GRILLED HALIBUT WITH GRILLED RED PEPPER HARISSA

GRILLED HALIBUT WITH GRILLED RED PEPPER HARISSA

1 red jalapeño chile
1 garlic clove, peeled
4 5- to 6-ounce halibut or mahi-mahi fillets
2 large red bell peppers, quartered lengthwise, seeded
Olive oil for brushing plus 1/4 cup
2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
2 teaspoons ground coriander, divided
1 lemon, halved

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread jalapeño and garlic clove onto metal skewer. Brush [...]

HUMMUS & FETA WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICHES

HUMMUS & FETA WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICHES

Great for lunch at the office!

For 2 servings:

Hummus
1 14-to 15-ounce can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 garlic clove, peeled3 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño chile

Sandwiches
4 5×3-inch slices whole grain bread
1 Persian cucumber or one 4-inch [...]

MAHI-MAHI WITH BLOOD ORANGE & AVOCADO SALSA

MAHI-MAHI WITH BLOOD ORANGE & AVOCADO SALSA

light & easy

1 blood orange, Cara Cara orange, or regular orange
1/2 cup 1/3-inch cubes avocado
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2 teaspoons minced red jalapeño
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 6-ounce mahi-mahi fillets

Using small sharp knife, cut peel and white [...]

PEPPER & CORIANDER SCALLOP SKEWERS WITH TARRAGON SALAD

PEPPER AND CORIANDER SCALLOP SKEWERS WITH TARRAGON SALAD

Serves 4:

Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 head Boston (or bibb) lettuce, chopped
2 tangerines, sectioned
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tbsp [...]

What’s Your Favorite Tomato?!

What is your favorite tomato?  This urgent question came up today after our important apple discussion a few weeks ago.  Time for a post!

Why tomatoes, you ask?  If you need reasons other than the delicious taste, just have a look at this:

That’s pretty exciting for a single fruit (botanically speaking)!  For your enjoyment, here’s a [...]

SESAME SEARED TUNA WITH VEGETABLE SLAW

SESAME SEARED TUNA WITH VEGETABLE SLAW

Serves 4:

hmmmmmmm…

Vegetable Slaw
2 carrots, peeled
2 parsnips, peeled
2 each green and red bell peppers, cored and seeded
1 small sweet onion
1 jalapeño pepper, cored (and seeded if less heat is desired)
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Vanilla Dressing
3 tbsp sugar
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean
1/2 cup rice [...]

SMOKED TURKEY, BLACK BEAN, BELL PEPPER & CORN SALAD

SMOKED TURKEY, BLACK BEAN, BELL PEPPER AND CORN SALAD

yum!

Serves 4:

Salad
3 cups (about 3/4 lb) diced, cooked smoked turkey breast
1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup diced bell peppers [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.