Saturday, February 27, 2010

So today was a day dedicated completely to work for grad school. It’s 6:00 and I’ve not done a thing. Looks like my Saturday won’t be too fun. Breakfast was nothing special, nutritionally nor tastewise. After an hour at the gym however, and a very windy cold walk to my car, I knew exactly what would hit the spot: grilled cheese and tomato soup. Okay, I claim to be a foodie, right, but in this situation, I’m no food snob... Kraft singles can’t be beat here. Alright, I’m sure a gruyere and gouda combination with a pear or some sun dried tomato would have been the more mature choice, but let’s just put it this way: IF I had white wonder bread, I would have used it. Alas, I’m loyal to wheat, so wheat it was. I tried the V8 tomato and herb soup. Decent, but according to my sister, I need to try Trader Joe’s roasted red pepper soup. I promise it’s going to happen.

 As I walked through the grocery store, I decided dinner was for me tonight. I just felt like cooking for myself, said no to pizza and to free dinner with the parents. It’s taken me 22 years to get to this point, but I love fish (okay... not all… some) and the simplest recipe is my go-to for tilapia.

Simple Herb-y Tilapia
4 to 6 oz tilapia fillet
Olive oil (or basting oil)
Lime Juice
Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put tilapia in a baking dish, top with olive oil (about a tsp), 2 tbsp of lime juice, a dash of lemon juice, touch of salt, a couple cranks of fresh cracked black pepper, and a ton of oregano. There is no measuring to this, just shakes, sprinkles and the use of the nose. Depending on the flavors you like, the nose knows. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

I also roasted cauliflower and asparagus… I think I’ve given this recipe before but I’m going to give it again. If you like cauliflower, you’ll love this. If you don’t like cauliflower, give this a try. It’s crispy, and garlicky and almost like potatoes. Yum. Plus, healthier!

Roasted Cauliflower:
1 head of cauliflower
2 tbsp basting oil
Garlic powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Chop head of cauliflower into florets. Sprinkle basting oil, and remaining ingredients onto cauliflower. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes.

So simple. So good.

I’m hitting the town with a few of my girlfriends tonight. Probably sticking to 1 to 2 vodka sodas. That’s the plan, because lots, lots, lots to do tomorrow. Anyway, that’s all. Peace n love, and happy eating!

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