Recently, I have found myself in a bit of a food making rut.

Usually, I find the process of planning a menu for the week, purchasing the ingredients, and preparing the food therapeutic, but recently I have lost sight of that.  I feel like every meal is some sort of baked fish with either roasted or steam veggies, and maybe some quinoa if I decide to prep a batch on the weekend.  The food tastes good, but it has just been less than exciting.   I haven’t been doing as much meal planning as I would like because my time has been taken up by other things, so I have simply stuck with the same meals over and over.

Sunday, I took the same ingredients that I always have in stock and tried to mix things up a bit.

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My craving for chips and salsa is what directed me to make this meal.  I baked my fish and decided to use seasonings other than salt, pepper, and garlic to give it a much different flavor.  This meal could not get any easier, and it really did taste very good.

Super Simple Fish Tacos

Yields:  2 servings


  • 2 white fish fillets (I used cod)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 romaine leaves
  • salsa
  • optional:  cheese, tortilla chips


Preheat the oven to 400.  Place the fish in a greased baking dish, and combine all of the spices in a small bowl.  Once the spices are combined, sprinkle them evenly on each piece of fish.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.  While the fish is cooking, set out the romaine leaves as “taco shells,” and chop the onion.  When the fish is thoroughly cooked, flake the fish and divide it into the four romaine leaves, 2 per person.  Sprinkle the fish tacos with the onion, desired amount of salsa, and and cheese if you want.  Enjoy!

fish tacos 2Brian and I have some extra time this weekend, so I am really going to try to plan for some tasty and maybe even creative meals this week.  Wish me luck!

Question of the Day:

  • What do you do to get out of a food rut? 

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