Monday, May 2, 2016

Simple Cod Piccata and Baked "Fried" Green Beans~

I am working on learning how to use recipe wiz, but until I master it I figured I had best just stick with what I know.

Simple Cod Piccata with Baked "Fried" Green Beans


Simple Cod Piccata

Ingredients:

1 lb cod fillets
1/3 cup all purpose flour (we used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free)
1/2 tsp salt (we love to use sea salt)
2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup capers, drained
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions:

1. Stir the all purpose flour and salt together in a shallow bowl.  Rinse off the fish and pat dry with a paper towel.  Dredge the fish in the flour mixture to coat.

2. Heat enough olive oil to coat the bottom of a large skillet over medium-high heat (be sure you use a generous amount so the fish doesn't stick after you turn it).  Working in batches, add the cod and cook for 2-3 minutes per side to brown. Remove to a plate and set aside (we kept it warm in the toaster oven).

3. Add the chicken stock, lemon juice, and capers to the same skillet and scrape any browned bits off the bottom.  Simmer to reduce the sauce by almost half.  Remove from heat.

4. To serve, divide the cod onto plates, drizzle with the sauce, and sprinkle with parsley.

Servings: 2-3

Original recipe can be found here.  We omitted the grapeseed oil the recipe called for and used gf all purpose flour instead of almond flour.

Oven Fried Green Beans

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh green beans
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil (plus 1 tbsp for drizzling pan)
1/4 cup all purpose flour (again, we used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
dash pepper

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425*.  Line baking pan with aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. (be generous or use an non-stick cooking spray as well)
2. Wash and trim green beans.
3. Beat together egg and olive oil in a large bowl.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well to coat.
5. Pour green beans onto prepared pan and bake about 15 minutes or until crisp.  If needed, place under broiler for a few minutes to crisp.

Servings: 6

Original recipe can be found here.  Again, we subbed the almond flour for gf all purpose flour.  We also used ONE pan rather than two.  Hint...be sure to generously drizzle the olive oil onto the aluminum foil or use a non-stick cooking spray so the beans do not stick to the foil.

Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Prayer for Today~

I just love this prayer found on Unveiled Wife , and wanted to share each with you today.  With Mother's Day approaching I pray you each find strength in His love for you.

Happy Sunday everyone!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Saying Goodbye & Reflections~


While I haven't lost anything, I have chosen not to return to teaching my littles next fall.  Today was hard, and tomorrow will be even harder as I say my goodbyes knowing a new group of sweet faces will not be awaiting me come September.  But, I know God has a purpose and a plan for my not renewing my commitment.

I stumbled upon this quote on Pinterest today, meant for me?  I am sure He thought so.

When one door closes another opens.  He has a perfect plan and purpose in mind for each one of us that starts the day we take our first breath here on earth.  We only need to listen, and follow His calling...sometimes it is just a gentle nudge, sometimes it feels more like a sledge hammer!

I am excited to see where this next chapter will take me, and look forward to sharing it with all of you.