Thursday, May 26, 2011

Eating Around the World!

So my friend Amy and I have been on a quest to "Eat around the world"...Epcot style! We started this ongoing adventure each time she visits Florida, which is quite often.
Our first stop was San Angel Inn, in lovely Mexico! We had enchiladas, and some yummy chips and salsa. Our second trip was to Rose and Crown in England for fish and chips. We stayed clear of the "mushy peas" that were offered as an appetizer, no thank you.

Last night, we made it to Japan! Teppan Edo is pretty hard to get into within a normal time slot, so when I saw they had an opening, I was excited. This hibachi style restaurant is similar to Kobe's without 5 lbs of food being put on your plate, and I always love getting their edamame for an appetizer :)
Who knows where we will end up next. I hear France calling...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Not Your Average Boring Fish

So each time I make this scrumptious dinner, I get requests on how I make it. So here it is! My favorite Tequila Lime Tilapia...

I shop at Whole Foods for all my seafood and meat. So while browsing the fish counter one day, I see this array of spices by Bill Barron's All Natural. The guy behind the counter was telling me how awesome the Tequila Lime one was, so after putting a few in my cart, I added this one too. Well he was right on! This stuff is YUM! Especially on fish and chicken.

I like to buy fish fresh, not frozen, and then I come home and freeze it myself until I need it, which is usually only a couple of days. This is All Natural Tilapia from Whole Foods fish counter.

Before putting your fish in the skillet, use olive oil for non sticking. I use both of these

Evenly sprinkle the Tequila Lime seasoning all over the fish, on both sides. Set the skillet to medium high and as soon as its hot, put in the fish. Turn the temp down to medium and cook 3 minutes on each side

and Viola! It's done! I like to have yellow rice with this but your side items are up to you :) Happy Eating...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fighting the Coupon Battle

This past weekend, I was able to attend my friend Hayley's coupon class. She started this whole coupon thing about a year ago, and I am amazed how much money she saves. Now, I don't want to be an extreme couponer like the people on that show, who buy 60 bottles of mustard and then empty the candy bar shelf because they get it for free. Who uses all that mustard or needs all that candy?? I also have a VERY hard time couponing because of the way I eat. There are RARELY coupons for organic products or healthy foods in general. I have found some, but it's not going to save me that much money. I am listing below some foods I buy on a regular basis, and if you have any suggestions on how to coupon these items, I would love to hear it!
I grocery shop weekly, and go to both Publix and Whole Foods.

At Whole Foods I buy all my meat and most dairy. I buy organic meat/milk on a regular basis:
Fresh Fish (Tilapia)
Fresh Chicken
Fresh Shrimp
Horizon fat free organic milk
Rudy's Bakery organic bread
Annie's Homegrown mac and cheese
365 organic butter
Stoneyfield Farm organic yogurt
Whole Foods Market whole wheat pasta
Lucinda pasta sauce
365 organic frozen vegetables
*I also buy most of my snacks here, I try my best to stay away from hydrogenated oils. It's very hard to do that when trying to find snack foods at Publix, because most everything has hydrogenated oils in it. Back to Nature, Annie's Homegrown and Late July are a few of my favorite natural/organic brands.

So, here you see my problem I have with being able to coupon! But that's ok, because I love where I shop and the food that I eat :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's Almost Summertime!

It's been a while since I've blogged. I need to get back in the groove of this, because blogging makes me happy!
What a whirlwind these past few months have been, from teaching to tutoring full time, I haven't had time to do much of anything! Now that the kiddos have flown off to Vegas, I have my first "break" this week, no more reading over and over and doing multiplication and division facts for hours with two grumpy children :)
This is our last week of school at First Hope until we are out for the summer. It's such a strange feeling not to be planning summer camp for Delaney like I have been the past 4 years. I will actually have a summer break besides some babysitting I'll be doing. I can't believe this school year is already over...Time sure does fly.