Yesterday was my one-year wedding anniversary. Since we’ve been eating out and running around a lot lately with the holidays, Shea asked if he could cook for me instead of going out to a fancy dinner, and that was fine by me! That boy can cook, and the way to this Nutritionista’s heart is through my stomach, especially if it’s a healthy dish I can share with you all!
As you may recall, I’m a domestic goddess in training, and I’ve come a very long way in the last year. So I tried to assist in the cooking process as much as possible, but mostly I just took pictures and drank a whole lot of this:
Okay, enough of all that. Let me tell you about the menu and link you to all the recipes, because you are definitely going to want to recreate it at some point, especially the side dish. We had Baked Mahi Mahi with wine and herbs, with couscous-stuffed bell peppers with basil sauce on the side. It was divine!
We finished it all off with a little chocolate fondue.
Shea actually got all these recipes off The Food Network Website, so really we have Giada de Laurentis, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse to thank for them! Here are the links:
Cava Sangria – We used purple grape juice instead of white to give the drink a festive color, and we used agave nectar instead of simple syrup.
Couscous-Stuffed Peppers with Basil Sauce – We skipped the garbanzo beans on this one. You could switch the feta out for crumbled goat cheese as well!
The whole meal was fabulous, but I must say the stuffed peppers were my favorite part. The couscous, spinach, currants and feta came together to make a great combination of flavors. It kinda reminded me of this Marinated Couscous Tomato Salad I make from time to time.
2011 is off to a healthy and delicious start! Make this the year you eat out a little less and start cooking colorful, nutritious meals for yourself (Feel free to swap the china for paper plates…whatever it takes to get you eating fresh, whole foods!). You’ll save a lot of money and have the piece of mind that comes with knowing exactly what goes into your food.