International Day of Happiness & A Recipe

Greetings and Salutations!

How is everyone’s week going?? Mine is fantastic! Today is the first day of spring and international day of happiness! I am so glad to see spring, which will hopefully come with warmer weather, and I was even more excited when I learned that today was dedicated to being happy. On the website, they talk about the importance of focusing on happiness and well being than craving/searching for material possessions. I couldn’t think of a better way to uplift the human spirit and remind everyone AROUND THE WORLD that despite our circumstances, things could be a lot worse. For those unfortunate people who are in horrible situations,  emotionally or physically imprisioned by their government or life’s problems, I pray that you soon find peace and hope. Don’t give up!

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Anywho…on to the recipe part of the post. This is one of my favorite fish recipes. I think I found it on the ever popular Skinny Taste, but I’ve been cooking it for so many years that I honestly can’t even remember. This recipe is so super easy it’s disgusting. It’s very light and for all of the food/meal preppers out there, it’s even good two days later. One of my coworkers and a friend of mine is giving up meat (red meat, pork, even chicken) for Lent as well as millions of others who practice the Catholic fate, so this is a quick recipe that you can enjoy.

Pan Seared Tilapia in a Spicy Tomato Sauce


  • Olive Oil
  • 5 Tilapia filets
  • One small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic (i happen to love garlic, so you can use less if you like)
  • Two 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes (one regular and one Italian diced tomatoes)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Red pepper (ground or flakes, but either is optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parsley


Add the onion and garlic to a medium to large skillet and cook on medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes and spices and cook for another 5 minutes until the fresh veggies have started to soften.2013-03-12 004

Place the tilapia into the skillet on top of the tomato, making a little bed or section for the fish. Salt and pepper the top of the fish and then spoon a little bit of the tomatoes on top of the tomato, but don’t cover completely.

COVER and cook the tilapia for another 15-17 minutes until the tilapia is firm, but flaky.

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Garnish with parsley and serve with white or brown rice.

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So you tell me…what do YOU have to be happy about!? 🙂