Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cranberry-Apple-Orange Relish

This is a great recipe for the holidays. It makes 2 cups 
1 large sweet apple , peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries 
1 whole orange , cut into quarters ( even the rind)
3/4 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon ground ginger 
Pinch salt
Pulse all ingredients in food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 days for flavors to fully develop. Serve.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ginger Lime Halibut

This is a terrific low fat, low calorie recipe. You can substitute swordfish or any firm white fish. Serves 4

2 teaspoons grated lime rind
fresh juice from 2 limes
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
4 fish steaks about 3/4 inch thick
salt and pepper

Preheat broiler. Combine line rind, lime juice, honey, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, and garlic in a small saucepan. Dip fish in sauce. Place fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Broil 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. While fish is cooking, heat sauce over medium heat until reduced by half. Serve sauce over the fish.

Preparation tip: I buy fresh ginger and peel it. I then freeze it until I need it. I grates much easier when frozen. This way I have ginger on hand.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Everyone loves these margaritas. There is a secret ingredient that no one will believe, beer!

6 oz frozen limeade, undiluted
6 oz tequila
6 oz sweet and sour mix
6 oz beer

Add all ingredients to a blender. Fill blender with ice so that it is 3/4 full. Blend on high. Enjoy.