Saturday, March 29, 2014

Baked Banana

I've had such a sweet tooth lately. This is my attempt to not completely destroy my healthy streak I've got going (okay, attempt at a healthy streak).

1 medium banana, sliced in half
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mesquite honey

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the banana on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Seal the foil and bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beef and Lamp Burger

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to get to the farmers market and spent, well, way too much. It was fantastic! There's a great organic, grass-fed rancher that comes to my market. Haha, yes, my market.

1/4 lb ground beef
1/4 lb ground lamp
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon oregano

1 Russet potato, sliced about 1/4" sliced
Salt and pepper

For the burger:

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients and form into a patty. Cook on a grill pan over medium heat, flipping halfway through. Cook to your preferred temperature. Add cheese if you would like and then place on a toasted hamburger bun. Add toppings that you would like including avocado, tomato, onion, spinach...

For the potatoes:

In a medium bowl, fill 3/4 full with water and add several tablespoons salt. Add the potatoes and allow to soak for an hour. Drain the water and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Then layer potatoes in a single layer. Spray the potatoes with cooking spray. Cook for about 15 minutes and then flip. Then continue to cook until lightly browned.

Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

I'm back to cooking yummy recipes! I've been recycling a lot of recipes and it's about time that I get back to what makes me happy. Yes, eating. Here's a simple and healthy recipe that takes advantage of the springtime!

1 large avocado, chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
5 large strawberries, chopped
1/2 lime, juice
2 pinches salt
3 corn tortillas, quartered
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

In a small bowl, combine the avocado, cilantro, strawberries, lime juice, and salt. Toss to combine.

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush with the oil, then sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Toast until crispy for about 6 minutes., flipping after about 3 minutes. Remove once lightly toasted.