Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ice Fishing to Delicious Fish Tacos! Bring it on!

Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and CabbageSlaw

  My first foray in ice fishing at our local pond brought me one beautiful rainbow trout not possible without the expert help of my good friend JoAnn Darling who brought the equipment and Chaga Chai. We spent a good hour cutting through almost 2 feet of ice and it paid off with 3 beautiful fish.  I learned how to gut the fish right away and in the freezer it went.  It has helped me remember my first trip south of the border in Mexico, where I went to celebrate my brother's big 60!  The colors there were a balm to my snow-blind eyes.
Pacific Coast.. San Pancho, Mexico  BLUE GREEN MAGIC!
I am so grateful for this tip toe into the transition of spring.  Tip toe yourself to the fish market through this burgeoning mud season and rustle up some fish tacos soon. This recipe from Food and Wine is the delicious! A perfect way to bring on the colors of spring and dream the warm breezes from the sea. It goes really well with a fresh massaged Kale salad or a light onion soup.

Serves: 10

Cook Time: 45 min


         2 Hass avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
         1/4 cup(s) low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
         1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
         2 tablespoon(s) minced red onion
         2 tablespoon(s) chopped cilantro
         5 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
         Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
         1 small (4 cups) head of napa cabbage, shredded
         2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
         2 pound(s) thick red snapper fillets with skin, cut crosswise into 10 2-inch-wide strips
         10 (7-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
         2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
         Hot sauce, for serving
         Lime wedges, for serving

1.            Light a grill. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados, sour cream, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, and 3 tablespoons of the lime juice. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole.
2.            In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
3.            Brush the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until lightly charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the fish to a platter and pull off the skin.
4.            To assemble each taco, spread a dollop of guacamole on a tortilla. Top with a piece of fish, a few tomato slices, and a large spoonful of the cabbage slaw. Serve with the hot sauce and lime wedges.

Marie and JoAnn, Early March Ice Fishing!

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Herbal Garden Retreat Invite- Free App- Spring Salad Recipe Guide!

Spring Greetings From Snowy Vermont

Are you enjoying our last bit of winter?  I have seen Robins returning and can't seem to reconcile it with the white landscape ever deeper each day here.  I know we are all eager to see the green and could use a reprieve but do love that last bit of snowshoe-x country ski time.  Meanwhile, here are two great shares to support and entice you to the green- a little boost to take you out of cabot fever. Stay tuned this week for my next recipe blog ..related to my first foray into ice fishing and my first ever trip to Mexico!   
Hugs to You!  Marie

1) YOU are Invited to my First ever VERMONT HERBAL GARDEN RETREAT!   July 18-20, 2014.  Find out more Here Free Camping, Organic meals, Fantastic Herbal Teachers in a Beautiful Setting. Accepting 15 Beautiful Souls for a magical foray into finding your own plant ally, making first aid salves and flower essences, learning about food as medicine and taking time to map your own medicinal herb garden plan to take home along with tons of resources and new friends.

2) BE One of the First to Try my Free Mobile APP - A 30 Day App to Reduce Stress and Anxiety  I just launched a very simple Free 30 day STRESS LESS  mobile APP with recipes, tips and tools to reduce stress in your life.   Please try it and let do send me feedback if you have the time. A Free E-BOOK is included on the APP titled Nourishing the Good Life.  ENJOY!! Go to App Store and find it by STRESS LESS.  Please send me feedback if you found it helpful.

3) FREE GIFT: A new Spring Salads Recipe Guide 
The guide includes...18 delicious salad recipes submitted by IIN students and graduates. Plus great tips for creating your own perfect salad, and preserving fresh ingredients.

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Marie Frohlich
Certified Health Coach and Herbalist
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