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Simple Salmon

  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in creating new recipes that I lose sight of why I started this website in the first place: to help busy people learn to fit healthy cooking into their lifestyles. I recently had a wonderful reminder of this mission. Liz has been my friend for more than 10 years. We were hockey teammates in college and lived together in New York right after graduation. While we were roommates, we adhered to a strict division of labor, I cooked and she cleaned. It was with Liz that I first developed my recipe for healthy chicken fingers (a dish she requests every time she comes [...]

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Grilled Avocados with Shrimp Salad: Guest Post by Home Skillet

I am so excited to bring you my first every Guest Post today! As I’ve mentioned a billion times, food blogging has led to the discovery of some incredibly creative and talented people. I am continually amazed by the people I meet and the recipes I find on the web. When I win the lottery, I’m totally buying my own tv channel that I’ll call the Foodblog Network. I’m going to give shows to all my amazing foodie blogger friends. One such show will feature Jen and Seth, the amazing husband and wife team behind Home Skillet. Jen and Seth live in sunny Southern California with their hungry toddler Max. [...]

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Lemon Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Everyone knows they should eat more fish. However, it can be so difficult to find and get fresh, healthy and environmentally conscious fish. I am lucky enough to live in a place where fish is affordable and easy to come by, but for many that’s not the case. This is one of the many reasons I love tilapia. It’s plentiful, low in mercury, safely farmed and relatively easy to find, especially frozen. It’s also generally cheaper than other types of fish (salmon, swordfish) and can be quickly and easily turned into a delicious dinner. Craig and I were both feeling like fish after a decadent weekend, so I decided to [...]

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Baked Horseradish Crab Cakes

So after the successful crab rangoon experiment of last week, I had a lot of yummy blue crabmeat left over. Craig suggested crab cakes and my mind immediately started to spin out all the healthy possibilities. I LOVE crab cakes. But I don’t love that they are deep fried, filled with mayo, and usually very light on the actual crab. So I decided that I could fix this by whipping up my own version. Two tasty batches later, I’ve worked out all the kinks. Owing to my current horseradish fixation, I decided to incorporate the healthy root into this recipe. Crab and horseradish are a winning combo. The flavor of [...]

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Craig’s Scallop Stuffed Trout

I love fish. I don’t eat nearly enough of it, but I love it. Usually, on Sundays, Craig and I get inspired at the supermarket and take home a nice piece of salmon or something. Yesterday, Craig decided that he wanted some trout, so I left him at the fish counter to go get some other stuff. He came back with trout and sea scallops and informed me he had invented a new recipe. So we got home and started experimenting. There are many ways to stuff fish, usually crab meat is used, but I really loved the idea of using scallops instead. Bay scallops have so much flavor and [...]

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Tilapia Piccata

Tilapia is such a versatile, lean fish. It is safely farmed, so there are no health or environmental concerns, and it’s usually available year round. It is the perfect lean protein to build a tasty meal around. I decided to use tasty lemons and capers to make tilapia piccata. This recipe is as lean and simple as possible, no butter or excess salt and it cooks up in just a few minutes. The perfect last minute dinner. Read more for the full recipe! Ingredients: 1lb fresh tilapia filets, rinsed and patted dry 1 large lemon, sliced into 1/2″ slices 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup capers 1 tbsp olive [...]

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