Weeks 23 and 24 Summaries
Stir Fry Vegetables, Beef and Broccoli, and Cauliflower Rice (3 recipes for 1 delicious dish!)
This dish turned out well (although I did alter the leftovers but more on that later). I served the dish with the “rice” on the bottom, followed by the vegetables on half the rice, and the beef and broccoli on the other half (see the photo below). I like the taste best after mixing the vegetables with the beef and broccoli. For the left overs I mixed the beef and broccoli with the vegetables and I added a decent amount of fish sauce and about a table spoon or two of peanut butter. I liked the additional depth of flavor that the fish sauce and peanut butter added and I would recommend adding it right away.
Cilantro Lime “Rice”
Ingredients ▪ 3/4 of a pack of chopped cauliflower or 1 medium head cauliflower, rinsed and chopped in a food processor ▪ 1 tbsp coconut oil ▪ 2 garlic cloves and 2 scallions, diced ▪ kosher salt and pepper, to taste ▪ 1-1/2 limes ▪ 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Instructions ▪ Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower. ▪ Heat a large pan over medium and sauté coconut oil, scallions and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. ▪ Raise heat a little, add cauliflower “rice” to pan, then cover and cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Season with salt and pepper to taste. ▪ Transfer to a bowl then toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.
Ingredients ▪ 2 tablespoons coconut oil ▪ 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced ▪ 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced ▪ 1 cup half-moon sliced yellow squash ▪ 1 cup small broccoli florets ▪ 1 baby eggplant, cut into chunks ▪ 1 clove garlic, minced ▪ 1/2 cup Coconut Secret teriyaki sauce ▪ 2 cups sliced bok choy ▪ 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ▪ 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions ▪ Prep the veggies then melt butter in a large frying pan. ▪ In a wok or large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat then add the peppers, broccoli, and eggplant stirring constantly. ▪ While continuing to stir, add successively the squash, garlic, and teriyaki sauce and continue stirring for 2 minutes. ▪ Add bok choy, pepper, and salt and stir until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
Beef & Broccoli
Ingredients ▪ 1 tbsp. coconut oil, divided ▪ 1 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain ▪ 3 cloves garlic, minced ▪ 1 shallot, finely chopped ▪ 4 green onions, thinly sliced ▪ 4 cups broccoli florets (about 2 small crowns) ▪ 3-5 tbsp. tapioca flour ▪ ¦ cup water ̛ cup coconut aminos ▪ 2 tbsp. brown or coconut sugar ▪ 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced ▪ 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions ▪ Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the sliced beef. ▪ Cook until browned, about 6 mins, then remove from pan set aside. ▪ In the same pan, add garlic, shallot and green onions to the beef drippings and cook one minute, stirring frequently.
▪ Add broccoli and cover for 5 minutes. ▪ In a small mixing bowl, combine water and cornstarch and mix until no longer lumpy. ▪ Combine coconut aminos, sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl and add tapioca flour (how much you use determines
thickness) and stir to combine then set aside. ▪ Remove lid, add sauce to pan and cook until thickened, about 3-5 mins. ▪ Add beef and stir to combine, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes. ▪ Serve over cauliflower rice if desired.
Pull Apart Pizza Bread
I followed this recipe here and I have copied it below. I have had this recipe pinned forever but never had an excuse to make it until this weekend. Let me tell you it did not disappoint. It was a great crowd pleaser. I made the dish in a 9 x 13 pan and it turned out just fine. This is probably going to be a go to dish to bring to parties 🙂
Ingredients ▪ 2 Cans of Pizza Dough ▪ 2 cups Mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese) ▪ 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning or parsley flakes ▪ ⅓ cup coconut oil ▪ 1 – 7 oz package of pepperoni ▪ 1 cup Parmesean cheese ▪ ½ teaspoon of fresh garlic or garlic powder
Instructions ▪ Preheat the oven to 350 degrees ▪ Cut pizza dough into quarters ▪ Cut the pepperoni into smaller pieces ▪ Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and toss so that the oil is spread evenly on each piece of dough ▪ Bake for about 30 minutes (or until the top is brown and the center is thoroughly cooked) TIP: Be sure to check it in the middle before you pull it out. If the middle is still not cooked thoroughly be sure to leave it in another 5 minutes at a time until it’s done. ▪ Flip over on to a plate while it’s still hot. ▪ Serve with a side sauce and enjoy!
Until next time, more cooking adventures await!