Sriracha T-Bone



We celebrated our daughter's Gotcha day by doing what we do best. Eating steaks!  I decided to do a little something different with my T-bone I  purchased, and I was very pleased of the result! I never knew putting sriracha on a steak before you cook it would turn out so well.

1 T-bone steak
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp clarified butter
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sriracha

The day before you cook your steak, remove from package and pat down with a paper towel. Sprinkle 1/2 of the amount of kosher salt to use on both sides and set in the fridge uncovered overnight. This will pull out any excess moisture.

The next day, about 20 minutes before cooking your steak, remove from fridge and pat down again with another paper towel. This next step is an optional step, but I did it anyway. Take a fork and poke small holes in both sides of the steak, then beat slightly with a meat tenderizer mallet.  Take your garlic powder and mix with your melted clarified butter.Add a pinch of salt to the butter. After doing so divide the butter evenly into two small bowls. Take a brush and generously brush both sides from only one of the bowls.  Sprinkle the rest of the salt on both sides of steaks, and add pepper and paprika.Brush sriracha evenly on both sides.

Take a skillet and turn to medium high heat. Cook steak for 6 minutes on first side and flip.  Take your unused garlic butter and spoon over the top of the steak and cook another six minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

The result was one of the most tender, flavorful steaks I've had in a while. So tender I could tear it apart with a fork.  The Sriracha  gave the steak a rich flavor with just a little bite to it. Try this when you get a chance!

Chocolate Delight


As we try to maintain our diet, every now and then we get a sweet craving. For me, its primarily chocolate. We found a recipe on a diet board online (I wish I had a link to share) that gives us great chocolate flavor without so much of the guilt that is involved.  Here is what we did:

2/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

If you are not  a honey person, you can substitute for maple syrup. 

First, begin by making sure the coconut oil is liquid. If it is not, warm it in a boiler until it melts on low heat. 

Add cocoa powder, honey vanilla extract and salt to coconut oil. Mix well.

Take a mini-muffin tin and spray with cooking spray. Fill each tin about 1/3 of the way full. This should make about 20 chocolate pieces.

Place tin in fridge and let harden for at least 2 hours. After they are set, take then out of the tins, but I would keep them in a container in the fridge, due to melting.

And there you have it! They are tasty, and help with craving every now and then. Try it sometime!