Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grilled Garlic Flank Steak

As the Caveman and I started our Paleo diet, we found many recipes that we absolutely loved. So much so, that even after we started adding more grains recently, we decided to keep some of the full Paleo recipes in our routine! This recipe happens to be one of our favorites. It's simple and absolutely delicious! This recipe was found in the book Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo.

Grilled Garlic Flanken-style ribs with Peppers and Onions

So far we have paired it with a nice spinach salad, mashed cauliflower, and even some asparagus. All three are an excellent way to add some side flavor to an already scrumptious meal! Additionally, you can use regular flank steak or even flank ribs. I haven't yet tried this on my outdoor grill, but it works fantastic on a broiler pan in the oven. Now let's get cooking!
3 cloves garlic, minced
1.5-2lbs flank steak
sea salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon bacon fat, butter, or coconut oil
1 onion, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 bell pepper, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

First up, begin preheating your oven on the Broil setting. While the oven is preheating, season the steak with the sea salt and black pepper. Once seasoned, massage the garlic into the steak. Place the steak on a broiler pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side. If finished before the rest of the meal, place to the side.

For the veggies, melt oil in a large skillet of medium to medium high heat. Add the onions and peppers and cook until soft and slightly browned on the edges. With the onions and peppers cooked, make a bed of the mixture on a plate. Slice up the steak and serve over the veggie mix.

My favorite side is a nice crisp salad with spinach, cucumbers, carrot, grape tomatoes and a nice balsamic dressing. The flavor combos of the salad and the steak blend perfectly!

So there you have it! The first Paleo recipe the Caveman and I tried and absolutely loved! Try it yourself and let me know how you like it! I've love to know any variations made as well!

Friday, April 5, 2013

School, Diet, Life - Where did the time go!

Hello Blog-o-sphere! Long time, no chat.

Boy have things been busy!  I know I've been feeling a little lost lately and figured I'd come back and share with you all. I finished out #Reverb12 and since then I've been going a million miles a minute!

To summarize, I started my my bachelor's program for Business Management, I wrote my first article for PopChix, I spent 10 days in Idaho with my family in January, Caveman and I decided that we are moving to Idaho in June, I proposed a remote worker arrangement for my job and they approved it, registered for the Color Run in Boise, we started a 30 day Paleo diet challenge, and I celebrated my 29th birthday!

Wow - its only been 3 full months into the new year and already I've accomplished so much! Its time to get back to my writing - back to my sharing - back to my updating!! I'll stick to writing about what I know - recipes that I love, my weight loss challenge, and now the joys of being a college student again!

Keeping it simple for my first foray back into blogging. Looking forward to the weeks to come!