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, black beans, pine nuts, chopped green olives (from the olive bar), green onions, crrumbled herb bousine cheese and a red wine vinaigrette.

Super simple, quick to make and so flavorful!

IMG_1886The salmon was simple yet looks dramatic!

IMG_1874Other awesome summer meal options are available in the meat case.  Everything comes pre marinated to save you time and money. Think pork chops, chicken skewers, ribs, chicken breast and more!

IMG_1876Don’t forget to satisfy everyones thirst on these hot days with mix and match beers.  Over 25 cans to choose from and well over 100 bottles which can all be mixed and matched to create the perfect 6 pack. Great for gifts, parties or just to have on hand!


Fill your own 6 pack!

One awesome feature of both markets is the opportunity to fill up a 6 pack with your choice of any beers in the refrigerator.  It allows you to get a variety of beers to try instead of committing to an entire 6 pack or you can get something for everyone in your crowd.  Individual beers range from about $1.50- 4.00 depending on the size and brewery.  My husband loves to grab a few funky singles that he has never tried to either help him decide what he wants in the future or to share with friends!  Don’t miss this great feature at both stores! If you have any questions about the beers be sure to ask the staff!

IMG_7303The markets offer cardboard 6 packs to fill up from different breweries they carry

IMG_7304The variety my husband chose was very random but delicious!



IMG_73076 completely different beers for the price of one 6 pack!


GT’s SYNERGY Kombucha

A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, slightly jelly and so delicious! I love all of GT’s Kombucha flavors but especially the new black chia.  GT is a family run company who has been making kombucha for almost 15 years.  They have a ton of flavors and even a new kombucha chia seed blend.  Be sure to try any of the delicious kombucha drinks from the classic, synergy or enlightened line!

IMG_6901 IMG_6904Drink it for your health.

 Drink it for the flavor.

 Drink it because it’s fun.

But whatever you do JUST DRINK IT!

IMG_6905The chis seeds are packed with fiber, protein, calcium, omega 3’s and antioxidants.

IMG_6907 IMG_6908Drink with a meal or alone!

IMG_6909I love these little jewels of jelly goodness!

Pick up your favorite flavor on your next shopping trip!

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