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Fantastic [Gluten Free] Fish Tacos!

Me eating tabbouleh!!!

I am not a picky eater.  I never have been.  I grew up with my mom exposing me to many different foods.   Hamburgers, hotdogs, mac and cheese, and even peanut butter and jelly never were my favorites like a normal kid.  Hummus, tabbouleh, any type of fish, eggplant, spinach, ALL green vegetables, and plain yogurt were all things I loved when I was really young.  Thankfully that makes the gluten free diet much easier for me.  I will try anything and everything (free of wheat of course!).

When thinking about my favorite foods I first think fish.  Salmon, haddock, shrimp, scallops, tuna, clams, sushi…I love it all!  I also LOVE Mexican food.  Especially tacos!  Naturally, you would think fish tacos must be a favorite on the menu at my house, but surprisingly I had never tried them!

Until this weekend…

I decided to make my own fish tacos at home.  It was incredibly easy, and of course gluten free!  The right mixture of tilapia, jalapeno peppers, sweet mango,  tangy limes, and cilantro folded over in a warm tortilla is a tasty and even a healthier alternative to the customary cheesy beef taco.

Fish Tacos

Gluten Free


1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lime, juiced

1 jalapeno, diced

1 tsp. of cilantro

1/2 tsp. salt (divided)

2 tsp. olive oil (for pan)

1 lb. tilapia fillets

1 tsp. chilli powder

2 cups of thinly chopped lettuce

1 cups tomatoes, chopped

2 bunches of green onions, sliced thin

1 mango, diced

1 tsp. parsley

Corn tortillas (4-6 depending on how big)


1) Combine olive oil, lime, jalapeno, cilantro, and 1/4 tsp. of salt in a medium bowl.  Hold aside.

2) Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large skillet.  Sprinkle tilapia with chilli powder and remaining 1/4 tsp of salt evenly.   Add fish to pan.  Then pour jalapeno and lime mixture over fish.  Cook fish on pan until cooked through (should flake easily).

3) When fish is finished remove from heat and cut into small pieces.

4) Prepare garnish by combining lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, mango and parsley in a bowl.

5) Heat tortillas in a pan. Add fish and garnish to tortillas and fold.


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In the meantime, try my spectacular Shrimp & Rice Noodle Stir Fry!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free


4 oz. rice noodles

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 green onions, chopped

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 cups broccoli florets

1 cup bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup frozen edamame

3/4 cup vegetable broth

8 ounces of cooked frozen shrimp

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon tamari (gluten free soy sauce)

2-3 drops of sesame oil


1) First, place noodles in a bowl and cover with bowling water. Let sit for about 10-12 minutes (or until soft).

2) Heat oil in a pan on med-high heat. Stir-fry green onions, mushrooms, broccoli, bell pepper and edamame (2-3 min).

3) Add broth and bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 min.

4) Add frozen shrimp, let cook until they are completely thawed.

5) Add cooked rice noodles, pepper, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir fry until heated through.


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Seafood Sunday! GF Haddock w/ Orange-Mango Salsa

Gluten Free, Dairy Free
All the planning I’ve been doing for my Aruba wedding has been made me wish I was laying on a beach in the Caribbean this very minute!  After the long, cold winter we’ve had, reading Michael Crichton’s “Pirate Latitudes” and making this tropical dish are as close as I’ve been able to get…

(Mango-Orange Salsa)


2 Mangos

1 Orange

1/2 red bell pepper

1 cup red onion

2 limes, fresh squeezed

1/4 cup minced cilantro

1/4 tsp. of red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp.salt

1/8 tsp. pepper


1) Combine mango, orange, red bell pepper, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a large dish.

2) Chill until haddock has finished cooking.



1/3 cup of gluten free all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/8 tsp. ground pepper

1 lb haddock fillets

1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil


1) Combine gluten free all purpose flour, salt, coriander, cumin, and pepper in a small dish.

2) Heat olive oil in a skillet, dredge fillets in flour mixture and transfer to skillet. Cook until lightly browned.

3) Top with Mango-Orange Salsa for a tropical creation!!!

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