Ain’t no Beefin’

In the Poconos, recently my friends and I were on a wine tour doing tastings of the area vineyards and as we all know when drinking copious amounts of booze causes most people to binge eat. Luckily, there was a cook-off contest going on nearby so we stumbled over and tried all the eats the locals had made. There was a plethora of good food like sausage and peppers, mushroom risotto, etc. but this beef dish just knocked my socks off! I asked for the recipe because I wanted to recreate it for the blog, but more importantly, I wanted to try it sober to see if I even liked it (who knows when your inebriated, errythang tastes good under the influence). My God. I was NOT disappointed! It was just as yum, so I hope you enjoy this as well.

  • 2 lbs. flank steak
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 crushed pineapple or puree
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup cranberries(recipe calls for fresh but all I had was dried so do you)
  • 1/2 cup diced candied ginger
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic or 4 cloves chopped
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

In a medium saucepan cook soy sauce, honey, pineapple, cranberry juice into a marinade. Add cranberries and candied ginger cook for a bit more before turning off stove to cool.

In the meantime, coat steak with the ginger and garlic, then pour cooled marinade over steak. Marinade for 1-2 hrs then remove steak from marinade and cook for 7-10 minutes on each side. Take the marinade and recook to turn into a glaze for the steak. After letting meat rest slice on grain.  Drizzle remaining cooked marinade then serve w bean sprouts and chopped cilantro.


Happy Eating, XO

Healthy Green Shake

After the weekend we just had, we’re in need of some serious detox recipes. Honestly. I never want to see another vodka martini, lemon drop, or 7&7 again. Seeing the rough state I was in (don’t judge. I’m sure we’ve all been there) I had some high hopes for this delicious green concoction and it didn’t disappoint.

  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 chopped granny smith apple
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple

Mix it all together in your blender until smooth. That’s it!

When it comes to these shakes, I like to play around with different ingredients. I tend to stick with a green veggie (spinach, kale, etc.) and pair it with a citrusy fruit to counteract the bitterness of the veggies. If you have a combo you’ve tried and love, send it our way or tweet us @damn_delish! We’d love to hear what your favorites are.

Green detox shake

Happy Eating, XO.