Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet Miso Fish, XL Tuna Salad, Love Grown Granola Review

I'm loving more Miso in my cooking. This Tilapia with Sweet Miso Glaze was perfect. Accompanied by a Miso-Dressing salad and some sweet Baked Sweet Potato and Purple carrots (also sweeter than normal carrots!). 
Sweet Miso Tilapia
    The caramelized onions compliment all the sweetness while the pepper and parsley balance things out a bit.  The chicken broth and Mirin (Sweet Rice Cooking Wine) taste were ever present and delicious as well. 
     Let the onions caramelize in olive oil first, and then add the tilapia filet with Parsley and Lemon Pepper, cook a minute or two on each side and then simmer with the Miso Sauce for another minute or two. #1 I then took the extra Miso Sauce and mixed it into a dressing for the salad! It complimented the bitter Radicchio also balanced out by some crunchy sweet sugar snap peas!
  • Tilapia Filet, plenty of Dried Parsley, Lemon Pepper, Sea Salt, Miso Sauce
    • Miso, Mirin, Chicken Broth
  • Baked Sweet Potato and Purple Carrot
  • Radiccho, Tomato, Sugar Snap Pea, and Avocado Miso Salad
    • Miso, Chicken Broth, Rice Vinegar, Olive Oil, Mirin
The XL tuna salad I made gave me a delicious belly full of beans and vegetables and served 1.5 people at dinner and then a meal for me again the next day.  I pretty much just referenced this occasion, except adjusted for what was on hand and actually used White Beans like the original Italian idea calls for, making it the significantly large quantity of salad.
XL White Bean-Tuna Salad
The new sun dried tomatoes I got from T-Joe's are delicious, and no garlic = hit the garlic powder.  White beans are a wonderful addition but the 1 can tuna to 1 can beans ratio is not enough tuna. #2 My favorite aspect of this meal besides the taste is that you add whatever you want and taste until your liking. Like making soup.
  • Garlic Powder for Garlic
  • Radicchio, White Onion
  • White Beans
My wrap for the next day's dinner was remixed with Zahatar, more Hummus, a little rice and a Brown Rice Tortilla for the simplest, quickest, but most delicious meal experience.

Now for the Love Grown Foods Granola review! I am becoming a granola connoisseur!
Sweet Cranberry Pecan
   Love Grown Foods makes some nice granola varieties and I got to try 3! Breakfast today saw the Cranberry Pecan.  Primarily aided by delicious cinnamon, I want to say it's a standard yummy roasted granola, a little bit high in the sugar department nutritionally compared to super granolas like Bungalow munch, but is still made with all good organic ingredients, and is very fair in price. I never knew cranberry went so well with pecans, and furthermore pecans with coconut! Well done.
  • 75g Cranberry Pecan Granola, just enough Almond Milk
  • Blueberries and Pomegranate Seeds

I also tried Cocoa Goodness and Raisin Almond Crunch!  The Raisin Almond has the same cinnamon theme but a nice additional spice like in a yummy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, and the coconut flakes stand out more since paired with almonds.  Cocoa lovers beware! This chocolatey granola is so delicious it's taste like a decadent chocolate dessert but nutritionally is like a nice breakfast granola? Kind of a dream right? A nice combo and ratio of granola, chocolate chips, and cocoa, and yet out of the three it's actually got a hair less fat and sugar. The wonders of cocoa...


  1. I love the idea of the miso sauce! I've got some miso I haven't used in awhile, so I'm going to try this on some chicken breast.

  2. its so good and easy! I have red miso paste but meant to get white originally and just picked some up. its lighter and less sodium!


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