Sunday, November 2, 2014

Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry

Here's  delicious beef and veggie meal that will make your tummy happy!  Beef seared on the outside, tender and juicy in the middle, mixed with purple cabbage, onion and crisp tender broccoli.  I am in love!
1 lb. sliced sirloin (or other beef of choice)
1 head of broccoli florets
2 cups chopped purple cabbage
1 onion, sliced
olive oil
seasonings (I used plain old sea salt and pepper)
Heat about 2 TBSP olive in in a skillet.  When hot, add in beef.  Season with salt and pepper and cook until desired done-ness (I like skillet hot enough to sear the outside of the beef, but leave the inside a little pink).  Remove beef from skillet and cover with foil to keep warm.  Add veggies (and a little more oil if needed) and cook until veggies are to your desire done-ness (I like mine crisp tender).  Toss beef back in, season to taste and devour :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

VW Camper Cookbook Tuna Salad

While browsing the shelves of the bookmobile (imagine a library van where you can check out books) I came across The Original VW Camper Cookbook.  I had to share this recipe with you.  You can easily cook it while camping in your VW bus/van thingy.  You know we all have one of those!  It was actually very easy and pretty darn tasty too... if you like tuna.  Enjoy :)

1 can/bag tuna
1 hard boiled egg
1 sliced tomato (all I had were cherry)
1 slice of onion
vinegar and olive oil

Place onion and tomato on plate.  Top with tuna and egg.  Drizzle with vinegar and oil.  Salt and pepper if your heard desires.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Coconut Banana Smoothie

Here's another smoothie recipe I love!  I think I may be addicted to smoothies.  YUM YUM :)

1 cup Silk Pure Coconut Vanilla coconutmilk
1 banana
½ cup ice
Raw Honey (opt)

Place in blender and blend until smooth

*I prefer to use raw honey as a sweetener.  I have tried products like Stevia in the past and didn't care for it.  I feel raw honey is a better choice because you can eat it exactly how it comes from nature (if you are brave enough to stick your hand in a bee hive :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Here's a delicious sausage recipe without all the added junk (you know, the stuff in the ingredients list you can't pronounce!).  These are moist and have a great zip from the cayenne pepper.  YUM!  Enjoy :)

1 pound ground turkey
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, salt, sage, thyme, nutmeg and cayenne. Shape into eight patties.
In a large skillet, cook patties in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Here's a delicous way to cook up some fresh green beans :)

1/2 lb green beans trimmed and snapped in half
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 425.  Line a cookie sheet with tin foil.  Toss the green beans in the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Spread the green beans evenly on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Dear Smoothie,
I think I'm in love with you. Your cool, creamy goodness is divine on a hot summer day.  I love you for breakfast or a refreshing snack.  Ta ta for now. 

Heidi :)

Here's a deliciously, delicious (um... did I mention delicious) smoothie recipe.  I think I need to type fast so I can go make another one :) Enjoy!

1 cup Silk Pure Coconut coconut milk (with the Silk Almond milk in the dairy section)
1 banana
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup ice
drizzle of honey (optional)

Mix all in blender or magic bullet.  Blend until smooth. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Paleo Brownies

Here's something sweet for an occasional treat.  I know the chocolate's pushing it, but for the paleo chocoholic this dessert is heaven!  I was super-surprised by the deep, rich chocolate flavor and fudgy texture.  Very impressive for a nut based brownie.  You may want to cut these and freeze the rest so you aren't tempted to gorge yourself silly (um... I wouldn't know this personally, but if you do that you will feel very sick because they're so rich :)  Enjoy your chocolaty treat!

16 oz. walnuts
1 egg
1 cup raw honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 oz. unsweet dark chocolate- chopped

Preheat oven to 325.  Grease an 8x8 pan with coconut or olive oil.  Pulse walnuts until they turn into a smooth and creamy nut butter.  Beat egg and add to nut butter along with vanilla and honey.  Stir.  Add cocoa, salt and soda.  Mix well and stir in chopped chocolate.  Bake 30-40 minutes.  It is done with a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

* It will puff up while baking and then settle when it cools.