Showing posts with label fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fish. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Islamorada Day 2

Day two in paradise, having slept the best sleep we had in months we woke up to the wind in the trees. It was such a relaxing sound.

The all white room and blue ceiling made my heart happy!

We finally yanked ourselves out of bed and headed for breakfast by the water.

They had a lovely little Buffett that was simple and plenty. It felt like we were staying at a friends house. 

I took my coffee and oj by the ocean naturally ;).

Satisfied and ready for adventure we headed out in search of beaches.

The drive is beautiful. Look at those colors!

We found a beach, this one is natural and not man made. There was a lot of seaweed but it was lovely. We walked down it exploring.

We were isolated and it was awesome! 

He clearly likes the coconut more than me...

After exploring for quite a while we were ready for some food.

So we headed back in search of fish (not too hard to find)

We settled in at a sweet little place by the water.

Well maybe not that sweet. But my kind if people non the less.

I had the most wonderful Key Lime Colada....never had a frozen drink so good, it was like pie in a glass.

He had Mahi Mahi 

I had hogfish...this was new for me and it was greatness!
Stuffed we headed out in search of a beach with a great sandbar and we found one!

The water was awesome and the wind suffers were great to watch. One almost took me out during this picture.

The sun came out in all it's glory.

We had our fun the headed back to the resort to nap.

He likes to feel beastly...and tropical...

Me too... wild hair and lip-gloss are all you need for the keys...

We found a hammock to our liking. It rained enough to cool us off for five minutes. Then God blessed us with a double rainbow. We watched it until it faded and the sun was starting to head down.

We got some drinks and snacks and settled in for the sunset.

I know I say it all the time but storms and clouds cause the most beautiful sunsets. Just like in life sometimes you have to go through the loud, nasty, cold crackling drama until you get to the calm, colorful peacefulness on the other side. 

The sun was down and the lights came on. We laid around had some fish tacos and talked until we were the only ones left. I heart this place!

Sorry for the picture heavy post but it was something I couldn't wait to share ...such beauty!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Ceviche

In the summertime we eat pretty light. I even prefer not to turn on the oven so things like chicken salad, tuna salad, lettuce wraps and ceviche are staples.

So here's the Ceviche so easy and really good! 

First put your apron on.

Cast of characters ...I use tilapia but any fish you like will do. Roma tomatoes, cilantro, onion, pepper, Lawry's salt, Italian seasoning and I use a Hawaiian spice my sister in law gave us. Really any seasoning you like will work.

Season up your fish to your liking tilapia is pretty bland so I season it up real nice. I also only use 3 filets and save the fourth for the hubs lunch.

Put the fish in the oven for about 10 min on 350.

While the fish cooks chop your veggies...


I use four Roma tomatoes and I squeeze the juicy party out because I don't want it too mushy.


Chop all the tomatoes, one whole white onion, cilantro (about 1/4 cup) or more if you love it, like us and one jalapeƱo. Mix them all together. Them chill it until the fish is ready.

 Pull the fish out and let it cool.

Once cool chop it up

Mix into your veggie mix

Squeeze a whole lime

Let it chill for at least 30 min

Serve with chips of your choice, extra lime and you favorite summertime beverage. These chips are Benos, they are black bean chips very few ingredients and low carb. I also like mine with plain keep it real crackers ...that's right Lorena! But anything, tortillas, tortilla chips it's alllll good!

One more shot...

That's the good stuff!!

Happy middle of the week!