serves two
Fish

2  3-5 ounce white fish fillets, i had some trout in the freezer, tilapia or cod would work well too
salt/pepper
1 tsp fresh or dried dill
2 tbsp grated parm cheese
2 tbsp panko (can use regular breadcrumbs also)
a little oil to drizzle or spray tops with

Couscous
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 bell pepper, red, yellow, or orange, small dice
1 fennel bulb, cut out the core, small dice
1/4 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 green onions, rough chop
2/3 cup stock, veggie or chicken
1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
1 tbsp white wine vinegar

season fish fillets with salt and pepper both sides.  place on a sheet pan and sprinkle evenly with dill, then parm cheese, then panko.  set aside.  heat up a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  add oil, then add pepper, fennel, and salt.  saute this, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until veggies soften up a bit.  then add garlic and green onion and cook another 3-5 minutes.  when you add the garlic and onion, turn the oven broiler on low.  spray or drizzle the fish with a little olive oil and place under the broiler for 10 minutes, then turn the broiler to high and cook 2 more minutes.  the tops should be brown and crispy/crunchy.  when fish is cooking and veggies are done sauting, add stock to the skillet, bring to a boil, then add couscous.  stir to combine, take off heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.  stir in vinegar, split among plates and top with fish. 





so, over the past two weeks i have been collecting my food scraps for compost, but am now having a dilemma!  i do not have a garden...yet, but hope to do one when we move, which i truly hope will be soon, so i really don't know what i would use my compost for right now!  i have been delaying purchasing a composting bin because they are somewhat expensive...well, the one i want is at least (i want the least amount of work!, yes i slack on some things!), so i ended up just throwing the scraps in a pile in our back yard!  i think that is what i will do until we move...good idea?   that is my dilemma....i don't want to keep throwing stuff in the garbage, but i don't want to commit to composting quite yet! 

while reading my whole living magazine last night, i came across a quote from Jamie Oliver that i totally agree with, but haven't been able to put it into words quite like he did....
"How you spend your dollars at the supermarket is the most important way to create changes in the food industry"
REALLY think about that for a few minutes!!!.....we hold the ultimate power to make the change!   if we don't buy it, they won't sell it!!!  that is why it is sooooo important to support your local farmers and buy fresh, organic, local produce and other food products!