"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Christine’s Pepper Steak And Other Muses...

Ingredients for Christine's Pepper Steak
I know we are all busy!  When responsibilities pile up, we tend to service those first, leaving ourselves at the bottom of the list.  Yes, we have bills to pay.  Yes, we have kids to cart around.  Yes, we have to clean the house.  But, ask yourself, why do you prioritize and schedule time each and every day to accomplish these goals and not schedule in time for yourself?  During an average day, your most basic need is not met.  What I mean by your basic need is a healthy, home cooked meal loaded with nutrients.  How do you expect to get through each and every day if you don’t take the time to feed your body with the right fuel?  How many times do we “grab” dinner or “make due?”  Stop the insanity and spend a little time each day planning what you are going to eat.  Here are three ways to make sure you eat well each and every week…
·         Cook once and eat twice – This means to make double what you would eat in one day and save the rest for the following day.  I like to make two salads and save one (without dressing) for the next day so I don’t have to chop again.
·         Assemble all ingredients the night before – When you are dead tired at night, go in the kitchen and “set up” meals for the next day.  Doing this requires little energy and little concentration.  I like to soak my oatmeal overnight so in the morning it cooks quickly saving me some extra time. 
·         Crockpot – One of the best cooking inventions!  Place all ingredients in the crock before you leave in the morning and a warm dinner is waiting for you when you get home.  Make more than what you need and freeze the rest in single servings that you can reheat for lunch.
I was busy this past week and decided to cook once and eat twice.  Actually, I cooked once and ate three times!  This is a fast and easy recipe.  I served with a salad.  Remember my rule, if you eat meat; always have a fresh salad as an accompaniment.  The reason is that the greens will help you digest the meat.  If you don’t have the ingredients to make a fresh green salad, stay away from meat.  It’s that simple!
Christine’s Pepper Steak
1 ½ tablespoon tamari
½ tablespoon arrowroot
1 tablespoon organic wine
1 ½ tablespoon coconut oil
1 lb flank steak, cut into strips *from grass-fed cows only
1 yellow organic pepper
1 orange or red organic pepper
1 large onion
¾ teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup chicken stock
Fresh chopped organic parsley to garnish
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Cooked organic brown rice

For marinade, mix tamari, arrowroot and wine into a bowl.  Pour over the cut beef and let marinate.  The longer it marinates, the better the meat tastes.  Heat coconut oil in a large fry pan or in a wok over medium-high heat; add peppers and onions.  Cook until vegetables are slightly browned, about 10 minutes, and transfer to a bowl with broth; set aside.  Add to pan the ginger and beef and cook a few minutes until meat is cooked through, stirring constantly.  Return vegetables and broth to the pan; heat through.  Spoon over rice.  *Serve with a salad*
Christine's Pepper Steak

Since I ate well all week I was able to get things done.  Good thing because I was incredibly busy! 

Participated in a vision boarding class!
Spent the day in New York City!


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