Sunday, April 19, 2015

Zucchini muffins

1 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves (or any combo)
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 1/3 cups shredded zucchini and carrot
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup applesauce 
2 tablespoons honey 
1  large egg

Optional: chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine everything In a bowl.

3. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups.

4. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

seared tuna and roasted asparagus and artichokes

Seared tuna:
Season with paprika
Sear on both sides until still rare on the inside.

Roasted artichokes and asparagus:
Jar of artichoke hearts

Preheat oven to 450.

In baking dish, add asparagus (trim 1-2" off bottoms) and sprinkle with olive oil and lemon juice. Toss. 

Bake for 10 minutes.

Toss, and add drained jar of marinated artichoke hearts. Bake 5 more minutes.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


4 flounder filets
Cajun seasoning
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Lemon juice


Wash fillets in cold water and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Dredge fillets in a flour, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning mixture. 

Place oil and 2 tablespoons butter in flat, heavy-bottomed skillet and heat on medium-high until butter melts. 

Keeping heat at medium-high, cook fish on 1 side about 3 minutes (more or less, depending on size of fillets), until deep brown and crispy. Turn fish and cook on second side, about 3 minutes. Turn fish only once.

Add lemon juice

Options for additional flavor:

Pour in capers, liquid and all.

Tomato based topping, like a jar of "bruschetta" topping.