Balsamic Steak Rolls

Balsamic Steak Rolls

This delicious dish will be served at the Bayne household this Memorial Day weekend.

Directions:

  1. Season the steak slices with sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and set aside.
  2. Melt the ghee in a skillet placed over a medium heat.
  3. Add the shallots and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the balsamic vinegar, honey, beef stock, and season again with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. In the same skillet, add some cooking fat and cook the garlic for 1 or 2 minutes; then add all the remaining vegetables and cook until soft but still a little crunchy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Season with oregano, basil, sea salt and pepper, and transfer to a bowl.
  8. Arrange a small pile of vegetables in the center of each slice of beef. Tightly roll the meat around the filling, and secure with a toothpick.
  9. Return the beef rolls to the skillet, and cook over a medium-high heat on all sides until the meat is cooked through.
  10. Remove the toothpicks, spoon some of the balsamic sauce over the rolls, and serve.

Breakfast Soup

Breakfast Soup

A delicious way to start the day on these cold winter mornings.

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients except for the egg. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil. Once it is boiling add the egg. When the egg is cooked to your liking,  remove from the heat source and add Gomasio and pepper to taste. Other vegetables or spices can be added to make it the perfect breakfast soup to enjoy on these cold Chicago mornings…I sure do!

Bon Appetite!


DETOX GREEN SOUP

DETOX GREEN SOUP

 

Instructions:

Using a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger to season the oil. Add the broccoli, spinach, parsnips, celery and parsley, and stir until the spinach wilts and collapses. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables and add one Rapunzel bouillon cube. You can make this a thinner soup by simply adding more water.

Bon Appétit

 

 


What's For Dinner?

Greek Turkey Breast - slow cooker recipe

A modified recipe from the Gluten-Free Recipes by Better Homes and Gardens

Slow cook: 6 hours on low or 3 hours on high

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup snipped dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken broth ( home made or store bought)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Greek seasoning blend
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 2-lb. turkey breast
  • Crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

1. Combine onions, olives, dried tomatoes, broth, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of the Greek seasoning, and the garlic in a slow cooker.

2. Brush the turkey with the olive oil and  cover with the remaining Greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Place turkey in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

3. Remove the turkey from the slow cooker and serve sliced with the olive/tomato/onion mixture on top. Can be topped with crumbled feta cheese for a nice finish.

The Bayne family enjoyed this meal combined with steamed broccoli and a fresh green salad.

Who said eating healthy is boring?

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 


Simple Summer Tuna Salad

Wild Tuna Salad

Great for picnics, lunches, light dinners!

  • 2 5 oz. cans of wild Tuna
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced in small pieces
  • ¼ red onion, diced small
  • 2 red radishes
  • 4 Tbsp. capers, rinsed
  • Handful of chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Pepper and Gomasio to taste

Instructions:

  1. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy!

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 


Skinny Cabbage Soup

An updated version of the fat burning cabbage soup...with a more culinary flair!

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Clean Out Your Fridge Soup

Clean Out Your Fridge Soup

….one of the Bayne’s favorite soup recipes!

  • Use olive oil to sauté whatever leftover veggies you have in your fridge or on your counter…chop it all up…I usually have some kind of onion family present to start…
  • 1-2 onions or 1-2 stalks of leek…sauté, then add the rest of the chopped veggies…sauté some more.
  • Make sure the mixture does not burn…may add a ½ c H2o here …sauté for 5minutes then add 1 quart organic chicken stock , 1 quart of water and 1- 2 bouillon cubes..(Rapunzel bouillon cubes are still my favorite brand)
Let it all cook on low heat for 30 min, salt and pepper to taste.

…for those who like blended soup …blend in a Vita Mix until nice and creamy.

Enjoy!


Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Salmon Preparation
1. Turn oven on to 500°
2. Leave the skin on the fish; rinse and pat dry with paper towel
3. Place fish skin side down on a metal baking sheet
4. Rub fillets liberally with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt
5. Once oven temperature has reached 500°, reduce to 275°, then immediately put sheet with salmon on lowest rack
6. Roast salmon 8 to 13 minutes

Enjoy!


Early Spring Greens Soup

Method:

In a large saucepan, melt butter with oil and sauté onions until translucent.

Add the asparagus, spinach, watercress and lettuce and cook, stirring occasionally.

Add half of the broth, cover, and simmer mixture over medium heat for about 15 minutes.

Next, place broth mixture – this is easiest done in batches – in a food processor or blender and pulse to puree.

Once entire mixture is pureed, return to saucepan, add remaining broth and simmer, uncovered for about 10 minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot, garnished with the lemon zest.


Steak and Arugula Salad

In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, endive, red onion, arugula and tomatoes, and half of the cheese.

Toss the salad with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad with salt and pepper and arrange on a platter. Cut the steaks crosswise into thin slices.

We recommend New York, rib-eye or filet mignon - pan fried or grilled and then chilled

Arrange on top of the salad, add remaining salad, drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.