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Sexy San Francisco Cioppino – A Simple, Flavorful Seafood Stew

Enjoy with a glass of red wine and some warm bread

I think we can all agree that comfort food is something we often reach for in the winter. Whether it is a cold dreary rainy day or a day of blustery winter winds and snow, certain foods just hit the spot. The other day, I was in the mood to sit in front of a crackling fire with a bowl full of hot stew and a glass of red wine. My cooking mind immediately went to work on a tasty, healthy solution.

The challenge with comfort food is that they are often associated with cream sauces, pasta, fatty ribs stewing in the oven all day in a rich sauce, and something to do with mashed potatoes. Since we don’t like to eat that way, I am constantly refining our definition of comfort food. I was craving seafood and thought of a fish chowder of sorts. But how to make fish go with red wine?

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By on February 6, 2011 in Appetizer, Blog, Fish, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Soup 8

Baked Basa Fillets with an Avocado Black Bean Salsa

Like so many people, there are days when I’m a little unprepared when it comes time to make dinner. I want it fast and healthy and I don’t want it to come from a box. Truth be known, we don’t have any convenience food in the house anyway because, if we did, we would eat it. Especially on a day like today.

For those of you familiar with Oxygen magazine you’ll be familiar with the concept of “Clean Eating.” I really like the whole “Clean Eating” movement but it’s way too over the top for me. No fat yogurt and low fat cheese don’t coincide with my beliefs on taste. But there are some great principles about clean eating that I like to incorporate into more meals, more often and see some great health benefits as a result. The baked Basa fillets with salsa was a nod to that eating movement.

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By on January 10, 2011 in Blog, Fish, Main Ingredient 7

2 Fab Healthy Appys to Add to The List

I wanted to let everyone know about 2 great healthy appys that are easy to put together. Add these to the delicious list from yesterday. Check out Joelen’s blog for Ahi Tuna Tartar . What a great addition, and these little morsels are served on cucumber, which make a great and light alternative to wonton crisps. I’ll warn you ahead of time that this is a very large recipe, so you may want to cut it in half or even quarters.

For added variation, or for those who prefer poultry or fish as a protein, checkout cafeleilee.com for a recipe on Baked Panko Crusted Chicken Bites served with an apricot dipping sauce.

By on December 29, 2010 in Appetizer, Blog, Fish, Main Ingredient, Recipes 0

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