Introducing Creativity To The Alternative Diet: Many of us have segued from traditional dietary lifestyle to alternative dietary lifestyles, i.e. Gluten free, Vegan, Grain free, Real food, etc. What are we discovering?? These recipes are NOT mediocre!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

India Red Curry

This is a recipe my sister RAVES about and I have yet to try it. It sounds like everything I would love but have yet to get around making it so thought I would try it with you ladies!her favorite part is that it adapts well to whatever is in your fridge and takes no time to make (except maybe the rice)

1 1/2 tsp oil
2 Tbls curry (or more if you want)
1/2 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 can coconut milk
1 can tomatoe sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes
3 Tbsp sugar

Saute the onion and curry in the oil about three-five minutes until the onion looks soft and clear.
Mix everything else together and simmer. I used my crock pot today after cooking the onions. Just be sure to use really low heat.

**Add cooked chicken (cut up leftovers or saute some breasts), and veggies galore. I have added pineapple too. It is sooo good my kids eat it up.

I serve over brown rice.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Better Late Than Never?

Alright, I (finally) posted the dates for our next round. Thanks for your patience. :) I did rearrange names only slightly because I didn't want the gals at the end to have to be last anymore! Let me know if you have any comments or dislikes about the schedule! Bon Appetit!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Asian inspired "grilled" halibut

This is a new favorite recipe! I found it on and love it!!! I will copy the recipe into the post but first here are a few notes

* I make the sauce and use it as a marinade for about 30 minutes before cooking and skip the basting step.

* I tend to cook the meat/fish in a "foil pack" on the grill but have also done so in the oven since I prefer my fish to be moist and not have the crispy edges.

*I have used halibut, cod, tilapia, chicken and even a pork chop in this same recipe all turned out fabulous!!!

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (1 pound) halibut steak
1.Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
2.Place butter, brown sugar, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, and pepper in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is completely dissolved.
3.Lightly oil grill grate. Brush fish with brown sugar sauce, and place on grill. Cook for 5 minutes per side, or until fish can be easily flaked with a fork, basting with sauce. Discard remaining basting sauce.