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Halibut Ceviche

Ceviche is a quintessential island dish that is great for hot days when you couldn't even fathom eating something hot!  I've tried a lot of ceviche in my short 32 years on this planet, and not one has ever disappointed me.  Whether it's squid, shrimp, scallop, fish or conch ceviche, I've tried them all and all were amazing.  Ceviche is my absolute favorite dish to enjoy when on vacation in some tropical place far, far away, and for so long, I never knew just how easy it is to make on your own!

Last year, while down in Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to get a lesson in ceviche from a local tica named Shirley.  She showed me that by using just a few simple steps, you can make a delicious ceviche that is perfect as a lunch or appetizer.

In this recipe, we are going to make ceviche using halibut, a native Cape Cod fish.  I had never thought to use halibut for ceviche, because generally it is done with mahi mahi, but after talking to the chef over at Fisherman's View Restaurant in Sandwich, MA, I learned that halibut can make a great fish for ceviche.  It has a firm, white and flakey meat, making it perfect to hold up and not crumble into too-tiny pieces.  

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Haddock Florentine

A super creamy, rich and totally delicious florentine sauce, full of fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes, that only looks and tastes like it has tons of butter and cream in it!  In this healthier version, I used light whipped cream cheese and a few other goodies to create a cheesy, rich yet healthier sauce.  I used a native Cape Cod fish, haddock, for this dish, which comes into season here in the spring, usually in April.

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Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls

Think of a tuna poke bowl as like a deconstructed sushi roll.  There is the rice, the marinated fish, creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, sesame seeds, sweet mango and pickled ginger.  You could also add in sliced jalapeños, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, or any other number of vegetables and flavors.

For this recipe, I want to share with you a simple way to create this very popular dish.  You can also use fresh salmon, or, if you don't like raw fish, you could do this with cooked shrimp.

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Turkey Shepherds Pie

This turkey shepherds pie *with mashed cauliflower* is the answer to your prayers for comfort food that’s healthy.  Loaded with veggies, super easy to make and leftovers that taste even better the next day, you can’t beat this easy weeknight dish.

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Chocolate Energy Bites

These chocolate energy bites are a no bake snack, packed with protein, fiber and so much flavor!

You could also call them protein balls if you want, but any time I call it that, I can't help but think of the Delicious Dish SNL skit with Alec Baldwin when he talks about his newest creation, the schweddy balls.  Haha!!

So ya, I'm not going to call them balls - energy bites sounds so much better.

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Cape Cod Stuffed Quahogs with Chorizo

If you’re a New Englander like me, then you know a stuffed quahog when you see one.  You could pretty much go to any New England establishment that serves seafood and find one on the menu.

I’ll stop right there and just be clear, a stuffed quahog is also known as a stuffed clam, it just sounds cooler.  If you’re not from New England, you might have heard the word used in Family Guy episodes, which is where The Griffin Family lives, Quahog, Rhode Island.

But I digress…some are too dry, some don’t have enough clams in them, and some are just so darn perfect, you go there specifically to have a quahog and a drink.  So for me, when I can’t go to my favorite establishment, or I just want to have a nice meal at home, I do my own thing, and make homemade stuffed quahogs (that are wayyyyyyyyy healthier).

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Mediterranean Chicken

Today I want to share with you another super simple, quick to make recipe that is perfect for weeknights and keeps your meals clean and fresh!

This Mediterranean Chicken dish has just a few simple ingredients and takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.   Continue reading