Grilled Mahi Mahi Fillets on Food Porn Friday

National Seafood Month, Food, Seafood, Food Porn Friday, GRILLED MAHI MAHI FILLETS WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA

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I can literally have seafood at any time of the day. In celebration of National Seafood Month, I am featuring this recipe for Grilled Mahi Mahi Fillets with Pineapple Salsa, courtesy of the folks in the kitchen at Ready Set Eat! Bon Appetit!

GRILLED MAHI MAHI FILLETS WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA
Flaky grilled mahi-mahi topped with a spicy, sweet pineapple salsa with zesty Ro*Tel tomatoes
25 – PREP TIME MINUTES
45 – TOTAL TIME MINUTES
9 – NUMBER OF INGREDIENTS
4 – SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

PAM® Grilling Spray
1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
1-1/4 cups fresh pineapple, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 Mahi-Mahi fillets (about 4 ounces each), thawed if frozen

NUTRITION INFORMATION – 202 calories, 11g Ca

DIRECTIONS
STEP ONE
Spray outdoor grill with grilling spray; preheat to medium-high heat. Stir together tomatoes, pineapple, red onion, cilantro and half the kosher salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

STEP TWO
Stir together the garlic, cumin, oregano and remaining salt in small bowl. Coat fish evenly with oil and rub fish filets with seasoning mixture.

STEP THREE
Grill fish about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until firm (145°). Remove from grill and place on individual plates or serving platter. Top each filet with pineapple salsa; serve immediately.
TIPS
Grill fish on a piece of aluminum foil, sprayed with grilling spray, for easier clean-up.
For gluten-free preparation, confirm all recipe ingredients are gluten-free by reading product labels each time you make this recipe.

Happy #FoodPornFriday

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Harvest Moon Light Poetry

Harvest Moon, Lunar, Moon

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This year has been a historically exciting year of astronomical events around the world. From the Comet 45P/HMP in February to the Lyrids meteor shower in April to the Total Solar Eclipse in August, there is no doubt a great deal of galactic activity constantly going on above us, whether we are aware of them or not.

Get ready stargazers because tonight you get to witness the Harvest Moon. Although it most commonly appears in September, this is the closest full moon to the autumn equinox appearing tonight. It is traditionally known as the Harvest Moon because it gave farmers more light and time to gather their crops for the winter. So grab those binoculars and telescopes and drink in the grand mystique of tonight’s Harvest Moon! Of course, many of the moon’s surface features are also noticeably visible.

Harvest Moon Light

Look up, can you see it
ascending majestically on the eastern horizon
as the sun descends in the western sky
the crown of a perfect lunar sphere rises
an orange radiance illuminating in the twilight
I want to mount on a hill and sing passionately
like the lovesick harmony of a wolf’s howl
the light of the night, shine on Harvest Moon.
– ©Kym Gordon Moore

Death and Life

Life, Death, Living

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“Death has a way of making you focus on, be grateful for and embrace the precious gift of life.”

The frivolous, the mediocre, the lame, the jealousy, the notoriety, those superiority complexes, the pretentiousness, the fancy homes, the dream cars and all the money in the world become unimportant when life as we know it parts ways from the bodies of those we love dearly.

PRAY

Praying, Meditation, Peace, Redemption, Repentance, God

I had another blog post originally scheduled for today, but due to the tragic events that occurred in our country and around the world just this past month alone, I ask that you stand in solidarity with me for a moment of silence, to pray for the victims and their families. When I thought about writing a post reflecting one major occurrence, something else quickly popped up. Sometimes I simply can’t wrap my mind around or process many of the tragic events that occur, let alone keep up with them.

From the hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks in England, homicides, suicides, church shootings and most recently the mass shooting that occurred at a concert over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, you can easily feel dismayed, overwhelmed and depressed.

But for this moment, regardless of your denomination, race, gender, economic status, nationality or political affiliation let us unite as a people and pause to pray. Don’t resort to praying only when something drastic happens, but meditate daily. We must be the intercessors because our world is in a crisis and is certainly quite different from what we used to call normal.

The Weight of Worry

Anxious, Fear, Worry, Depression, Health, Mind, Spirit, Body

The weight of worry is too heavy of a burden to carry.

Anxiousness and worry seem to be constant daily companions that won’t let us rest. It can leave you feeling cornered, worn out and depressed. It can exhaust your mind, body, and spirit.

This is a new day, beginning a new week and month. Be present in this moment and this time, for yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised. For that which you can do nothing about, you have to dig deep within your spirit and try hard not to worry about it. Easier said than done? Yes, it is, but still try anyway.

Celebrating National Rice Month with Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice, Rice, National Rice Month, Grains, Food Porn Friday

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As a native Charlestonian, rice has always been our main sustainable staple for most of our dishes. As we come to the close of celebrating National Rice Month, we honor our U.S. rice farmers by featuring this tiny grain in a recipe for Easy Mexican Rice courtesy of Food.com. What’s your favorite rice dish? Bon Appetit!

Easy Mexican Rice
Ready in 25 minutes

Ingredients
SERVINGS 5

1⁄4-1⁄3 cup finely chopped onion
2 -3 tablespoons olive oil (or bacon drippings)
1 1⁄4 cups parboiled long-grain rice
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Directions
– Over medium-high heat, sauté onion in olive oil until tender; add rice and continue sautéing for 3-5 minutes until rice becomes opaque.
– Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and seasonings; bring to boil then reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes until rice is cooked.
– Remove pan from heat; let stand covered for 5 minutes until liquid is absorbed; fluff with fork and serve.
Note: My best ever success with this recipe was achieved using bacon drippings for sautéing, rounded measuring scoops of rice, and only a half can (4 ounces) of tomato sauce with water added to almost fill the can.

Be sure to check out the National Rice Month Scholarship Contest sponsored by Think Rice. Entries must be received by October 31, 2017.  For more information about this contest, click here for further details.

Happy #NationalRiceMonth on #FoodPornFriday