Latin Beef Stew

Recipe of the Week:
This week’s recipe is a Latin Beef Stew! We can’t wait to try this out.

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup scallions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 small tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
1.5 lb beef stew meat, cut into small chunks
1/3 cup light beer
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp adobo, or salt
1/2 tsp achiote, or sazon
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
10 oz baby red potatoes, halved or quartered

1) In a large dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium heat.
2) Add scallions and garlic and sauté about 2 – 3 minutes; add tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of salt. Cook another 2 minutes, stirring.
3) Add beef to the pot along with beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and salt if needed.
4) Cover and simmer on low heat 1 1/2 hours.
5) Test to make sure beef is tender, if not cook another 15 minutes.
6) Add potatoes and cook until soft, about 20 minutes depending on the size.

Seared Coconut-Lime Chicken with Snap Pea Slaw

Recipe of the Week:
Looking for a new way to prepare your chicken dinner? Try out this Seared Coconut-Lime Chicken with Snap Pea Slaw. We recommend adding some type of rice as your carbohydrate for this dish.

2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided (from about 2 limes)
Kosher salt and pepper
10 oz. snap peas, strings removed and thinly sliced
4 oz. snow peas, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. coconut cream
1/2 c. cilantro

1) In large bowl, whisk together sesame oil, ginger, 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add snap peas, snow peas and scallions, and toss to combine.
2) Cut each breast horizontally in half to make 4 thin cutlets, then pound to 1/4 inch thick. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plates as it is cooked. Remove pan from heat and stir in coconut cream and remaining 11/2 tablespoons lime juice, scraping up any browned bits. Spoon over chicken on plates.
3) Fold cilantro into pea mixture and serve on top of chicken.

Crockpot Potato Soup

Recipe of the Week:
The recipes are back! Today’s recipe is great for a weekend meal prep. I hope you guys enjoy crockpot potato soup!

4 slices bacon chopped (could be low fat turkey bacon)
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cup sliced celery
8 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper

1) Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown, then add in the onions and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes to soften. (If using turkey bacon, cook in a nonstick skillet.) Pour the onions mixture into the crock of a large 6-quart slow cooker.
2) Place the chicken breast on top of the onions. Add the sliced potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken broth, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
3) Place the lid on the slow cooker. Turn on high and cook for 8-12 hours, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are extremely soft. (Check the chicken at 7 hours. If it’s cooked through, you can remove the chicken and refrigerate it until the potatoes are tender and breaking apart. If you happen to have a slow cooker, you do not want to overcook the chicken.)
4) Remove the chicken breast from the crock. Stir the potato soup vigorously to break up the potatoes and thicken the broth. (You can make it extra creamy by partially pureeing the soup with an immersion blender. Or place 1 1/2 cups of the soup in a regular blender, puree, then stir back into the soup.)
5) Shred or chop the chicken and add it back to the slow cooker along with fresh parsley. Stir well.

Stovetop Instructions:
This recipe is great on the stovetop as well! Brown the bacon, onions, and garlic as directed above in a large sauce pot. In step 2, add the remaining ingredients to the pot. However, increase the broth to 12 cups, and lower the salt to 1 teaspoon. Simmer on medium until the chicken has cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are extremely soft and thicken the broth, 30-40 minutes total. Then move on to step 3.

Steak Fajita Power Bowls

Recipe of the Week:
This week we’re bring steak back to the menu. Try out this Steak Fajita Power Bowl recipe.

2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
1/2 yellow onion, sliced into half moons
2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. skirt steak, cut into 1/2″ slices
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
4 c. cooked brown rice
1 c. black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. frozen corn, warmed
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro, for garnish
Sour cream, for serving

1) In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Add the onions and peppers, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until onions are translucent and peppers are tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and reserve.
2) Add remaining vegetable oil and let heat for about 30 seconds, then add skirt steak to pan. Squeeze lime over steak and season with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Let them sit for a minute or so to get a nice sear, then cook to your preference, about another 5 minutes for medium well done steak. Remove from skillet.
3) Build bowls: start with about 1 cup rice per bowl. Top with steak, onions and peppers, avocado, black beans and corn.
4) Garnish with cilantro and drizzle with sour cream. Serve.

Brussel Sprout Hash

Recipe of the Week:
It’s time for another breakfast dish! Try out this Brussel Sprout Hash recipe. If you’re looking for additional carbohydrates then considered adding some fruit or oatmeal.

6 slices bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
1/2 onion, chopped
1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 large eggs

1) In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy. Turn off heat and transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Keep most of bacon fat in skillet, removing any black pieces from pan.
2) Turn heat back to medium and add onion and brussels sprouts to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften and turn golden. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
3) Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover skillet. Cook until brussels sprouts are tender and water has evaporated, about 5 minutes. (If all the water evaporates before the brussels sprouts are tender, add more water to skillet and cover for a couple minutes more.) Add garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
4) Using a wooden spoon, make four holes in the hash to reveal bottom of skillet. Crack an egg into each hole and season each egg with salt and pepper. Replace lid and cook until eggs are cooked to your liking, about 5 minutes for a just runny egg.
5) Sprinkle cooked bacon bits over entire skillet and serve warm.

Sausage Potato and Pepper Bake.

Recipe of the Week:
Need a super fast and easy dinner? Try out this sausage, potato, and pepper bake.

5 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large sweet orange pepper, sliced
1 large sweet red pepper, sliced
1 shallot, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 package (19 ounces) Italian sausage links
Minced fresh thyme, optional

1) Preheat oven to 400°.
2) Place the potatoes, sweet peppers, shallot and garlic in a bowl. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with seasonings; toss to coat. Spread evenly over a baking pan, leaving room for the sausage. Add sausage to pan.
3) Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in sausage reads 160° and vegetables are tender, 30-35 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving.

Beef Fried Rice

Recipe of the Week:
This week’s recipe is Beef Fried Rice. It’s brought to you by Feeding the Frasers. We recommend doubling the ingredients if you plan to have extra for lunch the following day.

12 oz flank steaks, sliced thin
¼ tsp salt
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp Liquid Aminos
1 tsp arrowroot
1 tsp Olive oil

1 Tbsp hot water
½ tsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp Liquid Aminos
2 cups cooked White Rice
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 medium onion, diced
1 Tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup shredded + chopped carrot
3/4 cup peas (frozen+thawed / canned)
1 green onion, chopped

1) Slice + marinate beef with beef ingredients, minimum 30 mins
2) Combine hot water, sesame oil, liquid aminos in a bowl and set aside.
3) Med. heat scramble eggs and set aside
4) Med-high heat, cook meat in batches to ensure crispy edges about 60-90 seconds, set aside
5) Med. heat add oil, garlic + onions, cook until soft 5-7 mins, stir in rice and sauce, cook additional 5 mins.
6) Add beef + juices from the bowl, peas, carrots and green onion, and scrambled eggs cook an additional 5 mins
7) Serve it up with some fresh chopped green onions