April 12, 2011: Spring Break Snacks & More

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The Weekly Peek: April 12, 2011

Issue 9

Peekaboomom.com shares quick tips, recipes, and inspiration from one busy mom to other moms on the run. Let me know what you think .


Spring Break Snacks

spring snack

Main Ingredients:

Fruit, bread, cream cheese.


Sweet & Sour Alaskan Cod

- 3-4 pieces of Alaskan Wild Cod (or other wild caught white fish like talipa) 

- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 shallots, chopped
-  1/2 c kalamata olives roughly chopped
- 1/4 c capers
- 1/2 c raisins 
- 2 T spices fesh & chopped or 1T dried (e.g. thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil) Salt & Pepper
- 8oz can diced tomatoes (or 1/2 c fresh if you have on hand)

Sautee garlic in EVOO, add shallots, cook till translucent 1-2 minutes. Add the olives, capers and raisins. Cook until warm; add spices and salt and pepper at the end. Serve over fish. 
For fish:  rinse & pat dry fish and place in a pan lined with foil and sprayed  with cooking spray.  Drizzle a bit of olive oil over fish, add salt & pepper, and bake at 425 for about 8-10 minutes. Check for doneness, if not done continue to cook and check every 2-5 min till done. It is done when the fish flakes easily. 

Serve with sauteed broccoli rabe with garlic and brown rice or with wilted spinach and risotto. 

Focus Food: Alaskan Cod 

Wild caught seafood has been raised in a natural  environment with fewer contaminants than farm-fed seafood. Farm fed fish are often fed foods that are not native to their environment suchg as corn. 


Fish is a good alternative to red meat since it is lower in calories and has the lean proteins that your body needs to build muscle without clogging arteries.    



Shopping Bag


Vermont Peanut Butter can be found along with other yummy local foods here



Anti-Inflammatory Diet 

Dr. Weil promotes a holistic diet – one that combines Eastern and Western medicine.   It is now thought that diet can help reduce inflammation and you can find his thoughts here




Today I was literally a mom on the run.  Just when I was leaving to pick up my daughter at pre-school the baby started crying… diaper change time (and not number one).  Then, just as I was loading him back into the stroller my two-year old said, “poopie.” Another change and we had about four minutes to get downstairs and run the five blocks to school… one of those days! 



Princess party – need I say more?  My four-year-old birthday girl was just glowing this weekend. It was an amazing party & she loved the big deal – the magician, friends, presents and of course a castle cake.  So fun.



Children are…  

the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. – JFK 

PS: Weekly Peek is “off” next week for spring break. 

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