WEEKLY INSPIRATION : ALL THINGS AUTUMN

This Autumn is being amazing: bright and dry… the perfect Autumn as far as I am concern. I love the leaves changing colors, avenues covered in them, amazing sunsets and no rain and nice temperatures. I like my Autumn and Winter mild and my Spring and Summer hot. That’s me.

The irony is that although I don’t like the cold, I am a sucker for blankets, woolly hats, cosy clothes and homely casseroles. I am a complex individual… (it sounds better than confused, right?)

Look at this little guy. Isn’t he the cutest? The perfect image for Autumn.

Organsing Chaos - All things Autumn - the cutest
And with that little fella, the weather we have been having and a gorgeous blanket, who would not be up for a picnic? (source)
Organsing Chaos - All things Autumn - a lovely picnic
All those orange, brown and red leaves are too beautiful to leave around, so if you feel like doing some crafting, this project is just beautiful. (source)
Organsing Chaos - All things Autumn - Autumn-Jar-Lights
This mexican casserole will keep us warm in those cold wet nights. Comfort food. Delish! Yum! (source)
Organsing Chaos - All things Autumn - Food
Scarfs, big boots, heavier jackets… I’ll admit I like it…  not for long though (source)
Organsing Chaos - All things Autumn - Outfits
What is your favorite part of Autumn?
Chaotic Itzi

RECIPES TO TRY THIS SPRING

Do you ever find that after few months you cook the same 10 or 12 recipes over and over with sometimes a variation if someone comes over for dinner? I feel a bit stuck in a rut, like I should introduce new recipes into my repertoire, more summery dishes, but I still need them to be family friendly, healthy and not too labor intensive – I’m not asking for much, am I?

My mum was born in Mexico and we love Mexican food in our house, so I think this Beef Enchiladas recipe would be a great hit in my house.
OrganisingChaosBlog - Recipes to try this Spring - Beef Enchiladas
These Sweet Potatos and Chickpea Cakes look extremely appetizing and healthy for lunch with a side salad. Yum!
OrganisingChaosBlog - Recipes to try this Spring
Noodles are good anytime of the year and this Singapore Noodles recipe looks like will be my Spring noodle recipe
OrganisingChaosBlog - New Spring Recipes - Singapore Noodles
And as every week needs a quick pasta dish, this will be it! I can’t wait to try it!
OrganisingChaosBlog - Recipes to try this Spring
Doesn’t this Fish Fillet Sandwich look amazing, fresh and inviting? Delish!
OrganisingChaosBlog - Recipes to try this Spring
I have my shopping list done and I will be doing my shopping today – I can’t wait to try all these recipes!

I will let you know how I get on, in the mean time, Happy Monday.

Chaotic Itzi

CHAOTIC FISH TACOS

You know when you find yourself cooking the same 10 things over and over? I am there. So there… So I have been looking for new recipes, but they need to be family friendly, not too complicated, healthy and nutritious. Not too much to ask, right?

We are great fans of Mexican food in my house and we love fish so I thought Fish Tacos would a safe enough bet.
OCB - Fish Tacos Feast
The great thing about this recipe is that you can leave everything prepared and fry the fish at the last minute. Super handy!

FISH TACOS (Serves 4)
400 gr of white fish – I used haddock
1.5 tspn cayenne
1.5 tspn paprika
1.5 tspn ground cumin
1.5 tspn ground coriander
salt and pepper
flour
2 eggs
lime
coriander
OrganisingChaosBlog - Fish Tacos
Cut the fish into small bits and pieces and season it with salt, pepper, the rest of spices, the zest and the juice of half a lime.
Coat the fish with the flour, dip it into the egg and fry it in a pan with very hot oil. It will only take a couple of minutes. Take it out onto a plate with some kitchen paper. Squeeze half of the juice of the lemon onto the fish and sprinkle some coriander.

BLACK BEAN RICE
400 gr tinned of black beans
500 gr of cooked rice
2 garlic cloves
olive oil
Add some olive oil to a pan and add the drained and rinsed black beans over medium heat. Let them cook for about 5 minutes and add the crushed garlic cloves, cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add the rice and cook it for further 7 minutes until the rice is warmed through. I live serving it with some spicy tomato sauce or with some spicy jalapenos.
OCB - Fried rice with beans
You could make a lovely salad with cabbage and onion or just add your favorite fresh vegetables.
My original plan was to serve it with soft tortilla wraps but my Chaotic (and foodie) Monkey convinced me to get the “crunchy ones”, so we had them in the taco shells.
Some garnishes for fish tacos
This one has definitely made it to our menu, it will become a regular…
OCB - Fish Tacos Feast for the family
Have you got any suggestions? Something new and fresh?
Chaotic Itzi