Lazy Menu Monday (;


Something about a lazy 2 days off puts everything back on track.
Brett & I had a no pressure weekend of just enjoying each other’s company.
We slept in, watched movies, ate yummy ice cream, enjoyed a low-key date night, had ourselves a little cooking party & didn’t even stress about cleaning the dishes directly afterwards.

Since our original plans were cancelled, it was nice to just relax and be us… I miss getting to spend every weekend together, but new schedules help me appreciate our time more than ever <3.

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Brett getting the ingredients (:

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{Calabacitas con Elote}

Chili Rubbed Flank Steak:
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon mild chili powder
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound flank steak

Calabacitas con Elote:
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, small dice
½ red bell pepper, small dice
2 medium green Italian zucchini, small dice
1 cup frozen organic corn
2 garlic cloves,minced or pressed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
2 cups cooked brown rice


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… Chili Rubbed Flank Steak …

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. In a small bowl, combine garlic, chili powder, oil, cumin, oregano, and salt & pepper.
Rub all sides of the meat with the seasoning and set aside.

3. Heat a large, nonstick sauté pan over medium/high heat.
Add in oil and once hot, add the steak.
Sear steak until golden brown and then turn to sear the other side …
cooking time will depend on the thickness of your meat.

… Calabacitas con Elote …

1. Heat a large, nonstick sauté pan over medium high heat.
Add in oil and once hot add in onion. Sauté the onion 2-3 minutes or until soft and translucent.

2. Add in red pepper, zucchini, corn, garlic, oregano, and salt & pepper.
Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until veggies are cooked through; finish with chopped cilantro.


Serve warm steak & calabacitas con elote over brown rice <3.



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