Lemon Thyme Tilapia 

It’s springtime, and you may be spending more time outdoors enjoying the weather, and less time hunched over the stove. It’s time to put away the crockpot and move on to more seasonal dishes! This lemon thyme tilapia is citrus-y, pleasantly herby, and perfect for spring. Served over rice this makes dinner- fast, easy and cheap.

And there’s only 5 ingredients.

Olive Oil

Lemon (~one lemon per 3 servings)

Thyme (you can use dried or fresh)

Tilapia (amazingly cheap per serving fish, buy frozen)

Lemon pepper seasoning (about a teaspoon per fish)

If using frozen tilapia, remove from the freezer and put in a large mixing bowl of hot water from the tap for at least 20 minutes. You can also just put them in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours beforehand, but if you defrost them in a bowl, you can use this time to make rice. {{{{moderator, will you add a link to how to make rice here??]]]]

Now that they are defrosted, set your oven for 350 degrees.

Take a lemon, and slice it horizontally into 8 layers. Discard the ends.

Pick or get out your thyme, and lemon pepper seasoning.

Now, get a tray and put down aluminum foil. This makes for easy cleanup! Put 3 tablespoons of olive oil, or canola oil if you prefer, directly on the aluminum foil.

Setting the fish down, season with lemon pepper, and then place the lemons on top. Sprinkle with thyme, and then set in the oven for 15 minutes.

This recipe doesn’t require a lot of chopping or cleanup, and is really delicious. 

Veggie Soft Tocos!


  • Two bell peppers, one green and one red
  • Half of one big white onion
  • Your choice of oil
  • Taco seasoning, or whatever seasoning you’d like. I’d recommend garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika.
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • A can of black beans
  • Salsa

Chop the onion and peppers into strips and throw them in a skillet over medium-high heat with a little bit of oil and the packet of taco seasoning. Try and make sure all the veggies are thoroughly covered in the seasoning and let them cook for about six minutes or until the onion becomes kinda see-through, stirring occasionally. While the veggies are done cooking, take them off the heat and let them cool down a bit. Open up the can of beans and pop them in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Arrange the flour tortillas on a plate and layer the stir-fried veggies, beans, and salsa on top and BOOM! Veggie soft tacos!

I Am A To Go Box

Have you ever reused one of these take-out containers? (the paper kind, not this one) I have. Out of desperation. I have actually reused one up to 3 times in a row come to think of it. They actually hold up to mild cleaning pretty well. Most are wax lined and can be washed out pretty well. Smell, kinda interesting after the second use though. After the third use, I got pretty sick a half hour after eating. I’ll blame the food. Not my perfect cleaning skills.