I’ve Always Wanted to Try This….


No, not the steak, but the grilling of the lettuce.


First off, Stephanie has decided to take the hardest class known to man, so we will be doing our healthy food postings every other week until she is finished. The good news is, while she’s not looking I can make things like this:


Ok, I try to be fairly healthy. And by fairly healthy, I just prefer to not eat things that come from a box, and I like to have at least met the people who grew or raised my food. In my head, I figure if I make stuff myself, it’s healthier than if I bought it. Unless its bacon with a chocolate ganache and caramel drizzle. There’s no way to sugar coat that, it’s pretty nasty on your innards. I did, however, make the ganache and caramel myself, but that doesn’t mean a thing. Is it terrible for you? Absolutely! Was it delicious? Without a doubt!!!
Did I eat a bunch if it? Heck no! My other half and I each had one piece, which was actually half a piece, and it is still in my fridge. I took another bite at one point, but I wanted to see how it would keep. For the most part, we tried it, we can say we’ve had it, and now we’ve moved on.

The same went with this meal I made tonight.
It’s steak, we all love it, it’s easy, delicious, and there is almost no cleanup. The new part is the salad. I’ve seen this before, but I’ve never done it. In fact, I’ve always wanted, but I’m chicken with grilling some things. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it.

I took romaine lettuce and cut it in half, then half again. , then tossed it on the grill for a few mins while the steaks were going.



I also made a vinaigrette from the juice of a lemon, olive oil, and a little honey.


Sometimes it helps to put in just a titch-bit of Dijon mustard to help the oil and vinegar become friends, but this was fairly easy. Then I sprinkled feta cheese on the grilled lettuce, and drizzled with the dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.

The beans are black beans and one of my son’s favorite things to eat, but I’m still working those out.

Do you guys out there have anything you’d like to see me make? I’m open to suggestions!

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2 Responses to I’ve Always Wanted to Try This….

  1. Winnie Ouzts says:

    When I told you to stomp on the onions I meant the tops of the onions. Just bend them over so the growth will be in the onions and not the tops. I imagine the kid had onion mush by the time he stomped on the onions. I hope you have onions left. Was a cute picture of him. He’d be good at making wine. He looks like he’d be a great grape stomper.

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