I know I have been busy but it seems like nothing has gotten done. I was pre-occupied with a baby bunny situation over the weekend which was insanely stressful and then last night while cleaning my aquarium I find that one of my fish has had a baby-just one I think. I suppose she was pregnant when I brought her home because I only have two fish and they are both female. I read somewhere that they can hold onto eggs for a long time-PERFECT. I can just imagine where this is going. On a more positive note, the our sage is in full bloom and is BEAUTIFUL-the bees are in heaven. My snow peas are growing nicely as is the Swiss chard, cilantro and radishes. So far a success. 🙂
I took the easy way out for dinner last night. I had bought some frozen mixed vegetables a month or so ago with intentions to make chicken pot pie and that plan never came to fruition. Sooooooo, I made some honey/soy glazed cod on a bed of vegetables and rice with a few Peruvian sweety drop peppers. I discovered these cute lil’ peppers when they appeared on a brisket taco at a restaurant in Abilene, Texas. They are sweet with a tiny bit of heat. The internet is wonderful-I ordered some and they were here in three days. 🙂
- 3 cod filets
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 1 teaspoon pre-minced ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Combine honey, soy sauce, chili sauce and ginger in small bowl and pour over cod. Let sit for a few hours. When ready, preheat oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 7-9 minutes. Serve over vegetables and rice.
- 2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup purple onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 whole dried chili pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Combine all ingredients except sunflower seeds and cook on low to medium until vegetables are tender but not mushy. Drain and reserve broth for rice.
- 1/2 cup white rice
- 1 cup chicken broth (use reserved broth from vegetables and add more to make 1 cup)
- 1 teaspoon butter
Cook rice according to package directions and add butter. Toss with vegetables and sunflower seeds.
Have a great day!