Foodie Friday: Tilapia en Papillote with Spinach Sesame seed salad

Congratulations! We made it through the holidays. Now it’s time to tighten the belt and after the past couple months of excess and rich foods it’s likely that some of us are more than ready to get back on track.

The most common resolution for the New Year is to trim down and lose those winter “coats.” Along with a few extra trips to the gym it is also essential to find meals that are both delicious and nutritious in order to shed those extra pounds.

This recipe is for an individual portion. You can assemble as many as you need for your guests, if desired. The spinach recipe that accompanies should serve four people. If you want you can serve this with steamed rice.

Remember a recipe is only a guideline, make it your own and you are sure to create something truly wonderful. Enjoy!

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Foodie Friday: Borscht with Sausage

Another successful turkey day behind me and already I look forward to creating the next amazing feast. This, of course, must be broken up with some healthier meal choices and trips to the gym. Personally I like to turn my attention toward simple and low fat dishes that still leave me satisfied and not running to the kitchen for a late night snack.

There are lots of great recipes that are also very good for you and this week I want to share one of my favorites with you. Sometimes when making this recipe I will use kale, collard greens, mustard greens, or what ever I have if the beets available don’t have greens attached. Cabbage is also a lovely addition to this soup. You can also add or replace a portion of the beets with other root vegetables such as parsnips, celery root, rutabagas, turnips, or any kind of potato. Remember recipes are only a rough guideline; you can always change out ingredients to suite your tastes or dietary restrictions or preferences. Enjoy!
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