Archives for April 2011

Margarita Fish Tacos for Cinco de Mayo and Welcoming in Spring

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and with the weather warming, it’s the perfect time to take out the grill for fish tacos and make yourself a margarita. On our block, we joke with the neighbors that once the snow falls, we don’t see anybody for five months. People park their cars in […]

Agave Margaritas

For each margarita: 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 ounce miel de agave (agave nectar)** 1/2 ounce water, club soda or fresh-squeezed orange juice 2 ounces 100% agave silver tequila (Patron, Corazón) 1 lime wedge salt for rim ice In a glass add lime juice, miel de agave, water/club soda and tequila. Run lime […]

Margarita Fish Tacos

2 pounds white fish fillets (tilapia, cod, red snapper, mahi mahi) 1/3 cup tequila 3 limes, juiced 3 tablespoons miel de agave (or agave nectar) 1 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil (or any light oil) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Basting: 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Salsa Fresca: 1 large tomato diced 1/2 onion diced […]

Eat Well, Spend Less Week #3 Wrap-Up and $50 Grocery Giveaway

Week 3 of the Eat Well, Spend Less series was all about the grocery shopping process from the point of view of your regional area. From Canada to Seattle to Texas, we all threw our experience out on the table to share the ins and outs of our shopping trips with you. Here’s the wrap-up, […]

Homemade Potato Chips and Avocado Ranch Dip for an Earth Day Virtual Picnic for the Planet

It’s Earth Day! Come celebrate with a Virtual Picnic in honor of the Picnic for the Planet the Nature Conservancy are hosting around the globe today. We’re bringing crisp baked potato chips and avocado ranch dip with us. Won’t you join us? Warming weather to this family means plenty of outdoor eating, sitting in the […]

Avocado Ranch Dip

2 avocados 1 cup Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced 1 teaspoon dried dill 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt chips and vegetables for dipping Peel and mash avocados. Mix avocados with Greek yogurt and lemon juice. […]

Baked Potato Chips

2 pounds potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil sea salt Preheat oven to 400° F. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, shave potatoes into very thin slices. Lay slices onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush lightly with olive oil on both sides and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes or until […]