Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Broiled Tilapia Parmesean

I am a meat and potatoes kind of girl from the Midwest. I've never been a particularly big fan of seafood, but I think it is mostly because I didn't really grow up eating much of it, so I never acquired a taste for it. The most fish I ate when I was younger was the occasional frozen fish sticks on Fridays during Lent or tuna fish out of a can. But fish can be so healthy, so I am attempting to incorporate it about once a week into our family dinner menus. So far, my two year old has really enjoyed the fish I've prepared so I  would also like to continue to expose him to more and more healthy options.

Now, I say fish can be healthy because it is generally high in protein and omega fatty acids, but you can bring down the healthiness in the way you prepare it, as I've done in this recipe. It's certainly not the worst thing you could have for dinner, but there are healthier ways to prepare this fish if you are watching your waistline. But, it's delicious! So while you may not want to prepare your fish this way every night, it's a very tasty dish to have occasion. I've also discovered that fish is extremely easy and quick to prepare, which is a definite plus when you are trying to entertain a toddler with out resorting to the tv as I often have to do during dinner prep.

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
From Allrecipes.com

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vegan Enchiladas With Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce

Cilantro, avocado, and lime....oh my... how delicious. I've been cooking a lot with these flavors lately. My favorite recipe of the moment is vegan enchiladas with cilantro avocado cream sauce. They pair so nicely with a black bean salad (if that's not too many beans in one night for you) or you could stick with a green salad, or some rice. I imagine they would also go well with a Corona, but I'm pregnant now, so unfortunately I can't test out that  food-beer pairing right now. So for a summery dish on a night when you just don't feel like grilling, give this dish a try!
Not sure my photo does it justice. I haven't quite gotten the hang of food photography yet. But trust me, this is yummy!

Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce
From Ohsheglows.com