Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Try Something New: Grass-Fed Beef

Cows are meant to eat grass. Choosing grass-fed beef is better for your body and better for the planet. But all that aside, good quality grass-fed beef tastes amazing. It's rich and beefy and awesome. Since we're aiming to eat a more plant based diet, we've decided on the "less meat, better meat" approach. The good stuff is more expensive so instead of eating huge Flintstone size cuts of factory meat, I buy one 8 ounce steak for Rob and I to share. And 4 ounces of beef is plenty to eat at one sitting. How would you like to have this for dinner?

Grass Fed Sirloin and Citrus Salad

It's so easy, too. To serve two people for dinner you'll need a whole tender Boston lettuce torn into pieces, 1 pound of lightly steamed and chilled asparagus spears cut on the bias, one small bulb of thinly sliced sliced, three small Italian blood orange segments, 8 ounces of grass-fed sirloin, seasoned with salt and pepper, cooked to your liking and thinly sliced, and a sprinkling of goat's milk feta crumbles. Your favorite dressing will do, just use a light hand. I used homemade vinaigrette made with grainy Dijon mustard, the juice from the orange segments, white balsamic vinegar and Sicilian olive oil. Toss all the veggies with the dressing in a large bowl, portion out into serving bowls, top with cheese and sliced meat. Devour!


If you'd like to read more about the health benefits of grass-fed meat, click here.


  1. Yum, yum! I love beef. Sometimes our local smokehouse has the grass fed, and it really is so good.

  2. Hi Andra. I've been reading your blog in the background for about six months now. Last night I ventured into your archives and read everything you've ever written here, as I am at the start of my own journey and I wanted to see where you began.

    Can I just encourage you in what a massive thing you have achieved. The weight loss is fantastic but much, much more than that is how you've turned your attitude right around and transformed the way you live. That is truly inspiring.

    Also a comment - reading your current entries now sounds like a different woman wrote them. The changes are subtle but truly notable! You've been changed inside too obviously.

    I'll continue to watch you succeed. x

  3. Welcome Blimpy Christian! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words. All the best on your journey and if you ever need an ear or advice, feel free to contact me.