Finally a new recipe

It’s been a while since I have tried something new and decided today at the grocery store that I wanted fish for dinner. I bought some tilapia thinking I would make fish tacos but wasn’t feeling it. So I searched for some delish choices and ended up with Parmesan crusted tilapia and paired it with fresh steamed broccoli. I love that it’s easy to steam the broccoli in the microwave, it makes for a much easier dinner.

Here’s a quick photo of dinner:

Here’s the recipe:


1/2 pound tilapia
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese (i used Trader Joe’s fresh cheese)
1/2 T paprika
1/2 T dried parsley
1/2 T olive oil
pepper and garlic to taste

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees convection. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2) Mix Parmesan, paprika, parsley, garlic and pepper in a shallow pan.
3) Brush tilapia with oil on both sides and then dredge in the Parmesan mixture patting the coating on. Place on the baking sheet.
4) Take remaining Parmesan mixture and pat on top of the already coated fish.
5)  Bake for about 12 minutes until flaky.

Pretty new friend

Last weekend I purchased a new vehicle. She’s so pretty! I took a while to make a decision and test drove over 7 cars to decide what I was going to buy. I ended up choosing a RAV4 after lots and lots and oh did I say lots of discussion. It was not a planned purchase which made it that much more difficult. For those that know me I am a super planner and it’s all about the plan so when life threw me a wrench I had no choice but to go with it. Honestly I make it out to seem like it was pretty bad but in the large scheme of things it wasn’t too bad.

I did end up with a sunroof which I didn’t think I would like but turns out I love it!

Here’s my pretty girl!


Survived the storm but training was delayed.

I was supposed to begin my half marathon training on Monday but I am not dedicated enough to run in the rain and I don’t have a gym membership yet. I was fine with the storm. Lost power for s little while but overall survived pretty good. My building on the other hand not so much. We had a lot of water leaks from our roof (we even made our local paper) because some people had to leave their units. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. I know those that live in the affected units are not too happy but this was a storm of the century. Given the damage in NY and NJ we didn’t do too bad.

My family in fact was ok too (they live on Long Island). They don’t have power and my brother has to be out of his apt for a while but all in all everyone is physically ok. I saw some of the crazy photos from Long Beach NY and WOW it’s crazy. Another friend took some photos of her place and the hallway has sand, the road has 1-2 ft of sand, and her apt has a water line of probably 3 ft high. All of the devastation is just so sad.

So back to training. I am planning to cross off something on my bucket list in 2013….a half marathon. It’s scheduled for March. I may die in the process but my plan is just to finish. I did my first run today (when I say run there was way more walking than running)! I did 2 miles in about 30 minutes. So I did what I wanted to….and so the climb to 13.1 has begun.