Welcome to the First Friday of Lent

The countdown has begun. Today is the First Friday of Lent. Catholics across the globe have begun the discipline of Lenten Fridays, fasting, penance and personal sacrifice.

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Beer-Batter Fish with Green Chile Tartar Sauce

I grew up eating Cornmeal Coated Fried Catfish. It was the only fish I knew that didn’t come from a can such as tuna or salmon. It wasn’t until the Fast-Food Chain, Long John Silver, opened in our neck of the woods when I was in high school that I had even tried battered fish.

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Holy Monday Tilapia with Tomato-Caper Salsa

Today is Holy Monday. It is the second day of Easter Week, which began on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marked Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Historical documents tell us that as early as the fourth century, the Church celebrated what was called “The Great Week”.

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Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce

You learn something new every day. I was about to tell you that this is the 5th Friday of Lent, but I would have been wrong. Sure, it’s the 5th Friday after Ash Wednesday, but apparently when counting Lenten Fridays, that first one doesn’t count because it is not preceded by a Sunday of Lent. Do you have a headache now? So confusing.

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First Friday of Lent and National Tartar Sauce Day

Today is National  Tartar Sauce Day and the first Friday of the Lenten Season – how convenient. Let’s face it, you don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate a good Tartar Sauce, right?

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Eating Smart and Seasoned Tilapia Fish Fry

Can we talk fish for a moment? Tilapia sure have been getting a bad reputation for a while now. These fish are generally farm-raised, cheap to bring to market and best of all don’t have that strong “fishy” taste that generally turns people off. Cheap and tasty – that’s what makes Tilapia so popular. Yet we hear warnings. So are Tilapia bad for us?

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Moroccan Seasoned Tilapia with Mango and Cilantro

The question of the day – just what is Moroccan Food and why should we be eating it? Okay, so that’s two questions. Even so, it all comes down to one answer summed up in a single word – delicious!

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Lemon Pepper Broiled Tilapia

Surprise, it’s me again. I know it’s not the norm for me to share three recipes in one day. However; I realized that my Lenten Offering for Holy Thursday has actually been shared twice. The first time I shared the Tilapia recipe was back in March, as part of diabetic awareness and alert day. As a diabetic, these health issues are important to me personally.

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Italian Tilapia and Zucchini Skillet Supper

Today is Holy Thursday, the 38th Day of Lent. Catholic Tradition tells us that today Christ dined with his disciplines in an upper room for their Passover Meal. It was to be their last night together. This was a solemn night.

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Italian Lemon Grilled Tilapia Piccata

Didn’t I tell you Italy has some of the best Lenten Dishing going? I love Piccata. I first fell in love with Veal Piccata, then perfected my own take on Chicken Piccata. At Christmas, one of our favorites is Dover Sole Piccata. I’ve even made my Pork Piccata the star of a six course Italian Supper.

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Quick Skillet Tilapia and Vegetable Supper

In 1986, The American Diabetes Association designated the fourth Tuesday in March as American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It is a “wake-up call” to the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, to encourage all to take the diabetes risk test and to learn about their family’s history with diabetes. At The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Website you can take a quick risk test, learn how to lower your risk and even share information with friends and family. Who knows, maybe the life you impact will be your own.

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Baked Tilapia with Artichoke, Olive and Tomato Relish

Good morning everyone! Today is day ten of the Lenten Season. As promised, for each day of Lent I bring to you a wonderful meatless dish. This time around we are cooking up a healthy recipe from Finding the Weight.

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It’s Friday – Let’s Pan-Fried our Tilapia

Before I share with you today’s Fish Fry, I need to go off on a rant for a moment. I wanted to do a little research into the types of fish Jesus might have eaten. He was Jewish, so the fish was scaled and not skinned, as in no catfish. Tilapia was and still is very common throughout the world. Personally, I like it for its mild flavor and flaky fry. Anyway, as I was floating around the internet I came upon a question posted way back when. It was a woman looking to bake bread for her mother’s church communion. And so begins my rant.

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