...*a glimse into the daily life of a chef*...

...this blog is a place for me to record and reflect the passion that i put into my everyday life.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


....so on my journey to getting married i have started a new eating plan to eat more healthy and perhaps loose a pound or two to look great in my dress. Spence is all for it but a little skeptical about the meals...its nothing crazy just eating 5 times a day and  eating more whole foods, no excess sugar or carbs...but last night i WOWED him, he was floored and to tell you the truth so was I. Our meal was so good I woke up craving it this morning. it was simple and it went a little like this...

in a large saute pan:

3-4 T good olive oil
(I really like Greek olive oils, they just taste a little fruitier to me)
get the oil hot and then add:
1# tenderloin peices
(or whatever good lean meat you have)
season your meat heavily with pepper and a little garlic salt
Then use whatever veggies you have around
but this is what i used:
2 stalks of celery, slice
2 small carrots, chopped
1 onion, julienne
1 red pepper, cut in 1" peieces
1/2 bunch of broccoli
start the beef in the pan let it start to sear and then just add your veggies starting with the carrots because they take the longest to cook. 
season the whole dish again with black pepper and garlic salt.
and that is it, make sure you cook the veggies only until they are just tender,
keep the as al dente as possible took keep the most nutrients as possible
And the crunch is SO good!

now for an added bonus I made a yogurt sauce for dipping:
1/4 c. plain yogurt
leaves off 2 stems of fresh oregano
1 green onion
15 cilantro leaves
chop all the herbs and onion and stir into the yogurt, and serve!

....this was such a fantastic and EASY meal 
 it took me about 10 minutes to make the whole thing
and i devoured the whole thing, it was amazing and when it was over i felt good, 
not weighed down or stuffed
you could serve this meal with pitas too go Greek, throw in a few pepperocinis and kalamata olives...
maybe some feta cheese
or serve it with rice like how Spence ate it...
but to be honest with you, i didn't need anything else
it was so simple and good i was happy just eating it as is!

Hope you enjoy it as much as i Did!

Spence said it was one of the best meals I have ever made!!!


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