Fish Tacos and The Most Revealing Place On Earth
Good Morning Everyone!
How are you doing? Gentlemen, I must warn you that today’s post is primarily for the ladies but feel free to stick around for a laugh and a giggle. That being said, today I am headed to the most revealing place on Earth: the OBGYN. That’s right, my annual check up is here, and I am as excited as I would be if I were getting a fingernail pulled off!
I recently read an article, written by an OBGYN, that spoke of how we (women) should never have to apologize for our “lady bits”. If they have hair, so what? If they are big, small, round, etc., so what?! It was definitely one of those empowerment articles and got me re-thinking about the health dangers of shaving down there… but that’s not what I want to talk about today.
Today I want to talk about, (with a large dose of humor), the annual check up. It just baffles my brain a bit. Now hear me out as to why! Okay, so thankfully here in 2016 we have so much modern medicine. We have machines that can test for anything! We can even clone animals!! Yet…. somehow we missed the boat on creating a device other than a medieval torture gadget (i.e. speculum) to be used for a vaginal exam! Why, pray tell, why must we use that cold, metal thingy down there when we could have something that goes, “beep, boop, zip! You’re done!”, am I right ladies?
And here’s another thing, how come they don’t put up fun posters over the examining table? It’s not like you can have a decent conversation while the OB is down there with a spotlight on your private parts.
OBGYN: So, how have things been? <examines your area…>
You: Uh… okay…. I guess.
I’m sorry. You just can’t feel normal when a human being, albeit a doctor, is down there while you are on your back spread-eagled. So how about we get some funny comic posters or something. You know, the ones they have in kids offices? Just with a more adult theme. Or heck, maybe even a ceiling-mounted TV with a silent news reel going! That would be nice, right? But no. We must endure that weird quasi-conversation whilst a head with a flashlight is between our thighs as we blush on the table.
And I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I’m going to fall off the table! Here’s how the conversation begins every single time I go into the office:
Doctor: Okay, hop up on the table for me and scoot down to the bottom here.
<I hop up and slide down towards the edge of the table>
Doctor: Lower…. <sighs>…. lower…. <narrows her eyes as I scoot a 1/2 cm>…. <Finally she gently grabs my hips and pulls me a little until my tush is basically hanging off the table>.
And lastly, besides the actual pap smear not feeling too great, (yes I know it’s important), is anyone else ever worried about farting on the doctor? There I said it. Fart. I actually used that word in my blog. We have broken a new level of honesty here today, people! When I get nervous I get really chatty… and my tummy gets butterflies. Now combine that with my tush hanging off an examining table and I am terrified that I’m going to let one fly right in the doctor’s face!! Just the thought makes my face burn. Oh well… wish me luck people!
Unlike the difficulty of getting a pelvic exam, these fish tacos are about as simple as it gets! I used frozen swai that I had in the freezer, but any white fish will do. If you’re feeling creative you can do a simple beer-batter (flour, salt, 1/2 c. of beer and mix) before frying them. Or if you want to keep it healthy, just pan-sear (or grill) with a few spices. Here I pan-seared the fillets with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, salt, pepper, and cumin. ( I love cumin!). They cooked for about 8-10 min. over medium heat.
Next, I cut the calories with the tortilla by using Xtreme Wellness Spinach and Herb Tortillas which have only 50 calories per tortilla! As my daughter would say, that is “awesome-sauce”, and trust me, they are super yummy too. I topped the taco with a bit of shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and a spicy-lime taco sauce that really packs some heat. The result was a delicious, easy dinner that was made in under 15 minutes! Enjoy these easy, breezy, tacos everyone and keep on cooking! ❤
Weeknight Fish Tacos
Courtesy of: Lisa aka The Noob Chef
- 4 tortillas
- 2 large swai (or other white fish) fillets
- 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tsp. cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1 tbsp. pre-made pico de gallo (or to make homemade: 1 tomato, 1/2 onions, juice of 1 lime, and 1 handful diced cilantro, mixed)
- 1 dollop spicy-lime taco sauce
Spicy-Lime Taco Sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 jalapeno de-seeded, and minced
- a pinch of paprika
- salt to taste
- In a sauce pan over medium heat, place the oil and fish into the pan. Season with Old Bay seasoning, salt, pepper, and cumin and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the fillet is tender and white. Divide both fillets in half and remove to a plate.
- Next, in a mixing bowl combine the taco sauce ingredients. If it tastes too hot, try adding 1 tbsp. more mayonnaise. Adjust according to your liking.
- Assemble the tacos: place a tortilla down, add the 1/2 fish fillet, cabbage, pico de gallo, and a dollop of taco sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!