Friday Shares

Hey there! I was looking through my phone and realized there were some (mostly random) things that I wanted to share with you in case you’re interested.

  • Homemade sausage night – a few weekends ago, RM and I headed over to our friends’ new house in Westwood to make sausage. Sounds random, but it was SO fun! On top of making our own sausage, we made homemade sauce, pasta and even the salad dressing was homemade. We had 2 Kitchen Aid mixers running pretty much non-stop – good thing the vino was flowing well 😉 It was such a fun dinner, especially knowing that we made almost everything we ate. Thanks for having us over, Jessi and Chuck! can’t wait to do it again!

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  • Cooking Light Mac n Cheese – Last weekend, it was a gross, rainy Saturday and RM and I didn’t feel like going out to dinner since we had gone out the night before. After much debate on what to cook/eat, I remembered this delicious mac n cheese recipe from years ago (2011, to be exact). Luckily, I still had the magazine and with a quick trip to the store, was able to whip it up. We added in our homemade garlic, Parmesan and parsley sausage and it made for SUCH a good dinner! We also used Jovial’s brown rice pasta and you honestly couldn’t tell it wasn’t the “real deal”. We enjoyed leftovers for a few days – definitely recommend this dish next time you’re craving comfort food!

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  • Apple Crisp – we went apple picking last weekend and I couldn’t WAIT to make apple crisp. I quickly googled a few variations and ended up making this gluten free one, which came out incredible! Seriously so tasty, especially served with Talenti’s Vanilla Bean gelato (our absolute favorite brand).

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  • Revere Pre & Post Workout – A few weeks ago, I was contacted by someone from Revere, the startup providing plant-based powder formulas derived only from natural, whole foods to help users maximize the results they get from their exercise routines, to see if I’d be interested in trying out their products. I had recently seen a bunch of other fitness professionals sharing things about this product, but, as with any “supplement”, I was skeptical. That is, until I read more about the product and ingredient list. Normally these types of products come laden with ingredients we can’t pronounce, but not Revere! I plan on doing a bigger recap later, but wanted to share a quick bit now. I’ve been using them for a few weeks and totally love them, mostly because the ingredient list is SO clean, but also because they just mix with water (and they give you an awesome bottle to mix it in!).  Besides vitamins, the only other ingredients are things like sweet potato, beetroot, green tea, pomegranate and a little sugar, but nothing artificial! If you’re interested in learning more in the meantime, check out their page where you can find all the info. Also,if you like what you see, I will have a discount code for you soon!

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  • Seaport Sweat – This is just a reminder that Seaport Sweat is continuing through the END of October!! Though it’s getting dark MUCH earlier these days, there are plenty of lights that give it such a nice ambiance 😉

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  • Lululemon Treats – Speaking of Seaport Sweat, a group of the new Seaport Lulu employees came to my class on Monday and surprised me with this amazing top! I’m seriously so excited because it’s the perfect top to workout in the cooler, but not yet cold, temps. Plus, it’s super cute. Thanks, ladies!!

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  • Since We Fell – this is our new book club book and so far, I’m absolutely obsessed and cannot put it down. Has anyone read it?

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  • DC Weekend – Next weekend, RM and I are heading to DC for a little 3 night getaway. We rented an amazing little Airbnb apartment that looks to be in the heart of restaurants and sites, but otherwise have no plans. Anyone have any restaurant or sightseeing suggestions?

And that does it for me! I hope all of you have a great weekend – it’s supposed to be another warm one 🙂

Questions for you: Have you done any fall baking recently? How about any fall activities? What are you reading these days? Have you tried Revere products? Do you use any protein powders or anything before or after a workout? 

 

Super Easy & Delicious Fish Tacos

As I mentioned on Instagram, I am a huge fan of fish tacos. Chances are, if they are on the menu, I’ll be ordering them. I love that they are usually pretty light and that they’re always different depending on where you go. Some use flower tortillas, some use corn tortillas… the fish can be fried, grilled or blackened… there can be slaw on them or lettuce… all different salsas and avocado toppings. You get the idea- in my mind, there’s really no wrong way to make a fish taco.

Since RM and I are trying to eat a little more clean when we can, which means eating out less, we decided to try our hand at making fish tacos. The verdict? Super easy and absolutely delicious! We “mmm’d” our way through the whole meal, going back for seconds and thirds. We even talked about it the next morning when we woke up. Can you tell we are foodies?

Super Easy & Delicious Fish Tacos

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Ingredients

Salsa:

  • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped in small pieces
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped in small pieces
  • 14-1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste

Fish (for 2 fillets- we cut them into smaller pieces when cooking them): RM doesn’t measure… he say’s he’s “creative” and likes to go by taste (I’m sure you can imagine how much I give him a hard time about calling himself “creative”…). With that said, he combined the following ingredients in a bowl and coated the fish fillets with them. I’d love to give you an approximate measurement for each ingredient, but unfortunately I wasn’t watching him and have no idea how much he used! Get “creative” when making these and see where it takes you 😉

  • Coconut oil, melted
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Ground ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Chili powder

Directions

1. Chop up your veggies for the salsa and place in a bowl. Add in about a 1/4-1/2 tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar (go light on this!), lime juice, salt & pepper and chopped cilantro. Let this sit while you make the rest of the meal.

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2. Pre-heat your oven to 200* and wrap your tortillas in aluminum foil. Prepare the seasoning for your fish. Coat eat piece thoroughly. Heat a pan and cook the fish lightly (few minutes each side). While the fish is cooking, heat the tortillas.

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3. Chop up your avocado, spinach and/or lettuce and set everything out. Assemble your tacos as you wish and enjoy!

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We can’t wait to try different variations of this recipe. I want to make an avocado “sauce” maybe using some of RM’s homemade yogurt. We also talked about making a pineapple salsa, too. The possibilities are endless!

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Questions for you: Do you like fish tacos? What’s your “go to” food dish you order when eating out?