Spicy Crunchy Tuna Appy

I made this last night for hubs, sis and her hubs and it was so good! I got the recipe from Skinny Taste. Skinny Taste is a great blog with a ton of healthy recipes. I have been following Gina’s blog for awhile and have made a lot of her recipes and quite a few of them have become a staple of mine!

For this recipe you will need:

8 oz Ahi Tuna, diced into small bites
2 tbsp Chives, chopped
1 Avocado, diced
2 tsp Lime Juice, Fresh
2 tsp, Soya Sauce
1 tsp Siracha Hot Sauce
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
2 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tbsp Panko Crumbs
1 tsp Rice Wine
1 Cucumber

Combine oil, juice, soya sauce and Siracha in a bowl. Add in the tuna, avocado and Panko crumbs. Take cucumber and slice and arrange on your serving platter. Take Tuna mixture and spoon on to cucumber slices, sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped chives.

I like a little bit more spice so I added in a bit more Siracha sauce.




This Christmas we have fallen in love with FIGS! I have tried to do them two different ways. One with balsamic syrup and one with honey. I prefer the balsamic syrup over honey.

Preheat your oven to 375F, while the oven is preheating wash and slice the figs in half. Take your baking dish and line it with tin foil. Arrange the figs cut side up and drizzle olive oil over figs. I like to also sprinkle fresh ground pepper and kosher salt over top. Then bake for 15-20 minutes.

While that is baking take a pot out and pour in balsamic vinegar, bring to a boil and monitor closely so that the balsamic vinegar reduces to a syrup. Watch closely though so that it doesn’t turn to candy (unfortunately my first batch did this!).

Once your Figs have finished in the oven take them out and arrange them on your serving plate. Then take the balsamic reduction and drizzle it over your Figs. I also like to serve mine with a good piece of soft goat cheese…YUMMY!



Homemade Salsa

Today we went to a Farmers Market just outside of Fort Myers and it was great!

The fresh vegetables were amazing! We ended up buying our vegetables for Christmas dinner and to make fresh salsa!

Fresh Salsa:

Tomatoes (we were able to get red and orange ones)
Jalapeño (remove seeds)
Red Onion

Chop all your ingredients to desired size, throw in some fresh squeezed like juice and some kosher salt. When I chop up my tomatoes I scrape out the seeds. I find this way my salsa doesn’t end up sitting in a bunch of juice!

Stir it up and enjoy!



Christmas Flights

Quick little post tonight on my meal on the Air Canada flight to Fort Myers. Wasn’t too shabby actually! Good salad, tender tenderloin and good wine!

But best of all…one of the best Christmas movies was on! Family Stone, so awkward but so good!!



Christmas Salad

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…you know what that means right? Dinner Parties! On Sunday evening my hubs and I were invited over for dinner to a friends house for a holiday potluck dinner. I offered to bring my Christmas Salad:

Mixed Lettuce
Goats Cheese
Cherry Tomatoes
Pomegranate Seeds
Sliced Red Onion

This is such an easy and quick recipe which is perfect for your busy holiday schedule!

Take a pan and heat up a little bit of butter, meanwhile slice your pears and add them to the pan and sprinkle with fresh black pepper. Let that go for about a minute and then add a little bit of balsamic vinegar. You don’t need a lot, I let that cook down so that it almost thickens up with the pears. Then remove from the pan and let cool on a separate plate. Take your sliced red onion and add them to the pan and sauté until tender.

In your bowl or platter or whatever dish you are going to use, put down the lettuce, chopped cherry tomatoes, then arrange your pears in the middle and then crumble goats cheese all over.

I was watching Jamie Oliver Christmas special and he took a pomegranate slice it in half and the smacked the back of it with a knife and magically all the seeds just sprinkled out. Well that looked easy enough to me so thought I would give it a try! For me the seeds did not come out easy and I ended up just shooting pomegranate juice everywhere including onto my husband standing there helping me in a white shirt! So if anyone has tips on how I can do that better the next time, please help!

If you feel that you need a dressing for this salad it would taste good with just a simple light olive oil dressing!