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!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Grilled NY Strip Steaks w/ Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese - Another Grain-free Saturday Night
Today was a gorgeous warm spring day here and perfectly fitting for the first Saturday of Spring. Hubby and I ran lots of errands this afternoon and hope to get to our mounting list of house and yard projects tomorrow. Since it was so nice out today, we picked up some steaks to grill for dinner. I decided to make my Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese to go along with our steaks. I halved the recipe and baked it in individual casseroles instead of one large casserole. There is something special about having your own little casserole. I made it with a new kind of cheese that I picked up from Costco -- a big block of Cabot's 3-year sharp Vermont white cheddar. A gentleman saw me checking out the Kerrygold Dubliner cheese a couple weeks ago and he highly recommended this particular cheese...so I picked up a big block and used it to make my Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese this evening. It turned out fabulous! It had lots of flavor and was nice and sharp, just the way I like it. We kept our steaks quite simple and just seasoned them with coarse Kosher salt and coarsely cracked black pepper. I cooked some sliced fresh mushrooms in butter to top my steak with. It was a simple, fresh and delicious meal. Even after almost 2 years, I still find it truly amazing how well you can eat without wheat, grains or added sugar. We had No-Flip Berry Pancakes for breakfast, leftover Sausage-Broccoli & Biscuit Frittata for lunch and Grilled Steak amd Baked Cauli-roni & Cheese for dinner. If you ever feared that you would be deprived of good food after eliminating wheat and grains from your diet, have no fear..."Gourmet Girl Cooks" is here...and I am NEVER deprived of good food. I simply refuse to be. ;-) Check out a couple photos of our dinner below (recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner are linked above in the different colored text). Enjoy!
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This looks wonderful! Grilling is still a pipe dream for us with temps in the 20's!
I buy a block of that particular cheddar every month at BJs, and use it in recipes all month long. And oh, it's finally a reality that Costco is coming to my general area this Fall! yay!
Hi CyberSis -- Oh my...20s? Hopefully that isn't your high temps. It is supposed to get down to the 30s and upper 20s a couple nights this week (but that is a low temp). We are cooling off this week with highs in the 50s and 60 by end of the week. Crazy, crazy weather! Stay warm! :-)
Hi Darlene -- Yay! Finally you will get to enjoy Costco too -- and just in time for the holiday season where they carry all kinds of neat things they don't carry the rest of the year. I really like that cheese and look forward to using it for other stuff, too! :-)
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