Wednesday, March 23, 2011

delectable Delights- Tilapia Tostadas With Roasted Corn Relish

I've been wanting to try this recipe from Cooking Light for a while now. I finally got around to it over the weekend and it was worth it.

One of my favorite things about Cooking Light recipes is the number of vegetables they use. So if you are like me, and eat a little more than their recommended portion size you are still in fairly good shape because of the number of vegetables you are getting.

Tilapia Tostadas

1/2 reduced-fat sour cream ( I used Greek Yogurt)
1/4 cup green salsa
Cooking spray
1 cup corn (we used canned)
1/4 cup red bell pepper ( I used green because we had one, but red would have been more colorful)
1/4 cup red onion
1 1/2 tsp minced seeded jalapeno
1 cup peeled avocado, diced
2 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 lbs tilapia fillets ( we used less than a lb, two fillets, it was plenty)
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon oil
8 corn tortillas (the recipe has you broil the tortillas to crisp them up. I used store bought tostada shells, which are fried, I think if I had corn tortillas on hand I might try broiling them, but most likely I'd use the store bought again)
1 cup packaged angel hair slaw, (I used plain ole shredded cabbage)

Spray heated skillet with cooking spray, add corn, bell pepper, onion and jalapeno, sprinkle with salt and saute for 5 minutes.

mix sour cream and salsa.

Heat a pan with 1 tbls oil
Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, dredge fish in corn meal
Add fish to skillet and cook about 3 minutes per side

If you were using corn tortillas, coat with cooking spray and place under broiler for 2 minutes on each side.

Put corn mixture, salsa mixture, cabbage and avocado in separate condiment bowls

Assemble tostada starting with cabbage, then adding corn mixture, then fish, then avocado, and top with salsa mixture.


We thought these were so fresh and yummy. I think we both would have liked the to be a little spicier, so next we might either add a little hot salt to the cornmeal mixture, add the jalapeno after the corn and peppers have been cooked so stays a little spicier, or buy the medium jar of salsa. I look forward to making it in the summer, when the peppers, and corn with be fresh.

Monday, March 21, 2011


This morning, Jake and I were unloading the dishwasher before we went to work. He had bent down to put the pots and pans away, and I had some silverware in my hands. The silverware drawer is directly above where Jake was bent over...I did that thing, that we all do, I thought I was quick enough that I could put the silverware away and get the drawer closed before he stood up... I was quick enough... He tried to stand up and hit is back on the silverware drawer, which of course, led to him shouting in pain, and me feeling bad for not waiting... Now I know I'm not the only one who does this, and Jake has done it to me, but WHY DO WE DO THIS?? Are we in such a hurry in our lives, that we can't just wait for the other person to finish, are we all just that naive that we think it won't happen this time? Do we ever get away with it, and we're classically conditioned to keep trying to get that reward?? What up with dat?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

leaky sink

A week ago Friday, I waited around all morning for the plumber to come fix the leak under our sink. It's frustrating enough to be held hostage by service people who can only give you a 4 hour window for when they'll be able to make it, but then, he never showed. I got a call around 12:30 saying he was too backed up and wasn't going to make it.

I wasn't able to reschedule the appointment for almost another week. So the plumber came on Thursday and fixed the leak......this evening, I went to get a rag from under the was already soaking wet. Here we go again!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

10 Random things

I haven't been writing because I don't feel like I have much to say or that it's always the same thing, about my running or my exercise in general. So I'm just going to tell you about 10 random things that have been going on with me.

1. We're thinking about getting a second car, I want to, but Jake doesn't want one yet. We are currently doing the carpooling thing and it's working out for the most part, and I'm probably just being selfish.
2. I have to pay taxes this year. First time ever. :(
3. My job at the food bank is going very well, just finished up a series of classes last week, had one really busy week to do all of the paperwork and prep, and now start a new series this coming week. I'll have three classes going at once.
4. I'm already over half way done with my internship there.
5. We have been talking about going on vacation with our friends. I'm excited about it, but man, it makes me really nervous to think about being away from the house.
6. Day Light Savings really messed me up.
7. I ran this morning for the first time in a week. See number 3, and number 6.
8. I went out for St. Patty's day, I didn't drink any green beer.
9. I'm starting to realize there are a lot of jobs I could be happy with.
10. The dog training is paying off. Bentley doesn't pull on the leash at all anymore and can go outside with me without running away. Lucy doesn't pull as much on the leash...what can I say, she's a stubborn girl. Takes after Jake I think ;)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cowtown 10K recap

Last Saturday I ran the Cowtown 10k here in Fort Worth. I wasn't looking too forward to this event. The Cowtown just hasn't been the most fun race for me. The first year I ran it, it was freezing cold, and super windy. Jake had another event that same day, so I wasn't running with anyone and didn't have anyone to look forward to seeing at the finish line. All in all it was a fine race, but pretty uneventful. Last year, I tried to run the full, then got injured, then tried to run the half.. and things just kind of fell apart after that, I didn't even end up being in town on race day. I ended up signing up for the 10k because my run group paid for my entrance.

The day was much nicer than my first race. A little cool, but no wind. The race started at 7am, so the sun was pretty just on it's way up as we made our way. About 2 miles in, I caught up to a few people in my run group. One of the guys was trying to run about the same pace as me, so we decided to finish the race together. It made the race so much more enjoyable to run with a partner.

I didn't manage to get any pictures myself, but my group grabbed a few good ones. My friend Courtney took this picture on the run, I'm to her right. Ryan took this one of me as we ran.

The course this year seemed much nicer than the first year I did it, and the race was very well run.