My dad loves to fish and most likely he’s fishing as I’m writing this article. With that said, I don’t really understand why my first memory of eating fish was at Red Lobster. It must have been a bad year. Anyway, I remember eating fried flounder (luckily, The Little Mermaid wasn’t out back then) there for the first time. As an adult, I’ve ditched the fried part, but I still love flounder. Another fish to try for first time fish eaters is Rainbow trout. Some say salmon (say that 3 times in a row) is a good one for newbie’s and although I love it, I think it may have too strong of a fish taste for those just starting out.
GREEK STYLE FLOUNDER
¼ cup lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8-teaspoon black pepper
4 flounder filets
Non-stick cooking spray
Directions: Combine first 6 ingredients. Place fish in a 13x9x2 baking dish coated with cooking spray; pour lemon juice mixture over fish. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.
My friend Jayme makes her own body scrub and was kind enough to share some with me. (She seriously spoils me.)
One cup Sugar
½ cup Coconut Oil
Mix it up.
How easy is that and all natural! I rate it 5 hearts. Hearts for love, get it?
Although, if you live in the Lakenheath/Mildenhall area (England) and you don’t feel like whipping it up on your own, you could order it from her. See below how pretty she packages them!
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I honestly would rather practice yoga everyday but my friends (who are personal trainers; you know who you are) continually tell me that I need to strength train. As many times as I’ve tried to be a gym rat, I’m just not comfortable in that environment so I have to rely on my own creativity or just pop in a DVD. Below is one that I’ve been using for a couple of weeks now. It’s a good place to start (hence the name) if you are just beginning to workout, just getting back on your feet from an injury or illness, post-pregnancy or you are just strapped for time. Dumbbells required. I would tell you what weight I use but one of those personal trainers’ above will yell at me to pick up heavier ones and I’m JUST NOT READY YET! :) I love you guys.
Being a fisherman’s daughter, it would be safe to say that I grew up on fried fish but these days, I try not to eat anything fried. I really do enjoy baked fish but every once in a while I crave the “battered” kind. After trying a few recipes, I came up with this revised version I found in a gluten-free cook-book.
1 tablespoon your choice of Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends (I’ve been using Tomato Basil Garlic)
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
6 tablespoons cornmeal
4-6 pieces of skinless Salmon, Tilapia or any other kind of fish fillet.
Mix seasoning, garlic and cornmeal together in a shallow bowl. Coat the fish pieces in the cornmeal mix, pressing down firmly.
Put the coated fish on a baking sheet and place in preheated oven, 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
*My secret: This fish batter can seem a little dry because there is no oil involved so the last 5-10 minutes of baking it, I spray a little pure olive oil on each piece.
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing
Thanks M & J for the cookbook for my b-day!