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Tea Parties Are For Little Girls

Lizzie

Sadly I’m on the left coast and couldn’t attend the Rally to Restore Sanity, but I have to say that I find it both exciting and sad that comedians have become our universal voice of political reason.

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Grilled Fish Tacos

Mk

fish tacos

This weekend we bought a small gas grill at Home Depot that we are using out on the fire escape. Ahhh urban living. This recipe is from Bon Appetit which is a good source and managed to avoid folding when so many other mags bit the dust. Only problem is that they cater to a slightly more sophisticated cook and they occassionally get a little complicated. This is relatively simple to pull together but does requires a little prep time.

Ingredients
2 cups chopped white onion, divided
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/4 cup olive oil
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1 pound tilapia
Coarse kosher salt
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon milk
Flour tortillas
1 avocados, peeled, pitted, sliced
1/4 small head of cabbage, cored, thinly sliced
Salsa Verde (from can is fine)
Lime wedges

Prepping Fish
Stir 1 cup onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, oil, 3 tablespoons lime juice, orange juice, garlic, and oregano in medium bowl. Sprinkle fish with coarse salt and pepper. Spread half of onion mixture over bottom of 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. Arrange fish atop onion mixture. Spoon remaining onion mixture over fish. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Turn fish; cover and chill 30 minutes longer.

For lime mayo
Whisk mayonnaise, milk, and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in small bowl.

Cooking Fish/Serving
Brush grill grate with oil; prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill fish with some marinade still clinging until just opaque in center, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until slightly charred, about 10 seconds per side.
Coarsely chop fish; place on platter. Serve with lime mayonnaise, tortillas, remaining 1 cup chopped onion, remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, avocados, cabbage, Salsa Verde, and lime wedges.

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viva italia

Lizzie

In honor of my upcoming trip to Italia, I decided to post this feel-good video. Happy friday!

Thanks to Mom for sending this my way.

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Thai Red Curry

Mk

curry

This is one of my go-to dishes that I make quite often. I change the ratios and ingredients often as well so it can taste a little different anytime. Most grocery stores carry curry paste (I have a dry red curry powder that I got at a Colorado spice store). The start of this recipe comes from Mediterrasian.com. Also, I highly recommend enjoying this with naan bread if you can find it in your grocery store.
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united states of tara

Lizzie

Monday night means United States of Tara, which also means the opening sequence of United States of Tara (one of very few openings that I don’t fast forward through.) The song is by Polyphonic Spree, and the animation gets me everytime.

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project goodness

Lizzie

It’s sometimes hard to imagine that there actually are people out there who strive to make a difference each and every day. Alli D. Seigel is one of those¬†inspirational¬†people.¬†First, her blog 365DaysOfGoodness.com caught my¬†eye, and gave me the¬†sinking feeling that I’m not doing nearly enough to help¬†the causes that I care so deeply about.

Alli and her husband then embarked upon a volunteer mission to South America (dubbed Random Acts of Travel), where they sought to donate their time helping children. Though their organized volunteer programs often came up short, they created their own ways of helping throughout Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, and other neighbors to the South.

Now, Alli has taken on a new mission: Project Goodness.¬†This non-profit organization is dedicated to¬†creating programs in schools to teach children the benefit of being kind to each other and that even the smallest deed counts. Why hasn’t someone recognized the importance of this before? I wish¬†Alli all of the success in the world with this project, and I solemnly vow to do what I can to contribute.

You, too, can help by voting for¬†Project Goodness¬†HERE to help Alli¬†receive $25,000 from¬†the Pepsi Refresh Project.¬†I’m a die-hard¬†Coke girl, but for this¬†I will make an exception.