Creative Healthy Cooking
I have cooked for so many years and learned almost every time I made something, a new tip, trick or way to love food. This is a recipe I made up one night after seeing a few inspirational pictures of healthy meals. I am like most people, always trying to up my healthy lifestyle game. Cooking healthy but creatively adds so many dimensions to a rich life. It incorporates my creative side, healthy but delicious food for sustenance but also time spent learning and thinking about what my body needs physically and emotionally. And really, if you can think outside the box, anyone can do this.
Ingredients for two:
Cod portions (I used frozen but fresh would be great)- 2
Cauliflower- 1/2 head
Napa Cabbage- 1/2 head sliced lengthwise in half
Yam or Sweet Potato- 1
Fresh Garlic-4 to 5 cloves
Fresh Rosemary- 2 springs
Sundried Tomatoes-2 tablespoons
Olive Oil-as needed
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper-as needed
Course Sea Salt-as needed
Red Pepper Flakes- 1 tablespoon
Garlic Powder- 1 tablespoon
Italian Seasoning- 1 tablespoon
Chicken broth-as needed but at most 1/4 cup
You are looking for a nice lightly browned vegetable like in the picture below. Place the cauliflower, garlic, sun dried tomatoes and finely chopped rosemary in a Cuisinart. Make sure at this point you took the garlic out of its skin. Add a little vegetable or chicken broth 1/8 to 1/4 cup to blend it to a thick smooth consistency. Cover to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the meal. Set the potatoes aside to keep warm too. I use my warming oven.
Next coat your fish with olive oil and seasonings. I use garlic powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper on both sides. But you can use the seasonings you love. Use the same pan that you used for the other veggies for less clean up. Pop into a 400 degree oven for around 20 minutes turning half way through.
Also at the halfway point of cooking your fish add you wedges of Napa cabbage that is lightly coated in olive oil, sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. It will turn light brown too. Perfecto!
When your fish is done, it's time to build. Put your mashed cauliflower down for a bed. No need to be perfect, rustic is fun. Then place your potatoes and cabbage on and finally top it with your gorgeous fish! Garnish with a wedge of lime and more rosemary or cilantro.
Before serving, warm your plates. You can put them in your warmer, run them under hot water or set in your oven for a couple of minutes while it is still warm (if they are oven proof).
Linking up some of the things I use so often. My dishes are several years old from Costco but I found some that look identical at Walmart.
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P.S. If you have questions feel free to ask. I am not expert at writing recipes as you can tell ! Ha ha!
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