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.