I know, I know -- I kinda fell off the map. So much for those "resolution" recipes, right? Well, the bad news is that I failed one resolution already, and that's keeping up with this blog on a weekly basis. (I do plan to change that, starting today.) The good news is I have managed to stick to a consistent exercise routine (we meet again, Spinning!) and consequently lose seven pounds… woohoo! You and I know, however, that no amount of exercise will do the trick without a healthy meal plan, and for the last five weeks or so, this dish right here has been my go-to dinner (and lunch - gotta love leftovers!) at least three to four times a week. It's that good! And that easy, and that versatile so there's no room to get bored. This has definitely been a "resolution recipe" for me, and I hope it becomes one for you, too, no matter where you are in your journey. Let's get cooking!
Ever since I got really into cooking, I’ve always made it a point to figure out the fastest way possible to make a dish. In fact, in looking through my recipe index, I think it’s safe to say most of my recipes can be made in as little as 15 minutes and most in no longer than one hour. If we’re talking about weeknight cooking, especially for those who have very little time to get a decent, healthy dinner on the table, I call that a win. Sometimes, though, isn’t it nice to just take it slow?
Beef Stew over Cauliflower & Yellow Carrot Puree
I've got to say, and please excuse my modesty, but I really think I outdid myself with this one. It started off as a beef stew, a perfect, paleo-friendly, one-pot wonder that I'd be able to enjoy for days to come, but it ended up turning into so much more.
Pesto Pasta Salad
I call this a pasta because I enjoyed it cold, having made it with leftover flank steak from last night. I had a huge bunch of cilantro in the fridge (my favorite herb, ever!) so I decided to make a bright, lemony pesto with it. Whether you eat this warm or cold, it's definitely a winner!
Summer Steak Salad
This salad represents so many things that I loved about Piedmontese food. From the creamiest, most decadent Gorgonzola to the ripest apricot picked straight off the tree, juicy cherries at their peak and veal so tender we ate it raw (not rare, raw!), there are layers of flavor in this salad that take me right back to beautiful Italy.
Chez Moi Steak & Strawberry Salad
...because I don't have to go to a pricey steakhouse to eat something this good. Believe it or not, this dish comes together in 10 minutes. In the time the steak cooks, you can assemble the salad - homemade dressing, and all!
Game Day Chili
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, football fans! With a little inspiration from my friends at Goya*, I gave my 5-Star Chili recipe a Cuban twist - picadillo meets chili in this hearty, sweet and spicy chili that will have your guests cheering for you.
Mom's Lasagna Made Easy
...and a bit healthier. My fabulous mom [gladly] gave up cooking when I took over the kitchen. I was more than happy to do all the cooking, but still craved her weekly rotation of dinners: homemade chicken tenders, breaded steaks, spinach gratin, mashed potatoes, fried plantains, and her lasagna.
D.I.Y. Take Out: Spicy Crispy Beef
You can make this yourself in less time than it would take to have it delivered. Plus, less fat, less sodium, less sugar and no weird additives.
This is the real thing: a hearty, beefy, spicy chili anyone can make. I used lean ground beef (93/7) but you can make this with ground turkey or chicken breast if you prefer. Regardless, it's perfect for the cool weather ahead.
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I'M LUISANA - A PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL, WORLD TRAVELER, RECIPE DEVELOPER, AND RELENTLESS EATER. JOIN ME AS I DISCOVER THE KEY TO DELICIOUS LIVING, ONE HEALTHY RECIPE AT A TIME.
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