Sunday, April 3, 2011
A Two-fer! Steak and cauliflower
I must give credit where credit is due, and because I'm too lazy to copy/paste/type out recipes, links you shall receive!
First, when I switched to the primal lifestyle, I was worried "what will happen to all of the food magazines I subscribe to and all of my cookbooks?!" but the more I transition it into my daily life, I realize that, for the most part, it's very simple! Granted, the recipe for pretzels I pulled out just because they looked so good fall NOWHERE in my new way of eating, but rules were meant to be broken, right? ;) Besides, if I make (and subsequently) eat homemade pretzels even once a year, eh, it's not going to kill me. And flipping through months of unread magazines the past few days has given me some new ideas, two of which I used to cook a fantastic, and primal-approved, meal.
First up, Rachael Ray's pinwheel steaks. I followed the recipe except instead of using jarred peppers (because I'm not going to spend money on a jar of peppers when I only need 1 pepper and I don't like roasted peppers, so I made my own (super simple, btw, just slice a pepper in half and place the cut side down on a baking sheet brushed with olive oil and place under the broiler for about 15 minutes or until the outside is charred, then place the peppers in a bowl and wrap with plastic wrap and let it steam until the skins easily peel off), and I added goat cheese. Why, you ask? Umm, because it's goat cheese, duh!! The steak was fantastic, and while I don't really like arugula, the pesto came out nice except it was super thick, despite adding more EVOO, but still good. Will definitely make this again.
Next up is roasted cauliflower with dates and pine nuts. Yes, I'm that strange girl who doesn't have ketchup in her fridge (eww, HFCS!) but has dates and pine nuts. Originally I was going to use the cauliflower to make cauliflower pizza again, but saw this recipe and was intrigued. I could have cut the cauliflower a bit smaller, and maybe brushed it with some EVOO before roasting for extra flavor, but it was good, and while the pine nuts got a little bit more toasty then I would have liked, thankfully they didn't burn (those things are expensive!!) and the dates? Gave it a wonderful flavor.
Very happy with both of these dishes and will definitely make again!