The Secret to Fish Tacos

…is shrimp.  I first fell in love with fish tacos at Joey Tomatoes.  If you ever have a chance to eat there I would highly recommend the ahi tuna tacos and baha fish tacos.  Both of which I have been desperately trying to recreate since moving to Toronto.  I think the secret to the baha fish tacos is the hot sauce. Joey’s uses an amazing red (not orange) one that isn’t available in my local grocery store.  With or without, I make a pretty legit fish taco.  I use white fish (tilapias or basa) and raw frozen jumbo shrimp.  I toss them in a flour, taco mix, cajun spice mixture and cook them on medium. Just add avocado and tomato.  Today I was feeling creative so I mixed the two together with salsa, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic to create a super guac.  I melted cheese on a tortilla and served with sour cream and chili garlic sauce.  Be sure to have nacho chips on hand to scoop up whatever happens to fall out of the taco.

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And this is why I love cooking… (besides eating)
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Perfect set-up.  Obviously that’s LOST in the background.  After my second marathon weekend I am now on season 3, episode 5.  I have vowed to only watch LOST when I am doing something productive. Win Win.  My show will last longer and I will be able to spend my nights actually sleeping.BODYSTEP at lunch today.  I LOVE having a gym in my building at work and I wouldn’t work out half as much if it weren’t for the convenience.  The only down fall to the step class is you are dripping sweat by the end of it and it takes a good 30 minutes for your face to go back to the normal colour.  If you have never tried a Les Mills group fitness class I would highly recommend it.Two days in a row…  I am impressed with myself.  Tomorrow I will introduce you to my dog and make something for dinner that I don’t feel like writing about.

LOST

I don’t know how I expected to start a blog just one season into LOST.  I don’t want to do anything else in my spare time but watch another episode.  (I just opened Netfilx up in another window so I could do both.)It’s been a few days since my last/first post so allow me to catch you up on the meals that I felt compelled to take photos of, don’t worry, there are only three.
1. Steak, Mushrooms and Cupcake
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We rarely eat steak, but once in a while Jeff comes home with a couple.  The most important part of this photo is the Red Velvet Cupcake wine.  It’s a California Cab Sauv and my new favourite.
2. Everything is Better with Bacon.
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Lettuce, Bacon, Tomato, Blue Cheese, Cheddar, Avacado with an Oregano dressing.  I could eat this everyday for a week and not get sick of it.  I will have to start buying more bacon.
3. Veggie Lasagna
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Roasted sweet potato, spinach, Alfredo sauce and mozza.  I had it for lunch and dinner.  I took a photo of it cold.

Pretty quiet weekend.  We went to the movies for the first time since the Hunger Games came out.  Going to the theater just seems like a waste of money to me.  I would way rather wait until it comes out so I can cozy up with a glass of wine.  We went with my nieces and saw Pitch Perfect.  I did not expect to laugh that hard!  I also didn’t realize how much I love Ana Kendrick.  Then we went to WINNERS and found this gem.

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Awesome right?