Dinner Recap (Oh It Was Lovely) + Recipes

Ian and I have been watching what we eat recently.  You know, that whole getting-married-in-TEN-days thing. 

Ian likes to make me laugh by telling me how worried he is about fitting in his wedding dress.  HA!  I will say, I've ended up with the funniest person I've ever met.  That's the honest truth. 

Normally for dinner we have one protein and two veggies.  No starches unless it is in liquid form in our glass.  :)  The other night I made a pretty good meal for us, if I do say so myself.

Tilapia in Lemon Caper Broth with
Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Tilapia in Lemon Caper Broth:
2 tilapia filets
all purpose flour
olive oil
2 cups vegetable broth
1 lemon
2 Tbsp. capers
fresh basil, for garnish

Start by salt & peppering both sides of your washed filets of tilapia.  Shake some all purpose flour over a dinner plate and coat each side of the fish filets in flour.  Heat olive oil in a saute pan on medium high, and brown fish on both sides.  When flaky and cooked through, transfer fish to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.  Add 2 cups vegetable broth to your saute pan and scrape up browned bits.  Add juice from one lemon and capers.  Let heat through.  Transfer each filet of fish to a bowl and ladle the lemon caper broth over the filets.  Garnish with a few fresh basil leaves.

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts:
brussel sprouts, rinsed and halved
olive oil
salt & pepper
herbes de provence
balsamic vinegar

Preheat over to 400 degrees.  Place your halved brussel sprouts on a baking sheet.  Drizzle liberally with olive oil and then sprinkly with salt, pepper, and herbes de provence (or any other desired seasoning).  Toss to coat.  Before roasting in the oven, give a good shake of balsamic vinegar over the baking sheet.  Toss again and roast for approximately 20-25 minutes.

And my starch of choice.

Bon appetit!  (And do you spy my awesome new Vietri plates and bowls aaaaaand my Edge wine glasses from C&B? ... I am in LOVE)


  1. We roast brussell sprouts once a week. Yummy! The fish sounds good but not sure Brad would go for it.
    I've tried some Tilipia dishes in the past and he hasn't liked them.
    YAY for 10 days!

  2. I can't believe the wedding is only 10 days away!

    You need to get your sister to guest blog for you while you are on your honeymoon and post some early pics of the wedding ;)

    Enjoy this last week or so - it will FLY by!

  3. I was slightly hungry, now I'm REALLY hungry!

  4. Yum! I love roasted brussel sprouts!

  5., brussel sprouts and wine? YES PLEASE! When can I come over for dinner?

  6. Good Grief that looks good! You are already such a better wife than I am!!!

  7. Ohhh that looks so good! I'm trying to really limit my carbs and I bookmarked this page so I can make this dish next week....but like you - I'm saving room for all carbs in liqour.

    My drink of choice lately: skinny girl - because it makes me feel like it's a "diet drink" - ha, she got me!

  8. That tilapia looks delicious! And TEN're at the home stretch!


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