|Caribbean Crusted Fish & Plantain Chips from Healthier Together|
It has been WAY too long since I did a "collab"-style blog post, and I couldn't be more excited that "Healthier Together" is breaking the seal!
Healthier Together is the latest cookbook by the incredibly talented Liz Moody. A self-described "longtime writer, editor and healthy recipe developer", Liz also served as the food director for Mindbodygreen, one of the world's largest (and my most favorite) wellness website.
Liz kindly sent me a copy of Healthier Together a few weeks ago, and I was immediately smitten with the concept, recipes and photography. As Liz writes, "This is not a book about sacrifice. This is a book about strengthening your relationships through your healthy choices, and strengthening your healthy choices through you relationships...
This book is about saying yes to your best life."
Mic Drop, amiright?! Each recipe in this cookbook was created with the concepts of collaboration and community in mind, in addition to micronutrients and flavor! I love and resonate with Liz's approach to food, which is creative and whimsical, but still very accessible. Most dishes seem easy to throw together, but she also includes a few that might challenge your skills and your palate. No need to be intimidated, though—Liz is a fantastic recipe writer, and her instructions will lead you to success!
There were SO many recipes I wanted to share with y'all from Healthier Together, such as "Way More Veggie Bolognese", "Crispy Orange Chicken with Lemon-Ginger Broccoli Rice", "Peanut Butter & Chia Jelly French Toast", "Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies" (*wipes drool*).
However, her "Caribbean Crusted Fish & Plantain Chips with Avocado Tartar Sauce" particularly stuck out to me. It's not a dish I would have thought of, and I always want to offer y'all new, exciting food experiences! While it contains a good number of ingredients, they're all easy to find, and many are likely in your pantry at this moment. I didn't have a few of the spices, but I swapped them as noted in the ingredient list, and the result was fabulous.
I LOVED this dish and would 100% make it again. The fish is slightly crunchy on the outside, but fall-apart tender on the inside, and the seasoning mixture is absolutely delicious. While I was unsure how the tartar sauce would pair with everything, I LOVED the tangy saltiness of pickles with some kick from jalapeno. And ohhh those plantains! They're just heavenly, and I'll be making them as a side dish in the near future!
If you give her Caribbean Fish a try, be sure to tag her @lizmoody on Instagram so she can see! xoxo