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04-29-2013 Baked Fish, Baked Taters, Marianiated Veggie Salad, and Sliced Peaches


Top photo: The baked fish and taters are not all that colorful and beautiful but it certainly was good. :)

Bottom photo: Shows fish and taters at half-way point in cooking, after I turned everything and then continued to bake in the Nuwave Oven. (fish was frozen and I did not defrost and irish taters were cut into chunks)

I chose a different course for baking the fish and taters today. I placed each in a baggie, coated with ranch dressing, and then coated with ground up cereal. I know this has more calories with the coating but it is a bit of a ‘change’ to just have something different.

I placed the coated fish and taters in a pan, placed on bottom rack of Nuwave Oven. Baked at 350 for 15 minutes, turned everything over, added onion slices, and continued to bake for 10 minutes. I baked this a little longer than I usually do since I had two thick pieces of fish.

When done, I placed on a plate, added left-over marianiated veggie salad, and a few slices of canned peaces (drained). Yes, it was very good to me. I feel the added cereal was ok since I ate no cereal for breakfast, etc.


Thanks for viewing my Food Diary. I keep this blog, my choice for medical purposes—so I know what I really did eat.  LOL

*I know my choices of food or cooking method may not be suitable for everyone. These item can be baked in conventional oven but I prefer placing frozen fish in Nuwave and baking everything at once, for convenience. Most of my cooking is fast, easy, economical, and may also encourage other people that do not have the time or feel like doing the other methods of cooking.

 

My Food Diary

Baked fish, eggplant, and potatoes. (All done at same time in NuWave oven. Started with frozen fish) Make a little mini pone of cornbread from batter leftover from previous day. Baked cornbread in a toaster oven. Added slices of tomato for color and because I like them.  LOL (Photos are different stages of the baking process, etc.)

I usually only use one rack for a meal but this time I used two. I place an old cake pan under the drip pan and add a little water to the cake pan to catch drippings.

I like quick, easy, simple, and healthy cooking. This meal took just a bit longer since I did coat the sliced of eggplant instead of baking them plain—as the pieces of potato are.

I won’t make “food beautiful” but this blog helps me keep a food diary, for medical reasons and I don’t mind sharing ideas that might help other people that might like to try them.  Any of these items can be baked in a conventional oven.

Thanks for reading my blog.

My Food Diary June 27, 2012

Used Nuwave Oven to bake frozen fish with veggies. I baked (fish and veggies are all in one pan) for 10 minutes, turn all over, continue to bake 10 minutes more. Wash lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes. Tear lettuce, slice or cut cucumber and tomatoes. Toss. Serve.

I keep a food blog for health reasons, my choice. What I prepare is easy, fast, and healthy. Well, at least I am eating healthier. *May not be suitable for everyone.

June 06, 2012

My Food Diary

I think the photos, with directions, explains the way to do this meal. I did add black ground pepper, Italian seasoning, and lemon juice to the fish (fish was frozen) before baking. Fish and veggies all baked same amount of time in the Nuwave Oven. I baked this 20 minutes total and it was delicious.

*I do not imply my method is the only way to cook. I simply prefer Nuwave Oven to bake things instead of conventional oven.  I eat healthier than I did but do not imply this meal is best for everyone.

May 20, 2012   My Food Diary

Baked fish fillet, seasoned potato cubes, cut asparagus pieces, sliced tomatoes, chicken hot dog, with yellow and green onions. (You add seasonings of your choice.) I did the hot dogs since I had some frozen ones that needed to come out of freezer and while I was baking something else I just wanted to “test” baking them.  LOL

I placed FROZEN fish fillet and FROZEN chicken hot dogs in drip pan (place drip pan over 9 in. cake pan with small amount of water to catch drippings) that came with NuWave Oven.

Add the potato cubes and chicken hot dogs. Add seasonings and onions. Bake10 minutes in Nuwave Oven (or Rapid Air Oven), turn all items over. Continue to bake for 10 minutes more. 

I sliced the tomato and placed on plate. I opened canned asparagus pieces, placed directly on plate (I did not heat this), added meat and potatoes—presto—ready to eat!

Delicious, easy, quick (from frozen, mind you), and healthy.

*Kept for personal reason but if I help someone else along the way, I’m glad. I make no claims that my way is for anyone else.  I only know I’m eating healthier.

April 30, 2012

My Food Diary, for medical purposes, my choice

Baked fish with veggies, corn and tomatoes, and baked apple slices

It hit me, I was starving for fish! I package the fish I buy in individual plastic bags (usually one piece of fish to a small bag) and then I package several individual bagged fillets into a large freezer bag. I don’t have to use more than the number of bags I need, they don’t stick to each other, and double wrapped—they are protected better while frozen.

Any of this below can be done in conventional oven. I prefer the Nuwave Oven since I can cook frozen fish and not have to have defrost time and then cooking time. I like healthy, easy, fast, and uncomplicated.

Place in drip pan that comes with Nuwave Oven and place a cake pan with some water below this to catch drippings.
1 large frozen fish fillet
Ground black pepper
Italian seasoning
A few onion slices
Bake for 10 or15 minutes.

Turn fish over (leave onion slices on bottom)
Add more black pepper, Italian seasoning, sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, and a couple of slices of tomato.
Placed sliced apple (cut in slices) around in pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 10 minutes or until done.

I opened a can of whole kernel corn and placed serving on plate along with diced tomatoes (I used canned for this) heat in microwave about 1 1/2 minutes. Add fish with veggies on top, and then add baked apples.

Easy (especially going from frozen to complete mean in about 30 minutes. Healthy, fast, not complicated at all, and DELICIOUS!

April 2, 2012

Baked fish, oven fried okra, and fresh strawberries.

I am trying to use up some frozen items so I can more or less start over when I buy, package in a more organized way, and know what I have. I basically know already but I just need to do this.  LOL 

I had a package of frozen okra that my daughter gave to me and was saving it for a day that I could truly enjoy it to the fullest.  Well, today was the day. I don’t get fresh/frozen okra often (even though I buy canned, which is good—but not quite the same as fried okra)  I watch what I eat, as usual.  I do have some medical problems that requires me to be careful of a few things and of course, the food conflicts each other.  What helps one thing is not good for another!  This is one reason I enjoy the Nuwave Oven.  I don’t have to fry things and to be honest, I don’t usually even add the small amount of oil Nuwave recipes say to use. Any thing I do in Nuwave Oven can be done in conventional oven but the timing may be different.

1 fish fillet

Black pepper

Small amount of Italian Dressing, smeared on fish

Couple of squirts of Creole mustard, smeared on fish

Place fish in drip pan,  on 1 inch rack in Nuwave Oven

Add 4 inch rack on top of that.  Prepare okra.

1 package frozen okra, thawed

1 egg

1/2-3/4 cup water, depending on amount of okra you need to coat

Add thawed okra and allow to soak for 3 minutes

Prepare a container with amount of cornmeal you need to coat the okra

Add black pepper

Add okra, coat with cornmeal mixture

Place coated okra in 8 or 9 inch cake pan

1/2 cup mixed onion, bell pepper, seasoning I used mixture that was frozen and thawed.

Place on 4 inch rack in Nuwave oven.

Bake 10 minutes, stir okra and flip fish

Bake for 10 additional minutes.

Add fresh strawberries to plate with fish and okra.

It was delicious.

I do a food diary so I can keep up with what I really did eat and how I prepared it.  If this food diary helps anyone else struggling with the healthy foods issues, I’m glad.  I do simple and easy foods that will certainly never make it to Gourmet cooking magazines but that is not why I do this anyway.  LOL

March 27, 2012
Last day of leftovers!
Fish, Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Fries, and Cabbage/Carrot Slaw
Today, I re-heated all in microwave, except for slaw.  I added Honey-Mustard Dressing to top of fish and to the slaw.  I just love honey-mustard dressing!  LOL

March 27, 2012

Last day of leftovers!

Fish, Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Fries, and Cabbage/Carrot Slaw

Today, I re-heated all in microwave, except for slaw.  I added Honey-Mustard Dressing to top of fish and to the slaw.  I just love honey-mustard dressing!  LOL

March 25, 2012

I was really hungry for fish!  Also, I see I was craving “yellow” foods.

Chop:

1/4 cabbage

2 carrots

1/4 onion

Add a small amount of Italian Dressing in with the veggies as you chop

I did it in food processor.

Slice:

1 large Sweet Potato (wash and scrub)

I sliced in rounds, this time.

I soaked the two fish fillets in a small amount of Italian Dressing for an hour or so

Place on drip pan that came with Nuwave Oven.

Add pepper and Italian Seasoning

Bake in NuWave Oven, bottom rack, for ten minutes, turn over

Add additional black pepper and Italian Seasoning, continue baking on 1 in. rack

Place 4 inch rack and place cut sweet potatoes, in a small round baking pan.

Cook fish and sweet potatoes for 10 minutes.

It was delicious!