Fine Dining at Home … and Healthy!

Tuesday’s dinner was as perfect as it gets. It met so many of our requirements for healthy eating. From a taste standpoint it rivalled high-end restaurant food. The  plate-share was perfect at ½ vegetables and fruit, ¼ grains, and ¼ fish. Throw in some of the best spices and you couldn’t ask for more.

Two of the dishes were from Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers. The entrée was the Moroccan Spiced Fish (Salmon) on page 157. The spices made our taste buds jump. This unique blend is called Moroccan Spice Mix on page 239 and includes:

2 tbsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground ginger or cinnamon

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp turmeric

½ tsp cayenne or black pepper

1 tsp salt

The grains in the Cranberry Bulgur Pilaf on page 183 added a starchy balance to the heat and spiciness of the salmon.

The veggies and fruit dish was Coleslaw with Apples & Dried Cranberries from:

http://www.food.com/recipe/coleslaw-with-apples-dried-cranberries-138950

It was cool, sweet and refreshing, enticing you to work your way around the plate again.

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Dinners for Days 49 to 54

Dinners for Day 49 to 54

49 Cod Picatta at

http://www.mealsmatter.org/recipes-meals/recipe/61364

50 Speedy Lentil & Bean Casserole from Lighthearted page 172 and
Braised Cabbage with Dill from Joy of Cooking page 355

51 Grilled Salmon Steaks at

http://www.food.com/recipe/grilled-salmon-7760

 

52 Two-Mushroom Barley Soup by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen at

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/two_mushroom_barley_soup.php

This recipe is so delicious it’s in Marg’s Best file. It calls for some dried mushrooms, but I ignore this and add a few more button mushrooms. It is not a quick recipe since it cooks for almost 2 hours!

53 Tilapia w/Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow Peppers from Michael’s Back Door

This is from Marg’s “Best” file. This time we replaced the asparagus with broccoli.

54 Todd’s Chicken and Corn Enchiladas at

http://www.food.com/recipe/todds-chicken-and-corn-enchiladas-206322