Tonight I am continuing in my quest to be healthy. I came home from class tonight, and instead of opening the big bag of Doritos my husband brought home from the grocery store, I made a salmon/vegetable dinner. This may not sound like much, but it's really a big deal. Doritos are my weakness. If I were Superman, or in keeping with my gender, Supergirl, Doritos would be my Kryptonite. I am especially fond of the Spicy nacho ones. I am guilty of making a bag of them my entire dinner at various times.
So tonight, I made a dinner inspired by Alton Brown. If you're a Food Network junkie like I am, you know that he is the host of the show "Iron Chef America" and "Good Eats." A couple weeks ago, I saw an episode of "Good Eats" about making "pouch dinners." They are basically simple dinners created on the premise of being really quick and healthy. It's supposed to be really good for fish dinners; you basically chop up a bunch of aromatic vegetables (carrots, celery, leeks, fennel, onions, etc) and wrap them with fish in a parchment paper pouch. Add a little bit of lemon juice, wine, or vegetable broth and let it bake in the oven for twenty minutes, and you've got a little slice of nutritious heaven on your plate.
To be honest, I've had a lot of setbacks with the whole "healthy living" thing. Like I've said before...life happens. Between a job, graduate school, taking care of a two-year-old, etc., I usually feel like I have no time to spend on making an involved dinner. That's why a recipe like this fish pouch one is so fantastic....it takes me all of five minutes to prepare everything for the oven, and I don't have to worry about anything burning while it heats. If anyone has any more recipes like this one, please feel free to share it. I'm always on the lookout for new, creative and delicious recipes...I need them to keep me from heading out into the kitchen and opening those Doritos...
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