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Simple Weeknight Meal: Cajun Tilapia with Green Beans and Spanish Rice

Like anyone with a full time job, I know how difficult it can be to get dinner ready after a long day at the office.  Thus one of the things I want to do here is to share the meals Mr. D and I make to help inspire other busy people with delicious and easy to make meals.

Tonight’s dinner has been become a standard here and I often make variations of it.  Its tasty, healthy, and Mr D loves it.  Best of all, I pulled this together in about 30 minutes.

Spanish Style Rice

  • Half a yellow oinon
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon safforn
  • Rice, regular not instand
  • Water
  1. Read the cooking directions for your rice and combine the appropriate amounts of rice and water in a pot or rice cooker.  Add the peas and saffron.  Stir and set aside
  2. Saute the onion in olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Then add onions and oil to the rice.
  3. Cook the rice according to the directions.
Easy right?  Well the tilapia and green beans are even easier
Cajun Tilapia with Green Beans
  • 1 to 2 fillets tilapia
  • cajun seasoning mix
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  1. If you’re using frozen fish, defrost it at least partially.  I put mine in the fridge in the morning.
  2. Coast the fish with olive oil and seasoning mix.  Rub the mixture into the fish.
  3. Heat a large pan to medium high heat.  Add the fish to the pan and then the green beans.  Cook the fish for about 4 minutes on each side or until the center of the fish is white.  Stir the green beans while the fish is cooking.  The cooking time of the fish will vary depending on how defrosted your fish was.
Plate and enjoy!

 

 

Fall Love & a Recipe

I love fall.  Actually, I love all the seasons, but right now I’m really love fall.  The air is pleasantly cool and crisp, the leaves are turning bright red and orange, and its still sunny when I get out of work.  What’s not to love?

The new season also has me contemplating all the warm, hearty food that I was skipping in the summer. I started to crave something hot for breakfast to counter the chilly mornings.  My autumnal food craving inspired me to experiment with one of Robert’s and my favorite breakfast foods, steel cut oatmeal, and combine it with a fall classic, apples.  The result is simply delicious.

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

4 cups apple juice
1 cup steel cut oatmeal aka Irish oatmeal (I use Country Choice Organic)
2 tbs cinnamon (you can add more or less depending on your preferences)
2 small to medium apples cut into small chunks

In a medium sauce pan bring the apple juice to apple a boil.
Slowly stir the oatmeal into the apple juice.  Continue to stir and allow the mixture to boil until its thickened a bit, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the apples and cinnamon.
Lower the heat to medium and allow the oatmeal to simmer, while stirring occasionally, until it reaches the consistency you desire, approximately 30 minutes.

The oatmeal right after I stirred in the apples and cinnamon.

The oatmeal freezes and refrigerates well. It will last several days in the fridge.  I highly recommend making this over the weekend and refrigerating it in serving sized containers so that all you have do each morning is microwave and enjoy.