Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fish Tacos!!!

My husband bugged me for months to try fish tacos, but I hesitated because it sounded so.....fishy.  I looked at a couple of recipes on the internet, but none caught my eye (mostly because they all seemed so fatty and unhealthy.)  One day, he opened his Muscle & Fitness magazine (whole other post, I know!!), and said, "We are making these tomorrow!" So, I tried the recipe, tweaked it a little, and now we have a family fave!  I'm going to try not to comment, and just give you the recipe straight.  Here goes:

6-8 frozen tilapia filets
salt & pepper
1 avacado
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup cilantro
1 Tbsp sambol or Sri Racha
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
Flour or whole wheat tortillas

Thaw the fish, and cut into 6 inch pieces.  Salt & pepper, and place in a non-stick baking pan.  Cook for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

While the fish is cooking, mix the avacado, tomatoes, cilantro, and Sri Racha.  Blend together until creamy.

Once the fish is cooked, place it on warmed tortillas.  Top with cabbage, spicy guacamole, and sliced onions.  No cheese necessary, but you can add it if you like (along with sour cream or salsa, if you prefer.)  We love these without the added cheese and sour cream.  Oh, so yummy, and healthy too!!
Disclaimer:  The photo is the original photo from the Sept 2011 issue of M & F.  I take horrible food photos, and I ate all the fish tacos before I could even attempt a picture today.  The original recipe (before my tweaking) was from Chef Robert Irvine. Now, you can return to your scheduled programming.

Why Wait? Update!

I felt the sudden urge to blog today (with a little encouragement from a friend!)  Imagine my surprise, when I looked at my blog, and I realized that I haven't written anything since June--7 1/2 months!! It's amazing how time flies, and we don't realize the things we have put aside.  God has been doing some wonderful work in my life, and I have found some new hobbies and books to hold my interest.
My last post in June was to set some new goals.  How have I done?  Let's see.....
  1. Get outside (weather permitting) or get on the floor and play with my kids for 30 minutes more every day. I'd say I'm doing pretty good with this one.  The kids and I are reading together, playing together, and even cooking together.  I love this time with my kids more than almost anything!
  2. Eat a salad with at least one meal a day, plus all my other veggies. I've definitely been doing this one, and I can tell the difference in how I feel each day.  Eating healthy can be tasty, but it does require some preparation! Luckily, once you get going, you have more energy to do the preparing and the planning.  It's a win/win cycle!
  3. Run a 5k this year (maybe two), and get a schedule set for next year. (Have to start running 3x's a week to obtain this goal. Gonna need some help!!) YES! I ran two 5ks last year, and I've already run one this year.  I have a 10k, a 15k, and a half-marathon scheduled also.  I'm running 3-4 times a week, and I've lost 20 pounds.  It has been a great thing for me physically, emotionally, mentally, but most of all, spiritually.  I truly love to run!
  4. Start writing once a week (blog, book, anything to keep my writing skills up.) Um, this is a definite FAIL!  While I have been doing some sporadic writing, I definitely haven't kept up with my blog or written once a week.  I'm not giving up, though.  After all, I'm writing now, aren't I?
  5. Spend at least one hour a week devoted to the ministries that I am personally involved with at my church (calling my class, working on lessons, tending to the classroom, writing cards, etc.) I have been able to do this, and it is such a blessing to me!  If you don't have the privilege of serving others in any type of ministry, you should find one.  You would be surprised at how much it will bless your heart.  Seems a little backward, doesn't it?  You get the blessing when you are serving others?  Well, if you aren't trying to get something out of it, but are trying to be a blessing to others; you almost always get a more wonderful blessing yourself.  It's God's amazing way of showing us how His ways are above our ways. (Isaiah 55:8) And I'm so thankful for that!
That tells you a little about what's been going on in my life lately.  I pray that each of my friends are having a wonderful start to the New Year, and that God is blessing in each of your lives!