Squash and Sage Risotto with Braised Flank Steak

Squash and Sage Risotto with Braised Flank Steak

Ingredients1 Onion3 Carrots3 Ribs Celery1.5 Cups Arborio Rice1/2 Large Kabocha Squash1 Cup White Wine7 Cups Beef Stock1/2 Cup Grated Parm7 Sage Leaves4 Cloves Garlic1/2 Cup Red Vinegar2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce1.5 Pounds Flank Steak (Cut against the grain in 1.5 Inch slices) For: 5 ServingsPreparation: 20 minCooking: 40 minReady in: 3 h InstructionsPut the onion, carrot,…

Hot Ham Water Soup

Hot Ham Water Soup

Finally there’s a date! The much awaited 4th season of Arrested Development will be available on Netflix in full on May 26th. To celebrate, I am dedicating a week of recipes to the greatest food moments of the first 3 seasons. Today is one of my all time favorites, Hot Ham Water. In this episode (s3-e9 “S.O.B’s”), Lindsay is trying to be more of a domesticated mother figure to the family, and her first attempt at cooking dinner is a dish she likes to call Hot Ham Water. I took inspiration from this scene to make a flavorful ham broth and load it up with some sauteed ham, collard greens, and udon noodle. Tasty stuff!

Kale Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Kale Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Since New Years Day, I’ve lost about 30 pounds. I haven’t done anything drastic. I’ve still cooked and eaten things like Lucky Charms Cheesecake, Hamburger Helper Sushi, and Pierogi Lasagna. I just made it a point to cut out some unnecessary meat, wheat, and dairy, during breakfast and lunch on most days.  I also drank whiskey instead of beer.  It’s a tough life I know.  All week this week, I will be posting some of the super healthy dishes that have gotten me through the past few months and I think have really helped with the weight loss. This smoothie is a 6 day a week routine and really kicks the day off right and keeps me full until lunch.