If you follow me on instagram, you know I love to cook. I make it a *thing* -- I have a glass of red wine, I put tunes on, probably dance, Alex is usually sitting at the island chatting, and Maple is ALWAYS at my feet.
I like to make cooking fun. Even on the weeknights (if I have time!)
Here's a meal I made Sunday that was SO easy, so delicious, and I used the leftovers to make a super simple different meal on Monday. Whammie! All the ingredients I got at Trader Joe's because it's my fave. But you can find them where ever. When we moved, I decided I didn't enjoy going to the Kroger near us, so I now travel 5 extra minutes (woa) to the Trader Joe's.
SO WORTH IT. I actually enjoy grocery shopping again!
OK ANYWAYS. Here's the recipe!
Sunday Sumer "Slaw" (AKA: Zoodle-Brussels-Broccoli-Apple with Pesto) with Steak
For the Slaw:
- 2 zucchini
- 1 bag of brussels sprouts
- 2 heads of broccoli
- 2 apples
- 1 tablespoon Ghee (or olive oil)
- Salt + pepper
For the Pesto:
- heaping handful of basil
- 1/8 cup parm cheese
- 1/4 cup almond slivers
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- sea salt
- 1 clove garlic
*Add your protein of choice to serve along side. I love steak... so that's what we paired with this, and it was amazing.
Ok here goes:
For the pesto:
Throw the basil, parm cheese, almonds, olive oil, sea salt, pepper and garlic into a food processor and pulse until creamy. If it seems too thick/chunky, just add in more olive oil.
For the slaw:
Chop the ends off of the Brussels sprouts and discard, then chop the Brussels spouts up into slivers, chop the broccoli into little florets, spiralize the two zucchini and the 2 apples.
Heat a large frying pan to medium/high heat, and add the ghee (or olive oil). Once it's heated up, add the brussels sprouts, broccoli and some salt and pepper. Cook until you see the brussels start to brown.
Meanwhile, start cooking your steaks or whatever protein you want.
Then, add the zoodles and apples to the frying pan and toss everything together. Cook only a few minutes, until you touch the zoodles and they JUST got warmed up (otherwise they'll get watery!)
Add the pesto to the slaw and mix it all up, serve on the side of the steak, and whammie! You're done! Enjoy!
This will make enough slaw for lots of leftovers (if you're cooking for two, that is!)
So.... that turns into Monday night's meal: Spinach and Chive Linguini with the Sunday Slaw + Sun dried Tomatoes with Chicken Sausage
- Sunday Night's Slaw
- Spinach and Chive linguini from Trader Joe's (or another linguini, or hell any other pasta)
- 3 links chicken sausage (I love Trader Joe's spicy Italian)
- 1 bag sun dried tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup romano cheese
Boil the water for the pasta.
Meanwhile, chop the sausage and put it into a hot frying pan with olive oil. Once it starts to brown, add the sun dried tomatoes.
Add the pasta to the boiling water.
Then, add the Sunday Slaw to the sausage and sun dried tomatoes and mix it all up.
Meanwhile, drain the pasta, then add it to the frying pan with the slaw mixture, toss it all around.
Add the balsamic and cheese, and you guessed it: mix it all around.
Presto, whammie - there ya go! Another delicious meal, and guess what? You'll have enough leftovers for Tuesday.