Hello lovely readers!
It’s been quite a while, yes. As many of you know, I was on maternity leave since last September trying to figure out this whole new mum thing. I’m happy to report that I have yet to figure anything out, however, I finally feel sorta ready to get back to this wonderful space here and to try to find a bit of balance again by resuming all things food.
Reality: I have very little time to spend on cooking these days because of the little one, so in honour of that today in collaboration with Australian Beef, I’m sharing three super quick and easy weeknight meals hero-ing my favourite protein: beef.
Other than burgers and steaks, people seem to think of beef as a time-consuming protein to cook, or something to be enjoyed only on special occasions. To me, this has never been the case, and a cut like beef mince for example has been the most commonly used staple protein in my home.
These three delicious beef dishes are huge on flavour, as well as being easily achievable on even the busiest of weeknights with minimal prep…promise!
(click on each title or photo for the recipes)
This recipe is one I am super proud of being able to replicate. It has always been a favorite of mine at several Asian eateries back home, with that gorgeous charred flavour of the medium-cooked steak, coated with an irresistible sticky-sweet-salty sauce, I can never go past it when I see it on a menu. Served with simple veggie-packed noodles, it makes for such a treat to have on a regular old weeknight.
If you’ve never heard of Gozleme, it is a Turkish pastry often found in markets here in Australia, being churned out by lovely Turkish nonnas who have been making them for decades. Cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and of course, beef are all enveloped by the handmade dough that is then grilled on a hotplate till perfectly golden brown. It is popular for a good reason, and this is my quicker version using store-bought pita bread as a shortcut to replace the dough.
3- Creamy Mustard Beef Strips with Broccoli
I’ve always found beef and mustard to be a match made in culinary heaven; this recipe combines the two in a quick stir-fry style dish, with little florets of broccoli to soak up that delicious, creamy sauce. Rice is the no-brainer side to this as the perfect sauce-carrying vehicle.
My name is Noha.
I’m passionate about food, an avid traveler, and I love to explore new cultures and cuisines whenever I get the chance by sharing my recipes and experiences with my readers.
A big fan of exploring different cuisines and always looking for new and exciting flavors to explore. I’m especially interested in healthy eating and finding ways to make delicious dishes without sacrificing nutrition.