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Turkey Sandwich on sourdough w. pesto, mozzarella, spinach, and red onion

i’m at my boyfriend’s family’s house in Kansas for Easter and it’s been beyond wonderful having a cute kitchen to cook in. Thus far I have cooked a grand total of two things: poached eggs on toast & this sandwich. 

but basically this sandwich was delicious and I’m glad i decided to try to work some lean meats back into my diet 

Weeknight Fish Tacos

minus the time spent going to the grocery store, this recipe was quick, easy, and incredibly rewarding

my suggestion would be to plan this as a weeknight dinner, do the grocery shopping on the weekend, and then just throw it all together whenever you want it

1 pound white flaky fish, such as mahi mahi or orata - [i used tilapia]

1/4 cup canola oil
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoons ancho chili powder (I used regular chili powder)
1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped - [didn’t use this]
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves - [didn’t have this at the store - so i didn’t use it]
8 flour tortillas [used corn]

Shredded white cabbage
Hot sauce
Crema or sour cream [i used
mayo sauce]
Thinly sliced red onion
Thinly sliced green onion [don’t like ‘em, didn’t use ‘em]
Chopped cilantro leaves [again, not at the store]
Smoky homemade tomato salsa [funny, didn’t use this either]

  1. mix together marinade in a bowl, then pour into a large ziploc bag with the fish. try to get as much air out as possible and make sure all the fish is covered in the microwave. let marinade for 20 minutes
  2. while fish is marinading, prepare your toppings [chop onions, make mayo sauce, blend up some margaritas]
  3. after 20 minutes, “grill” fish. i just stuck it in a pan and hoped for the best, and it turned out perfectly perfect. i also threw in a little bit of onion as they were cooking. i think it added a nice complexity of flavor
  4. wrap tortillas in tin foil and put in oven at 250 until fish is done cooking
  5. serve and enjoy

hindsight - i wish i had made red onion ceviche (1/2 red onion, juice of 1 lemon) instead of serving them just as potent as they are

salmon burger w. dill/caper tartar sauce & red onion ceviche 

of course, i insisted on eating mine on a sara lee fake bun

so this afternoon - after i had made my mom and i breakfast, worked out, cleaned, and basically been a perfect daughter - i was surfing the internets looking for something to make to post on my food blog of which i am so extremely dedicated …

two minutes into my search, i came across a recipe for salmon burgers that looked fantastic, healthy, and simple enough to make

ENTER MY MOTHER who popped her head into my room to ask about something that i’m sure wasn’t important. in my excitement at having found THE PERFECT thing to make for dinner i told her i’d be making salmon burgers.

you know that face the kid makes when charlie bites his finger? 


that! right in the beginning. yea that was me. totally shot down

long story short. she regretted her response of “really? you think people are going to want those?”

she shall never question my enthusiasm about food again.

ps everyone loved them. so y’all should make them ;)

[Greek] Salad

i’m pretty sure i was eating greek salad about twice a day in greece. it’s so so tasty and great to fill up on …  the moussaka served next is basically a greasier greek lasagna, in my opinion, and passing it up is really not missing much

Greek Gyros! 

just got back from ten days traveling through greece and i have to admit i am already missing the gyros

we got salad, bread, a gyros plate, dessert, and a drink for 11 Euro.. not too shabby 

Mediterranean Vegetable Panini

Mediterranean Vegetable Panini

i must admit, it was a little labor-intensive for just one sandwich, but it would be fantastic for a family dinner or home-cooked lunch with friends


  • oroweat sandwich thins
  • roasted red bell pepper
  • garlic, herb, and roasted tomato cheese spread
  • grilled red onions
  • cucumber
  • romaine lettuce 

since it takes about 25-30 minutes to roast the tomatoes and red peppers, i got those in the oven before doing anything else

then grilled/sauteed some sliced red onions with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 

once the tomatoes were done in the oven, i put them in the food processor with two tablespoons of garlic and herb Boursin cheese

i strongly recommend making this in big batches because 1) it’s delicious and 2) it’s hard to make small batches of things in the food processor because sometimes the blades won’t reach

once the spread was whipped up, i assembled the sandwich and put it on our makeshift panini maker


made a rather tasty omelette for breakfast/brunch/lunch

  • zucchini 
  • red onion
  • mushroom
  • bell pepper
  • tomato
  • grated sargento light string cheese
  • 3 egg whites

with ezekiel bread. yummmmmay

Summertime Panini 

ahh back in my beautiful kitchen that happens to be in my parents’ house that they happened to design and pay for themselves…

i walked to trader joe’s.. because i’m back in california.. AND I CAN

got some fresh, quality ingredients, walked home, put on my apron, and began laboring over this gourmet pizza. took about 20 minutes

1) toasted some walnuts in the oven for about 3 minutes. (when they start smelling yummy take them out!)


2) sliced some cherry tomatoes - all still prep work, of course

3) let the whole wheat pizza crust (provided by my friend Trader Joe) rest for 20 minutes … maybe that should be #1 … 

doesn’t that look so appetizing… 

4) grilled chopped red onions. 

Thank you God for making onions smell so good when they’re being grilled!

5) let your mommy roll out the pizza dough for you when it’s being stubborn 

she’s italian. it’s in her blood to know how to do this. 

she also tried tossing the pizza dough… and i was too in awe to remember to grab my camera. next time ;) 

6) ASSEMBLE! — just the tomatoes, walnuts, onions, and goat cheese

7) bake about 7-8 minutes, then top with arugula and 1 tbsp drizzle of olive oil

8) GET ON MY PLATE so i can SCARF YOU DOWN FASTER than you can say “ARUGULA”

enjoy! here’s the link to the recipe i used 

1) saute some chopped zucchini and red onion with about 1/2 a teaspoon of olive oil 

2) put the veggies in a bowl and pour 2 egg whites into the heated pan and let them spread out to cover the surface of the pan, let cook for about a minute to two minutes

3) sprinkle the eggs with a little bit of mozzarella cheese 

4) add the cooked veggies to one half of the egg and fold over the other half

5) let cook a little longer so the cheese melts

i always eat my eggs with a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread

omelette total: about 100 calories (w/ toast): 180 calories