Tuesday, March 26, 2013

what i've been whipping up. [+ a recipe!]

happy tuesday, y'all! 

despite being ridiculously busy lately, i've been cooking a loooot. let me show you...

crock pot mediterranean succotash - healthy, easy, and lasted me a whole week!

quinoa burgers - made with cottage cheese, egg, zucchini and cheddar. one recipe makes a ton!

and these:

shredded chicken tacos
for one

whole wheat tortillas
1tbsp. greek yogurt
1/2 avocado
shredded chicken (made with this recipe)
1 cup broccoli slaw (or more)
red onion
1 tbsp. lime juice
pinch of salt 

prepare 2 small whole wheat tortillas. in a small bowl, mash the avocado with the greek yogurt. combine with shredded chicken and place in tortillas. place broccoli slaw in the same bowl with lime juice, salt and thinly sliced red onion and mix. top chicken with slaw, wrap up tacos and EAT!

xo jordan

Saturday, March 16, 2013

happiness is...

music that makes me want to dance...

anxiously awaiting the album's official arrival.

this weather...

rediscovering california's beauty 
and spending time in the sun with good friends...

killer hike at griffith park!

refueling with healthy and fresh foods...

strawberry and peanut butter smoothie with greek yogurt.

red pepper with TJ's Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip. aka the reason i eat my veggies.

egg + egg white with avocado and cherry tomatoes.

and some homemade baked goods for my sweet tooth...

zucchini yogurt bread! recipe coming soon.

happy weekend :)

xo jordan

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

coconut crusted tilapia with avocado mango salsa.

this is probably one of the fanciest yet easiest dishes i've ever made. without a recipe. in less than 40 minutes (including a shower during baking time). and it's healthy. what. even.

i had a little too fun last weekend at Target and one of the things i found was tilapia, amongst a crockpot, some nailpolish, laundry detergent, and cereal of course. i've been trying to make more substantial homemade meals so that i don't snack on dark chocolate covered pretzels until the wee hours of the night (guilty as charged), and one of my ideas was to make something like a simple baked fish with a side of veggies and rice or something...
but this? this is soooo much better than that. and equally as healthy. 

coconut crusted tilapia with avocado mango salsa
for 2 filets

2 frozen and defrosted tilapia filets
1 lightly beaten egg white
3/4 cup shredded coconut (either sweetened or unsweetened)
1/2 cup panko flakes
1/2 of a mango
1/2 of an avocado
1/4 cup (or so) diced cucumber
2 tbsp chopped red onion
2 tbsp lime juice (or more)

for the tilapia: preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. toast coconut in a pan over low heat for about 5 minutes or until flakes turn slightly brown, stirring constantly. place egg white in one bowl and mixed toasted coconut & panko flakes in another. pat the tilapia filets completely dry and then dip into egg white. completely coat fish in the flake mixture (the coconut kept falling off my fish, but i just used my hands to put more on and press it down). bake on a baking sheet on tin foil or parchment paper for 25 minutes.

for the salsa: dice mango and avocado in small squares and combine with diced cucumber and red onion. coat in lime juice and mix well. 



xo jordan