RVA Foodie Queen

Life's Too Short To Be Anything But A Foodie

My Life Be Like Oooh Ahhh April 2, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — rvafoodiequeen @ 11:09 pm

Hi to everyone reading this. 

This is my very first blog and I’m kind of nervous so bare with me.
First, I’d like to introduce to you my little family that you will read about throughout my blogs.  Mya is our four year old Boston Terrier, Dillon is our two year old Boston Terrier , and Dallas is our third baby who is a eight month old Pitt Bull. Jason is my significant other going on 7 years now. That completes our little family.
    We recently took a big adult step mid 2010 and purchased a house. It was the perfect time for buyer’s and we got one heck of a deal on our house. There’s actually a story behind the house. We started looking for houses during a snow storm in 2010. We came across a foreclosure and decided to take a look because the price was too good to be true. It was too good to be true. The house was completely trashed and I’ll save those details for another blog. Anywho, Jason didn’t want to look past the imperfections and pretty much said NO off the first bat. Well one night we had a talk and I convinced him to look beyond the imperfections  and to think about how we can pretty much redesign the house into what we want it to be. It worked! This is where I found my passion for decorating. I picked all the colors out for the walls, and all of the furniture out, and I have to say I did a fantastic job. Below are three photos of the before, after, and final process of our kitchen remodeled DIY style.
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So, now that we have a house, the question who is going to do all of the cooking crossed my mind.  I seriously sat and wished that the food would cook itself. Clearly, that didn’t work. I had always watched my mother cook as I was growing up, and I learned how to spice foods from my father, so I considered myself to have a jump start at cooking. Since 2010, I have found a passion for cooking, and what better way to share my passion then to post about recipes I’ve tried.
Lastly, growing up my mother was a bargain shopper. She wasn’t too heavy on coupons, but she never left the store without a good deal. I learned early on what to look for in the stores, and how to bargain shop. I think this one trait goes a long ways, especially with today’s economy. I recently started researching how to coupon and once I become a pro, I’m for sure going to share my finds with you guys.
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My-Oh-Mahi! That’s a good fish taco!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rvafoodiequeen @ 4:45 am

I’m back. I know it’s been months since I’ve posted and I apologize for that.

Tonight, I made Mahi Mahi tacos for the first time. I wasn’t sure how they would turn out, but I have no complaints.

I found a recipe off of FoodNetwork because I wasn’t sure what seasonings to use.

First, I placed the fish in a ZipLoc baggy. I added dashes of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, crushed red pepper, black pepper, lite soy sauce, and salt to the baggy. I shook it up for a minute to absorb the seasoning on the fish. If you have time, I would let the seasoning and fish marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour before cooking. I didn’t have time to do this, so my way worked as well.

Next, I got out my handy Griddler. ( I love this thing!) I sprayed some cooking oil on the plates, and warmed the bad boy up. I placed the fish on the griddler and heard a little sizzle.

I shut the griddler and let the fish cook for about 5 minutes.

In the meantime, I diced up some cilantro, tomatoes, limes, and lettuce, and can’t forget the shredded cheese!

After the fish was done grilling, I diced it up like this.

Dress up your tacos and you’re good to go. I cooked a side dish of  white rice for this meal as well.

This meal is low fat and a great source of protein. This was a very easy and tasty meal after a long day at work.

RECIPE:

Total Time: 35 min

Prep : 20 min

Cook: 15 min

Yield: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

Two Frozen Packaged MahiMahi ( Made four tacos)

1/4 Teaspoon Paprika

1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Pepper

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Few Drops of Soy- to taste

1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

1 Lime

1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese

1/4 Cup Shredded Lettuce

1/4 Cup Shredded Tomato

Cliantro Leaves ( to taste)

Hard Taco Shells or Soft Tortilla Shells