Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Modern Sunday Dinner

Growing up we had spaghetti sauce and meatballs almost every single Sunday, we ate dinner at 2:00-3:00 p.m. and usually had a table full of people. It was time to have a delicious big meal prepare with love and shared with family and friends. For us Sunday dinner is still a special time to sit down and enjoy a big meal but in the summer I like to keep them light. I served Broiled Halibut with peach salsa served over wilted garlic spinach and lime-cilantro rice.

Broiled Halibut with Peach Salsa
2 - 6-8 oz Halibut Filets
2 - Fresh ripe peaches
1 - clove of garlid chopped fine
1 - Jalepeno chopped fine
2 tsp, chopped cilantro
Juice of a lime
Olive oil

1) Seed and dice peaches and put in a small bowl
2) Add in chopped garlic, jalepeno, cilantro and mix.
3) Squeeze in the juice of a lime and add a pinch of salt.
4) Blend well, leave at room temperature until serving.
5) Spray fish with oilive oil spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
6) Broil under the broiled for approximately 8 minutes turning once, or until fish is opaque throughout.

I like to use the Misto olive oil sprayer. This is a MUST have kitchen item http://www.misto.com/

Served with wilted garlic spinach and lime-cilantro rice.

Lime Cilantro Rice
3 cups steamed, white rice
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
Juice of a lime

Mix rice, olive oil, cilantro and lime juice together. Serve immediately.

Wilted Garlic Spinach
4 cups fresh, washed spinach
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
1) In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat heat olive oil and saute garlic for about a minute. Add in spinach, coat with oil and cover tightly for 1-2 minutes or until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper.


Steve said...

hi tina, the halibut looks delicious!
just surfing on blogroll thought i'd stop by and say hi. please come visit my blog when you have time =) (http://www.wretch.cc/blog/chenst723)

wrightx2 said...

YUM! That looks amazing, Tina. I second the Misto sprayer...we use ours all the time.

Hammerhead said...

Yo T,
Good work on the fish. Not slimy. Lisa says she'd eat it. Love,
your favorite brother.

Retno Prihadana said...

I love fish and it looks so delicious. Nice blog!

BC said...

I'll have to try the spinach. Would it work with beet greens? I love them too.

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Beth G. said...

YUM! That looks awesome~ I got that misto at your suggestion over a year ago and use it ALL the time!