These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Chipotle Dusted Grilled NY Strip Steaks & Tri-Color Veggie Ribbons
This evening, I stopped to pick up a couple of steaks on my way home from work to toss on the grill for dinner. It actually got pretty hot here today...in the upper 80s. Dinner was so easy to put together. I patted my NY strip steaks with paper towels until dry, then lightly coated them with olive oil and dusted both sides with some ground Chipotle Chile pepper, Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I grilled them on a hot grill for about 4 minutes on each side and then placed them on a plate and covered them with foil while I prepared the super simple and beautiful Tri-Color Veggie Ribbons. Using a regular vegetable peeler, I made thin ribbon strips with 2 carrots, 3 small yellow squash and 3 small zucchini and then quickly sauteed them in a little butter and extra virgin olive oil. I put the carrots in the pan first and sauteed for a minute or two since they are a harder vegetable...then added the zucchini and yellow squash strips and sauteed another 3 minutes or so and then seasoned lightly with salt and pepper. I also sauteed some sliced fresh mushrooms in a little butter and seasoned them with a splash of sherry, salt and pepper. I sliced the rest of my mini San Marzano tomatoes and tossed them in a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil and a little fresh basil and seasoned with a dash of salt and pepper. It was a simple, fresh meal made from fresh whole foods...there was nothing processed whatsoever on my plate! I snapped a few photos below for you to see. Enjoy!