Follow me as I dive into the world that is cooking! There will be mishaps, burns and feasts as you watch my progression from college-student fare (pizza rolls and ramen noodles) to (hopefully) goddess of the hearth! I am always open to new recipes and ideas, so feel free to contact me.

April 12, 2013

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Pine Nut and Golden Raisin Couscous

I thought since my last post was sweet (oh, how sweet!), this one should be mean savory.  In case you didn't know, I'm part Cajun, and I do love seafood: favorite meal = fried catfish and mac n' cheese (I'll get to that one day!).  I wasn't planning on making this a post, as it was my first time making the couscous, but it was so tasty I thought you should know about it as soon as possible...

I've done tilapia with quinoa before, and this meal is similar but the couscous offers a different contrast to the meal and is also dairy-free.  All of it was so easy to put together that I made it in under 30 minutes!  There is very little prep involved and it doesn't take much skill but comes out beautifully (my kinda meal!).  You could  also pair this couscous with pork tenderloin or baked chicken.

I prepared the couscous before starting the fish, since fish fillets cook quickly, then let it sit warm in the saucepan while the fish fried.  I haven't done it, but I think if you were having trouble finding golden raisins (I actually found this recipe in an effort to use some up) that you could substitute dried cranberries for them.  I'd do unsweetened though if you can.

April 9, 2013


Okay I haven't posted crap on here in ages, so I apologize first and foremost.  Secondly, I swear I'll put something here by Friday!  I've been opening the baking cabinet a lot this week, staring at my assortment of sprinkles, cupcake liners and extracts.  It's probably going to be something sweet.

In the mean time, here's a picture!
Me!  Pumpkins!

Dude really, by Friday, something interesting will be on here.  Don't fret.