Friday, August 20, 2010

Broccoli Salad

I learned about this salad from one of the trainers at the gym, Brad.  He so kindly shared his recipe with me and I added exact measurements to it.  :)  If anyone struggles with raw broccoli then this is the salad for you!  I loved it!  This one is great to take to parties and BBQ's.  Yum!!

Broccoli Salad
3 crowns broccoli
1 pkg. bacon, cooked, cut into bits
3/4 c. sunflower seeds
3/4 c. raisins
3 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil mayo
Add broccoli to food processor and shred with shredding blade.  Put shredded broccoli, bacon bits, sunflower seeds, raisins, balsamic vinegar, mayo in large bowl and mix well.  Serve or refrigerate until ready to enjoy.  

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pork and Worms?

I have been noticing that my food tastes really good, but sometimes doesn't look so appealing.  :)  This is one of those...  When I was looking back at the pictures I took of this dish I thought there were worms crawling over my pork.  Well, all I can say is they were some yummy worms!  :)  

Pork with Orange Sauce
4 large carrots, cut into 1" chunks
1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
1 large navel orange
1 t. olive oil
1 small red onion
In 9" glass pie plate, combine carrots with 1/3 c. water.  Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave 6-7 minutes or until tender.  Cut pork into 1 1/4 " thick slices.  Press each slice to flatten slightly.  Season both sides with sea salt and pepper.  From orange, zest 1/2 t. peel and squeeze 1/2 c. juice.  Heat large skillet on medium-high heat until hot.  Add oil, then pork in a single layer.  Sprinkle onion around pork.  Cook 4 minutes or until pork browns.  Turn pork over and stir onion.  Cook an additional 4 minutes or until pork is barely pink in center.  Transfer pork to plate, leave onion in skillet.  Add orange peel, orange juice to skillet, cook 1 minute.  Stir occasionally.  Serve pork over carrots, then top with onions. 

(Another modified recipe taken from Light & Delish magazine) 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dean's "Bobs"

Ladies and Gentlemen...  Presenting an original Dean recipe!!!  :)  Dean is master of the grill and making dinners out of anything we have in the fridge.  He can always find something to make for dinner - where I am definitely more picky.  :)  He delighted us with his "Bobs" this weekend and they were so tasty.

Dean's "Bobs"
Shoulder Roast, cut into bite-size pieces
2 bell peppers, quartered (yellow and green)
1 zucchini, cut into 1" chunks
1 yellow squash, cut into 1 " chunks
1 red onion, cut into large chunks
1 yam, cut into large chunks
olive oil
lemon pepper

Marinate steak:
Add steak chunks to resealable bag.  Add enough wheat-free soy sauce (Tamari), worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning to lightly cover steak.  Marinate overnight.  Discard marinade when ready to grill meat.

Mix all chopped veggies in large bowl.  Add enough olive oil to coat veggies.  Mix in desired amount of lemon pepper.  Now add meat and veggies to skewers in any order.  Grill over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, flip, then grill another 6 minutes.  Enjoy!!