Fish Tacos – my kids most favorite meals #1

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Fish Tacos – my kids most favorite meals #1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb per adult / 1/4 lb per child of white fish (cod, tilapia, sole)
  • 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 lime
  • 1-2 tsp of cumin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fixings: (use them all or pick and choose your favorites)
  • Guacamole (store-bought or homemade)
  • Black Beans (drained and washed)
  • Shredded Lettuce or Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Red cabbage
  • Red pepper
  • Canned Corn (drained)
  • Cilantro
  • Toritalla chips, hard taco shells, or soft flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a glass pyrex pan scoop the coconut oil into the pan. Put pan in the hot oven for 5 minutes or until the coconut oil is melted.
  3. Coat each side of the fish in the melted oil. One one side of the fish squeeze lime juice, about 2 teaspoons per piece.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and cumin on top of fish.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until center of fish is flaky.
  6. Serve fish with any of the fixings you think looks good or you have handy.
  7. You can serve in a taco shell or a flour tortilla or serve over the vegetables like a salad.
  8. The options are endless!
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I have been keeping a list of successful dinners.  To make it on the list of successful dinners a meal must be: (1) relatively easy to prepare; (2) on the healthier side; (3) something that everyone of my family happily ate.  Fish tacos are at the top of the list.  It is pretty easy to pop some fish in the oven and cut up some veggies.  The list of fixings I serve totally changes with what I have on hand or what I remembered to buy.  But the dinner works every time.  My kids (and husband) love that they can customize their own plate.  As you can see from the pictures everyone has a different interpretation.

 

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What’s Erica Eating – week 1

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I am trying a new weekly post from a great friend of mine Erica. She is a great friend, Mom and cook! We have always shared common interests from when we first met and learned to knit our first hat together! She mentioned to me the other day that she has been emailing out her weekly family meal plans to some friends and I said “get me on that list!”

Keep in mind that she does not keep kosher. I am happy to tweak any recipes of hers that are of interest to make it kosher friendly. Enjoy!

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Happy Monday Ladies!  Here it is- the moment you’ve been waiting all day for– what my family is eating this week!

Tonight- I’m making pasta with vodka sauce and chicken & mushrooms.  I just buy chicken breast and cut it into chunks.  Saute with a little olive oil, salt & pepper.  Once the chicken is pretty much cooked through I add in come sliced mushrooms and saute for another few minutes.  I buy vodka sauce from TJ’s and add that then some spices (garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, etc) and let it all cook until heated through and throw it over pasta.  I’m going to steam some green beans to go with that.
Tuesday- I do a lot of Mexican on Tuesday nights and this is one of my standards- Tostados.  It’s super easy and everybody loves it!  I just buy crispy corn tortillas (they look like giant round chips) and soft flour tortillas, and serve them with yellow rice, corn, black beans, tomatoes (or salsa), cheese, avocado and steak. I just buy a small piece of flank steak that takes about 2-3 mins per side to cook.  I usually throw a little Soyaki on it to add some flavor.  It’s pretty hands on to make it, but I do the whole thing in the 20 mins. it takes to cook the rice.
Wednesday- I have moussaka in my freezer that’s getting thawed and eaten.  We belonged to a CSA last summer/fall and kept getting a ton of eggplants, so I was desperate for new eggplant recipes.  This is what I used: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/moussaka-recipe.html
I will caution you- unless you have a personal sou chef, I have no idea how you prep this is 25 mins.  It took SO long to make.  The good news was that I doubled the recipe and made a TON of it, and it’s delicious.  So, if you find yourself with a day to cook- I highly recommend this, but definitely don’t start at 5pm unless you want to eat dinner at midnight!
Thursday- As usual, it’s pizza night!
Friday- I’m making mahi mahi, Israeli cous cous and a cucumber tomato salad.  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/ginger-soy-glazed-mahi-mahi
I haven’t tried this yet, but Jake chose mahi mahi as the fish for this week, so here it is!
That’s all we have this week since we’ll be out on Saturday night and Sunday is Mother’s Day, so I absolutely refuse to be in charge of dinner!  Hope you all have a great week and enjoy this beautiful weather!!

FINAL DAY!!!!

With a lot of starts and stops the one thing that got me really going was NaBloPoMo.  I did it.  A whole month of blog posting.  It was a lot of work – but fun seeing what I was creating.   Moving forward I need to figure out what my schedule is.  I want to keep up the momentum!

Lost Election Post

I knew I was going to have a super busy day today.  Voting and a million other things.  I wrote this great post about including kids in the election process even though brining them along wasn’t always fun.  I am still trying to figure this wordpress thing out.  I checked back to see if went up.  Poof – it is gone!

 

 

NaBloPoMo November 2014

Snack Attack! Yogurt Buffet

Yogurt Buffet   With three hungry boys, I am always figuring out new and healthy options for snack.  Anything where they can create on their own is a bonus.  My boys and I love to watch the Food TV show Cupcake wars.  We make it our own with muffin wars, smoothie wars and now yogurt wars!!! Each boys started with a bowl of plain vanilla yogurt.  They then got to pick their toppings.  The ones I had for today was sliced bananas, raisins, and sliced almonds.  It was a huge hit!

Healthy Microwave Popcorn

Healthy Microwave Popcorn

 

Never, ever, EVER use one of those pre-packaged microwave bags again.  Why you ask?  You might say they are cheap, convenient and tasty.  Check out this article that explains how the bags are lined with toxic chemicals and chemicals make up the buttery taste.  Don’t despair – I have an even cheaper, convenient, tastier and less harmful microwave popcorn solution!  You can also reuse the bag.

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Healthy Microwave Popcorn

1/4 cup corn kernels

paper brown bag

Put 1/4 cup corn kernels in a plain brown paper lunch bag.  Fold down the top three times.  Place in microwave and press popcorn button.  Stop just like you would with regular microwave popcorn when the popping slows down to 1-2 pops per second.  You can eat it plain or drizzle melted butter, oil, top with salt or sugar.  Yum!