Fish Tacos w/Tomato and Cucumber Salsa

Light, easy dishes go hand in hand with the hot, humid days of summer. For that reason alone, Fish Tacos w/Spicy Tomato Cucumber Salsa are ideal. It’s important to note that any light white fish can be substituted for the Tilapia in this taco recipe. And, you can add any additional toppings you’d like. For my family, cheese is REQUIRED as part of the taco building process and although I suspected my kids would have no interest in cabbage wedges, I kept this ingredient in the recipe as a mini food challenge for us. The marinade for the … [Read more...]

Grilled Tilapia with Dijon

We’re desperately holding on to summer even though so many kids have already started school. We’ve got one week left so that means we’ve been firing up the grill every single day. I realized that while we have been grilling a ton this summer, it’s mostly been meats--- flank steak, burgers, chicken--- the basics (for me). Remember, three summers ago I was petrified of the grill and never used it but, now I’m I’ve been donned grill master of the household. Doing some research I realized the last time I cooked with tilapia was when my … [Read more...]

Secret Recipe Club: Fish Tacos w/Tomato Cucumber Salsa

I’m so excited that it’s time to reveal my Secret Recipe Club June assignment. I love participating with this diverse group of food bloggers.  Not only has it introduced me to some very interesting people but, it has definitely widened the aperture of my food lens.  This month I was assigned to the blog Cooking Whims.  As I perused the site, I smiled and felt a connection with Megan when I read her claim on her About Me page: “I wouldn't call myself a chef. I'm no Julia Child.”   Ironically, I have almost the exact verbiage on my page. The … [Read more...]

Broiled Tilapia Fillets

This week I took a risk in the kitchen.  Don’t get me wrong, when I first starting cooking, even boiling water was a hazard.  Now that I’ve slowly gained more confidence, I decided to venture out of my chicken and pasta comfort zone to try to create a fish dish. My challenge was two-fold: preparing the fish and encouraging my kids to get up the nerve to try it even though they firmly believe that  all fish “stinks” and has a “weird" texture.  The last time I served fish, it was in the form of Mrs. Paul’s Fish sticks. My daughter was highly … [Read more...]