Monthly Archives: July 2012
|July 31, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Favorites|
One of my favorite things about living in Georgia is the abundance of farmer’s markets. We are lucky that in Richmond Hill there is a farmer’s market every Tuesday from 3-7PM at J.F. Gregory Park. There is something special about farm fresh produce. I buy most of ours from a CSA that is always at the farmer’s market. They guarantee their products to be fresh and pesticide free. Did you know that the fresher your produce is the higher the nutritional content? Just another reason why I love it! Now that I am a mom, choosing what my family eats has become even more important. I want Emmalyne to have the best and freshest foods available. We got quite the haul yesterday at the market: Ensuring the freshness of your food goes beyond choosing where to buy it. Refrigerator technology is keeping up with the times on this. One of my favorite companies is leading the way.
GE’s French-door refrigerator is full of top-of-the-line and they decided to put it to the test. They hooked up one of their refrigerators to a generator and embarked on a 10 day road trip to deliver fresh food to a scientist living in the middle of no where. Check out the video to be impressed!
You better believe that whenever Chris and I own a house again I will be coveting one of these bad boys. Isn’t that video amazing?! I definitely have some fridge envy now 😉
GE is continuing this same passion for fresh food with the #Freshpedition Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes uses Pinterest, which means you can actually pin for a chance to win all new GE kitchen appliances.
But wait, there’s even more to win!
You can also enter each day of the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 VISA® Prepaid Card. Entering for this prize is fun as you’re asked to pin your favorite fresh foods or your own recipes. Also, these pins when hashtagged with your state (e.g. #GEfreshTX) become part of a “Best of Fresh” map featuring freshness from around the country. Explore the map here: http://www.freshpedition.com/sweepstakes/fresh-map.htm
For official rules and to enter visit here: http://www.freshpedition.com/sweepstakes/
Do you have a fancy refrigerator? Do you have refrigerator envy now like me?
Compensation was provided by GE via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GE.
|July 31, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Dinner, FitFluential, Recipes, Seafood|
I love seafood. I try to incorporate it into my meal plan on a weekly basis. Ever since moving to coastal Georgia my love has grown. Whenever we go to the beach, I always get grilled fish tacos. However, my yearning for them lasts throughout the week. So I decided to attempt making my own.
These blackened fish tacos didn’t disappoint. It got the seal of approval from Chris, his mom, and the most discernible palate, Emmie. There was JUST enough kick to them and full of flavor. Chris was disappointed that there were only two for him. Next time I know to make more.
Blackened Fish Tacos
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Keywords: saute entree Tilapia
Ingredients (4 Tacos)
- 3 tilapia fillets
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Mix spices in a small bowl. Rub on both sides of the tilapia fillets.
Place tilapia into the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Serve on tortillas with tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, cheese, and any other toppings you desire.
|July 30, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Fashion, Favorites|
As a new(ish), and stay-at-home mom I find myself living in my workout clothes most days, so when I have the opportunity to get dressed up I get excited! Saturday night Chris and I double-dated with Heather and D sans children in downtown Savannah.
SKIRT: Target (HERE)
TOP: Urban Outfitters
BELT: J. Crew Outlet
NECKLACE: J. Crew Outlet
WATCH: Charming Charlie (HERE)
CLUTCH: Coach Outlet
Do you double-date ever?
|July 30, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Family, Friends, Georgia, Running, Savannah, Seafood|
This weekend FLEW by … yikes! Chris’ mom is in town so we jammed a ton into two days. First, if you are just rejoining the blogsophere, here is some reading you might have missed:
We started our weekend off at my happy place … AKA Tybee Island! It was a perfect beach day … not TOO hot and a nice breeze. We scored parking by the pier for the first time too. Yon (MIL) hadn’t been to the beach and ages so we were excited to show her our favorite weekend spot. Emmie was a beach bum as usual 😉
Now that Emmalyne is mobile, taking her to the beach is even more interesting. She is on the go from the moment we get there and we have to watch her like a hawk to see what she puts in her mouth next. Needless to say sand gets consumed. She also has a new affinity for sea shells.
Since we were out there during lunch we decided to pick some up “to go” from our favorite, Fannie’s! I skipped my fish tacos (we had maid some the night before) in favor of a grilled Mahi Mahi sandwich! It was SO good! There is something to be said about having seafood on the beach … I think it is a must.
We also snuck in some family photos …
We headed back home around 2PM to shower and regroup before meeting Heather and D for dinner. FINALLY we managed to take some pictures together 😉
We headed downtown to River Street in Savannah without a real plan. After being unable to make a decision, we finally decided on Tubby’s Tank House. Our customer service experience from the hostess was kind of iffy. Things just seemed off. We waited a lot longer than anticipated for a table and by the time we sat down we were all starving. We split the buffalo shrimp appetizer and warm crab dip. Both were seriously awesome. Chris and I shared a burger and crab legs for dinner … our own version of surf and turf. Overall it was a great group date night sans children. We are seriously lucky to have made such great friends here!
Sunday morning started bright and early with a 6 mile run … Sunday, Run Day! I picked up Heather and we headed over to J.F. Gregory park to meet my new friend Leslie Ann. Leslie Ann’s husband just got assigned to Chris’ unit and I am seriously SO excited! She and I have a ton in common and I am excited to get to know her better. We kept a nice and easy pace … this is the furthest I have run since the Go! St. Louis half marathon!
After getting hot and sweaty, Heather and I headed up to our favorite breakfast joint and met the husbands, girls, and Yon for breakfast. I LOVE eating a big breakfast and love it even more after running.
Later in the afternoon Chris and I continued to take advantage of having a live-in babysitter and hit the movies. We have seen like 3 movies together since Emmalyne was born … which is hard because we LOVE to go to the movies. We ended up seeing The Dark Knight Rises and I have to say it didn’t disappoint. I am a sucker for super hero movies and this is up there with my favorites.
We ended the weekend grilling grass-fed burgers + corn and settled in for an evening of watching the Olympics! Another fabulous weekend in my eyes 😉
New fashion post coming later today so stay tuned 😉
How was your weekend? Are you watching the Olympics?