Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net for sharing great healthy eating tips and recipes including a Turkey, Spinach & Apple Wrap, Warm Grain Bowl with Wild Salmon, Almonds and Salsa Verde, and Baked Greek Chicken Salad. Take … Continue Reading →
Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad (Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, such as olive oil. This recipe for cod with melted tomatoes and shaved fennel and orange salad combines healthy olive oil, fish, fruits and veggies all in one amazing dish! Of the cooking oils most commonly used in North America, such as olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and various vegetable oils, olive oil contains the … Continue Reading →
Mahi Mahi with Cilantro and Lime Recipe

Mahi Mahi with Cilantro and Lime Recipe

Hubby and I really enjoy fish so I have been looking for and creating different recipes for us to enjoy for dinners. While I would love to have fresh Mahi Mahi all the time, it is kind of pricey here in Missouri (Whole Foods does carry it and it is fantastic). Target carries a line, Simply Balanced, of frozen fish fillets and I buy the white swai often but I ran across the same brand of Mahi Mahi recently and grabbed that. Frozen fish is not all the same, it is kind of hit or miss with brands. Luckily, I … Continue Reading →
Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa Recipe

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa Recipe

When I went to the AllRecipes headquarters a few weeks ago one of the things that I discovered is that their smartphone app had been updated and I really like it now. Dinner Spinner (the name of the app) has a daily recipe and I check to see what is new often. Recently there was a recipe for “Fish on a Plank” so I took a look. It was Mahi Mahi with a fruit salsa and I knew this would be something my family and I would like. Hubby agreed. We decided to also try out a new store, Whole … Continue Reading →
Recipes for a great Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

Recipes for a great Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

Memorial Day Weekend is a big time for parties and grilling. Hubby loves to grill and has shared some recipes here on my blog. Along with grilling just meat you need some veggies and salads too. I went through my blog to find some fun recipes I have shared in the past that you might like to try yourself this holiday weekend. Let’s start with the meat! A classic is barbecue pulled pork. Now this takes some time but it is worth it. Hubby shares how to smoke a pork butt to make the best BBQ Pulled Pork! If you … Continue Reading →
Balsamic White Swai Recipe

Balsamic White Swai Recipe

This is one of the easiest ways to quickly cook fish! I have mentioned before that I love the Target brand of Market Pantry frozen white swai fish fillets, we keep these in the freezer always. Since my surgery I have had some limits on my diet in stages, but fish is one of the first regular foods I could have. I just made this for myself, but I know Hubby and T will love it also so next time it will be a quick and easy family meal. Balsamic White Swai Recipe Thawed White Swai (white ruffy) fillet Nakano Balsamic Blend … Continue Reading →
Caption This

Caption This

It’s time for another caption this photo! This is our Oscar, Wally (yes, he is huge!). I snapped this pic of him last night and I know he is saying something – your job is to tell me what! So, what do you think Wally was trying to tell me? Continue Reading →
Hubby’s Fried Food

Hubby’s Fried Food

When I travel I try to encourage Hubby and T to cook dinner at home while I’m away. I used to buy food and have a menu planned for them, but they did not really go along with that program. Now I just encourage them to just make their own menu plan and go shopping. Luckily T is a great grocery shopper after going with me to the store for so many years. They tend to grill a lot of things while I’m gone, but on one of my most recent absences Hubby bought himself a propane fish cooker at … Continue Reading →
We Have a Zombie Fish!

We Have a Zombie Fish!

Yes, you read that correctly, we have a zombie fish! While Hubby was a way a couple of days ago I was feeding all the different fish (we have 4 tanks of fish). Our little beta fish is in a nice tank all on his own with a pump and live plants and he is several years old. I was saddened when I went to feed him and he was floating upside at the top of the tank by the air bubble thing. I took the lid off and gave him a little poke even to be sure because, well, … Continue Reading →