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$1.96 per serving
Ready in 27 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 91%
If you want to add more gluten free and primal recipes to your recipe box, Flank Steak with Cilantro Pesto might be a recipe you should try. This recipe serves 6. One serving contains 226 calories, 17g of protein, and 15g of fat. For $1.92 per serving, this recipe covers 11% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. valentin day will be even more special with this recipe. It works best as a main course, and is done in about 27 minutes. This recipe from Creative Culinary has 1771 fans. Head to the store and pick up garlic clove, cilantro, lime juice, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Individual Grape and Vin Santo Cakes as a dessert. Overall, this recipe earns an awesome spoonacular score of 91%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Cilantro Flank Steak, Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak, and Flank Steak with Cilantro Salsa Verde.
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Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).
Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.
Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."
If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.
Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).
Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.
The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).
Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.
If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.
The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).
Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!