Healthy cookies are such a strange concept. In the last few years I’ve seen a real surge of these recipes. Breakfast cookies too! I wanted to create some using protein butter for an extra boost. After some experimentation & failed cookies…these are my favorite! Keep reading to check out the recipe!…
We’re definitely a corn family- big time. Even though it is just the two of us at home we tend to buy corn in bulk during the summer. We sit down together & shuck for what feels like ages & every time it is worth it. We have a deep freezer I keep stocked with it & it seems like we never grow tired of it. This corn “butter” is something I tried recently that Ryan & I both really liked so I thought I’d share it with you today!…
When it comes to breakfast I jump around a lot. One week I love cereal & the next I can barely stand the thought of food. I discovered something new this fine morning…the most amazing rice cake breakfast ever. Yes rice cakes have a bad rep but I personally like them. Crunchy, come in many flavors, low-ish on the calorie count…what’s not to like?
It turns out cashew butter is magic. Years of eating peanut & almond butters & they were very tasty. Very. But if you’re looking for something new that doesn’t punch you in the face all natural cashew butter is the way to go. I put it on some of my caramel flavored rice cakes & boom…breakfast! If we had gone grocery shopping this would have been excellent topped with banana slices, blueberries, or maybe mix in a touch of pumpkin spice.
Speaking of pumpkins…YUM! Pumpkin coffee was perfection today, my house smells amazing! What do you top your rice cakes with? Any great cashew butter ideas?
When we were out shopping we spotted a great deal on steak. This happened to be chuck steak so it definitely needed a marinade to help tenderize. I paired it with lightly grilled green beans & a salad for a healthy dinner. I’m also going to show you our new favorite grill which you can use both indoors & outdoors! Keep reading to see the recipe for the marinade & create your own!
First let me introduce you to our new grill! We’ve had this baby for a few months & we’re quite attached. This is the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill which we bought from Kohls. It isn’t on the site anymore but we got a great deal. We bought it while they were having Kohls Cash ( $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent) & a 30% off coupon. The link above is to the grill on Amazon. It was totally worth every penny! I love it because I have the counter space for it & we also use it outside on the stand it comes with. It also has wonderfully easy clean up!
Now let’s talk about this amazing steak marinade! Here is the easy recipe for 3-4 medium steaks.
from Home in High Heels
1/3 cup soy sauce (I used reduce sodium)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1.5 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt & pepper to taste
Optional: one teaspoon liquid smoke.
Directions: Mix all ingredients together & immerse steaks. I like to turn them halfway through the marinading process. If you put it in the night before just flip in the morning to make sure it works its way all the way through. The brown sugar helps to give it that great grill marked look but you can opt out if you aren’t a fan. I think it adds to the flavor.
I served the steaks with lemon butter green beans after tossing them on the grill a bit to heat them up. Love these flavors together. I also knew we’d want a salad so I went with something light & fresh.
This is a mixed greens salad tossed with raspberry vinaigrette. I then added some beautiful fresh feta cheese & for some crunch some lightly salted roasted edamame beans.