Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ribeye Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Pepper Guacamole (Whole30)

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This is definitely my favorite Whole30 recipe. I used the blackening season I normally use, which I love, and then decided to serve the steak on lettuce instead of in a tortilla. Since I used ribeye, the meat is really moist and flavorful. Adding sweet peppers to the guacamole gives the topping a little twist and a yummy crunch. I'm definitely planning on making this again soon, even when not on our diet. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 lbs. ribeye steak
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Romaine lettuce, for serving
  • Fresh salsa, for serving
For Sweet Pepper Guacamole:
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 small sweet peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
For the ribeye: Mix salt, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and stir to combine. Rub mixture on both sides of ribeye steak.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Add ribeye and cook for 3 minutes to sear. Flip and cook an additional 3 minutes.

Transfer to oven and cook for 10 minutes, depending on desired doneness. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice into strips.

For the guacamole: Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the insides. Place in a mixing bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork, leaving them slightly lumpy.

Add onion, tomato, peppers and cilantro to the avocado and stir to combine. Add salt and lime juice. Taste and adjust accordingly.

To serve: Top lettuce leaves with steak, guacamole and fresh salsa. Enjoy!

Source: SK Original

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Garlic Paprika Smashed Parmesan Potatoes (Whole30)

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Forget potato salad this summer. Who needs those extra calories by adding loads of mayonnaise to an already carb-filled side? Smashed potatoes are soft with a crispy exterior, and are drizzled with olive oil, spices and Parmesan cheese for a burst of flavor. You'll thank me. Enjoy!

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Ingredients
  • 12 oz. baby yellow potatoes
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated (omit if doing Whole30)
Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and fill with water. Make sure the water rises at least 1-inch over the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can make a small slit in the top of each potato and microwave for about 7 minutes per pound, or until the potatoes are tender. This might take less time depending on the size of your potatoes.

Set your broiler to medium.

When they potatoes are done, place on paper towels to dry them off. Once dry, transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet. Use a paper towel or paper plate to carefully mash them to 1/4-inch thick.

Mix the oil, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, pepper, salt and Parmesan cheese together. Drizzle a small amount of oil mixture over top of each smashed potato.

Set the potatoes under the broiler for 5-8 minutes or until they become crispy. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Enjoy immediately.

Source: SK Original

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

S'mores Sushi

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Okay let's take a little break from all the diet-friendly recipes and get back to the good stuff! :)

No campfire? No problem! Bring your favorite fire-side snack to the comfort of your living room with little hassle. Combining Rice Krispie Treats with the flavors of everyones favorite campfire treat will make any summer night better. You really can't go wrong with anything that involves marshmallow fluff, chocolate and graham crackers. And it's much less messy for the kiddos. You'll seriously make their (and your) summer with these. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 oz. mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted, plus more for serving (or can use chocolate syrup for serving)
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and grease with cooking spray. In a pot over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until melty. Turn off heat and immediately stir in cereal. Stir until completely coated.

Press mixture onto prepared pan and pat into a thin even rectangle. Spread fluff in a single layer and sprinkle with graham crackers, pressing in to make sure they stick. Pour melted chocolate over graham crackers and use a spatula to smooth into an even layer.

Slice sushi in half lengthwise, then roll up halves, starting from the long side.

Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

Slice into sushi rolls and serve with melted chocolate or chocolate syrup.

Source: Delish