Blackened Mahi Mahi

Flavorful Cajun spices seared onto a mild, firm fish make Blackened Mahi Mahi a taste sensation that’s easy enough for weeknights and special enough for company.

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Lately I’m trying to get more efficient in the kitchen.  ‘Cause sometimes it feels like my life is one big how did that take so long moment!

So recently I decided to go back to a quick and easy family favorite, Baked Mahi Mahi.  And since I was buying Mahi Mahi I bought a little more to make it blackened too!  Efficient right?  Plus I love the spicy but nuanced flavor of the classic dish!  Read more

Baked Mahi Mahi with Cashew Crust

Baked Mahi Mahi is a quick and easy 5-ingredient seafood entrée that’s rich and flavorful, topped with a crunchy cashew crust.

Baked Mahi Mahi

When my kids were young and I lived the corporate life, this easy Mahi Mahi, (adapted from Adelphia Seafood) was a favorite weeknight dinner.  With just 5 ingredients and a short baking time, preparation was quick enough to squeeze between swim club pickup and dance class drop off.  Even when I arrived home exhausted.

Even better, the great flavor pleased kids and adults alike!  Read more

Creamy Caramel Latte, Zero Sugar Option

Warming, sweet and creamy, a Caramel Latte is a tasty indulgence that is easy, and requires no special equipment!

Caramel Latte

Last year I got some unwelcome news.  My blood sugar was trending, just the teeniest bit, into the pre-diabetes range.  

And I didn’t like this one bit.

So, this year I’ve resolved to find some nice indulgences that are still good for me.  Foods or beverages that don’t break the sugar bank but still feel special.  Like this Creamy Caramel Latte!

If you’ve never tried home brewed lattes, they’re easy—with or without the sugar.  Either way, it’s a sweet creamy beverage that says “you’re worth it!” Read more

Tuscan White Bean Kale Soup

With a bright fresh flavor, this Tuscan White Bean Kale Soup is a simple soup that’s easy, healthy and delicious all year round.

White Bean Kale Soup

Like many natural foodies, I enjoy cooking locally.  But come January in Wisconsin, this gets darn hard.  So I was happy to discover Tuscan White Bean Kale soup.  Happily, the tasty soup is loaded with hardy keepers like onions and carrots!

And for a vegetable soup, it’s amazingly flavorful!  This is thanks, in part, to an ingredient combo known as mirepoix . Mirepoix is a mixture of minced carrots, celery and onion that is sauteed to flavor a soup base.  Using minimal effort if you have a food processor, even!  Yes!

So, if you’ve ever had the fear that your soup will turn out bland, this may be your solution! For more on mirepoix, see Jersey Girl Cooks.

Finally, the soup loads up on tasty tomatoes and some finely chopped kale to add lots of nutrition too  Doesn’t that sound perfect for January–or anytime!   Read more