Sizzlin’ Summer Steak

Since I am already picturing summer in my head, I have been craving some steak.

There’s nothing more relaxing than hanging outside with your loved ones chatting away with a light, warm summer breeze. Summer is my favorite season (as if you hadn’t noticed) because I love that I can finally have a break from school, so there’s no stress about homework, papers, or finals.

In the summer my schedule is unpredictable, actually even calling it a schedule is wrong, I like to NOT plan my day and go with the flow; it’s my chance to be spontaneous.

I am making my goal to be more adventurous for the upcoming summer.

What’s your goal for the summer?

Anyway…back to the steak! 

When choosing steak I go with the leanest cut, but I also enjoy those with nice marbling (fat going through the steak that resembles a marble or marble counter tops, I know the last one is a weird comparison, bear with me).

Then I season it with McCormick’s Fiery Pepper seasoning because it’s my favorite! It gives the steak amazing color, and flavor.

After seasoning I hand it off to the guys so they can grill it. I’ve had a bad experience with grills involving burnt eyelashes (hint, hint).

Can you say A-MAZING!

Can you say A-MAZING! Photo Credit: Foodie Zully

Once it’s done, you’ll want to wait until you cut it so the natural juices stay inside and keep the meat nice and juicy.

This was my brother's plate. I gobbled down mine before I could snap a picture.

This was my brother’s plate. I gobbled down mine before I could snap a picture.

Stay sizzlin’ friends,

Foodie Zully

 

Tropical Smoothie

Summer is right around the corner and I have a delicious tropical smoothie recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need:

(Note: I don’t like exact measurements, I free-hand everything)

  • A blender
  • 1 Handful of kale
  • About 1/2 cup of diced pineapple
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 orange
Fact: I LOVE my NutriBullet!

Fact: I LOVE my NutriBullet!

You can also add banana, strawberries, or even avocado for an extra creamy drink!

Place kale, pineapple, orange into the blender, along with 1/3 of cup of the coconut milk and a little water, and blend away friends!

The outcome: A super tastymakes-youwanttotakeatriptoHawaiiorsomewheretropical blended drink, and in the summer I suggest you add ice for an extra coolness factor.

Oh Yeah!!

       Oh Yeah!!

 

Paleo Burgers!

Hi friends!
I have an awesome paleo burger recipe for you. It’s thick, juicy, full of flavor and as if it couldn’t get better, it has some BACON!Who doesn’t love bacon?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground beef
  • Meat seasoning
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Bacon

Let’s get started!
First, you’ll need about a pound of ground beef, I get the organic kind from Costco.
I season it with McCormick’s Fiery Pepper seasoning for added spice and heat, and mix in about half a cup of chopped onion, and a tablespoon of finely diced jalapeno.

Next, preheat large skillet.
At this point you’ll start forming golf-size balls of the beef and begin forming into patties.

Add the chopped onions and jalapeño

Add the chopped onions and jalapeño

After, take a tablespoon of coconut oil and pour it into the skillet. Wait as it heats, and place patties on pan. About 4 will fit (depending how small or big).

While the patties cook, you’ll need a smaller pan to cook the bacon in (moderation is key! Half a slice of bacon per burger will do the trick)

You'll cook this…Obviously

You’ll cook this…Obviously

Chop lettuce about the size of burger buns. Slice avocado, tomato, and onion.

Prep veggies

Prep veggies

Finally, once the patties have fully cooked (my preference) I begin assembling my burger. In this order: lettuce “bun,” patty, tomato, onion, avocado, bacon, lettuce “bun.”

Voila! Burger goodness

Voila! Burger goodness

This recipe is so delicious, you will not miss the cheese, mayo, ketchup or bread!

In burger goodness,

Foodie Zully

Public Service Announcement: Water Talk!

Attention! 

How many times have you peed today?

1-3?

3-5?

OR too many times to keep track of?

If you have checked yourself into the 1-3 category, you’re more than likely dehydrated. I am by no means a doctor, but it’s pretty simple to say you have not drank enough water.

 

For those of you who have gone #1 today 3-5 times, did you check how clear your urine was?

Yes, it might not be the most pleasant view, but it’s important to assess the clarity of your urine because it will be a reflection of how much water you intake.

My people who are always in the bathroom, get some diapers already, sheesh! Just kidding, no need to take offense, it’s all in good humor. You- my friends are amazing because you are listening to your body and keeping yourself hydrated.

Here’s a challenge, substitute all sugary drinks for water (for beginners). For my more advanced (already solely drinking water) people, check how clear your pee is. The more yellow your pee is, the more water you should drink. Once your pee is clear/nearly clear, pat yourself in the back for doing a good job, your body will thank you!

Like my favorite rapper Kendrick Lamar says,

Pour up… drank, head shot… drank
Sit down… drank, stand up… drank
Pass out… drank, wake up… drank”

I know he is most likely not speaking of water per say, but lets pretend he is!

Stay hydrated friends,

Foodie Zully