Sunday, June 29, 2014

Time to grill!

Tis the season to be grilling! 
James and I take every opportunity to grill, and we enjoy it immensely! 

Here's a few of our favorites so far this season 

Grilled Rib-Eyes with Parsley-Garlic Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 (8-oz) boneless rib-eye steaks
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine parsley, 1 tablespoon water, oil, garlic, lemon rind, juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a food processor or blender; pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Sprinkle steaks with Montreal steak seasoning.
  4. Place on a grill rack rubbed with oil.
  5. Grill 6 minutes per side or to desired degree of doneness.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Spoon Parsley-Garlic Sauce over steaks.

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Ingredients

2 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed

½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Sprinkle asparagus with salt.
  3. Arrange asparagus on the grill.
  4. Grill 4 minutes, turning occasionally, or until tender.
  5. Whisk together oil, vinegar, juice, mustard, garlic salt and pepper in a bowl.
  6. Add asparagus; toss to coat.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Zoodles

Zoodle love, and a photo bombing Hank. 

My buddy sent me a pic a few weeks ago of a Veggetti and told me it was a hit in her household, so naturally I had to get one for meself and give it a shot!

I got mine on amazon, but apparently they're also at Bed, Bath and Beyond etc.
We made Zoodles (zuchinni noodles) for dinner friday night, and monday night. Total hit and talk about low calories! Best part was how much our picky boy ate- crushed 'em!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cleaning out

Wow did May really get away from me with not writing a post? Impressive. 
I actually took a bit of food hiatus for the past four weeks and focused on cleaning out the freezer, deep freeze, and pantry. And here sometime in the near future James and I are going to embark on primal/paleo eating. And YES I realize I sounds kinda silly but it's all starting to make sense- James is fairly lactose intolerant and right out of college I had an actual dietitian I was seeing who told me it was evident that I'm carb sensitive. So there ya go. Plus it helps set the stage of me not eating refined sugar/desserts/bad carbs (we'll still be taking in carbs but more under the form of things like sweet potatoes and carrots.) 
Tangent over!
I wanted to share with you all a favorite "clean out" meal I made for James. He adored it, and said that it was the best he's ever had. He and Tru crushed it, I on the other hand didn't love it. (See: hates mushrooms) 

My {kitchen sink} Beef Stroganoff
 


You'll need: 
A bit of flour 
A pack or two tenderized round steak, I think that's around 3-4 lbs 
A packet of onion soup mix
A packet of beef stroganoff mix
A little can of mushrooms (if you like)
And say beef broth to taste - and by to taste I mean to get your crock pot liquid where you need it. 

Directions- 
Pat meat down with flour and cook over medium high heat until browned/lookin good. (So technical) 
Then transfer to crock, put the packets in a bowl with the directions amounts of water, mix and add to crock. Add mushrooms and desired broth. Cover and cook low for 7 hours. 

Cook yerself some egg noodles and viola! 

My hope is to get a marinade or two posted soon!