Monday, January 27, 2014

Fresh Meatloaf

This is a recipe that I frequently make. It is one of those, "I need to go to the grocery store and only have a few ingredients in the fridge" type of meals. It isn't necessarily the prettiest dish, but what it lacks in beauty it holds in taste. One of the best things about having your own blog is that all your recipes are online. This means you can pull them up on your phone in a snap. The other day I tried to pull up my meatloaf and couldn't find it. Wellll, apparently I have been holding back this little treasure from you all. The suspense is over, I will share with you in 3. . 2. . 1. . . 

Fresh Meatloaf
1 lb ground beef
1 egg
4 tbsp almond flour
1 onion finely cut
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp parsley
1 cup coconut milk
1 red pepper chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add ingredients together and place into a loaf pan. Cook for 1 hour. Remove and let stand for 10 min before serving.

My mom used to make meatloaf and top it with ketchup. I always loved the way it would caramelize in the oven as it cooked. I didn't have any of my Paleo ketchup on hand, but I often will add this before I bake it. It is pretty yummy! Enjoy!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fresh Lime Cilantro Steak Salad

These days I have been more preoccupied making baby food and getting myself PR's at the gym than I have trying out new recipes. But the old faithful recipes are getting used up and I am finding myself once again looking for some new fresh ideas. 

One of my FAVORITE things to do is go to Nordstrom, have lunch in the cafe, and then shop. If it is an extra special day this will include buying some shoes and lipgloss. The best thing to order at the cafe is a lime cilantro chicken salad. I stumbled across this salad dressing recipe and I was instantly inspired. I added steak to mine, but you could add whatever meat you have in your fridge. I guarantee you will love this fresh, full flavor salad. When I eat this, I almost feel like I am at Nordstrom, minus the shoes and lipgloss of course. ;) 

Fresh Lime Cilantro Steak Salad
1/2 of a large avocado
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp ginger
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3-4 tbsp water (enough to thin out the dressing)

Add all ingredients, minus the water, into a food processor. I used my magic bullet, and it was perfect. Blend until smooth. Add water one tablespoon at a time until you get desired consistency. 

Salad Ingredients:
Sunflower Seeds
Red Peppers
Fresh Chopped Cilantro
Grilled Flank Steak (We just BBQed our flank steak with salt and pepper)

Toss dressing with lettuce and plate with other ingredients on top. Enjoy!