FISH TACOS WITH CABBAGE SLAW

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They say you are what you eat. And if that’s the case, I may be turning into a fish. I’ve taught myself how to cook fish beautifully and have had fish tacos for dinner 3 nights in a row now. I think I was always intimidated about making fish, but it’s really not that hard. And if you really rub your spices into the fish before cooking it, it gives it a great flavor without the hassle of waiting for a marinade. 

The cabbage slaw on top of these tacos is really delicious too. And so is what I had for dessert after. It’s my new fav snack or sweet treat: Fat free Greek yogurt, with fresh strawberries, blackberries, honey (lots of honey) and a chocolate Fiber Plus granola bar. I’ve been eating a lot of that lately too… It’s like an ice cream sundae without the ice cream.

So I guess you could say I’m turning into a honey infused, Greek yogurt, cabbage slaw, tilapia taco. 

FISH TACOS WITH CABBAGE SLAW

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For the Cabbage Slaw:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cabbage, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp of greek yogurt
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • a handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • several generous sprinkles of cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and add more cumin and lime as desired.

For the seasoning rub: 

  • Argentina Steak Rub (or another spicy rub of choice)
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Sugar

Combine all ingredients in a small dish and stir to combine. I added the most of the Argentina Steak Rub, then paprika, then cayenne pepper, just a little bit of salt and garlic, a good amount of pepper and a pinch of sugar. 

For the fish tacos:

  • Fresh tilapia filet
  • 3-4 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 of an avocado, sliced thin
  • Cabbage slaw
  • Seasoning rub
  • Butter or margarin 

Rub the seasoning mix onto both sides of the fish, coating it well. Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat. I have a grill pan/skillet that I like to use, since I don’t have a grill. Using a real grill would probably be better, but I like that I use butter on the skillet because I feel like it helps the fish stay moist. Cook the fish on the skillet, until the edges start to turn white. Flip and cook the other side. The fish should be white all the way through and flake apart easily.

Warm your tortillas in a small skillet, with the lid on. This helps them become pliable. 

Break apart the fish into large chunks. Place on your tortillas, top with avocado and cabbage slaw. And ta-da! I’ve been eating these with a side of steamed asparagus sprinkled with fresh grated parmesan. 

And here’s a pic of my other obsession this week. 

GREEK YOGURT WITH HONEY, STRAWBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES,

and A GRANOLA BAR

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EGG SALAD

photo 2Egg salad is one of those foods that I’m embarrassed to admit that I like. I don’t know why. Do a lot of people think egg salad is gross? I don’t even know. Maybe it’s because I thought it was gross for most of my life. Maybe because it smells.

Well, today I’m speaking up and admitting that I like egg salad. I used to only like it from the Wine Merchant, a deli where my sister used to work. And when she stopped working there, I kinda forgot about egg salad. And then I went vegan for a few years so clearly it was out. And then last night, I was literally standing in the grocery store at a total loss on what to make for dinner when I got home. I wanted something quick and easy. So naturally I opened my food pin board and thanks to an inspiring pin on Pinterest, I decided to make egg salad for dinner. And boy was it delicious! I wasn’t planning to blog about it (you know cuz I was embarrassed) but it was so good that welp, here I am!

I used Greek yogurt and Veganaise instead of mayo. And the fresh dill really added a pop of flavor that was TDF. (I have to tell you that I accidentally just wrote DTF here and giggled when I realized what I had done. My dill was not DTF, for the record. Or maybe it was. Wouldn’t you like to know.) Anyway, you should try it. You know, if you’re down with egg salad and all.

EGG SALAD

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large hard boiled eggs
  • 1 tbsp of plain, fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of Veganaise
  • a healthy serving of fresh dill, chopped (it’s gotta be fresh)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

First hard boil your eggs. My favorite way to hard boil eggs is to completely submerge the eggs in cool water in a pot. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Cover and let sit in the warm water for 12 minutes. Put in a colander under cool water to stop the cooking. Once cool enough to touch, you can go ahead and peel your eggs.

Cut up your eggs into small pieces. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add more or less Greek yogurt depending on how you like the consistency of your egg salad. Serve on a delicious bun with lettuce or on crackers or however you like your eggs.

p.s. Shout out to my friend Cookie: Girl, how you like yo eggs??

Note: These measurements are for 1-2 servings of egg salad.