Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cilantro Lime Tilapia

I have found that Tilapia and Salmon
are crazy easy fish to cook
but there is precious little you do to 
alter the fish itself.
Most of the variety in the dishes come from
the side you serve it with or a sauce.

My tried and true method of cooking
both fish is:
brush both sides with oil
(olive or grape seed)
salt and pepper
put under broiler set on low
cook for 8 minutes.
Perfect every time.
No need to flip, just sometimes 
I will turn the pan 1/2 a turn.

I have tried dusting the fish with some other
spices and that usually works nicely.
If I'm doing Mexican I'll dust it with
smokey paprika
or some chiplotle chili powder.
I think some Garam Masala
for Indian flavor would be good.
The only things I would stay away from 
would be the "leafy" dried spices.
I think they would burn.

I have found a new to me blog
that is proving to be a great source of ideas.

Food Faith Fitness

Here is the link to the recipe

I cooked the fish by my method
and Honey felt the lime was a bit over powering
so maybe cut it by half.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bacon Granola

Why wouldn't you?
I found a recipe for this but I actually like my
own granola concoction better. 
But the addition of bacon can only help, 

Here is my granola formula:
 3 cups of old fashion oats
2 cups of chopped nuts
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup agave
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

And here's where it gets fun, 
chop some bacon and cook it till almost crisp, 
it's going to crisp up while it cooks in the granola.
Mix the bacon in with the granola, 
spread on 2 baking sheets
and bake at 250 degrees
for about 1.5 hours, turning
every 15 minutes till golden. 

Once it's out of the oven add any dried fruit you like.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brokenness Aside

Some songs just speak to me.
We sang this one a couple of weeks ago in church
and the first line really hit me.

Brokenness Aside

Will Your grace run out if I let You down?
'Cause all I know is how to run.

'Cause I am a sinner. 
If it's not one thing it's another.
Caught up in words, 
tangled in lies.
But You are a Savior and you take
brokenness aside.
And make it beautiful.

Will you call me child
when I tell you lies?
'Cause all I know is how to cry.

It's so human to have our "limits"
that it's so hard to fathom a 
limitless God.
Limitless in

I let God down
a lot.

His grace won't run out.

Thank you, God.