Posted in Food, Life + Living, Recipe

Monday tacos

The way I see it, if Mother Nature can see fit to drop a bunch of snow on our heads, wreck the Monday commute, and interfere with what was becoming a very nice spring… Then I can make tacos on a Monday morning.


We had a great weekend as we started to choose baby gear and consider lifestyle options:

– Yes, we should have a pro redo the newel post.
– No we don’t need a pro to install the banister.
– Yes we should get the structural issues in the basement repaired.
– No we shouldn’t take out a new loan to pay for the repairs.
– Yes, technically the car seat fits in the Audi, but no, it’s not practical to keep the car.

I swear we need a weekend to recover from our weekend.


The next best thing I could do was to inject a little flavor into our Monday.  I browned ground beef, sauteed some yellow onion, added some orange peppers for color, seasoned with the home made taco seasoning blend (courtesy of Practical Paleo).  I served it all up on soft tortillas, topped with fresh avocado and salsa.


I guess if I have to say one good thing about the snow, it’s that it makes great filtered lighting for taking pictures of food with my phone ­čśë

Happy Monday, everyone!

Posted in Food, New Food, Recipe, Weight Watchers

Super-easy short-cut for WW Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa


So, WW is super diligent about watching out for copyright infringement, so I can’t post the whole recipe or directions here, but in the book I bought there’s a recipe for Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa. ┬áThere are 6 ingredients and the prep time is probably around 15-20 minutes. ┬áI wasn’t in the mood to de-vein jalape├▒os or deal with slimy mangoes (especially in winter?) so I cheated a little bit. ┬áHere’s the condensed version of WW Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa:


1- bowl of fruit salsa from your local deli
2- fillets of cod (skin removed)
little bit of lemon juice, plus salt and pepper to taste.

Unwrap fish from the paper it comes in, place in a skillet over medium heat. ┬áDrizzle with a little bit of lemon, salt, and pepper. ┬áDepending on the thickness of your fillet, it’ll be ready to flip around 3-5 minutes. ┬áApply the same techniques to this side – lemon, salt, pepper as desired. ┬áThis will be done in about 3-5 minutes as well. ┬áThe fish will be done when it can be flaked with a fork and is no longer translucent. ┬áDon’t over-cook the fish or it’ll get rubbery.

Top with spoonfuls of the prepared salsa and enjoy ­čÖé

Total time – 10 minutes.

Fish with Mango Salsa