Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Seared Tuna Tacos

I combined a couple of recipe ideas for the following delicious combination! I used tuna, although I am sure this would be great with just about any firm fish, or even shrimp. Another great fish taco recipe can be found on page 124 in my book Eating Healthy Can Be Delicious and Easy.

Ready to eat!


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Ingredients


  • 8 - 10 oz. tuna steak
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Blackening Seasoning - this can be purchased as a seasoning, or there is a recipe on page 31 in my book*
  • White corn tortillas
Toppings:
  • Wasabi mayonnaise - this can be purchased pre-made, or see directions below
  • Pico De Gallo - this can be purchased pre-made as a condiment, or there is a recipe on 42 in my book*
  • 4 oz. shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, thinly shredded
  • Radishes, thinly sliced
  • Avocado, sliced - optional
  • Fresh lime wedges and cilantro for garnish, if desired

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. If tortillas are dry, lightly spritz each one with water to moisten. Wrap 6 to 8 tortillas in foil and place in oven to heat--10 to 15 minutes. I used to warm our tortillas in the microwave; however, I found that heating them in the oven makes them more pliable without falling apart, and they stay warm longer. This is more of a concern with whole-grain tortillas, as they tend to fall apart more easily than white flour tortillas.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Great Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Some of you may have read one of my previous blog posts, titled Is Coconut Oil Good for You? I am still undecided about consuming coconut oil, as it is a solid oil (unless heated to at least 75°F). I had almost a full jar of coconut oil when I decided to quit using it for cooking. Since I do not like to waste anything, I searched for other uses, and found the following two great ideas. These are beauty uses, rather than food hints; however, I think there are a few readers out there who will be interested in this information. 

A couple of the ingredients I used

Body scrub for silky-soft skin

I am on my second batch of this, and I love it! I love it for the silky-soft feel it gives my skin, and light scent. The information I read for this scrub says that is also diminishes cellulite, although I cannot speak to that. 

Mix together:
1 cup sugar - I have this on hand because I feed hummingbirds in season
½ cup coconut oil
20 drops grapefruit essential oil