I Miss the Food Network…

The other day I cooked a delicious healthy meal for myself! I baked one of the Orange Roughy fillets that Dad bought me for part 2 of my Christmas gift (shopping at Trader Joe’s!) It was really easy, too! Here’s what I did:

First I cut some thin slices of lemon and put 2 on a piece of aluminum foil. Then I put the fillet on top of the lemon and put one more on top of it for good measure. (It may have been a tad lemony, but I still liked it!) Then I drizzled a tiny bit of olive oil over the fish and added a splash of Pinot Grigio I picked up to have with the meal. I also sprinkled some “Italian Seasonings” on it so it would have some green speckles on it. Then I wrapped it all up in the foil and stuck it in my toaster oven.

Before I go on, I’d like to mention how cool baking in my toaster oven is. Whether you’re toasting or baking, you still have to turn the timer to make it go on. So, when you’re baking, you set it for the tempurature you want, and then turn the dial to how long you want it to cook, and then when the time’s up it “ding!”‘s and turns off! How cool is that?!

Ok, so while the fish was baking I found enough stuff in my fridge to make a salad: lettuce, carrots and an apple. Making a salad for one person is really easy – you just cut up what you need and stick the rest back in the fridge. Except for the other half of the apple. That wouldn’t keep well, so I cut the rest of it up into slices and had it as a side dish.

Something else that I’ve discovered is really easy: cooking one serving of vegetables. For my second side-dish I cut up some squash (also found in my fridge – still fresh, too!), stuck it in a bowl with some water and put it in the microwave for about a minute. Easy!

I couldn’t believe it. I was sitting down to a complete, healthy, meal 30 minutes after I walked in the door! How come when I make other meals that seem to be simpler they take twice as long to make?

Anyway, I was so proud of myself I took pictures. Go me!

Tonight: Orange Roughy fillet #2 – Into the Frying Pan… With Paprika??



  1. Kimi has become Well Fed…

    Quick and easy dinner for me is usually a can of black beans, some rice stolen from the rice cooker, cheese, and a bit of guacamole if I can find it. One bowl, one fork and three minutes in the microwave.

  2. My quick and easy dinner is a lot like donut’s: beans, seared diced chicken, rice (sometimes), and cheese, all wrapped in a tortilla. Add a glass of Two Buck Chuck and half an apple and viola!

    -= Chris

  3. I’m pleased to see that you have all learned how to eat healthy foods in such creative ways! Beans, rice, chicken, fish… I’d say you’ve got the balanced proteins worked out! Now, eat your vegetables… 😉

    Here’re some other ideas, just for fun:




  4. Megan’s Breakfast/Dinner Omelet:
    *dice some mushrooms and green peper
    *cook veggies in frying pan on stove
    *add 1/2 cup Egg Beaters egg whites (or whole eggs for you folks without stupidly high cholesterol)
    *add pepper to taste
    *push it all around in the frying pan until it’s nicely scrambled.
    *Add a side fruit like apple or orange

    Bonus points:
    *dump the nicely scrambled egg n’ veggie mix onto a tortilla shell
    *grate cheese on top
    *heat in the microwave for 20 seconds to melt the cheese faster
    Wrap, eat, yum!

  5. haggisistasty · · Reply

    Reading your blog has caused two great difficulties for me…
    First, it is a lovely blog, but it stubbornly refuses to allow me to add it to my blogroll.
    Which is made even more embarassing considering the second thing. The nerd quiz you posted just labled me a “SUPREME NERD GOD!!!” Seeing as I’m inept at using even the most rudimentary of blog maintenance tools, I was just subjected to an emotional rollercoaster of becoming a god and then being stripped of the title within mere minutes of attaining such glory. I mean seriously, what kind of nerd god can’t even update a blogroll?

    By the way, your dish sound amazing! Seriously, it sound better than lots of the stuff I feed to those poor students that eat at the cafeteria (& you’d make a way better boss than our Chef! so if you’re interested in a new career path…)

  6. In case you didn’t infer from the title haggisistasty, this is Molly (as in shark Molly) and not just a crazy scot… well, not just any crazy scot.

  7. Bah!

    It iz now Lent! I really want cheeez but can’t have any. (Hamster Man and I are doing the medieval Lenten diet again.) This evening I made a stir-fry with shrimp, veggies, and yakisoba noodles. I’ve been getting frozen veggies and really liking them- they don’t rot in the bottom of the frig and they come in some nifty combinations! A splash of beer to deglaze the pan, and we’re in business. Yum!


    -= Chris

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