Thursday, May 5, 2011

mmmmm - fish

No pictures as this didn't exactly look pretty when it came out of the oven. But it's super easy and tastes good!

Quick Tilapia in Parchment
Oven @ 425

1 ½ cups frozen corn
2oz sugar snap peas, halved
¾ tsp grated lemon peel, plus 1 ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Four 4oz tilapia fillets
1 ½ tsp Old bay seasoning
2 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil

Cut out four 12 x 15” pieces of parchment. In a bowl, combine the corn, sugar snap peas and lemon peel; season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture among the parchment pieces and top with the fish. Season the fish with the Old Bay, then the olive oil and lemon juice.

Bring together the long sides of the parchment and fold over twice, then tuck the short sides under to form a pouch. Transfer the pouches to a baking sheet and bake until the fish is just opaque, about 10 minutes.

Transfer to a plate.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Slavery Today

The Facts:
>>There are estimated 27 million people living in slavery around the world today.
>>Every 10 minutes, a woman or child is trafficked into the United States for forced labor.
>>Human trafficking has become a $10 billion a year global industry.
>>600,000-800,000 trafficked internationally each year
>>80% of victims are women and children, 50% are under the age of 18.
>>Trafficked children are significantly more likely to develop mental health problems, abuse substances, engage in prostitution as adults, and either commit or be victimized by violent crimes later in life.
>>Women who have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation experience a significantly higher rate of HIV and other STDs, tuberculosis, and permanent damage to their reproductive systems.