Philly Cheesesteak Tacos

What?!? Yes! Philly Cheesesteak in a taco. You are welcome!

  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 2 bell peppers sliced thin
  • 8 slices provolone
  • 12 crunchy taco shells

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, add meat and toss with Worcestershire sauce, then season with salt and pepper. Cook until 1/2 cooked. Add mushrooms, peppers and onions and cook until all are soft and meat is cooked through.

Spoon mixture into shells and top with provolone.

Serves 4.

Goat Cheese

This recipe is so easy and so good! So lucky to have neighbors with goats to milk!

  • 1 qt goat milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2  tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dried herbs of your choice optional

Line a fine mesh sieve with 3 layers of cheesecloth.

In a heavy bottom sauce pan heat the goat milk until it reaches 180°F. Stir frequently to ensure even heat throughout.

Remove from heat immediately; add the lemon juice, and stir a couple of times until combined.

Add the vinegar, stir briefly until combined and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes.

The curds will not be large, on the contrary they will be like tiny specks. 

Slowly ladle into the cheesecloth. Add the salt and stir lightly.

Gather the ends of the cheesecloth, and tie them with kitchen string. Tie to your faucet.

Allow it to hang and drip for about 1 hour.

Place on a cutting board and shape. Sprinkle with died herbs of your choice

Refrigerate and serve when set.

Waldorf Chicken Salad

This salad is so wonderful, creamy, crunchy, and oh so delicious! It comes together quickly too!

  • 2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 stalk Celery, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 whole Apple, Chopped
  • 3/4 cups Dried Cranberries
  • 3/4 c roasted nuts
  • 3/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c Sour Cream
  •  Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Lemon, Juiced
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Place chicken on a baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper. Bake in preheated oven for about 23–25 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. Allow to cool completely and slice into bite-sized pieces.

Place chicken, celery, apple, cranberries, nuts, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Taste and add salt, pepper, and lemon juice if needed. 

Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Apple Brie Grilled Sandwich

This is my version of Skinny Taste’s sandwich. I added some mustard and used thinly sliced apples.

  • 4 slices of bread
    1 Apple sliced thin
    TJs light brie or other soft cheese (remove the ribs if using brie)
    Fig spread
    Dijon
    Butter

Spread fig spread on 2 slices of bread, top with thinly sliced apples and brie, spread Dijon on the other two slices and top with thinly sliced apple, and sandwich together. Spread some butter on the outside of the bread and cook low and slow on a griddle until they outside is toasted and the cheese is melted. Flipping a couple times so it browns evenly. Cut in half and serve.

Serves 2.

Croissant Beef Sandwich

This is a ridiculously rich recipe, you can cut it up in bite size pieces to make apprizers. It is so good and evil at the same time.

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8-oz.) tubes crescent roll dough
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
  • Pepper
  • Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 lb. roast beef

Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″-x-13″ baking sheet with cooking spray. Place one unrolled can of crescents on prepared baking sheet and pinch together seams. Bake for 10 min until lightly golden.

Caramelize onions: Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and 2 sprigs thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to soften and turn slightly golden. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and caramelized, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat.

Build squares: spread an even layer of mustard onto prepared crescent, leaving a 1/2″ border clear on all edges. Top with a layer of roast beef and a layer of provolone. Top with caramelized onions, then unroll remaining tube of crescent dough and place on top of onion layer. Pinch together seams to seal. Spray with olive oil.

Bake until dough is golden and cooked through, about 15 – 25 minutes. (If dough is browning too quickly, cover with foil.) Let cool 5 minutes before slicing into squares.

Serves 2 – 4.

Spinach and Artichoke Frittata

This Frittata is so easy and so yummy! Vegetarian use almond milk and skip the cheese!

  • 1 bunch of green onions, sliced thin
  • 15 oz artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 creme fraiche
  • 1/2 c shredded Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 c spinach

Whisk together eggs, oregano, salt and pepper, creme fraiche abs cheese.

Heat oven to 400.

Heat oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet, sauté spinach till starting to wilt, add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until set and golden. Let rest 10 min and serve.

Serves 4.

Heirloom Tomato Broth with Tarragon

This soup is perfect for the end of summer / start of fall when the days start to get a little chilly (and a lot rainy here in the PacNW). So fresh and soothing at the same time! If your vegan just use veggie stock!

  • 2 lbs heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into small pieces
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c fresh tarragon, minced

In a large saucepan heat stock, tomatoes and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with tarragon.

Serves 6.

25 calories, 1 g fat, 1 G protein