T is for Tilapia and Taubes

I could also say that t is for tuna and turkey, two of my favorite "t" foods, but I thought I would just share a tilapia recipe with you and some favorite links to Gary Taubes' work.

Baked tilapia is a fish dish that everyone in my family will eat. We usually just bake it with some lemon-pepper seasoning on it and eat a side of broccoli, and call it a meal. An almond meal coating makes the tilapia even tastier, though. I "eyeball" a lot of things when I cook, so there are no specific measurements here.

Baked Almond-Crusted Tilapia
real butter
almond meal
grated parmesan cheese (optional)
lemon pepper spice (optional)

Spray coat a baking pan or glass baking dish. Preheat oven to 400. Melt real butter. Put almond meal in a separate, shallow plate or large plastic zipper bag. Coat each side of tilapia filet with butter. Dip fish into almond meal mixture and put in pan. You can also use a beaten egg with the butter to help the coating stick. Depending on the thickness of your filets, bake for about 20 minutes. Most tilapia filets are thin, though, so just watch your baking time. Some filets are thicker and can bake just a little longer.

Some links to Gary Taubes' articles and other works follow. Gary is a science journalist who has done a phenomenal job of gathering and evaluating research on obesity over the years. His book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" was one of the best pieces of informational writing I have invested my time in reading cover to cover. His latest book, "Why We Get Fat and What to do About It," is an easily-digestible read.

"Is Sugar Toxic?"
A Q&A on the Well blog- (Gary answers follow up questions from readers)
Lectures by Gary Taubes (well worth the time to watch at least one if you are interested)
"What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?"


  1. Mmmmmmmm the Tilapia recipe sounds good. It's a tasty fish to eat, I know that. I really miss Snapper though, hard to get in the UK.

  2. I love Tilapia, but I've never used or heard of almond meal. I'll have to look for it. Thanks. http://myheartblogstoyou.blogspot.com/2011/04/traumatization-of-third-grader.html

  3. The talapia sounds really good--and after the food-fest today, something lighter is definitely in order for tomorrow!

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  4. I would love to try this but unfortunately I don't anything that comes out of the water. Thanks for posting though I enjoyed reading it!

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