Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pumpkin Soup

This is a very easy recipe to make and it is soo good! I adapted the recipe from here.

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup any additional vegetables (butternut squash or so on)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro
  • 2 tsps. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  1. Heat up olive oil in pot. Add onions and cook until translucent. 
  2. Add remaining vegetables and cook until soft. Around 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in pumpkin puree.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. 
  5. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low. Cook for about 40 minutes. 
  6. Allow to cool and puree on a blender.
  7. Add sour cream as a garnish if you would like!

I love this soup. It tastes like your normal vegetable soup, and very easy to make!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

I was walking home from work and I passed by the Whole Foods. I was lured in my the amazing fresh smell haha. As I walked around the store I picked up some tilapia because I swear this store can make anything look appetizing.
I am not a big tilapia person so I was trying to figure out what to do with it. I found a recipe on All Recipes and adjusted it a little bit using the comments and what ingredients I had.

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (I just used canned grated kind)
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 fillets (recipe makes enough for 3)

  1. Pre-heat your oven to the broil function or 450F if you don't have it.
  2. Line pan with foil and place fillets in pan in a single layer. Place the pan within a few inches of the top. Broil for 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Combine butter, cheese, and spices.
  4. Remove pan from oven and cover fillets with butter/cheese mixture.
  5. Broil for 5 minutes or until top is browned.
  6. ENJOY.
Because I did. This is definitely going on my weekly dinner list.