Saturday, April 2, 2011

Culinary Adventures Ahoy!-Again

Coconut milk. Lime juice. Cumin. Paprika. Tilapia. Onions. Bell peppers. Tomato.

These are ingredients used in last night's international culinary adventure.

I made a Brazilian fish stew.

It turned out quite fine indeed. I think each and every one of us went into last night's supper a little suspicious of the dish. But we all liked it! I find it more alive than the traditional American clam chowder. Much more interesting texture and more flavorful than clam chowder. I'm looking forward to eating it again tonight!

I marinated a pound of tilapia (any white fish should do, that is firmish) in lime juice, cumin, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper. Then I sauteed onions- it needs at least 2- and a couple bell peppers in olive oil, added my fish, and some diced tomatoes. Poured coconut milk on top of everything, and let cook until heated through. Sean and I decided to add more of the seasonings from the marinade at this point to help the flavors pop more. Pop they did! Yum! Cilantro can be added before serving although apparently it's optional (for those of you who dislike cilantro).
I'm looking forward to the leftovers today!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Boxes and Flowers

I packed away 10 more boxes today. It feels wonderful! I'm sure it will make the house feel nicer too to have all the things we aren't currently using packed away for a later date. Plus it encourages me. I'm looking forward to having a yard for my growing little boy to run around in, and not hearing neighbors through my walls all day (especially when they fight)!

Oh, and I've been planting more flowers. Sure, my allergies bother me after each planting. Yes, I still have to jump right in the shower to get all the pollen off. But guess what? It doesn't leave me sick! I couldn't garden last year due to getting sick every. Single. Time. I. Took. T. Outside. Or. Did. Any. Outdoor. Activity. It was such a bother- and so miserable. Thank God for allergy shots. Immunotheropy certainly isn't a cure-all. I feel my allergies as I type. But I'm not sick from them. Praise God!

Sure, I'll post pictures when I've planted more. May take a little while. They'll be here though!