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Tonight was a ‘stuff’ kinda night.  After having a wonderful fathers day yesterday with not only my family, but my father in law and my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece and nephew I was renewed today to scrounge up an old recipe and add to it a bit.  I love visiting with my sister-in-law, because not only is it good company, but we get to talk about recipes since my niece has been diagnosed with Celiac disease.  It also give me a reason to drink…you know cause family is visiting and all.  OK, I really don’t need a reason to drink, but it sounds good so I am using it.

So tonight it was Tilapia along with left over Quinoa, roasted cinnamon butternut squash and a cucumber/tomato salad. YUMMMMMMMMY!  Along with a delicious Chardonnay.  It is a GOOD night!  See recipes below. 


Macadamia & Brown Sugar Tilapia

Finished meal! Threw in some gluten-free bread from local bakery (thanks SIL!). DELICIOUS!!

  • 4 tilapia filet’s
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs (I toast my gluten-free Rudy’s bread and using a cheese grater crumble it!)
  • 2 tablespoons crushed macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp heart seeds (I keep trying to throw in the good for you things!)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lactaid (or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid amino’s (or gluten-free soy sauce)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Brush the olive oil in a large glass baking dish
  3. In a small bowl whisk the egg, milk and liquid amino
  4. In a separate bowl blend the brown sugar, nuts and bread crumbs

    Dry mix

  5. Dip the tilapia in the egg mix and then the dry mix, place in the baking dish (spread the extra bits of dry stuff on top of the fish!)
  6. I added cinnamon coated butternut squash in the dish (I recommend you start baking these for about 15 minutes prior to adding to the fish dish, or microwave for 5 minutes)
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn oven up to 475 and bake an additional 5 minutes for browning

    Ready to bake!

Cucumber/Tomato & Raisin salad

Toss sliced cucumbers, diced tomatoes and raisins together with a balsamic based dressing.  Chill for one hour and enjoy!