Crispy Tilapia Sandwich

Posted on February 5th, 2013 by Leah Damron

It’s time once again for the sale we’ve all been waiting for. The perfect mid-winter pick-me-up and no, I’m not talking about the semi-annual shoe clearance at Nordstrom, (although that’s a good one too). “Seven Days, Seven Ways to Save” has returned to your favorite Balistreri Sendik’s, where there will be some awesome deals in store (pun intended, my apologies) every day of the week throughout the duration of the sale.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | February 5th, 2013

Almond Crusted Tilapia

Posted on September 18th, 2012 by Leah Damron

I think I’ve found my new favorite way to make tilapia, and oh my gosh – this is a great recipe. I don’t have that much else to say about it today except for that if you’re looking for a really, REALLY fast and easy preparation for fish, give this one a try. It’s a winner.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 18th, 2012

Panko Crusted Salmon

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by Leah Damron

This is one of the best recipes in my repertoire for salmon of any kind – Copper River, Coho, farm raised, whatever. It’s simple and delicious, and if you’ve been here a while you know that sear roasting fish is my favorite cooking technique because it’s truly no fail. This entire dish comes together in less than half an hour, so fire up your oven, put your favorite rice pilaf on to boil, and steam some fresh veggies in the five minutes the fish takes to roast. Delicious, easy, and homemade … I hope you’ll try it. : )

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | May 29th, 2012

Sesame Crusted Tuna with Wasabi Ponzu Sauce

Posted on August 31st, 2011 by Leah Damron

I hope I’m not the only one who feels like summer has done a number on her diet. As much as I hate to see the beginning of a new school year, I do welcome a fresh routine and the chance to get back to somewhat normal eating restraints. For me this means and end to sneaking fries and popcorn chicken off my kid’s plates at the pool, and fewer s’mores washed down with beers around the bonfire. It was all sooooo good going down, wasn’t it?!

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | August 31st, 2011

Baja Fish Tacos with Southwestern Slaw

Posted on June 11th, 2011 by Leah Damron

Crazy end of the school year stuff ruled my life yesterday, and before I knew it, it was 4:10 and I had absolutely no idea what we were going to have for dinner. Usually I know what I’m making by around 9am, but there were wacky errands to run and a messy house to contend with and a workout to fit in and dinner just wasn’t part of my grand plan.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | June 11th, 2011

Weeknight Fish & Chips

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Leah Damron

I first posted this recipe in October of last year – so yes, it’s a re-run. But with the Pre-Lenten Seafood Sale happening this week, I thought it was worth featuring it again. It’s simple enough for a weeknight, and is the perfect make-at-home recipe if you’ve got a hankerin’ for fish-fry but don’t feel like standing in line with your patience-challenged children at a crowded restaurant on a Friday night.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | March 2nd, 2011

Sear-Roasted Cod with Horseradish Aioli & Lemon Zest Breadcrumbs

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by Leah Damron

Okay, I’ve got one for yah’ today: a delicious fish recipe that even people who ‘don’t like fish’ will enjoy – ‘cause it doesn’t taste the least bit fishy! I used the sale cod loins (seriously, cod loins? Did you ever know of such a thing? I can’t help but snicker), but you could use whatever white flaky fish you like….heck, try it with the sale salmon if that’s what floats your boat. It’s not white of course, but the aioli, lemon breadcrumbs, and technique would totally work there too.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | October 4th, 2010

Cedar Planked Salmon with Apricot & Jalapeno Glaze

Posted on May 19th, 2010 by Leah Damron

I had an adventure yesterday afternoon. I’ll admit that I was a little jittery and nervous to start with, but it turned out to be a fun little thrill and I can’t wait to try it again sometime soon! It’s exciting to dabble in risky behavior, right? Face your fears head on? Step out of your comfort zone and learn something new?

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | May 19th, 2010