40 Days Sans Meat: The Cat Who Got the Salmon

40 Days Sans Meat: The Cat Who Got the Salmon

Chefs & Experts

40 Days Sans Meat: The Cat Who Got the Salmon


What are you giving up for Lent? Christen Nehmer, videographer for The Food Channel, is giving us her experience in going meatless. Follow along throughout the 40 days of Lent.

Day 21:

All day I was thinking about what I was going to make for dinner.

My parents bought a salmon filet at Sam’s Club and I knew exactly what to do with that. Brent and I were going to grill it and sauté up some green beans and roast some potatoes. So imagine thinking about that for 8 hours while you’re at work. I was totally focused today on my delicious dinner coming up until I walked into the kitchen. I really should just avoid it for the next month.

Anyway, they had just ordered in barbecue. I love barbecue. This is one of those meats that I hadn’t encountered since the beginning of Lent and there it was, making the room smell like summer and barbecue sauce. I grabbed a clementine and went back to my desk to think about my salmon.

Soon I was home roasting some potatoes and onions, sautéing up the green beans and Brent was outside grilling my favorite fish. We sat down to eat and I just had to take a minute and soak it all in. And then took that first bite. The salmon was so good that even my cat was hanging around begging for a little tiny piece. I’m not going to lie, my cat is super spoiled. Of course I gave her a piece and she loved it.

Breakfast: Oatmeal Green Tea
Snack: Bowl of fruit (strawberries, blueberries & oranges)
Lunch: Grilled Cheese and a banana
Dinner: Grilled Salmon, green beans and roasted potatoes

Read Day One
Read Day Two
Read Day Three
Read Day Four
Read Day Five
Read Day Six
Read Day Seven
Read Day Eight
Read Day Nine
Read Day Ten
Read Day Eleven
Read Day Twelve
Read Day Thirteen
Read Day Fourteen
Read Day Fifteen
Read Day Sixteen
Read Day Seventeen
Read Day Eighteen
Read Day Nineteen
Read Day Twenty


15 Apr

April 15, 2023 12:36 pm · By:

Joplin, Missouri is known for a few things, including a few notable restaurants. Historically, it is probably best known as the place (…)

More TFC