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Two Minute Salad

9 Nov

Two Minute Salad

This is my go to when I am complaining about making a salad.

One big handful of arugula

One diced scallion  or two tablespoon sliced onion

Ten grape tomatoes

Ten crouton

Two tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Drizzle balsamic glaze

Add anything else you want but this is a simple delicious salad

Steak Salad with Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

9 Apr

Steak Salad

This salad was so good, no wonder why I am fat.

One 8 to 10 ounce boneless rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper

Olive oil

One or two sliced onions

Two packages of sliced mushrooms

Two cloves of garlic

Two tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

1/2 box grape tomatoes

Two inches of goat cheese broken into crumbles

Three slices of toasted and buttered Italian toast, sprinkled with a little salt.

A handful of pepperoncinis

Drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Heat the pan

Put some olive oil, salt and pepper on the entire steak.

Place in a hot pan and sear on one side till you see blood rise to the top

Turn and cook on the other side for about two or three minutes.

Take off the heat and let it rest

Place the butter in the pan and add the onions and garlic.

Cook for two minutes then add the mushrooms

Let everything cook till the onions are soft and mushrooms are tender.

Take off the heat and season with salt and pepper

Toast the Italian bread and spread with the butter.

Place one piece of toast on the bottom of the plate. Top with the onions and mushrooms.

Place another piece of toast on the top and place the sliced meat on that.

Cut the third slice of buttered toast into pieces and put it around the steak.

Divide the tomatoes, goat cheese and pepperoncini around the steak

Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

 

Grapefruit Salad

10 Feb

Grapefruit Salad

It seems that as soon as I went on high blood pressure medicine grapefruits came into vogue.

As you probably know I should stay away from grapefruit because it interacts with the medicine.

So, I make this recipe lovingly for my children and only have a small tasting to make sure everything is balanced.

One 5 ounce package of baby spinach

One 5 ounce package baby arugula

1/2 thin sliced red onion

One large bunch of steamed or roasted asparagus. Cut into one inch pieces.

3 pieces of sliced fennel

15 black olives

One cup of drained grapefruit slices

2 avocados cut into cubes

One cup of shaved  Romano cheese

Dressing

3 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup of the grapefruit juice

3 tablespoon  balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

One cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon corse ground black pepper

Mix all the greens then layer everything else.

Take the salt and garlic and puree till it is a paste

Add the vinegar, glaze and grapefruit juice and mix  well

Add the oil and  pepper.

Mix till a dressing is blended together

I always underdress the salad and then serve extra dressing on the side.

I served this with  baked coconut cod

 

 

Baked Asparagus

10 Oct

Baked Asparagus

Another easy recipe but you do have  to wash a pan so use some foil.

One bunch of asparagus

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Parmesan cheese

Balsamic Glaze

Wash and dry the asparagus

Snap off the hard part of the stems

Toss the  asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper

Lay the asparagus on the nonstick aluminum foil

Try not to make them touch.

Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese

Drizzle with the glaze

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Make sure the cheese does not burn.

Thats it.

Easy String Beans

6 Oct

String Beans

I can’t even tell you how easy this is so I won’t.

One bag of 12 ounce clean, prewashed green beans

Balsamic glaze

1 1/2 inch of goat cheese or about 1/3 of a cup

Poke holes in the green bean bag and microwave for three minutes

Drain the water off the beans. This is just water that forms from condensation in the bag.

Put them in a bowl

Generously drizzle with the balsamic glaze

Break the goat cheese into small pieces and put over the beans

The beans are still warm and the cheese gets nice and soft.

You don’t even need a pot.

Enjoy