I cook salmon quite often. It’s easy, you can do so much with it and it’s heart healthy-Omega 3’s anyone? Normally, I cook it in the oven. Pretty much, always actually. Grilling is my favorite but on the 16th floor of my no-balcony apartment-it isn’t the easiest thing to do.

This recipe though, involves poaching it in the steam from a covered sauté pan filled with water, dry white wine and a bed of lemons and parsley stems. That is IT! Fill the sauté pan with a half cup of water, a half cup of dry white wine, add your herbs, set the salmon filets on top, cover, turn to high heat to get the liquid to simmer for about ten minutes, then turn it to low for another five and you are done. The house didn’t smell fishy if you are worried about that. The lemons and wine took care of that so the aroma was just delicious. The parsley, caper, honey, olive oil puree on top stole the show and again, it was another very simple recipe to throw together at 7:45 p.m. on a Monday night when all I really wanted to do was a order a pizza. I powered through and felt healthier and more productive because of it. I guarantee you’ll feel the same.

Thirteen days into this challenge and I know I’ve learned a lot already. Even just reading recipes now, I have a better understanding of how it all works and what might pair well with it. While I may not be blogging every day ( I need to get better at this) I am cooking just about every night. Life gets busy and if I can’t, I double up and cook two recipes the next time. I’m giving myself some credit because even Julie Powell when she went about this feat didn’t photograph the dishes she made and I am making a strong effort to do that. Though, she was tackling eggs in aspic and bone marrow, the likes of which I don’t plan on doing.

What about you, readers? Are you learning anything from this yet? Are you here with me on this possibly insane journey? I want to hear from you! Give me your feedback here or on Instagram @wanderfullifestyle!