Showing posts from February, 2018

Breakfast Bowls for Meal Prep

Did you see the Breakfast Bistro Boxes I finally shared a while ago? I can't believe I didn't get it up sooner!

Well, then I made myself a Breakfast Bowl that really was really yummy!

And I shared pics on Instagram and such but never got around to sharing with YOU!

So here you are, my Breakfast Bowls for the week ... meal preppin' at it's finest!

1 bag of riced cauliflower (Trader Joe's or any stores frozen food section!)
8 eggs
1 bag of sausage crumbles (I used Jimmy Deans as it was on sale before the holidays) ... you can make this yourself if you'd like!
frozen veggies (broccoli is my choice as that's what I had on hand)

Ok, this is a very loose recipe and certainly open for you to expand and customize to YOUR liking!

Add some ghee to your large skillet and dump in the riced cauliflower.  Season with some salt/pepper/onion/garlic and cook until the moisture is evaporated.

Divide that into 4 bowls.

Add a little more ghee to the pan and tos…

Beef & Broccoli

It's been a LONG time since I made this recipe ... about 2 1/2 years I'd say so why not make it again!

I originally made this while I was under a Pantry/Freezer Challenge and even though I'm not really on one at this very moment, it's perfect in that I've got everything on hand and we are trying to really reduce our spending lately.

Here's how I made it ... keeping it healthier my way ...

2 - 2 1/2 pounds of boneless beef of any sort. I used some large sirloin steaks that were in the freezer from Costco
1 bag of broccoli (I used half a bag of the fresh stuff from Costco)
2 cups beef broth (pantry)
1 cup of coconut aminos (update, I opted 1/2 cup garlic sauce and 1/2 cup of coconut aminos)
2 tbs sesame oil (pantry)
scoop of diced garlic
Dash of red pepper flakes (depends on how spicy you like it!)
4 tbs arrowroot
8 tbs of the sauce when done cooking

Mix broth, garlic sauce, coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in the crock.

Slice the beef in …

Pressure Cooked Sausage & Peppers

Happy Valentine's Day! 
We probably won't be doing anything special today ... because a) I think every day should be Valentine's Day and b) we are dealing with a few things around the house ... Hubby is having some medical stuff going on (go check out The Mark and Jan Show and you'll see what I'm talking about) :-(

I had picked up some italian sausage from Costco on my last trip ... I finally used up the last of what I had in the freezer and well, not having any in the freezer was driving me crazy!  

I'm a fan of that little pizza bowl and there's a few other cool things to do with italian sausage, including Sausage and Peppers ... and even though I like to do it as a foil packet (reduced the flare ups and kept the cleaning to a minimum) I wanted something that wouldn't require a whole lot of hands on babysitting ... of course, when the Instant Pot enters the picture, everything changes!

I started this at 10:30 am because it was a little bit of meal prep fo…

French Onion Soup

Repost Alert ... it's cooler (by our standards), life is really busy right now and well, I think I need to make this soon!

Gosh ... I look at the bottom of the recipe printout and see that I've had this since late 1998 .... wow!

I've made this specific recipe a few times, but then I get distracted with a newer recipe and try that ... and ALWAYS have to listen to Hubby ask why I don't just stick with the first one I have... he's right.

So, Saturday, it was a nice, sunny, BEAUTIFUL day, high of around 86. But the nights are getting a little cooler, and this morning it was 72 when I went outside at 8am ... hence, it's FALL TIME in Paradise, time to make soups!

The sprinkler dudes were here making repairs, and since they were digging up in the back yard, I didn't really want to toss on the ole bikini and jump in the pool to float ... just not my idea of cheap thrills, you know? ;-)

So, again, I made soup.  AND I used what we had on hand ... it's a miracle, don&#…

Costco Time

Hubby flew out to Indiana Saturday morning.

At 6am.

Ahem. That's early. We woke up at 4:47 and seriously FLEW out the door. Thankfully it was raining hard so no Lance Armstrong Wannabe's or joggers on the road ... and we live somewhat close to the airport.


So what else is there to do when Hubby flies out? Hit up Costco, of course! Honestly, it  was NOT my idea, but the Boy ... and not to mention, his sister, her husband, and the BABY are here (aka my princess, her hubby and baby N!) so why not!

90 of these for $19.99
Question: Does Costco only carry Huggies diapers? No Pampers?? Hmmm ...

Anyway.  I had a list in my handy-dandy book of Wonderful Ideas ... but just for the record, a list does NO GOOD if you don't refer to it.

Caprese Salad coming soon!
Here's what we got:

bag of frozen organic blend berries $10.49
2 Dr. Praeger veggie burgers $10.99 less $3 each (boy)
2 boxes of those Caveman Bars $17.99 each
3 large containers of Greek Yogurt $5.79 each (boy)
bag o…

Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa

Repost from SEVERAL years ago but I think I'm putting this on the menu real soon ... 

The Boy and his girlfriend love Chipotle ... to the point where they had to take a break as the employees knew exactly what they were going to order since they were going so often ;-)

Of course, I'm like, good grief kids, that gets expensive after a while and we can get a pretty close replica of that at home! Which reminds me, I need to be making Steak Bites again pretty soon ...

So when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to give it a try as it totally FITS the Pantry/Freezer Challenge ... I've got everything on hand, with the exception of the cilantro ... which in MY house, has to be added to each individual plate since me and the girlfriend are the only one's who like it ... I even had the beer, and no, it wasn't Dos Equis, it was Corona ... thankful that I discovered this recipe at this particular time, had a cooler full of beer from the 4th of July festivities and actuall…