Well, this week certainly has been interesting. Monday, Niki and I ran outside at the local park with the dogs. I am in the middle of my half marathon training, and my dogs were starting to show obvious signs of cabin fever. Jules just sleeps all day and hangs her head like no body loves her, and Jax…..well. He displays boredom on the opposite extreme of the energy scale. He goes BONKERS.
OHMIGOD WUH IS THEY!?
He tried to stare them away.
WHY IZ U NOT GOIN NEWHERE??
He was perplexed/entranced.
IZ FEELING SLEEEEPPYYYY…..
And finally, he resorted to running in circles around the living room trying to get the lights to chase him. No luck, little guy….
IZ PROMISE IZ DONT BITEEEEE.
So anyway, we ran. 3.6 miles. Beautiful. Sunshine. Birds singing, rainbows glittering, unicorns prancing, the universe made me happy.
HAHA UNIVERSE TRICKED US!
The snow fell. and fell. AND FELL! over 8 inches. No mercy for the tulips budding….
or the birds. This robin was PISSED.
And so was I. Naturally, I coped the only way I know how. Through FOOD. I needed something to force images of sunshine, beaches, sunshine, warmth, sunshine, oceans, SUNSHINE….you get the idea. What feels more tropical and summery than fresh fish tacos?! I mean, besides tropical summery locations. Clearly I missed having a spring break this year. Sigh….
Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Slaw
1 lb firm white fish—I used Tilapia–
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne (more/less according to heat tolerance. I LIKE SPICY, remember..)
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro
1/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 small jalapeno
salt to taste
1 bag broccoli slaw or coleslaw mix
Corn (or flour) tortillas, salsa, more hot sauce as you please.
2. In a bullet/blender/food processor, combine cilantro, avocado, yogurt, lime juice and jalapeno. Blend! Salt as desired. Toss broccoli slaw with cream sauce, and let sit in fridge (15-30 minutes).
Assemble tacos by layering fish, creamy slaw, salsa and hot sauce in a warmed corn tortilla.
Stuff your face enjoy and imagine yourself in a seaside cabana while a sexy man feeds you far, far away from snow.