Well Dined

11Jun/150

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Coleslaw

Well Dined | Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Coleslaw

You know what is very summery?  Tacos.  Especially fish tacos.  Melissa and I were looking for something light and fresh, with a lot of flavor and texture.  So we cobbled together a bunch of different ideas and came up with these gorgeous tacos!

Well Dined | Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Coleslaw

We started out by marinating mahi-mahi with tequila, lime juice, garlic, red onion, and cumin.  Yum, yum, yum!  We chose mahi-mahi because it is a mild white fish that will take on a marinade and stand up to searing.

Well Dined | Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Coleslaw

We wanted a good sear on the outside, so we sauteed it at high heat for a short time, let it rest, and then flaked it into big pieces with forks.

Well Dined | Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Coleslaw

We also wanted to make our own condiments, and came up with a lime and crema (Mexican sour cream with tons of flavor) coleslaw and a chipotle mayo, along with avocado, pickled onions, cotija cheese, and cilantro (or parsley for me).

30Dec/130

2013 Wrap Up

Well Dined | 2013 Wrap-Up

Well, Folks - it's been a great year!  I look forward to keep sharing delicious and (sometimes) healthy recipes with you in the years to come.  Until then - here are my most pinned recipes of 2013!

Well Dined | Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepard's Pie

#1 - This healthy version of Shepard's Pie with Sweet Potato and Turkey.  I find this funny because the photos from this post are so bad!

Well Dined | Homemade Meat Ravioli

#2 - Homemade Meat Ravioli - yum!

Well Dined | Homemade Spinach Ravioli

#3 - Homemade Spinach Ravioli.  The raviolis are popular!

21Aug/130

Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Well Dined | Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Here's a fun summer dish for camping, grilling, or even using the oven (which is what I did).  It's easy, fast, filling, and healthy.

Well Dined | Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray (I used coconut oil) and raw shrimp, couscous, and a big handful of spinach.  Cook using your method of choice for about 10 minutes - steam will fill the foil packet and cook all the ingredients.

Well Dined | Shrimp Packets with Mango Salsa

Open up the packets and add in a fresh salsa made with avocado, mango, tomato, red onion, and lime juice.  You can eat straight out of the packets, or transfer to a bowl.  Either way, this fresh dish is sure to please the whole family!

17Jul/130

Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Well Dined | Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

This vegetarian/vegan meal that I made with Melissa of Smells Like Brownies is perfect for summer.  It is light and fresh (but still filling), takes advantage of summer produce, and is packed with protein.

Well Dined | Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

All you have to do is combine the ingredients - corn, tomato, avocado, bell pepper, scallions, jalapeno, black beans, cooked quinoa.

Well Dined | Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Then toss with a dressing of lime, olive oil, honey, and cumin.

Well Dined | Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Top with some fresh cilantro (or parsley if you, like me, are not a fan) and your perfect summer lunch awaits!  You can serve it warm, cold, or room temp - doesn't matter.  The ingredient list is also totally flexible, go with whatever ratio of quinoa to veg you like, take out the stuff you don't like, add in something you do, make it yours.

21Jan/132

Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Broccolini

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It's time for another vegetarian lunch dish with Melissa from Smells Like Brownies!  Similar to our last lunch (post here) we went with quinoa and roasted butternut squash, but changed up the rest of the flavors.  This time we added in broccolini, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and a delicious avocado cream.

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We started out by cooking the quinoa and roasting the squash, which should take about the same time.  We followed the directions and added the broccolini into the partially cooked quinoa to blanch, but it wasn't really cooking, so we put the lid on to steam it which turned it brown.  Next time, I think I would blanch the broccolini in a separate pot from the quinoa.

24Aug/120

Summer Seafood

I don't normally cook a lot of seafood other than my usual seared salmon, but in the summer I do get cravings for it.  The reason is unknown - maybe because it is light and refreshing, maybe because I wish I was at the beach.  Either way, I have a couple of light and healthy Summer seafood recipes to share with you.

These shrimp tacos are filled out with a slaw of cabbage, corn, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, and a dab of sour cream.  A great balance between warm tortillas, hot shrimp fresh out of the pan, and cool, crunchy slaw - they are healthy, filling, and super tasty.

This next recipe combines two superfoods into one awesome meal for Salmon Burgers with Tangy Avocado Sauce.

12Jul/120

Turkey Apple Burgers with Avocado, Tomato, and Corn Salad

Ah, summer - hot weather, cool drinks, fresh produce, grilling.  For me, summer is mostly about air conditioning and trying not to get sunburned; but there are times when I get excited about it - beach trips, BBQ's, long days.  On one of these bouts of enthusiasm I decided that I wanted legit summer food, so here it is.

20Mar/120

Pinterest Recipes

Photos like this one from Bliss are one of the reasons that I am addicted to Pinterest - I can look at gorgeous photos of food all day and then make the dishes that look yummy.