Archive | April, 2011

grilled tilapia and pineapple salsa

8 Apr

The weather today was perfect for grillin’! This little dinner was fantastic and super easy! We marinated the tilapia in some pineapple teryaki sauce, sprinkled pineapple slices with a little margarita salt and chili powder and threw them on the grill. Once the pineapple was done, we chopped it up with some mango, green and orange bell peppers, cilantro, lime and a splash of orange juice to make the salsa. Throw some salsa on top of the fish and you’re all set to dig in and did we ever. I can see us making this dinner a lot in the coming months when it gets too hot to cook inside.

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Chik’n Parmesan

7 Apr

Last night we had planned on grilling tilapia and pineapple but it was windy and drizzly and weird weather after record highs last week so we postponed that dinner to tonight and I threw together a quick chik’n parmesan (from Leftovers for Lunch) with broccoli. It was very good!

For desert we had a LOT of my current obession:

This frozen yogurt is so so sooo good. I can’t get enough. I keep running out of spoons ūüôā

I’m looking outside my window here at work and I’ve got a bright blue sky staring back at me so I’m pretty sure we’re on for tilapia tonight before the next little storm moves in.

I love Mondays!

7 Apr

This semester the boyfriend has class on Monday nights and I do not. I use this time to do the grocery shopping, laundry and other chores. I also usually like to make something really good for dinner and leftovers for lunches throughout the week. I got a ton done last night! I set Pandora to my Francoise Hardy station, and went to work! I’ll admit I took a few breaks..¬†I made and enjoyed several slices of caprese bruschetta and pinot grigio on my balcony with beautiful french¬†music in the background. It was wonderful and relaxing and the evening was so productive.

For dinner I made Tortilla Soup. It was different than the way I usually make it but it was good different. Authentic tortilla soup has a very simple, delicious broth and it’s they type I usually make. Last night, however, I wanted to use up some leftover pinto beans and white corn and thought this would be the perfect way. It came out very spicy which we like and gets toned down with the sour cream and avocado.

blackberry breakfast quinoa

4 Apr

 

the supplies

switched out the blueberries for blackberries

I threw the quinoa, water and cinnamon into the rice cooker and when it was almost done I added the blackberries and a little honey.
We put it in the fridge overnight and enjoyed it in the morning with blueberry yogurt.
 This was seriously good.

quick chicken rice soup

4 Apr

I’ve had a bag of¬† Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice in my freezer for quite some time and finally came up with what I wanted to do with it. I chopped up some carrots and kale and threw them in some veggie broth, added some of¬†the rice and voila! Super quick chicken rice soup. It was very¬†good for how fast it was.

my little garden

4 Apr

Check out my mango tree:

mango tree

Looking so healthy!

In addition to the mango, I’m growing cherry tomatoes and jalapenos in my Aerogarden (the salsa kit!).

tomato blossoms

¬†I’ve also got some other peppers growing in a pot outside.

peppers

 

If you don’t have an aerogarden yet, I highly recommend it. Not only do herbs grow wonderfully in it, put any plants near it and they thrive also. It’s great!