Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Recipe Tryouts

  • Happy Birthday to an old friend.  Code name: Teddy.
  • Weekends are usually pretty calm in the kitchen.  This weekend however we seemed to spend a lot of time cooking.  Hubby and I had seen some pretty tasty recipes this week and couldn’t wait until shopping day to buy the ingredients.
  • Saturday was the Pizza Chili Recipe from Food Renegade.  We used 1 lb grass fed ground beef, ½ lb chicken livers, 6 stalks green onions, 2 smallish yellow onions, 6 slices of bacon, 1 packet of Applegate pepperoni, 1 clove of garlic, 1 quart Earth Fare marinara, 1 quart water, pepper, mushrooms, and pineapple.  We split all the ingredients except the mushrooms and pineapple and cooked in two batches.  My husband’s had the mushrooms and pineapple.  Results: YUMMY!
  • Sunday we invited a friend over.  We like to cook primal meals to show them how tasty eating primal can be.  Tonight’s menu: Steak Fajitas and cheesecake with blueberries! 
  • Steak Fajitas:  We used 1 flank steak, 1 large red bell pepper, 1 large green bell pepper, 1 ½ yellow onions, 6 stalks of green onions, 1 tomato, 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tbsp ghee and salsa.  I sliced and diced all the veggies while hubby worked on the steak.  He mixed the garlic and ghee together and used it to coat both sides of the steak.  Cook until about medium rare, shut off stove and cut (always cut flank steak across the grain) into bite sized pieces.  Next sauté the yellow onions in your choice of fat.  When they start to clear add the peppers.  Cook for about 5 minutes and add the green onions and tomatoes.  Cook for about another 2 minutes then add the steak.  Then cook until steak is at your desired doneness (for us that’s about 2 more minutes).  We serve ours with our favorite Newman’s Own salsa.  Results: always YUMMY!
  • Cheesecake:  We tried the Crustless Primal Cheesecake from The Primalist.  We pretty much following the recipe to a T except for lining the sides with parchment paper.  Results:  Just OK.  Didn’t like the lemon flavor.  Might try orange next time.