lemon garlic oven-roasted salmon with asparagus

As I grow older, I realize that one of the greatest indicators of the amount of independence I have is the amount of cooking I do. I’m no chef by any means but having the opportunity to cook (or making time to cook) means that I no longer rely on outside providers, be it my mother or my college dining hall, and must learn to fend off hunger with my own abilities (of which I don’t have many… but that’s ok). As much as I miss the security of having delicious food available to me at all hours of the day, I’m also excited about the process of learning to do it myself.

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