My good friend Hector tried to convince me to go out for pizza but I opted to be good and make my own dinner... Beef and broccoli it was.
I steamed the broccoli in the microwave for 2 minutes while I cooked the steak on medium high for 3-4 minutes on each side. I transferred the steak to a cutting board to let it rest, then sautéed the broccoli in the hot pan with a little agave and red pepper flakes until browned.
Then I thinly sliced the steak on an angle and voila.. dinner! It would have been great over brown rice or noodles but I'm watching the carbs at night... Tonight! Faster, healthier and much tastier than takeout!
Oops, I did it again! I opted out of eating the lunch I brought from home and bought lunch somewhere instead. Today it was too pretty not to share. I hit up the salad bar at The Fresh Market and could not stop myself from piling up all of this colorful and healthful goodness on my plate... or take-out container ;) I'll be eating my original lunch for dinner tonight...
Green beans!!! Love that they are on sale this time of year. I tossed them in a little olive oil, agave, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and roasted them at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.
To enjoy a good Sunday brunch with friends.
Delicious brunch at Morgan's Miami with my awesome friend Denis Erminy!
First course -- yes, you can have a more-than-one-course meal when you are keeping it simple - butternut squash soup spiced with chipotle and cinnamon and garnished with cilantro.
Followed by broiled salmon - crispy crust, moist and tender beneath - and ready in just 10 mins. Set broiler to highest setting, place tray in the middle of the over, season fish with salt, pepper, drizzle of olive oil and broil 10 mins or until cooked.
Served over a fresh salad - hydroponic lettuce (I'm obsessed!), tomatoes, corn, and a dressing made of red wine vinegar, agave, mustard, a dollop of Greek yogurt, drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Most nights, instead of just cooking for one, I make double and take the other half to work for lunch. Tonight I made pork chops seasoned with curry powder, salt and pepper, and cooked in a little coconut oil on med-high for 3-4 mins on each side. On the side, instant brown rice (hey, it's quick and tasty!) with a bit of frozen corn and fresh cilantro.. It all came together in less than 15 mins. Looking forward to lunch tomorrow!
Pork chops are lean and inexpensive, and like chicken, can be made so many different ways..
One for now, one for later... I might chop the chops and call it a rice bowl for lunch.
Love me some Brussels sprouts.. I roasted these this morning at 425 for about 25 mins, seasoned with salt and pepper, red pepper flakes and a drop (really, a tiny drop!) of agave on each. Voila... Sweet and spicy sprouts. Added a fried egg for protein and runny yolk goodness - got the idea from a local restaurant in Miami. I'll be having the same for lunch tomorrow.
I went to the Miami Marlins game tonight where I thought I might go ahead and have a hot dog (I know, right?!) or some pizza... But then I didn't! I came home and made myself the above instead. Caprese Salad Lettuce Wraps with Avocado - so delish! And I dressed them with the thyme balsamic vinaigrette from last night. Now I don't feel too bad about the two (light!) beers I had.. What's a ball game without beer?! Oh, and we finally won a game.. Go Marlins!
I had chicken soup for lunch so it wasn't exactly a Meatless Monday, but I decided to have a big plate of veggies (and a little bit of cheese) for dinner. Part of this was supposed to be my lunch tomorrow.. All gone!
I had some friends over for burgers last night and went with a traditional cheeseburger - cheese, tomato, mustard and ketchup. I skipped the bun so that I could have ice cream for dessert. (Priorities, priorities!) Today for lunch I kicked it up a bit with goat cheese, caramelized onions and a dollop of hickory barbecue sauce..so good!