I’m sensing that some of you aren’t that super excited about the Iditarod. Didn’t you see Balto? Perhaps the most influential film of my childhood, this Kevin Bacon classic ignited my love of James Horner soundtracks (what up, Braveheart?) and led to my 2006 pilgrimage through NYC to the me-what?-memorial in Central Park. I highly recommend watching Iditarod: The Toughest Race on Earth on NetflixInstant. Should I tell you that I’ve watched it seven times this year? Because I have! Get on board, kids, the sled is leaving for Nome as we speak! (I should point out that these particular sleds aren’t made for “tourists,” but that would ruin my metaphor.)
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Wild Salmon (bt-dubs, super expensive, but worth it) was one of two proteins on the list (the other was turkey) and it was the topic of much conversation this week. It’s good for your heart, brain, arteries, eyes, skin, and more! As reigning Super Food champ, it would be a disgrace for me to continue shunning such a super fish. So in honor of the salmon we were eating in honor of my hero, I constructed a secondary theme for lunch: Super Food.
I found a salmon recipe that included orange juice and ginger (two more items from the Super Food list) and served it with an orange, fennel, and olive salad (olives and olive oil also made the list). Lunch was colorful and flavorful, and I managed to get four Super Foods into one meal! Not too shabby. You know what else isn’t too shabby? Winning five Iditarods in a row. Go Lance!