I know I am supposed to be a Vegan, but I really cannot pass up grass-fed buffalo off of the Rogers’ ranch in Colorado. In fact this meat is SO good for you, I wouldn’t consider it meat at all (perhaps I’m just trying to make myself feel better). Also, we just ordered $200 dollars worth and it is packed into our freezer. So you can judge all you want, I’m going to continue eating my “non-meat” meat.
Anyways, I took one of my all time favorite recipes, added a little grass-fed buffalo and voila, dinner.
I, of course, had to add a little dessert pairing and therefore tried this flourless zucchini brownie recipe I found on Pinterest. I added my own little twist (and one egg) and had myself a batch of semi-healthy brownies.
Can’t wait to eat these rich bites all week long (and hopefully some into the following week, but I can’t promise anything).
Grass-Fed Buffalo Tacos
Adapted from Cooking Light The Essential Dinner Tonight Cookbook
1 1/2 cups sliced red bell pepper
1 1/2 cups sliced yellow onion
1 pound grass-fed buffalo flat iron steak
1 T chili powder
1 T lime juice
2 1/2 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 corn tortillas
3 T chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Add bell pepper; cook 4 minutes. Add onion; saute 10 minutes. Place pepper mixture into a large bowl and cover to keep warm.
- Add beef to pan; cook 5 minutes. Add beef to the pepper mixture. Add the chili powder, lime juice, oil, salt, and garlic; toss to coat.
- Heat tortillas. Spoon beef and pepper mixture into taco; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with a wedge of lime.
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cup water
1 tsp garlic salt
Handful of chopped cilantro
- Combine quinoa, water, and salt into a pan. Cook according to package directions.
- Take quinoa off heat. Add cilantro and lime. Stir to combine.
- Serve in or next to tacos.
Flourless Zucchini Brownies
Adapted from this blog
3/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinammon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup semi-sweet 85% Cacao chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and stir well.
- Pour mixture into a greased 9×9 glass dish.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I’m pretty sure these squares of delicious, rich chocolate will help get me through this 4 day week.