Fish N Chips (Un-Fried)

Does this recipe completely mimic the beer battered creations your favorite pub serves up? Not exactly, but it will give you a satisfying and much healthier alternative if you’re in the mood for Fish n Chips! It took everything in my power not to heat up some oil in a skillet and fry these filets once I got the coating on them, but I’m glad I resisted. Oven frying the tilapia in its cornmeal crust still gave the nice crunch I enjoy when eating traditional fish n chips (and left my fingers a lot less greasy). The tartar sauce was the final touch, adding a robust flavor that tasted surprisingly delicious. I must have commented 5 times about how great it was to be able to make a fat free sauce that held such a similar quality to that of the mayo induced version. As a matter of fact, the only complaint about the meal was that there we ran low on tartar (No worries, I already doubled the measurements when writing out the recipe).

Fish N Chips (Un-Fried)

Does this recipe completely mimic the beer battered creations your favorite pub serves up? Not exactly, but it will give you a satisfying and much healthier alternative if you’re in the mood for Fish n Chips! It took everything in my power not to heat up some oil in a skillet and fry these filets once I got the coating on them, but I’m glad I resisted. Oven frying the tilapia in its cornmeal crust still gave the nice crunch I enjoy when eating traditional fish n chips (and left my fingers a lot less greasy). The tartar sauce was the final touch, adding a robust flavor that tasted surprisingly delicious. I must have commented 5 times about how great it was to be able to make a fat free sauce that held such a similar quality to that of the mayo induced version. As a matter of fact, the only complaint about the meal was that there we ran low on tartar (No worries, I already doubled the measurements when writing out the recipe).

No More Turkey Soup (Slow Cooker)

If you’ve got still got leftover turkey in the fridge, it’s time to get rid of it. This is one last meal that will morph Tom into a delicious, light and healthy soup that everyone will enjoy. I raided the veggie bin, used the last of the turkey, and added in some fun star-shaped pasta to make this a complete meal. The flavors came together perfectly as is, but the soup is really a versatile concept. Toss in green beans, corn, or whatever other veggies you’ve got to make your own version.

No More Turkey Soup (Slow Cooker)

If you’ve got still got leftover turkey in the fridge, it’s time to get rid of it. This is one last meal that will morph Tom into a delicious, light and healthy soup that everyone will enjoy. I raided the veggie bin, used the last of the turkey, and added in some fun star-shaped pasta to make this a complete meal. The flavors came together perfectly as is, but the soup is really a versatile concept. Toss in green beans, corn, or whatever other veggies you’ve got to make your own version.

Amsterdam Sandwich

I’ve been a little MIA, thanks to a combination of a busy schedule and laziness, but I’m back with a bang. The Amsterdam Sandwich is a replica of an incredible creation I ate a couple of months back in Amsterdam (I probably could have been a bit more clever with the name). My gal pal Gina and I shared the original for lunch at a Dutch outdoor cafe and we fell in love- with the sandwich that is. It was so good that we didn’t shut up about it for weeks. We decided it was time for a reenactment. This replica was just as delicious, although we did miss the beautiful Amsterdam scenery that surrounded us. The men in our lives (who were left behind while we traveled abroad) also agreed that this sandwich was a blue ribbon winner and I know you will too!

Amsterdam Sandwich

I’ve been a little MIA, thanks to a combination of a busy schedule and laziness, but I’m back with a bang. The Amsterdam Sandwich is a replica of an incredible creation I ate a couple of months back in Amsterdam (I probably could have been a bit more clever with the name). My gal pal Gina and I shared the original for lunch at a Dutch outdoor cafe and we fell in love- with the sandwich that is. It was so good that we didn’t shut up about it for weeks. We decided it was time for a reenactment. This replica was just as delicious, although we did miss the beautiful Amsterdam scenery that surrounded us. The men in our lives (who were left behind while we traveled abroad) also agreed that this sandwich was a blue ribbon winner and I know you will too!

Sweet Potato Casserole (Low Fat)

 Many versions of this traditional holiday side dish are out there, but what most of them contain, this one lacks- too much fat.  This Sweet Potato Casserole is delicious and not overcomplicated.  Sweet potatoes on their own, emit a combination of a comforting feel with an appealing taste, so there really isn’t a need to add in so much flavor.  The toppings enhance the sweetness of the dish and add texture to make this casserole extra enjoyable.

Sweet Potato Casserole (Low Fat)

 Many versions of this traditional holiday side dish are out there, but what most of them contain, this one lacks- too much fat.  This Sweet Potato Casserole is delicious and not overcomplicated.  Sweet potatoes on their own, emit a combination of a comforting feel with an appealing taste, so there really isn’t a need to add in so much flavor.  The toppings enhance the sweetness of the dish and add texture to make this casserole extra enjoyable.

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce (Slow Cooker)

One of the things I look most forward to on our Thanksgiving table is Mom’s Cranberry Sauce.  Growing up with this sweet sauce that is bursting with flavor, I could never understand why people would say they don’t like cranberry sauce.  Then I saw the canned stuff… 

Thankfully mom made a (ginormous) batch of her sauce last night and took pictures so that I could share the recipe with you.  She always makes a ton of it, but that’s ok with us because I incorporate the leftovers into other dishes.  It goes great with just about any meat, especially poultry.  Now that you have this simple and delicious cranberry sauce recipe, you will never have to serve your the cranberry blob again!

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce (Slow Cooker)

One of the things I look most forward to on our Thanksgiving table is Mom’s Cranberry Sauce.  Growing up with this sweet sauce that is bursting with flavor, I could never understand why people would say they don’t like cranberry sauce.  Then I saw the canned stuff… 

Thankfully mom made a (ginormous) batch of her sauce last night and took pictures so that I could share the recipe with you.  She always makes a ton of it, but that’s ok with us because I incorporate the leftovers into other dishes.  It goes great with just about any meat, especially poultry.  Now that you have this simple and delicious cranberry sauce recipe, you will never have to serve your the cranberry blob again!