I’m definitely a steak salad! What’s yours?
This post is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood.
It’s football season and I love having friends and family over to watch the game on Sundays. I always think of appetizers that don’t require much prep time, yet are really tasty. Here my three easy and healthy appetizers with Gorton’s fish sticks and fillets. Enjoy!
Fish and Chips
1 bag of Gorton's Fish Sticks
1 bag small yellow potatoes
1 bag blended cheese
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 cup of sriracha aioli
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish sticks are cooking, cut the potatoes in half and season them with salt, black pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bake them on 375ºF for 20 -25 minutes. Remove fish sticks from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Assemble the fish and chip by scooping some of the potatoes out, then place the fish sticks in the middle. Sprinkle some blended cheese then put them back to the oven for another 5 minutes till the cheese is melted. Serve with sriracha aioli sauce. These are definitely healthier than the classic fish and chips.
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish sticks are cooking, cut the celery in 3 inches length. Spread aioli mayo on and place the cooked fish sticks on top. Optional: you can garnish them with cherry tomatoes. These are fun for adults and kids!
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish fillets in the oven and bake for 20-23 minutes. To assemble cut the dinner rolls in half, spread tartar sauce on both sides, add a tablespoon of coleslaw, place the fish fillet on top and serve. They are so good. You can’t have just one!
Photography by Aurora Heitman.
**Original recipes by MomLikeThat. If you share, please credit appropriately**
If you want to scape from the crowd at Oxbow Market, walk over to CIA at Copia and visit the Food Hall right in the main lobby. Choose from wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, gourmet cheeses, dim sum, and ramen. You can also purchase seasonal produce grown on the CIA’s Napa Valley farms and gardens. Currently I’m obsessed with their pork ramen. Seriously it’s the best in town! Go try it yourself.
Hump day happiness comes in a form of the perfect cupcake! Meet my friend Abrah from Sweet Abe’s Baking Company. She is a self-taught baker with a delicious mission - to create and cater a treat for every sweet tooth. Whether you are dairy free, gluten free, vegan, or paleo.. she has something for you!
She makes the most delicious dessert. This “Put the Lime in da Coconut” vegan cupcake is out of this world! It was so good.. I literally ate the whole cupcake in one bite. Definitely check her out!
Last week we got back from our amazing trip to Idaho where we spent ten days on beautiful Sun Valley. Today I am sharing a little about dining and the best huckleberry ice cream in town with you and for anyone who might want to visit at some point. This was our second year in Sun Valley and it's one of my favorite summer vacation with the kids. Everyone is still talking about our time there, and we can’t wait to go back again. Stay tuned for part II and III for activities, and places to visit. Have a wonderful weekend!
My daughter actually made this cake. She used the vanilla cake mix from Trader Joe's with fresh strawberries. And toped it with powder sugar. It was delicious! I'm going to ask her to make it again for our Fourth of July backyard party.
As parents we forget sometimes to slow down and just simply enjoy the time with our kids. This summer we plan to slow down (no camps, no schedules, no hurry ups, or let's go..) and go on spontaneous day trips. Next stop is to Sun Valley Idaho! Make sure to follow us on IG @air_oro for more adventure fun.
All you need for an impromptu trip to the beach is the ready to eat meals from Model Meals. Perfect when you have impatient little ones. Get 25% off on your first order using this code: PatriciaO25.
The Slow Food movement started in Italy about 30 years ago, and has fully arrived in Denver, Colorado! Have you checked out the weekend lineup for Slow Food Nations? It’s a free food festival this July 13-15 on Denver's Larimer Square where hands-on culinary workshops, engaging talks and lots of dinners parties are waiting for you.
Slow Food USA aims to revolutionize everyday life to bring people together around good, clean and fair food. The festival theme is Food for Change focusing in connecting food to climate change. Learn where your food comes from, and meet the producers behind your food. The Food for Change tent will present easily digestible, bite-sized conversations that invite you to learn about Slow Food and make real change in your food habits.
Celebrating food to bring culture and communities together. From the Global Street Food Social and a workshop on The Ancient Art of Tortillas, to Italian wines and sake makers, the festival is a window to the global food movement. Got kids? Bring them to the Family Pavilion and learn how to grow, cook and enjoy Slow Food — real, delicious, flavorful food. Our kids needs to learn how to make good food choices, too!
Impromptu short date night with hubby (you take what you can get:) last night at Gran Electrica Napa. The food was ok but atmosphere and vibe A+.
Any plans for the weekend? Want to know what we are doing Saturday? see here.
My family and I fell in love with Olema campground. Kids rode their bikes all day long, made new friends, and play ongoing cornhole matches.
And morning snuggles are the best!
We'll definitely come back again!
Want to know what makes Mondays better? Delicious meals from Model Meals. Came home from Bootcamp and voilà post workout meal ready and waiting for me 😊 Get 25% off on your first order using this code: PatriciaO125.
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I'm so happy hubby found Mare Island Brewing Co. Another great Up Bay Find! They are located inside of the Ferry Building in Vallejo. Perfect stop for a quick bite before you hop on the ferry, or for a Sunday lunch. I'm not a big beer drinker, but I tried hubby's beer and it was amazing! Their menu is simple and delicious. For beer lovers, tasting is must.
Here is their best selling item on the menu - the chicken sandwich. My husband said it's the best chicken sandwich he's ever had! And I have to agree with him.
The view is pretty amazing too ❥
"Up Bay Finds" is a series of posts on little known gems found in the Up Bay, a.k.a. the cities of American Canyon, Benicia, Fairfield, Mare Island and Vallejo.