Well, hello there!

Well, hello there!
Matt & I in Costa Rica over Christmas...So beautiful there!
It's simple. Really. We're a young married couple that loves cooking together. We always try to eat healthy and, if it's simple and doesn't break the bank, we're into that, too! We hope you'll visit often and tell us what you think about what we're cooking! We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note, a suggestion or a recipe!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

something's fishy.

That's right. We had fish tonight. And it was good.
A lot of people don't like fish. A lot of people only eat fish (see also "pescatarian"). We like fish every now and then. Tonight was one of those "now" nights. There are many kinds of fish...for those that do not care for it, but are willing to try again, go with something mild like Tilapia or Cod. For those who like fish, well, we need say nothing.

Here's what we had:

Tilapia Grill Packs with Bacon, Feta & Tomatoes and a Fresh Spinach & Apple Salad w/Bacon Vinaigrette

Ingredients for the tilapia packs:

2 6 oz. tilapia fillets, fresh or, if frozen, thawed
3 tbs. fat-free ranch dressing
2 tbs. crumbled feta cheese
3 pieces no-sugar-added, reduced-sodium bacon, cooked and broken into small pieces (and for you die-hard bacon people, it tatstes the exact same, just less calories...so, why wouldn't you?)
1 tomato, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
Cilantro to taste
Pepper to taste

Preheat your grill to high
Cut two 1 foot pieces of foil (if you don't have heavy-duty foil, double it).
Place tilapia in center of foil
Pour 1 1/2 tbs. ranch dressing on each fillet
Pour 1 tbs. crumbled feta cheese on each fillet
Place 1 1/2 pieces of crumbled bacon on top
Fold each of the four sides up of the foil, leaving the top open
Place on grill, cover and grill for 10 mins.
Remove from grill and top with tomatoes, green onion and cilantro

Ingredients for the Spinach & Apple Salad w/Bacon Vinaigrette:

3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup + 3 tbs. red wine vinegar
1 apple, thinly sliced (You can use any kind. We used a Red Delicious tonight, although I think it would have been better with a Gala..oh well)
2 pieces no-sugar-added, reduced-sodium bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
salt & pepper to taste


Place spinach & apple into a large bowl
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, pour over spinach & apples
Toss & serve

"This is off the chain" Matt said "I want to eat this every other week". "OK, but what about that chicken cranberry curry? You liked that, right?" I said. "Yeah, that was good, but this is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better. I want more. Now" Matt said.

Fishy mission accomplished.

And that concludes our second ever dinner blog.


  1. OK...I'm LOVIN' this!! Healthy & yummy menu planning without the work !!!

  2. We had tilapia tonight too! Craaaazy.
    Lovin' this Meg, keep it up :).