I made these today:

Berry smoothie

bag of frozen blueberries (10 oz?)
bag of frozen raspberries (10 oz?)
cup of jarred (can also be frozen) cherries
1 – 1 ½ cup kefir or greek yogurt (can also substitute yogurt with almond milk if avoiding ALL dairy; alternative: add water to thin out the smoothie)

Put all into blender and blend until smooth. You may need to filter out the hard raspberry kernels.


Roasted sweet potato sticks

Sweet potato sticks

Sweet potato sticks

2 sweet potatoes, cut into ¼ inch slabs first then into sticks
Tablespoon or more of olive oil
Salt + pepper

Spread sweet potato sticks out on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Roast in preheated oven at 350 degrees, about 20 – 30 minutes, stir a few times. If you want them crunchier on the outside, cook them longer.


Grilled Asian marinated steak tips

Asian marinated (sirloin) steak tips

Asian marinated (sirloin) steak tips

I finally got to use my new grill!

In a bowl:

Teriyaki or soy sauce (about ¼ – ½ cup)
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
juice from a ¼ of a lemon
any Asian-style marinade (I use one with lots of ginger)
¼ cup of olive oil
Beef sirloin tips (about 1 – 1 ¼ lb)

  1. Add the steak tips (make sure they are about the same size)
  2. Let marinate in the bowl in the fridge for 2 – 3 hours
  3. Good to let the steak tips sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes or so)
  4. Grill the steak tips, about 5-7 minutes on each side


Chicken or Turkey Burgers

Turkey burger, here with avocado and tomato concassee

Turkey burger, here with avocado and tomato concassee

1 lb ground chicken or turkey
Herbs, like fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 egg
Spices to taste (I used smoked 4S, Muskego Ave chicken and fish seasoning and Mural of Flavor, all from Penzys)
(I also used a few tablespoons of an herb/lemon/olive oil mixture I had made)

Mix ingredients together. Form into patties. If needed, wrap each individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to let flavors soak into meat.
Cook on a hot grill, about 10 minutes one side, 5 min on the other.