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by Sharm | Mar 20, 2017 | Entertaining, Food & Drink, Home & Living, Recipes

I love creating cheese plates and boards and make them all the time, no matter what the season. Recipe for steak fries in the oven I wrote about creating the perfect cheese board here. I sometimes do get in a rut with using the same cheeses with Dubliner and goat cheese being a favorite.

I thrive on entertaining and cheese boards are my go to dish.

Cheese sauce recipe for steak sandwich I was thrilled that folks over at Wayfair sent me a link to a post about creating a cheese board for all seasons. Recipe for flank steak tacos I am pretty good at using whatever fruits may be in season to pair with the cheeses but never really thought about using seasonal cheeses.

I loved that idea so much as well some ideas on different platters to use, I thought I might share it with you. Ingredients for steak tacos You can read about their seasonal cheese boards here.

If you have any tips for creating cheese boards or have a favorite cheese you think I would like to try, please feel free to comment below.

This Green Kiwi Smoothie will get your St. Recipe for steak and mushrooms Patricks Day or any other day for that matter off to a protein packed start. Philly cheesesteak egg rolls recipe guy fieri Enjoy this for breakfast or snack or any time of day when you need a boost of energy.

I promise you will want to ditch that infamous shamrock shake as this smoothie is as sweet and creamy and way healthier!

Pour almond milk in blender. Recipe for steak with mushroom sauce Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

This Gorgeous Green Smoothie recipe is courtesy of Tosca Reno. Recipe for beef steak with mushroom sauce She is the author of the Eat Clean Diet® series of books. Recipe for chicken steak with mushroom sauce I have been a fan of this lady for quite some time and just had the chance to meet her on a wellness retreat, which you can read about here.

The avocado makes this shake smooth and creamy while the pear adds just the right amount of sweetness.


1. Marinade for flank steak fajitas Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Marinade for skirt steak fajitas Add more liquid if necessary.

by Sharm | Feb 13, 2017 | Entertaining, Food & Drink, Recipes, Whole Foods Market, Wine

I love a great cheese board or plate and here are my tips for building the perfect one.

First, pick out the tray you would like to use. Recipe for steak pie filling I prefer white, but any tray or even a wood cutting board will do the trick.

Start off with your favorite cheese. Recipe for steak pie Right now mine are the Sartori line of cheeses. Recipe for steak pie in slow cooker With flavors like merlot, rosemary, raspberry and balsamic it is hard to beat. Recipe for steak pie gordon ramsay Whole Foods Market carries most of their cheeses and I wish to thank Whole Foods Market for supplying me with a gift card to purchase the ingredients for this dish.

Once you have picked out the cheese it is time to build around it. Recipe for steak pie with shortcrust pastry Just like wine some cheeses pair well with other things but I am not that picky and really like an assortment of choices.

Add some fruit. Recipe for steak pie jamie oliver Grapes are probably the most common but have fun with this and use what is in season. Recipe for steak pie with puff pastry Apples and pears are divine in the fall while berries should be your go to fruit in the summer. Recipe for steak in slow cooker Dried fruits work nicely year around. Side dishes for steak kabobs Try dried apricots or cherries.

Next add a little salt. Making steak kabobs I love Castelvetrano olives. Easy steak kabobs They are slightly salty but also very mild and their bright beautiful green color is hard to beat. Easy marinade for steak kabobs You could also add a few slices of cured salami or meat of choice.

Your going to want some crunch and that is where the nuts come in. Marinades for steak kabobs I really like walnuts but any nut will do. Beef sirloin tip steak recipes crock pot You can also throw in some crackers for added crunch as well.

Lastly is chocolate, dark is best but you can put out whatever kind you like. Sirloin tip steak thin recipes crock pot That is the beauty of putting together your own.

Cheeseboards can be terribly romantic, especially this close to valentines day. Philly cheesesteak stuffed bell peppers recipe Stay in this year and share a bottle of wine over your own cheeseboard creation. Recipe for ribeye steak on the grill And then if you are still hungry, check out my recipe for Rosemary and Garlic Crusted Filet Mignon. Recipe for flank steak on the grill With these two dishes up your sleeve, you may want to stay in for date night all the time!

The next time you are in charge of bringing dish to a party or hosting your own, cheese plates and boards could not be any easier, they look elegant and are absolutely delicious.

Below are some tips from Whole Foods Market on pairing the Sartori line of cheeses. Recipe for swiss steak in the oven Have fun trying different combinations and in no time you will have mastered your own perfect cheese board.

Sartori is a family-owned fourth-generation artisanal cheesemaker from Plymouth, Wisconsin. Recipe for cooking steak in the oven Each of the varieties below are based off of their BellaVitano Gold, a creamy, nutty, Parmesan-inspired Italian farmstead cheese.

Bright notes of raspberry combine with hazelnut and brown-butter flavors.

by Sharm | Feb 12, 2017 | Food & Drink, Recipes, Whole Foods Market

Filet mignon is delicious and also a little romantic, don’t you think? This recipe for rosemary and garlic crusted filet mignon is the perfect dish when preparing a date night meal at home and will impress your significant other.

This months Whole Foods Market Ambassador theme is all about their dry aged steaks. Recipe for flank steak in the oven With Valentines Day just around the corner, avoid the long wait and crowded restaurant by celebrating at home with this delicious steak dinner.

Whole Foods Market’s steaks are aged for 14-21 days in-house. Recipe for skirt steak in the oven Humidity and temperature are controlled during this process. Side dishes for steak fajitas You can see it in person if you drop by your local store, many of them have cases with glass on the sales floor.

The aging process concentrates the steak’s natural flavor while also reducing the moisture content. Easy steak fajitas crock pot Enzymes also break down the fibers on a microscopic level, which imparts a tender character. Easy recipe for steak fajitas Dry aged steaks cook slightly faster, so make sure you’re monitoring the internal cooking temperature; 130-135 degrees for medium rare, and 140-145 for medium.

I wish to thank Whole Foods Market for supplying me with a gift card to purchase the ingredients for this recipe.

Heat grill or desired pan of choice for cooking. Recipe for salmon steaks baked in oven Drizzle both sides of steak with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Rub garlic and rosemary mixture around steak and place on grill.

You will want to make sure your grill is hot enough to get a good sear on the steak when placed in your pan or on the grill.

Let your steak develop a seared crust on the grill before moving or flipping it. Steak and cheese pie recipe nz If you try to lift the meat before it is ready, it will stick to the grates or pan and tear when trying to move it.

Cook steak to desired temperature of doneness as listed above.

I recommend a classic baked potato and Whole Foods Market asparagus which comes ready to cook.

Just toss with some olive oil and place on roasting pan. Steak and cheese pie recipe Roast at 425 for 15 minutes or until tender.

If you love a little surf and turf try this recipe for Herb Roasted Lobster and Steak from Whole Foods Market.

by Sharm | Jan 27, 2017 | Food & Drink, Health, Recipes, Whole Foods Market

This Cauliflower Fried Rice with Cashews uses riced cauliflower which is becoming my new favorite ingredient. Cooking steak kabobs on the grill The frozen pre pre packaged Everyday 365 brand from Whole Foods Market makes it easy to have on hand.

As an ambassador for Whole Foods Market we are given a gift card to create a recipe highlighting a focus ingredient and this month is their riced cauliflower. Recipe for pork steak in crock pot I wish to thank Whole Food Market for the gift card to create this recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice.

Using the toasted sesame oil in this dish makes all the difference and really amps up the flavor. Recipe for salisbury steak in crock pot I promise you will never miss using regular rice which will safe a ton of carbs!

I use Bragg Liquid Aminos which is a great substitute for soy sauce. Recipe for round steak in crock pot If you like things with a little extra heat feel free to top it with a little Siracha.

Cauliflower rice can be used to substitute rice in other recipes including including a binder agent for meatballs. Recipe for swiss steak in crock pot Check out the recipes from Whole Foods Market following my recipe for the Cauliflower Fried Rice with Cashews.

In dry skillet add cashews to toast for 2 minutes stirring constantly so they don’t burn. Recipe for cube steak in crock pot Set aside.

Crack eggs in bowl and whisk. Recipe for flank steak in crock pot Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Recipe for round steak and mushrooms Add eggs and cook scrambling until they are just done. Recipe for steak and mushroom pie They should still be very soft. Recipe for steak and mushroom sauce Remove from skillet and place in bowl.

Place 3 tablespoons sesame oil in skillet and turn on medium high. Recipe for steak and mushroom pie with puff pastry Add package of riced cauliflower stir fry until coated with oil. Recipes for pork steaks cooked in the oven Add chicken stock and mix well. Steak taco recipe crock pot Turn down heat to low and let simmer 2-3 minutes until cauliflower is crisp tender.

Chop carrots, sugar snap peas and green onions. Recipes for baking steak in the oven Reserve tops of green onions for later use.

Be sure to peel fresh ginger root and remove skin from garlic. Recipe ideas for steak pieces Finely mince garlic and ginger or I find it easy to use a garlic press if you have one.

Place remaining sesame oil in skillet. Recipe for steak and kidney pie with puff pastry Add ginger and garlic and stir fry a few seconds. Recipe for scottish steak pie with puff pastry Add in carrots , sugar snap peas, green onions and water chestnuts. Recipe for steak and guinness pie with puff pastry Stir fry until carrots are a crisp tender.

Using slotted spoon, scoop cauliflower back into skillet (this will help to not make it watery. Philly cheesesteak egg rolls bopngrill Mix well. Steak sandwich jamie oliver 30 minute meals Add in crushed red pepper flakes and 3 tablespoons liquid aminos or soy sauce and toss to coat ingredients. Recipe for steak and kidney pie gordon ramsay Add in scrambled eggs. Recipe for pepper steak pie filling Give cashews a rough chop if desired and add to cauliflower mixture. Recipe for steak and ale pie jamie oliver Give the mixture a good stir to incorporate all ingredients. Recipes for steak pieces Remove from heat.

Place in serving dish and top with remaining green onion tops

This Cauliflower Fried Rice With Cashews has all the flavors of traditional fried rice with out all the carbs and calories. Recipe for steak and kidney pie with shortcrust pastry I promise you will love it! Check more ways to use riced cauliflower in the recipes below from Whole Foods Market.

Baked Buffalo Meatballs:

Cauliflower Couscous (gluten/dairy free):

Cauliflower 101:

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