Posts Tagged ‘dinner’
I thought I could use some practice cooking steaks, and my husband didn’t argue with me wanting to practice. I bought several steaks and fell in love with this simple method of cooking this delicious red meat and potatoes.
My husband and I both loved this simple dish, and I’m sure you will too!
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/4 Onion, separated into rings
Step 1) Heat pan on medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and cook steaks.
Step 2) When the steaks are almost done cooking, add onions into coconut oil and sauteé until finished.
Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
Chives, as garnish
Step 1) Cut up potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster the potatoes will cook.
Step 2) Put cut potatoes into large pan, and fill with enough water to cover the top of the potatoes. Boil for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked and soft.
Step 3) Drain Potatoes and beat until smooth.
Step 4) Add Coconut Oil and Sea Salt. Add to taste.
Step 5) Add freshly chopped chives on top as garnish.
Red meat, like anything else, should be eaten in moderation and cooked with healthy ingredients. The steaks I bought were really thick, so I cut them in half so they weren’t so thick, and then I cooked them in healthy ingredients like coconut oil.
When making the mashed potatoes, be sure to keep the skins on! The skin provides a lot of the nutrients, so peeling the skin off of the potatoes isn’t ideal.
Recipes don’t need to be complicated or have a million different ingredients to taste wonderful.
Instead of using those Christmas Cookie Cutters for sugar cookies, why not put those cookie cutters to some good use on… healthier foods? Here’s some ideas that will help you get started – be creative and have fun!
Why not create a fun Christmas breakfast by enjoying some Christmas Tree pancakes or star shaped waffles?
I found some Christmas molds at my local grocery store, so I decided to make blueberry muffins and put my molds to good use! I just added some Organic raspberry jam to make a face and details.
Whether it’s PB & J or your favorite Deli Sandwich, create a sandwich and choose which Christmas shape you want to use and go for it!
Tip: Don’t have too big of a sandwich! You will want a relatively thin sandwich to be able to make the shapes.
Whether you choose a ham or turkey, why not have some fun with your choice of Christmas dinner meat ? After you have sliced your meat, take out the cookie cutters and have fun with creating different shapes!
I made a turkey for my Christmas dinner, and sliced the meat about 1/4 inch thick. I placed the meat on a plate and used a Bell, Snowman, and Holly Leaf Cookie Cutter and made shapes out of my Christmas Turkey. It was a pretty fun way to enjoy my Dinner.
Christmas Molds and Cookie Cutters are a simple trick to add some Holiday cheer to your meals – have fun!
8 Bamboo Kabob Skewers
2 Chicken breasts
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
4 small Tomatoes
1 Purple Onion
Step 1) Preheat grill
Step 2) Cut up chicken, red and green pepper, onions, and tomatoes into sizes appropriate for cooking on a kabob (see photo)
Step 3) Add ingredients onto the kabob skewer, mixing up the colors and order of ingredients to add variety. Add chicken seasoning to kabobs.
Step 4) Cook on grill for 10 minutes, then rotate and cook for another 10 minutes; 20 minutes total, or until chicken is fully cooked.
You can cook this in the oven, just bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
3 tablespoons Mustard
3 tablespoons melted Coconut oil
5 teaspoons Raw Honey
1 slice Ezekiel bread crumbs
1/2 cup Almond slices
2 teaspoons dried (or fresh) Rosemary
2-4 Salmon fillets
Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease baking pan.
Step 2) In a bowl, combine the mustard, melted coconut oil, and honey
Step 3) Place fillets on baking pan. Spoon on the mustard mixture to each fillet, then top with bread crumbs, sliced almonds, and rosemary.
Step 4) Bake for 20 minutes (or 10 minutes for each inch of thickness, measuring thickest part of the fillet). Salmon should flake when done.
Salmon is a perfect healthy dinner for you and the family. I always try to season my meats in a healthy way, and that’s why I chose Coconut oil (rather than another oil such as vegetable oil), Ezekiel bread crumbs, almond slices, and rosemary.
This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes…I hope you enjoy it as much as he does!
Looking for a new place to eat out for lunch or dinner? Sometimes, we eat things that are not too healthy or good for us when we are pressed for time, want something quick on the go, or have a lunch meeting or what not. I have discovered Cafe Zupas. They have Salads and Soups- gourmet style (They have panini sandwiches too, but I haven’t personally had them).
I usually tend to lean towards geting the “Nuts about Berries” salad. At first, I wasn’t too sure if I would like berries in my salads since the salads I usually make for myself are an all-veggie type of a salad. If you are a salad lover, you are seriously going to love this Salad. It tastes great with the added fruit, with a bit of sweetened nuts for a crunch texture, and they have this amazing poppy seed dressing goes perfectly with the rest of the salad. I am not sure what is all in the dressing, but my guess is that you might not want to put too much on your salad for health and calorie purposes.
If I am getting the soup, the Thai Lobster is one of my favorite. It just has this different taste to it (probably the curry?), and if you want to try something that is a little bit of out of the ordinary and not just your average plain soup, I say it’s worth a try. With this soups esquisite tastes, you will feel like you are dining in a deluxe restraunt- without the high price tag attached.
This is just touching the surface of what they have. My only “warning” is, it tastes really good and you might just get addicted. Also, just because it is salad and soups, you still need to watch out for portion control and calories. The great thing about Cafe Zupas, is that I dont feel guilty when I am done with my meal.
If you want to check out the company’s site for the menu and locations: www.zupas.com
If you have tried Cafe Zupas, any other recommendations?
*Sorry all, no official serving size or calorie count on these dishes, but here is my estimates on how many calories are in the Nuts about Berries salad.