One-Pot Fish Tacos Casserole Recipe, Quick and Easy

Leftover Use-up: One-Pot Fish Tacos Casserole Recipe, Quick and Easy I'm a penny-pincher, DIY mama. The kitchen is one of my favorite places to scratch both of those itches. I save money by cleaning out the fridge before shopping (funny how those kids can open six packages of shredded cheese and never finish one? Or the hubs starts three onions and leaves the carcasses behind?) So once a week I go through, purge the refrigerator of flotsam and jetsam and make a meal of the leftovers. Today's leftover use-up: fish tacos. I make them into a casserole because it saves dishes and messy clean up. Here's how...

Chinese New Year Foods, Recipes, Provincial Cuisine

Chinese New Year Foods, Recipes, Provincial Cuisine As a 25-year teacher and homeschooler, one of my favorite ways to introduce students to a culture was by sampling foods from that country. Kids love my around the world taste tours, too. If you're exploring Chinese New Year in your classroom or family homeschool, here are recipes and food ideas to try. Gung Hay Fat Choy, fellow dragons and everyone! Read on...

Tuna and Fish Recipes from The Lenten Kitchen, Perfect for Chinese New Year

The Lenten Kitchen: Vegetarian Tuna Recipes Chinese New Year begins Jan. 23, 2012. What better recipes for "Year of the Dragon" than fish, sushi and tuna? Fish is the food of choice for the Catholic season of lent which starts Feb. 22, 2012.

This year, my husband and I are working toward a Mediterranean diet: fish, little meat, local and fresh vegetables, more wheat-free grains, fiber and better dairy, like yogurt and cottage cheese. He has cholesterol problems and I'm trying to lose weight. There's just one problem with tuna: I love it but he HATES it.

Tuna is loaded with protein and Omega-3 oils and low-fat. In these recipes, we concentrate on preparing delicious tuna recipes that will appeal to everyone. One of the biggest complaints leveled at tuna, is that it tastes and smells so 'fishy'. The best way to avoid the fishier smelling canned tuna is to choose 'solid white albacore' tuna packed in water. This style of tuna is slightly more expensive than chunk light, but it's nutritionally better and doesn't smell like cat food. Another tip is to cook fish or tuna with lemon or lime. Citrus is great for cutting that fishy taste and smell.  Click for more recipes and tips...

Recipes, Tips to Tempt Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables

Parent Tips to Turn Picky Kids on to Vegetables One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to start eating healthier. Improving nutrition is an essential component for family health. Right, you're saying. Tell that to my picky kid. Alas, picky eating habits are very common among preschoolers; it's a step to becoming independent. Normal or not, it can cause parents a lot of woe. Health and nutrition experts tell us to feed kids more fresh, green vegetables. If junior won't eat his veggies, the point becomes moot, however. Looking for ways to turn a fussy eater on to vegetables? Try these tips.


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