Tag Archives: Tuna

Grill Season! Tuna & Tortellini

14 Apr

How phenomenal was the weather in DC this past weekend?! Everyone get to be outside I hope? See the cherry blossoms before they’re past their prime? Solid sunshine for the entire weekend allowed me to do one of my absolute favorite things- fire up the grill on my deck and cook a delicious, healthy, and affordable springtime meal (or should I say summer already?). A recent roommate trip to Giant left me fully equipped; I had a nice piece of fresh tuna, a package of spinach tortellini, and some summery wheat beer to enjoy.  As I’m sure you’re aware, Giant is a preferable alternative to Whole Foods or Harris Teeter from a financial standpoint because the quality (i.e. fresh seafood) is still great.  The tuna was $4.99 a piece, so I spent roughly $15 including the beer.  My kind of dinner price point on a Friday evening in the District!

I made sure to be a good DC resident and document the blossoms during their peak moments, something I’ve been remiss in doing the past two years (oops).

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On the grill– seasoned with tons of garlic powder, salt, pepper, and a secret spice mix.  Cook on high for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on how you like it.

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My bottle of Oberon, spinach tortellini loaded with Parmesan cheese and lemon pepper, and the tuna with Dijon mustard for even more flavor.

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As a self-dubbed Grillmaster, you can be sure there will be a ton of grill posts to come!

Meager Mondays

16 Sep

Tuna Salad Mix


Meager (adjective): deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate.  No offense to all the canned tuna lovers out there- but by itself, canned tuna is probably as boring as it gets.  And it’s smelly.  However, I was on a mission to capitalize on my grocery’s cheap cans and make tuna less meager and more mouthwatering.  Solution: add in a ton of flavor and toss it in a protein-packed salad.  I for one am normally anti-mayo but pro-any other condiment, so I mixed in the tuna with some light mayo and dijon mustard (two to one ration of mustard to mayo) and then added lemon juice and oregano to give the tuna some pizzazz.  Rummaging in the fridge I found mixed greens, feta, and some leftover edamame to throw together a lunchtime salad.  Almonds provided the final protein crunch, and wallah! Super healthy, quick and easy salad to fuel your bod after what (I hope) was a wing and dip-filled football Sunday!


So close to wine


By Amy Purfield-Clark


Discovering new Foodventures with each bite

Madison Sheffer

a creative communicator

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