Simple Ceviche

Simple Ceviche

Have you ever been to the grocery store or some marketplace with a serious seafood spread laid out and seen something you couldn’t resist?  Like a glistening pink-striped salmon fillet that looks perfect for grilling, or a bunch of succulent giant scallops for serving with roasted broccolini?

Whenever I see some really thick, plump white fish, I always think of ceviche.  Unfortunately, where I live in Arizona, it’s not always reasonable to expect the best of the best when it comes to seafood selections.  So when I go somewhere and find some amazing-looking fish, I know it’s gotta be time for something epic.

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9 Holiday Brunch Recipes

9 Holiday Brunch Recipes

It's a good thing it's almost the weekend because... oh, wait - it's Tuesday.  Oh, well!  I'll make brunch tomorrow anyway.  After all...

On the 9th day of Christmas, my FitCakes gave to me 9 holiday brunch recipes!
If I'm going to try them all, I better start now, right?

If you've been following along the last few days, you've noticed that I am posting a new recipe roundup EVERY DAY up until Christmas now, for each day of the 12 day countdown to Christmas!  I'm doing this to help you find all the best healthy recipes for the season, while discovering a ton of fun new healthy blogs.  It's like a treasure hunt.  A treasure hunt where I never have to leave the house... and it makes me hungry.  But, never fear, I'll make the ultimate sacrifice and do it for you.

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Lemony Roasted Walnut + Green Bean Salad

Lemony Roasted Walnut + Green Bean Salad

"Viva la Local!"  
Numerous signs and banners bearing this message could be seen everywhere.  Look to your left, and you'd see a stand selling locally brewed kombucha in at least four different flavors.  Look to your right, and there are a couple aproned ladies setting out freshly made local/sustainable goat cheese and goat's milk soaps.  People mill about with cups of wine and beer made down the street, sampling grassfed cheddar and stuffing organic pea shoots in canvas totes. 
Standing in that field surrounded by artisan food and crafts, I could have been at some kind of hippy convention in Portland, Oregon.  Or I could have been right at home in Tucson, at one of the most characteristic events the city offers.  
You're not still trying to guess where I was... right?  

 

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Smoked Salmon + Butternut Salad

Smoked Salmon + Butternut Salad

Let's talk for real right now.

Like, I could totally sit here and be okay with just sharing this yummy salad with you and telling you how you should get into it.  I mean... you SHOULD try it.  That's why I made it for you, after all.  Well, actually, I made it for me and then realized it was definitely worth sharing... but same difference.

All the things I'm loving right now put in one big bowl.  That is this salad.  Since I made the butternut squash ahead of time, it took me about 5 seconds to put this together.  It also just so happens that all these ingredients are really helpful with reducing body fat and satisfying hunger!  True facts.  

As great as that is, we can't be done there today.

I want to be up front and real with you.  I think we should talk about about some of the interesting stuff I learned on my recently accomplished "journey" as a first-time bikini competitor.  

 

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