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fish tacos with mango salsa, yeah!

31 Jul

photo (9)Nothing says summer like fresh fish tacos!

The secret to making the best fish tacos is simplicity.

No frying, fancy slaws or major prep work. Just a quick sauté, fast salsa creation, and you’re done.

Cheers to summer!

Serves 2 Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes

  • 2 small flounder filets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 red onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
  • 1 small scallion, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper


1. Prep: Place corn tortillas in a preheated 350F oven for 10 minutes. Peel and cube avocado, set aside. Dice mango, red onion, jalapeño pepper, scallion. Cut lime in half. Chop cilantro.

2. Make mango salsa: In a bowl, mix mango, red onion, jalapeño pepper, scallion and cilantro together with fresh lime juice. Mix well, sprinkle with sea salt and a few grinds of pepper.

3. Cook fish: Over medium heat, add olive oil, then your filets into a pan.  Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook on each side for 3-5 minutes.

4. Assemble: Remove your corn tortillas from the oven. Place fish on top of the tortillas, then top with avocado and mango salsa. Garnish with a bit of cilantro and enjoy the fresh taste of summer!

Family Dinner Guide – Week 3

14 Jun

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 10.03.06 AMBelinda is back with week 3 of her family dinner guide.  

Are you ready for another week of home cooked delicious family meals?

“What’s for dinner” – Week 3

It is 7:00 am, Friday morning. In order to plan out the week’s meals in a thoughtful, orderly way, my method is to take a few hours on Friday morning and knock it out. Today, however, life is interfering and I don’t have a few hours to spare. Since I know that this happens to everyone, not just me, you will appreciate the scramble of figuring it out anyway, just in a lot less time. This is when the real gratitude comes in for what we have prepared for previous weeks that we have in the freezer.

You will notice from this week’s menu, we are keeping the prep light to help us make it through the week with less time to plan, and we are throwing in a pizza night at the local pizzeria. After all, we have managed to make homemade, healthy meals on the table every night for three whole weeks, which is an accomplishment for any working set of parents with young children!

Enjoy dinner, and let us know if you want me to include any specific recipes that you like to prepare for your family in the comments below, or on facebook!

This week, our menu is:

4519568860_08a48e4898Monday: Fish tacos with guacamole and slaw

Tuesday – Kids’ Choice Night:  Mac n cheese, broccoli, chicken cutlets

Wednesday: Rice pasta with sautéed shallots, garlic, veggies and bacon (optional)

Thursday:  Panini night – your choice of ingredients and side salad

Friday: Let’s go out for yummy pizza!

This week’s Grocery List for a family of four is right here. Plan to have these items in the house by Saturday evening and you are ready to go. Planning – check. Groceries – check. What’s for dinner? – check.

Here is your personal Sunday prep for the week as well as your Nightly Prep Guide that will take the guess work out of every night.

Have fun.

Good luck.

And enjoy homemade meals every night of the week!

Photo courtesy of Stacy Spensley