Here are a few things you should know about me when it comes to food:
- I have a problem following recipe directions. I usually don’t read them all the way through and I always try to make everything a one-pot or one-bowl kind of meal.
- I usually don’t have patience for lots of chopping. Yes, there are days when I find it therapeutic, but mostly, I avoid it at all costs.
- My eyes glaze over when faced with a recipe that has more than 7 steps or a list of ingredients that covers an entire page. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
- I’m a set-it-and-forget-it kinda gal. I love recipes that I can prep in 5 minutes, throw in the oven and then go on and do other things.
Basically, in Real Life, I’m drawn to easy recipes.
And I eat the same things pretty much all the time.
I’ve done enough experimenting that I know what kinds of recipes I like, and I’ve found a handful of dishes that are super easy to make and taste really great.
And I make these dishes over and over again.
Because they’re easy, delicious and they’re easy.
Did I mention that they’re easy?
Go to Meal #1
Grass-fed Beef Burgers with DennyMike’s Cow Bell Hell.
Ground beef is the best when it comes to quick and easy meals. I buy a family pack, cook one half and freeze the other half for later in the week. My favorite ground beef meal is a delicious juicy burger. I add a bunch of DennyMike’s Cow Bell Hell spice blend and grill ’em up.
I top them with all kinds of different things: fried eggs, avocado or guac, red onion, sweet potato slices…anything!
Go to Meal #2
Grass-fed Beef Taco Salad
My second favorite go-to beef meal is beef taco salad. I cook the beef on the stove top, add a bunch of taco seasoning and put it in lettuce wraps or on top of salad with veggies, guacamole and salsa. Easy. Delicious. Done.
Go to Meal #3
Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs
I’m kind of obsessed with this meal from Practical Paleo. I literally make it once a week (especially in the winter time when the oven warms up my house!). You just melt butter or coconut oil, add mustard, sage and salt and then brush that mix onto the chicken thighs and bake. I make about 3 pounds of chicken and then eat it for dinner and one or two lunches during the rest of the week.
Go to Meal #4
Honey Glazed Salmon
This is another brush-and-broil meal from The Paleo Kitchen. Just brush the salmon with coconut oil and honey, sprinkle with salt and broil. You can top it with any kind of fruit or fruit salsa (I like mango salsa). I don’t make fish every week, but when I do make fish, I make this fish dish. SO easy.
Go to Meal #5
Fancy Gluten-Free Pizza
I’ve written about Fancy Pizza Sunday a few times before. Fancy pizza is a great way to use up leftovers in your fridge. I use a gluten-free or paleo crust and top it with sauce, cheese and any kind of toppings we have lying around. This is a once-a-week, special meal for me…and I always look forward to it!
So, as you can see, I don’t always eat fancy foods (Fancy Pizza aside).
I’m a regular ol’ busy working gal who strives to make the simplest recipe possible.
My ideal meal consists of a simple meat and two veggies– one starchy (usually a sweet potato) and one non-starchy (usually steamed frozen broccoli, roasted asparagus or some kind of dark green leafy veggie)
I love to eat healthy food…especially when it’s delicious.