Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato & Kalamata Olive Ragout


Annamarie from The Domestic Badass (love the name of her blog btw) has shared with us a yummy and healthy dinner recipe that can be whipped up in a jiff.

A pan seared tilapia served over garlic sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes, topped with a tomato and kalamata olive ragout. It’s very flavorful and good for you (so you don’t have to feel that guilty about eating the potatoes ūüėČ It’s also super easy and quick to prepare.

To get her entire recipe –¬†Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato Olive Ragout over Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes, you can check it out here.

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Trick to Keep a Boiling Pot from Overflowing



We have all heard the saying. A watched pot, never boils. But who has time to sit and watch a pot all night? You’re probably working on other aspects of dinner, the phone is ringing, the kids are screaming or fighting and basically, your kitchen is complete chaos! ¬†The last thing you want to do is clean up a mess from a boiled over pot!

Here is the trick. Place a wooden spoon over the pot and it will pop the bubbles that start to get too high. That will allow you to get over to the stove and turn the hear down.

Just keep in mind that the water MAY warp your spoon. It didn’t hurt mine, but you just want to watch out for that. ¬†The nice thing about using the wood is that it won’t be hot when you remove it because heat doesn’t absorb much heat.

You could use a metal spoon, but that will be very hot and can only be removed with a oven mitt, otherwise you will burn yourself.

Happy boiling!

Arugula Walnut Pesto

Arugula Walnut Pesto 1


Whenever I see pesto on a menu, I am all over it. I love it! Pesto is typically made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Lately though, I have taken to experimenting with different greens and nuts. This walnut arugula pesto is the best one I have made so far! Arugula is probably my favorite green, so I don’t know why it took me so long to make pesto with it.

One of the great things about pesto is that it is a versatile sauce. Pesto is the perfect summer sauce. You don’t just have to serve it with a big bowl of pasta. It also works well on potatoes for a potato salad or a cold pasta salad. It’s makes for a great spread on chicken or fish. Or you can even use it as a spread on a sandwich or crostini. I often make a double batch so that I can freeze some. I’m the only pesto fan in my house, so freezing the pesto in ice cube trays works so well as I just typically want 1 or 2 cubes worth for myself.