Monday, June 27, 2011

Well, Tonight It's Fish

Behold, Fish Tacos.
I used this marinade for the tillage.

For the mango salsa, I wrestled one ripe mango, diced up half of a red bell pepper, maybe 1/3 cup of red onion, some cilantro, the juice of half a lime and half a lemon, salt and pepper.

Mango, I'm sorry I publicly disparaged you today on Facebook. We're totally better together. Will you please give me another chance?

You changed my life tonight.

Or at least my fish taco.

Calvin and Silas both gorged themselves on fish and rice. Calvin declared the fish "creamy". And I do believe he meant it as a compliment.

You could thin-slice some red cabbage for these. That would be good. But I have arugula coming out of my ears, so I chopped that instead.

Peppery. Zingy. I had seconds.

Oh, this!

This is a picture of how it looks when I cook.

The island is always a mess. It is my bane.

I work around it.

I become one with the junk mail.

Earlier today I received this comment: You make the healthiest meals...have you always cooked this way or did you have to learn to eat healthy?

All I can say about that is, I just really like fresh stuff. I like gardeny stuff. I also like large bowls of Cookie Crisp at 10 pm or chips and salsa at 11. I don't think of myself as especially healthy. Also, these meals might look complicated, but they aren't. I was surprised at how quickly dinner came together today. Just some chopping and stirring together the marinate. Then rice (I am betrothed to my rice cooker) and Cory grilled the fish. The marinade and mango salsa were made earlier in the day, which probably helped.

Am I totally rambling here?

I am.

The moral of the story: Arugula + Lemon bars + chips and salsa + fish = Balance.

At least that's what I tell myself.


PS - I'm Pinteresting. Find me here, if you're into that sort of thing.