Tilapia Tacos

Before tonight, I had never made fish tacos. Part of me thinks that they sound kinda nasty, while the other part had such a drive to try them out! So.. I did 🙂

These babies were DEE-LISH, though my not-so-fantastic camera may lead you to believe otherwise…

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Tilapia Tacos

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Ingredients:
    • Tacos shells (hard or soft)
    • One tilapia fillet
    • 1/2 lime
    • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced into quarters
    • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 1/4 sweet onion, finely chopped
    • 1 cup cabbage, cut into narrow strips
    • 1 avocado
    • 1/4 cup frozen corn
    • 1/4 cup frozen kale
    • chilli powder
    • salt + pepper
  • Directions:

1) Quickly sauté frozen corn + kale with olive oil for approx. 3 minutes

2) While veggies are sautéing, combine chopped cherry tomatoes, cilantro, onion, cabbage + avocado in a bowl. When corn + kale are ready, add to bowl. Squeeze the juice of the 1/2 lime over the mix.

3) Heat olive oil in a pan. Sprinkle tilapia with a pinch of chilli powder, salt + pepper. Cook 3 minutes; turn, then cook for an additional 2 min. on the other side.

4) Mix it all together & add to taco shells. Enjoy! 🙂

NOTE: would go fantastically with Corona or a mojito!

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Today marks the first day of summer, officially! HAPPY SUMMER!!!

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What are you going to do to make the most of it? I always start the season with excitement of what’s to come & big lofty goals to basically have the most amount of time outside. This year, I’m going to actually make a summer must-do list. Here goes:

  • Go swimming as often as possible (thank youuuu parents)
  • Go up to a cottage (or two or three…)
  • Go on a weekend trip with my girlfriends (never been done before & needs to change STAT!)
  • Spend a day picnicking/relaxing on the Toronto Islands
  • Go to the Beaches!
  • Go to at least one concert (I’m convinced I’m going to find OVO tickets for under $100)
  • Attend this year’s Nuit Blanche (all nighter wooo!)
  • Go to as many patios as possible, including Black Bull, Oasis, South of Temperance, the Drake Hotel Skyyard, Hemmingway’s, Remy’s, Earls, Origin, Local 4, The Bedford Academy, The Artful Dodger + the Beaconsfield. PHEW.
  • Go to a Jay’s game
  • Find a way to go to The Thompson Rooftop & relax by the pool!
  • Make homemade popsicles in funky flavours, including Strawberry-Basil, Peach-Ginger, Banana Peanut + Mojito: INSPIRATION (thanks for the tip, Daina!)

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Other excitements today include this little guy:

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I regret to say that it was a little disappointing 😦 I feel like I was scammed out of cookie dough! The only cookie-dough-ish thing about it was those three little blobs on the top of the cone, which tasted like (tasteless) hardened powdery crap. Yuck. I should have just stuck to the yee old faithful, caramel!

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Since I’m still not feeling 100% better (a mix of being uneasy + actually having a few little ‘episodes’), I’ve taken it easy today in terms of fitness. I did do a little over 10,000 steps today (my cherished iPod has a pedometer built in!) + did this 8-minute ab workout + crunch less ab workout when I got home from work. I’m kind of down about this whole heart thing because I have such an URGE to go for a run or workout, but just don’t feel ready yet. Whoooo says it’s bikini season?! Oh well. I’ll just continue eating ice cream bars and hope for the best 🙂

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Anyway, I guess know & keep telling myself that doing something (anything!) is better than nothing at all. Plus, in the whole scheme of things, a few days or a week (or two) off won’t really affect me THAT much. Right? Riiiight? The two videos above are really great for a quick, do-anywhere workout, along with most anything Fitness Bender comes out with. Highly recommended!

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I’m off to relax a bit before hitting the hay! Hope you had a great hump day.

Love,

A

xoxo

Question

  • What are your “must-dos” this summer? Any more ideas for me??
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2 thoughts on “Tilapia Tacos

  1. I’m planning on tacos for dinner tonight! Yours look great! And don’t stress out about having to workout less, I doubt it’ll affect you at all. I’ve taken weeks off before and still maintained. And you have to listen to your body and rest when you need it!

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