Summer Salad w/ Grilled Peaches

ImageYummmmm is all I’ve got to say. I’m making this tonight for a family dinner — it’s going to be da bomb!

Recipe here.

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Eat Like Me: Fish

tilapia

It’s that time of year when I really only crave chocolate, candy and yummy cocktails. I think it’s because it’s the holidays! And, those are the things that definitely make everything seem very merry to me. So, I counteract with healthy dinners. Last night I wanted something light but still had some protein (and I had a huge request NOT to make a vegetarian meal again for awhile . . . this one is close, but I win on a technicality (fish). The video you will see is a dinner for one — I made about 6 filets and I used 3/4 C of water, about a pint of tomatoes, an entire clam-shell of arugula & spinach, a whole lemon, 3 T of butter and 3 T of capers.

I didn’t have one of those fish spatulas, so my fish completely fell apart. I put it all on a white platter and it actually looked really delicious 🙂 Make this, it’s nice and light and super fast.

tilapia with arugula capers and tomatoes

What do Hot Mamas eat for lunch?

Well, if you live close to the studio, chances are you eat at Vert Kitchen. Vert is an amaze organic fresh and delicious lunch spot — owned by wonderful Noah Stevens . . . if you live in Denver, you HAVE to come check it out. But, avoid on the weekends, the line is ridic.

For those of you who need to eat from home, or bring a lunch to work, what do you eat? In general, eating a healthy, satisfying lunch is pretty difficult unless you plan for it. When I go to Whole Foods on Sundays, I make sure I have lunch ideas on my list. I say ideas because sometimes when I get there, I’m inspired by things that are in season or may be featured in the store that day (this is their job after all). P.S. Have I told you how much I love WF? It is my happy place. I know everyone who works there and if there is anything you want to try, all you have to do is ask. They will sample just about anything for you.

Things to have on hand at home for a good lunch:

  • Salad Materials (i.e.; lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, celery, olives, peppers, and the like)
  • hummus (or learn how to make it – great Martha recipe)
  • eggs (not just for breakfast anymore)
  • deli meat
  • nuts
  • Dressings

What’s great is if you can have all of these things washed and at the ready so you can just toss into a bowl.

RULE #1: Don’t eat standing up in the kitchen. This leads to overeating and just grabbing foods at the random which leads to consuming too many calories and a stomach ache. Make yourself a plate, fill a water glass, and sit down: much more civilized and will actually satiate you.

Here is a great recipe I ran across this weekend — use this as inspiration and add the things you like.

Eat like Me

 

I am ALL about this stew . . .  and I love that there are olives!

Recipe

2 1/2 weeks until my Steamboat retreat! I have about 20 girls coming – yes!  I’m currently n the middle of planning our hikes/bike excursions/massages/the chef/drinking — lots to do still to make the trip perfect fun!

 

Music Monday

I’m getting all crazy on you and making Mondays, “Music Mondays”. The m’s just go together, don’t they? I am in the middle of getting my Best of Hot Mamas playlist together — and this is in the running. It’s a late entry, and has a lot of competition. Tell me what you think!

Hope you had a great Turkey day!

Eat like me . . .

Who doesn’t like white rice? I am normally such a Nazi about eating brown rice, but sometimes nothing tastes better than the white. So, when I saw this recipe by my girl (yes, I know, all I ever do is post Martha’s recipes . . . I dare you to find someone more consistently good), I hesitated because of the white rice. At the store, I looked at the package — ‘gluten free’, hmmmm . . . . . Then, I’m thinking “Asians are usually pretty lean people, and they live a long time, so what’s the big deal?”. Hence, I bought the white jasmine rice, although they did also have brown. We all know that brown rice is better for you, but sometimes, you just gotta say WTF.

Another reason to love this recipe: it’s super fast. You see, on Tuesday nights, I love going to Pilates. The problem is that it ends close to 6:30, which means unless I grab takeout on the way home, I need to make something fast. Not only is eating late a total pain in the neck because my kids don’t go to bed until like 10 — it also means that my kids don’t go to bed until like 10 and then no time to myself, and that totally sucks.

So, here is yet another Martha masterpiece. My man loved it, my kids sorta ate it — but I don’t care because I drowned it in Siracha and ate my portion and my daughter’s too. Enjoy!

Thai Beef with Chiles and Basil Over Coconut Rice – Martha Stewart Recipes.