Sunday, December 26, 2010

boeuf bourgignonne

My sister made this recipe for boeuf bourgignonne (using stew meat and bacon from The Organic Butcher). We skipped the braised onions this time, but it was still awesome! Butchers and Le Creuset are definitely worth it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

beef and broccoli

Got sirloin strips on sale at Whole Foods, so made the following stirfry:

1. Saute chopped up broccoli in olive oil.
2. When the broccoli has softened, put in sirloin, garlic, pepper, and salt and saute until meat is cooked through.
3. Serve over brown rice. I added some Trader Joe's teriyaki sauce and scallions on the plate.

egg ideas

Recently, I had a lot of eggs, scallions, and a wedge of gorgonzola in my fridge, hence the following:

Top: Scrambled eggs with gorgonzola and scallions with roasted potatoes
Middle: Scrambled eggs with gorgonzola and scallions over turkey bacon and mozzarella on toast with raspberries, kiwi slices and blueberries
Bottom: Frittata with sliced fingerling potatoes, gorgonzola, scallions, and veggie sausage

grilled cheese and salad

Back to posting after a long hiatus! Here's my new favorite grilled cheese with some accompaniments:

Gruyere & truffle grilled cheese: Use really good Gruyere cut into thin slices. Spread one side of the bread with butter and sprinkle on truffle oil. Put one slice in a hot pan, butter side down and then layer the Gruyere on top of that slice. Put on the other side of the bread. Flip when the cheese has started to melt and the cooked side is golden and crispy.

Salad: Saute mushrooms in olive oil. Add garlic and black pepper and cook some more. Add balsamic vinegar before putting mushrooms over romaine hearts.

Mashed potatoes with kale: Boil cubed potatoes (I used yellow this time) until soft. Drain and put back in pot with butter, salt, pepper, and bits of kale. Stir until kale gets soft.