I am back! Sorry I was gone last week. Moving is the absolute worst thing ever. This time I am moving from a house to a house, which is exciting and difficult at the same time.
Anyway, you didn't know this, but I can read your mind. I know you were thinking, "Lindsey, I want healthy recipes, but I am tired of always using chicken. I need other protein options." I heard you, and I get it. Chicken tends to be our protein of choice because, well, it's delicious and versatile. PH calls it "girl food" because I guess women tend to prefer it to things like steak. (Although, I like steak!)
Well, I am here with some other healthy, tasty protein options for you! (my vegan friends, I see you and I love you. Don't leave me, I promise, I am not ignoring you. Recipes for you will be forthcoming!)
This week's recipe uses Salmon!
Salmon happens to be my mom's favorite fish, so it is one that I am quite used to using. I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided I wanted to try it out.
I bought a nice large piece of salmon at Fry's (the best grocery store in town and also the world) and do you know what happened? I got home and realized I had no lime juice.
PH had used it all.
Yes, we had no limes. No, I was not going to go back to the grocery store.
Instead, I used the basic premise of the recipe and kind of did my own thing.
One of those things was this jalapeno honey. PH and I bought it in New Mexico when we went for his cousin's wedding. It has a nice kick to it, which adds great flavor to the dish. Also, if you had red pepper flakes you'll get a burn on both ends. You know what I mean. Jalapeno has a more immediate burn, and those red pepper flakes don't start burning until after the bite.
When PH came home, he loved it! He also heated up a few corn tortillas and made his own little fish tacos with it. So, there is another option for you. He used our mini skillet pan that I talked about in this post to cook them. He ate a lot of fish. Which is a good thing!
So here you go, a healthy fish recipe. Get into the kitchen and shake up your chicken blues!
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Busy moms often have so much going on that there is little time to get dinner on the table. You know it isn't healthy to stick to hot dogs or cereal, but sometimes, you really need something quick! Trying to be frugal is important as well, so buying fast food or going out isn't in everyone's budget, nor is that a healthy way to eat, and it certainly doesn't bring the family around the table at dinnertime for those family times that we all need. That is why I was excited to find this method of pan roasting a chicken in a cast iron skillet in about half an hour.
This recipe is taught by Chef Kevin Gillespie, the winner of Fan Favorites on Top Chef! He just seems like such a down to earth, kind person and he really knows how to cook! I remember rooting for him on his season.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!