Sweet ‘n’ Savory Steak Stir Fry

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With a little planning the day before, this makes a super tasty and relatively quick meal that the whole family will LOVE!

PRO TIP: Toss the steak in the freezer when you bring it home from the store, so it will slice more easily.

Then, make this delicious marinade the night before… and you can thank me later!

Yum…yum…YUM!!!

We enjoy serving this over white Jasmine rice, but I’m trusting you to choose and prepare the rice on your own for this recipe. Ha! You’ve GOT this! (Of course, if you’re looking for an awesome way to prepare brown rice, click here! I’ve got you!)

Sweet ‘n’ Savory Steak Stir Fry Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4lb top round steak (preferably slightly frozen) *If the steak you find happens to be larger, we’ve used as large as a 0.9lb piece with this recipe just fine. FYI.
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 5oz shredded carrots
  • 4 green onions, sliced

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Slice steak very thinly, cutting against the grain. (This is easier if the meat is slightly frozen, so plan ahead!)
  2. Make the marinade 24 hours ahead of time by combining the sugar, olive oil, tamari (or soy sauce) and pressed garlic in a small bowl.
  3. Add the sliced steak to a gallon Ziploc bag (or large covered bowl).
  4. Add marinade to the meat, and toss or stir to combine.
  5. Marinate steak in the fridge for 24 hours.
  6. (NOTE: Make sure you time your stir fry cooking with whatever rice you’ve decided to make…so it’s all ready at once. Just sayin’. Okay, let’s make some stir fry…)
  7. Heat a couple TBSP olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high to high heat.
  8. Add sliced yellow onion and shredded carrots. (Reserve the green onion for garnish.)
  9. Cook 10-15 minutes until tender-crisp.
  10. Transfer cooked veggies to a plate.
  11. Add steak and marinade to the skillet, and cook about 5 minutes until meat is cooked through. Stir occasionally, so meat browns on both sides.
  12. Return veggies to the pan with the meat and marinade. Stir to combine, and cook until heated through.
  13. Serve over rice of your choice.
  14. Garnish with green onions.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (dairy-free)

Hey, everybody!!!

(It’s me…Christy! The additive-free recipes gal!)

Long time, no see!!!!

Wow! It’s been soooooooo long since I’ve posted here that you’ve probably forgotten who I am! LOL!

Well, it’s been a long and crazy past couple of years…for everyone! Am I right?!?! So I’ve been distracted with a bazillion other things.

Just to catch you up to speed…

Chad and I are still living full-time in our RV, buuuuuuuuuuut…..we are no longer in California! I know…hard to believe, huh?!

We are working at a campground in Arizona right now for the winter, and we are soaking in this amazing warm winter weather here! Yay!

Next, we plan to work at a campground in Colorado for the summer. And, then???? Who knows!

Anywhoooooooooo….It’s 80 degrees here today, so we decided to make this yummy, additive-free smoothie. And I thought I’d share it with all of you here, too! Enjoy! 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (dairy-free)

The peanut butter and frozen bananas make this smoothie so smooth that you won’t even miss the dairy!

Makes 16 ounces

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup cold water
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
3 TBSP peanut butter
1 TBSP honey
2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks

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DIRECTIONS:
Add all ingredients, except bananas, to a blender. Blend.
Add bananas, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

roasted brussels sprouts

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The first time I prepared my own Brussels sprouts, I purchased them on the stalk at a local farmers market. It was pretty fun walking around with that big ol’ thing…feeling all authentic-like! LOL!

Then, before I cooked them I plucked them each from the stalk…washed them, removed the outer leaves. Followed instructions online for trimming the stems and painstakingly cutting each sprout in half and trimming each stem! OMG! What. A. PAIN!

Then….I melted some butter in a skillet and sauteed them up. But….only so many would fit in the pan…so I had to make several separate batches!!! Ahhhhh!!!! 

Don’t get me wrong, they were super yummy….buuuuuuuuuuuuuut…it was a super long time before I ever prepared them again. Because…well….pain in the A$$!

Years later, I decided to try an experiment…forget all the hard work. Just enjoy the dish!

So, here’s how I do it now. No muss, no fuss…enjoy!!!

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Serves 4

(Well, the package says it serves ELEVEN! Lol! And Chad and I ate nearly the whole batch in one sitting…so….let’s just say it’s 4 servings, shall we?!?! Ha!)

INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs of prepared/washed Brussels sprouts (pre-packaged in the produce section)

1/3 cup melted coconut oil (or oil of your choice)

Sea salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss Brussels sprouts and oil together in a casserole pan.

Cover with foil, and bake for about 40 minutes until desired tenderness is reached, stirring occasionally.

Uncover, and bake about 10 more minutes until browned to your preference.

Sprinkle with sea salt, and enjoy!

(WARNING: Careful, these babies will burn the crap outta your mouth if you’re not careful. You will be greatly rewarded if  you have enough patience to allow for a few minutes of cooling time. Or just dish up your serving…and then cut each of your sprouts in half before you bite into any of them. These taste way better if your taste buds aren’t burned off! Just sayin.’)

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Indian-Spiced Cauliflower & Yams

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower & Yams

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Makes about 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:
2 large yams, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
6 TBSP extra virgin olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 pinches clove powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

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DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 casserole pans. Add all chopped veggies to a large mixing bowl. Add oil and spices and toss to coat evenly. Spread 1/2 of veggie mixture in each pan. Roast, uncovered, until tender (about 40 minutes). Be sure to stir the veggies every 10 minutes or so. Salt, to taste, and enjoy!

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