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Wednesday
May072014

Cilantro Fish Taco in a Bowl 

As you've probably gathered, if you've read this blog for any amount of time, I really love fish tacos. I mean really love them. 

They are light and easy to make and flavorful and they make me happy. 

Last week though I was in the mood for something a little different. Why not make a taco bowl? So I used quinoa. This recipe is LOADED with protein and flavor and look at how colorful it is!

What you'll need:

2 cups cooked quinoa

Four tilapia fillets

1/2 cup chopped cilantro 

juice from 1 lime

1 tsp cumin

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 avocado 

Pico de Gallo 

In a bowl whisk together your lime juice, cumin, cilantro and garlic. Rub the mixture into your fish. Then bake at 350 for 20 minutes. 

Once your fish is thoroughly cooked, break apart into bite sized pieces. Serve over your quinoa, garnish with avocado and Pico de Gallo. 

What's cooking at your house? 

 

Tuesday
May062014

Simple vegetable frittata 

I am all about simple meals with little prep time. But I also want something that leans toward the healthy side. Read: I am tired of eating pasta. I know that's shocking for those who know me, but I need a little break in my life. 

Last week (or the week before, I lose track) I made this simple vegetable frittata. This recipe is great because it's simple, it's cheap and it's a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you have lying around. 

This is what I used:

8 eggs

2 tblsp butter

1 cup chopped bell pepper (one small bell pepper) 

1 small onion, diced 

2 garlic cloves

1 cup spinach

1 small roma tomato

1/2 cup shredded turkey

1/2 cup cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 350. 

I used my stainless steel frying pan. You're going to need something that is both oven safe and easy to use on the burner. I melted the butter and sauteed over a low heat my onions, garlic and peppers for about five minutes. 

Then I added in my spinach, tomato and turkey. In a bowl I whisked together my onions and cheese. Then I poured the eggs into my skillet over everything else. I gave it a quick stir and let it cook till the top started to bubble. 

Then I slid the entire pan into the oven for about 10 minutes, just until it was cooked all the way through. 

What simple recipes do you love for busy week nights? 


 

Monday
Apr282014

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken 

So I am on the hunt for healthy recipes that are quick and easy. And that my toddler will eat. This one seemed to fit that bill last week. It only took a few minutes to put together and then throw on the grill and even Ry liked it. 

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken. It's juicy, flavorful, healthy and delicious. And simple. Oh so simple. 

What you'll need:

2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2-4 tbsp Italian seasoning

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tomatoes, diced

Warm up your George Forman grill. (I assume you have one. If not, it's a good investment.)

In a ziplock bag combine your chicken and all your seasoning, oil and juice. Let sit while the grill heats up. 

Grill until fully cooked all the way through. Then add your tomatoes to the top and let warm. 

I served mine with a basic cucumber salad. It was a big hit. 

What healthy recipes are you cooking up at your house? 

Tuesday
Apr222014

Homemade Pico de Gallo

I have been on a pico de gallo kick latley. I am not sure why. Maybe because it is easy, healthy, fresh and delicous. Oh and I can buy ALL the ingredients from my farmer's market. Locally sourced Pico de Gallo? Yes please!

What you'll need:
2 Roma tomatoes, diced 
1/2 sweet onion, diced 
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro ( I grew this in my garden!)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 
1 tbsp lime juice
heaping table spoon garlic, minced

Mix tomato, onion, cilantro, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, 1 jalapeno seeded and minced, garlic. I like to put all of mine in a glass container with a lid and then shake the stew out of it! Then I place it in the fridge for about an hour before eating. You have to let all the flavors meld together. 

What are you making at your house? 

Monday
Apr212014

Taco Roll Ups

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Back before our kid days Jason and I used to go to Chili's where I enjoyed the Southwest Chicken Eggrolls. Gimme a second... and let me reflect on that. 

Okay, I am back. I got a hankering for those just the other week, and I decided to put lean ground turkey, corn and blackbeans along with brown rice in a tortilla. It's not an exact replica by a long shot but pair it with my Cilantro Lime Avocado Ranch and it's like a little plate of happiness. 

So this is my version of a the Chili's Southwest Chicken Eggrolls Copy cat. Or as I am calling it "taco roll ups." You're welcome. 

What you'll need:

1/3 pound lean ground turkey (chicken, pork, beef would all work.)

1 cup cooked black beans

1 cup cooked corn

1/2 large onion, diced

2 cups cooked rice

Taco seasoning 

1 cup shredded cheese

8 tortillas 

Mix everything but your cheese (and tortillas of course) in a large bowl. 

Then you will scoop the contents into your tortillas and sprinkle with cheese and roll up.

Line up your rolled up tortillas in a pan and brush them will a little olive oil. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. 

 

I served mine with a little home made pico de gallo. So good! 

What's your favorite "copy cat" recipe?