Meat & potatoes to please both of us

I told you yesterday that I would do better. I've missed talking to you internet. So here I am trying to do better. I actually made dinner at 4pm today just so I could take pictures for ya! Anyone else a little weirded out that January is already way more than half over? Anyway, I was very inspired by this instagram post from Gabrielle Bernstein. The first thing that came to my mind when I considered what to do with such a sauce (probably a little to her dietary chagrin) was smother it on some steak and potatoes. Well folks, my instincts were good ones. This sauce is incredibly fresh and gorgeously green and I look forward to using it to up the yum factor of meals all week (the recipe makes a lot of sauce). The fiancé and I were both pretty satisfied with this meal. My man got some meat and potatoes, I got a fairly balanced meal with no sugar and lots of green. I also pan-seared some brussels sprouts to round things out. If you're in need of a good dinner for 2-4 peeps, look no further.

steak & potatoes for two

Raw Chimichurri Sauce - adapted from the recipe on this instagram post.

raw chimichurri ingredients

3/4 cup olive oil
Juice from 2 lemons
3-4 cloves garlic
1 small onion (or half a regular one)
1 bunch (about 2 cups) parsley
1 bunch (about 2 cups) cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and combine until bright green and smooth.

raw chimichurri sauce

For this particular meal, I roasted four roughly chopped yukon gold potatoes tossed with one tablespoon olive oil and some salt and pepper at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for a little over half an hour. Tossing once about half way through. I followed these instructions for cooking the steak and pan seared the brussels sprouts over medium-high heat in the same pan I cooked the steak in (didn't want to waste those juices.)

steak, potatoes and green things


And in honor of the man responsible for today's holiday, a favorite quote:

"I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear." - Martin Luther King Jr.