Because the weekend was full of holiday fun and food, I did not fit grocery shopping into the weekend agenda.  I thought this would be a good way to clean out the fridge and get a little creative with the foods that we had on hand from last week.

Literally, the entire day I was racking my brain as to what we could eat for dinner.  I knew we had salmon in the freezer, and some cauliflower but I didn’t know how I wanted to prepare the fish and veggies.  My go-to week night meal is baked fish and roasted veggies.  While I do love that as a staple meal, I wanted to switch things up a bit.

I finally remembered that I purchased this Tasty Bite Tikka Masala cooking sauce at Earth Fare a couple of weeks ago and had yet to try it.

I am typically not one to purchase a lot of pre-made sauces because of all the crazy ingredients in them that I cannot pronounce, but this sauce was different.

The simple ingredient list held true to the Earth Fare food philosophy of no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial fats or trans fats, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial preservatives, no bleached or bromated flour, no antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones in the fresh meat or dairy.

The ingredients were:  tomatoes, onions, cream, green pepper, sunflower oil, chickpea paste, sugar, cilantro, ginger, garlic salt, chilies, coriander, cumin, tumeric, spices. 

I cooked the salmon in this sauce by first placing the salmon in a warm, greased pan and cooking for about 2 minutes.  I then flipped the salmon and added the sauce on top to allow the fish to cook the rest of the way through.  I also added a handful of spinach to wilt down into the Tikka Masala sauce.

While this was cooking, I roasted some cauliflower and onions in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

The end result was perfect!  The fish and and veggie flavors melded perfectly with the Tikka Masala.  This was a quick, simple meal that was full of flavor and left Brian wanting more 😉

******Here is where you need to pay attention!!

Since this is the season for giving, Earth Fare has given me a $50 gift card to give to one of my readers.  This gift card is good at any Earth Fare in the country.  If you are unsure about  the nearest Earth Fare location to you check out this link to see if there is a store near you!

I will also be including some holiday baked goods in the package.  After all, it is the season and I can’t resist an opportunity to bake!

How to enter the contest:

You can enter one time or two times by completing either or both of the entries, but the more times you enter the better chance you have at winning $50 to an awesome grocery store!

The contest winner will be announced on Friday, November 30.  

Good luck!

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  1. banana bread with dark chocolate melted in!! (ps – tasty bites are awesome for camping!) – you heat up the package in hot water over the camp stove & serve on rice or cous cous. Super easy to cook & clean-up!)

  2. I love any kind of sweet bread! Around the holidays it’s usually pumpkin – but, my favorite is Banana Bread with some dark chocolate chips melted in! Tasty Bites are rad – they are awesome for camping – you can put the whole bag in water & cook it on your camp stove, serve it with rice or cous cous… & super easy clean-up!

  3. Well, since I already ‘like’ your page on Facebook, my favorite holiday treat has got to be my mom’s version of Buckeyes. She makes them with Rice Krispies to give them a little crunch!

  4. First, I’m obsessed with this blog! I read it almost every day and have tried quite a few of the recipes:) My favorite Christmas recipe is my mom’s homemade brownies with marshmellow fluff and chocolate icing on top; needless to say, a workout is necessary after a batch of these, but totally worth it!

  5. Persimmon pudding is my go to holiday treat! It’s a classic Indiana dessert that has such a unique flavor. I look forward to it every winter!

  6. Haha that is too funny, I am the exact same way about packaged foods but I adore tasty bites because their ingredients are all real food!
    I am actually having their Bombay potatoes for dinner tonight with leftover squash and chicken thrown in. That is definately my go to meal when I have no time!

  7. I love peppermint white chocolate covered pretzels and could eat a whole batch! I also looovvveee Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha. There’s just something about chocolate and peppermint….

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