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Category Archives: Fish

Ah summertime!  Who doesn’t love warm weather and the smell of fresh food grilling on the grill?  I LOVE it.

I always check our weekly Sprout’s ad for their specials on fish.  We try to eat fish often (our girls typically like fish too) and try to buy wild-caught as much as possible.  Wild-caught is better for you and tastes significantly fresher.  The wild-caught varieties always seem to be more obscure types of fish compared to their farm-raised counterparts.  You just never know what is going to be on sale that week.  That’s all part of the fun!

This particular week it was swordfish, the steak of the sea.  Great for grilling!  I jazzed up this teriyaki marinade recipe and marinated the fish for about 6 hours.  Very tasty!  Jeff said, “This is restaurant quality!  …No, it’s better than restaurant quality!”

Teriyaki Swordfish and Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Teriyaki Swordfish


1 1/2 lb wild-caught swordfish Continue reading


I don’t care at all to be rich.  I don’t want a big house or fancy cars.  I don’t need designer clothes or 80 pairs of shoes.  But when it comes to the grocery bill, I sorely wish that money were no object.

Eating well can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be.  The following meals are what I put together with what we had on hand already and $85 worth of groceries for our family of five for a week.

Chili-Lime Cod (frozen wild-caught that I had in the freezer already)with Cilantro Pesto over brown rice, sauteed onions, and black beans.

I subbed nutritional yeast for the Parmesan, but you can just as easily leave both out.

This cilantro pesto is so incredibly delicious.  I’m drooling Continue reading

“Where did you learn to cook so well?”

“Mmmm, I love this fish!”

“I can eat the skin.  I like the skin!”

Hearing things like this at dinner time really just kind of makes my day.  I LOVE knowing that good healthful foods are going into my family’s bellies…and that they enjoy it too.  Especially when ALL of them enjoy it.  This salmon was fantastic and easy!  Don’t we all love to hear that?  That a meal is tasty and easy to make?

On a side note…I have noticed that meat does not make a pretty subject.  Especially when you are hungry and just want to sit down and eat!  Ha!

Balsamic Salmon

Balsamic Salmon

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I was not a fan of seafood for most of my life.  And I have been an avid nut-hater as well.  But ever since cutting out gluten and dairy, I have become open to new things…especially if I know how they are good for me.  Please don’t put nuts in my dessert, but on my fish?  YES PLEASE!!!

Holy cashews!!  This was super yummy and the girls loved it too!

Funny Tidbit:  When I put this very plate in front of Tabitha, she said, “Mommy is turning into like a chef.”  She also says that she wants to open a healthy restaurant called “Dessert Candy.”  Haha!  I love sharing this passion with my children.

Cashew Crusted Sea Bass with Mango Cream Sauce Continue reading