The older I get the more I realize that the ongoing conquest for perfection is futile. The conquest for excellence now is a whole other matter and one I believe in aspiring to. But this endless pursuit for perfection, will land me in the loony bin.
For me, my bête noire will always be the exasperating & often losing relationship with my weighing scale. Which brings me to the whole point of the ‘futile endeavor for perfection’ conversation.
And so I try and focus on ‘excellence’ – making the very best effort in making the best decisions for the my health – good true foods, regular exercise, vices in moderation (hello red win and chocolate!!) and keeping up a positive mental outlook for most part.
I think there is some irony to the fact that my whole life revolves around food and that I of all people should be blessed with a metabolism of a bullock cart. The universe is certainly having a good laugh at my expense!
Enter, healthful weeknight dinners.
The reality is, I have to constantly eat well for about 90% of the time to be able to allow for the sheer indulgence of exquisite food and wine that flows during my culinary travels. Btw, did you know we have a lovely group heading to Portugal for our food lovers odyssey in Sept 2018. Please take a looksie if you are a travel and food bluff. Perhaps you’d like to join!
This lovely one sheet pan cod is one of my favorite weeknight dinners. I love buying Icelandic cod and usually buy mine at Costco. This thick flaky white fish is the perfect canvas to soaking up rich flavors. And therefore, a modified version of the Moroccan spice paste, Chermoula is just the perfect condiment for this fish.
Using one sheet pan is great, because the veggies go at the bottom and soak up all the great juices from the fish on top and all I do is cook up some quinoa-brown rice in the rice cooker to go with. 45 mins later, it’s dinner done from top to bottom and that includes the 35 minutes when the fish is just cooking in the oven.
Catching up on episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, here I come!
I hope you’ll add this lovely one-sheet-pan cod to your menu this week.