Fish & Shellfish

Cilantro-Lime Halibut

Cilantro Lime Halibut
Cilantro Lime Halibut

Food like this that keeps me feeling great. Full of flavor, protein, vitamins – this is the kind of food that keeps me “on track.”

The sauce is light. I’ve stuck with chicken stock, white wine and lime juice as its base. When I made it originally back in 2012, I also used an infused oil that was available at Mollie Stones. It was called Nona Luisa’s Blood Orange infused Olive Oil. With just a tad of it in the pan at the beginning, it gave the dish an extra zest. I’m not sure that it is still available.

To keep things light, grain-free, and low-carb in general, serve this over a bed of greens, or with a Cucumber and Avocado Ceviche piled on top. For today, lettuce with a little blood-orange olive oil vinaigrette did just fine.

Cilantro-Lime Halibut
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Cilantro and lime are the perfect pairing for halibut.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
  • 2 (1/2 lb) Northern Halibut Filets
  • 2 tsp Mollie Stone's Blood Orange Olive Oil (or regular olive oil)
  • Dusting of garlic-pepper
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 green onions, chopped from the white part halfway up the green part
  • Another slug of Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • A bunch of fresh cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Coat the filets with garlic pepper on the flesh side. When pan is heated, add filet flesh side down to pan to sear that side. Allow to cook for about 30 seconds. Then flip filets over with tongs.
  2. Add white wine to pan and cover to steam. After about 2 minutes, much of the wine will have evaporated. Add the chicken stock gradually. Allow the filets to steam for another couple of minutes. Then add the lime juice. When bubbling and both filets are opaque all the way through, add the green onions to the pan and swirl in the sauce for a moment.
  3. Remove filets to beds of lettuce. Add a tsp of the Blood Orange Olive, swirl the green onions in the sauce one more time and then pour equal parts over the fish.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


Casseroles Uncategorized Vegetarian

Engine 2 Diet Lasagna Featured by Dr. Oz


Vegan Lasagne
Vegan Lasagne

Rip Esselstyn developed the “Engine 2 Diet” plan for a team of Texas firefighters, who were overweight and suffered from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He found that eliminating meat and dairy (including chicken and fish, milk and cheese) from his diet, helped him and his team lose weight, lower their cholesterol numbers and turn the tide on high blood pressure.

He wrote The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds to share his insights with the world.

I used to be a die-hard 3 meals a day with meat kind of gal. Well, maybe not breakfast with meat everyday, but still. I would make up for it later in the day. Heck, the post before this one is a burger with cheese. But I bring you this recipe because it is as satisfying as any meal I’ve had with meat, including meat lasagne, and packs more veggies per serving than any dish I’ve ever prepared. Talk about sneaking in veggies in your kids’ meals. This recipe does that in spades.

Dr. Oz endorsed this eating plan on his show in February 2010, just about the time my husband and I started exploring the benefits of a vegan diet. The timing was perfect. This is a great meal to transition effortlessly to a diet that treads more lightly on the earth and on your body.

In the photograph above, I have not yet sprinkled the top with the ground cashews, because that step occurs after you’ve baked it for 45 minutes. It’s amazing how the cashews successfully take the place of mozzarella cheese.

Engine 2 Diet Lasagna Featured by Dr. Oz
Who knew lasagna could be vegan?
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 10-12
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small head of garlic, all cloves chopped or pressed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package firm tofu
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 2 jars pasta sauce
  • 2 boxes whole grain lasagna noodles
  • 16 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 cup raw cashews, ground
  1. Preheat oven to 400 ° F.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic on high heat for 3 minutes in a wok or nonstick pan. Add the mushrooms and cook until the onions are limp and the mushrooms give up their liquid. Remove them to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Reserve the mushroom liquid in the pan.
  3. Saute the broccoli and carrots for 5 minutes and add to the mushroom bowl. Saute the peppers and corn until just beginning to soften. Add them to them to the vegetable bowl.
  4. Drain the tofu by wrapping in paper towels. Break it up directly in the towel and mix into the vegetable bowl. Add spices to the vegetable bowl and combine.
  5. Cover the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole with a layer of sauce. Add a layer of noodles. Cover the noodles with sauce. This way the noodles cook in the oven, saving time and energy.
  6. Spread the vegetable mixture over the sauced noodles. Cover with a layer of noodles and another dressing of sauce.
  7. Add the spinach to the second layer of sauced noodles. Cover the spinach with the mashed sweet potatoes. Add another layer of sauce, the final layer of noodles, and a last topping of sauce.
  8. Cover the lasagna with thinly sliced Roma tomatoes. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil, sprinkle with the cashews, and return to the over for 15 minutes.
  10. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

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