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Homemade Beef Jerky

We are so excited! We are in the middle of making our first batch of homemade beef jerky in a LONG time! My husband used to make homemade beef jerky and turkey jerky….but somehow, life happens. You have kiddos and they have schedules and all of a sudden you realize it has been WAY too long since you used your dehydrator. SO we bought some yummy flank steak at Costco and went to work. My husband gave taught me a good lesson this weekend….you don’t want to marinade fresh beef jerky in fats (oils) ~ BECAUSE, they will go rancid more quickly. Good tip!!!

We decided to refer to a recipe this time to make the beef jerky. Typically we freeze it, take it out and let it thaw a little, slice it really thinly, then just season it up really well and throw it in the dehydrator. BUT we wanted to follow a recipe to see how it tasted. So we pulled the beef jerky recipe from the Primal Palate website:Β http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recipe/beef-jerky/Β (PS..these people are AWESOME, if you haven’t seen their site or read they cookbooks ~ you should!)

We are just at the beginning stage. We froze our meat, let it thaw, cut it up and put it in with coconut aminos and garlic over-night.


Now it is all seasoned up and waiting until tomorrow morning to go in the dehydrator…..


so, stay tuned for the official review. πŸ™‚ I will give you an update on the dehydrator and finished product tomorrow!!! Have an awesome Monday!

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Fast & Easy Homemade Dinner

Looking for a quick dinner to throw together on a work night that tastes delicious and stands up to the health test?! Look no further! I have an easy, delicious and nutritious meal for you to make when there is very little time to get a good dinner on the table. This is the perfect dinner when faced with not having a ton of time and looking at takeout as your only realistic meal for dinner. Believe me good meals do not have to take FOREVER to prepare. Simple is always best!

I will let you know where I got the ingredients from as I list them so that you can see how painless this whole process can be!

Mahi-Mahi – Brussels Sprouts – Spinach Avocado Cilantro Lime Quinoa


Mahi Mahi (Costco)


Brussels Sprouts (Costco)


Quinoa (Costco)


Avocado (Costco)

Spinach (Costco)


Olive Oil (Costco)


Himalayan Pink Salt (Costco)


Black Pepper (Costco)


Lemon (Whole Foods)

Cilantro (Whole Foods)

Lime (Whole Foods)

Paprika (Whole Foods)

Garlic (Whole Foods)


Preheat oven to 400*

Mahi-Mahi – coat both sides with olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Place the fish on a aluminum foil lined baking sheet and squeeze lemon over them liberally. Cook on 400* for 12-20 minutes depending on the size of the mahi mahi steaks.

Brussels Sprouts – cut the end off of the brussels sprouts and discard. Chop them all in half and wash thoroughly. Place in a bowl and pour some olive oil, salt, pepper and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Toss so the brussels are well coated . Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and pour the brussels out onto the baking dish. Spread them out so they aren’t overlapping. Cook on 400* for about 18-20 minutes.

Quinoa – Cook 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of chicken broth. Always use chicken broth when cooking quinoa, as it adds much more flavor. Cook the quinoa as according to the package directions. While it is cooking cup a cup or more of coarsely chopped spinach in a bowl. When the quinoa is finished cooking pour it immediately over the spinach. The heat will cause the spinach to wilt slightly.

Meanwhile, add about 1/2 cup olive oil, salt, pepper, clove of garlic, handfuls of cilantro, and juice of one (juicy) lime to a blender. When this is blending take the time to chop up an avocado.

Now you can plate it…..Put the quinoa and spinach mixture on your plate, add avocado over it and the cilantro lime sauce.

**the cilantro lime sauce is also delicious as a salad dressing or as a little extra flavor for the fish.

ENJOY! Just as simple as that you have a delicious and nutritious meal!!!


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Fish for Dinner

My husband is the sweetest. He came home from a long workday and I had a rough day at home with our kids so he went right to work in the kitchen making dinner! I thought I would share this dinner with you because it was quick and absolutely delicious!!


2 pieces of white flakey fish (halibut, Mahi mahi, tilapia)
Green Beans
2 pieces of Bacon
2-3 Beets
Chili Powder
Olive oil


Rub the fish with olive oil and liberally season with chili powder, pepper and some salt. You can then either grill the fish or put it in a 400* over for about 12-15 minutes.

Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces, cook the bacon in a skillet on the stove. Once it is fully cooked, set the bacon aside and sautΓ© green beans in the bacon fat. The green beans will cook down pretty quickly. When they are fully cooked to your liking remove from heat and stir the bacon into the green beans.

Boil your beets. Place beets in a pan and pour in water until beets are full covered. Bring water to a boil then reduce heat and allow the beets to simmer for about 45 minutes. Run under cool water so you can handle the beets. At this point you can easily remove the skin off the beets by just pulling it back with your hand. Chop the beets into bite sized pieces.

*start your beets first thing. Then move onto the fish and green beans/bacon!

Hope you enjoy this easy but absolutely delicious meal!!

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Delicious Dinner & X-Mas Tree

Last night was one of my favorite days of the year….the day we get our Christmas Tree!!! How much fun is it to go to a Christmas Tree lot and smell the sweet smells of Christmas and feel the holiday cheer. It is a time when your family gets together and truly feels the joy of the season!

X-Mas Tree

The biggest debate is to get a Noble Fir or Douglas Fir. Decisions Decisions! We went with Noble Fir because ornaments hang on them better and we have some heavy ornaments! We got a little bit of a smaller tree this year, which is likely a good thing since we have a baby who is ALMOST crawling. EEK! The best addition to our Christmas decorations this year is a homemade hook rug tree skirt my husband was given as a gift. Isn’t it beautiful! Now we just need to find the time to hang lights and ornaments!


Because we were going to get our tree after work I had to get dinner prepared to pop in the oven when we got home. It would have been so much easier just to grab take-out but home cooked meals taste so much better and you feel so much better after eating at home. So, in our house as much as possible we try and eat at home. We just talked about needing to eat more fish so tonight fish was on the menu:

Fish & Vegetable Dinner:


3 Halibut Steaks – you can use Mahi Mahi or Tilapia

Brussel Sprouts

Red Cabbage

Bell Peppers




Chili Powder




Chop brussel sprouts. Cut off the end and then cut in half. Set aside

Chop up 1/2 small red cabbage into small pieces. Set aside

Chop roughly 6 small bell peppers or 1 large pepper. Set aside

Finely chop up 2 cloves of garlic. Add to all the chopped vegetables.

Drizzle olive oil, paprika, chili powder, turmeric and pepper over veggies and toss.

Lay veggies out on a cooking sheet covered in foil (for easier clean up)

Drizzle fish with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and paprika.

Chop up apple. We used 1 Organic Pink Lady for the 3 of us.


Preheat oven to 375* – cook veggies for 20-30 minutes. Check them – it just depends on how many veggies you have on your baking sheet on how fast they will cook.

Drizzle some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook fish about 3 1/2 – 4 minutes a side.

Now just ENJOY!

As simple as that you have a home cooked, delicious, healthy dinner. With this we had leftovers for my husband to bring to work and for me to enjoy at home for lunch! And we got to enjoy our Christmas decor and eat a delicious dinner!

Snowflake Angel

Seasons Greetings to you and yours!! Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

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