A refreshing fruit salsa is the perfect counterpart to pan-seared tilapia.
I feel like I'm stuck somewhere in between summer and fall. In the blog world, it's all about pumpkin and apples. Which, by the way, I am totally ready for. I've shopped for a few new pairs of maternity jeans (gotta have the skinny jeans to go with my boots!) and sweaters, and can't wait to wear them. The only problem? We've had temperatures in the nineties for the past week and according to the forecast, plenty more warm weather is to come. Maybe October will bring cooler days? Sigh.
I'm balancing this all out by both baking with pumpkin and enjoying lighter, no-oven-necessary meals. Like this Pan-Seared ... [Continue Reading]
You can have this Almond-Crusted Salmon on your dinner table in no time. It's baked (easy clean-up!) and best served with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Have you ever dined with a toddler eating couscous? It is quite the messy food to serve to children. I remember serving couscous one time when William was less than a year old. By the end of that meal, there was couscous all over the floor extending in a 6-foot radius around his high chair. Now, William is 2 ½ and the couscous still manages to get all over the table and the floor near his chair. If you've ever tried cleaning up a couscous mess, you know it's not the easiest to wipe up, either.
Today's recipe isn't for couscous, ... [Continue Reading]
This Salmon Power Salad is full of superfoods such as blueberries, walnuts, spinach, and of course, salmon. This delicious salad is full of health-boosting power!
Dinner salads are one of my favorite types of meals. I know that the name “salad” can be deceiving, as some are filled with unhealthy, high-calorie ingredients. By making main dish salads at home, you can control the ingredients and nutrition. Plus, eating at home is usually much more budget-friendly, too.
I had two goals when making this salad. First, it had to taste good. Taste is so important when it comes to our food, right? My second goal was to incorporate as many healthy “superfoods” as possible. Superfoods are ... [Continue Reading]
Summer is here! The season officially began last Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with some fish tacos? (For some reason we currently have rainy weather here, which is strange for this time of year and not fish taco weather at all, but the heat is supposed to return on Wednesday!) Fish tacos with fruit salsa are one of our favorite meals to enjoy on warm, relaxed summer days. You can easily change up the flavors by using different fruits in the salsa, choosing what looks best at the store or farmer's market that day.
These fish tacos with pineapple-peach salsa are an easy meal that you can have on your table in no time... so you can get right to relaxing with a cold drink and ... [Continue Reading]
You have to try this recipe. Unless you don't like salmon, in which case you probably wouldn't enjoy this so much. Or just maybe this Asian grilled salmon might help you discover that you can in fact enjoy salmon. It is really that good.
This is one of the easiest ways I've ever prepared salmon, and I have to say that it is also my favorite. I cook it in my grill pan on the stove, and it turns out beautifully. (Just be sure to then clean the grill pan really well when you're done, and even rub a lemon over it, or the next day's grilled cheese sandwich will taste a little fishy. No matter how much you like salmon, this is not a good thing.)
Thank you to my sister for sharing this recipe ... [Continue Reading]
I have been loving pineapple lately, buying one at the grocery store every week. Usually I eat it as a snack with some cottage cheese, but when I saw this recipe I knew it would be another great way to enjoy my pineapple. This fruit salsa is full of bright flavors and textures- sweet pineapple, creamy avocado, tangy lime, plus a little bit of heat from jalapeno and red onion.
The salsa went perfectly with the pan-cooked tilapia, which is seasoned simply with some salt and pepper. While tilapia is the most budget-friendly choice of fish, the salsa would also be delicious with halibut. Although if you do use a thicker fish like halibut, you will have to adjust your cooking time accordingly. ... [Continue Reading]
If there was one meal that could make me (almost) feel like I was on a beach vacation, it is fish tacos. Probably because I had my first ever fish tacos while on vacation in Hawaii. I liked them so much that we went back to that restaurant two more times during that trip, and I had the fish tacos again at least one of those times. I don't usually order fish tacos when eating out at home, probably because I'm afraid they'll never be quite as good as the ones I've had in Hawaii.
I do enjoy making them at home, though, where I get to decide how to prepare them and what toppings to include. Normally I wouldn't think to put grapefruit in a fish taco, but after seeing this recipe on Shawnda's ... [Continue Reading]
This Asian Glazed Salmon is full of flavor and fast and easy to prepare. All of the ingredients (except for the salmon) are mixed together to form a glaze. You spread half of the glaze on the salmon and then pop it in the oven. That's it! Once the salmon is cooked through, you drizzle it with the remaining glaze and serve. How easy is that?
If you read over the ingredient list you'll see why this salmon is so delicious: Hoisin sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes... these combine to create a wonderful Asian-inspired glaze that really complements the salmon. This is a dish that I'm sure I'll make again and again.
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Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, and this recipe is a perfect one to celebrate with. Fish tacos are one of my new favorite meals to prepare at home. After eating some amazing fish tacos more than once during a vacation in Hawaii last summer, I knew that I needed to learn how to make them at home. I've made them twice now, and both times they've turned out great. Pour a glass of wine or a margarita and start cooking, and you'll have a delicious dinner on the table in less than an hour.
I love how all of the components work together in this meal to create a dish with a wonderful balance of flavors and textures. The fish is marinated in a combination of lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, cumin, ... [Continue Reading]