What’s for Dinner: Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

I used this recipe. I added some beef, used white mushrooms, left out the tomato paste and used balsamic vinegar instead of white wine. I thought it was good, hubby seemed to like it, toddler ate a couple noodles and fed the rest to the dogs. The next day hubby told me he didn’t like it and said not to make it again. He also hates mushrooms so maybe that was it? You win some, you lose some.

Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

I would eat it again.

Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff
Serves 4
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293 calories
30 g
48 g
9 g
22 g
5 g
287 g
935 g
3 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 48mg
Sodium 935mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 6oz steak, sliced
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1onion
  4. 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  5. 2 cups beef broth
  6. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  7. 12 white mushrooms
  8. 1/4 tsp thyme
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  11. 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  12. 2 cups uncooked noodles
  1. Cook noodles according to package, set aside.
  2. Brown beef, remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat and add onions to the pan. Cook 2 - 3 minutes.
  4. Add flour; stir with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds. Gradually add broth and Worcestershire sauce. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper; stir and cook 4-5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Add beef.
  5. Add balsamic; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; let stand 30 seconds. Stir in sour cream; add noodles and mix well.
Adapted from skinnytaste.com
Adapted from skinnytaste.com
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What’s for Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole

This was great. Both toddler and husband loved it.

Cheeseburger Casserole

I used this recipe. I left off the pickles and used regular cheese (less of it). It was great and fast to make. Would definitely make it again.

Total Calories: 261 Calories per cup

I feel like I have been cooking a lot from Skinnytaste.com – I need some new ideas – what is your favourtie site for recipes?

What’s for Lunch: Salads, Salads and more Salads

I have been eating a lot of salads for lunch this week. They are easy. Plus I bought a HUGE bag of greens at Costco. Also, low in calories and healthy and GREEN! I always feel good when I eat green food.

Steak Salad
Steak Salad
greens, tomato, cucumber, steak, french dressing
413 calories

Tuna Salad
Tuna Salad
greens, tomato, cucumber, tuna, homemade dressing (olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, crushed red pepper and garlic)
249 calories

Pepperoni Salad
Pepperoni Salad
greens, tomato, cucumber, orange bell pepper, pepperoni, homemade dressing (olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, crushed red pepper and garlic)
245 calories

What’s your favourite salad creation?

What’s For Dinner: Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

The title is a bit of a lie, my stir-fry contains a little more than beef and broccoli but I usually use this Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe because it is so good. I usually follow the recipe and add some carrots and peppers. This time I added some chicken as well because my piece of beef was a little small. I do not add the rice.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

My toddler loves the beef before it hits the sauce. Frying it up in the cornstarch mixture makes it nice and tender, he usually gobbles it is… but he didn’t this time.

Total Calories: 350 Calories

What’s for Dinner: Bruschetta Steak Salad

A couple weeks ago I made the Grilled Chicken Bruschetta from Skinnytaste.com. Last night I decided to take the bruschetta, add some cucumber and put it on top of some greens with a steak. It turned out great. I am in love with that bruschetta recipe.

Bruschetta Steak Salad

I chopped some tomato, cucumber, onion and mozzarella cheese. Mixed in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder (had no fresh), salt and pepper. I put the bruschetta mix (it is still bruschetta with the addition of cucumber?) over some greens and topped with some grilled steak. I loved it. Hubby said dinner was too healthy again.

Total Calories: 681 Calories

What’s for Dinner: Maple Salmon and Cucumber Salad

I really need to eat more salmon, it is so delicious and good for you. I love my salmon with cucumber salad!

Maple Salmon and Cucumber Salad

I baked my salmon in the oven with a little maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic seasoning, salt and pepper (I sort of follow this recipe). Cucumber salad is sliced cucumbers tossed with a vinegar dressing (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water, 1/2 part sugar, salt and pepper to taste). I also had some quinoa on the side, I cooked my quinoa in chicken broth hoping my husband would like it better… he didn’t. My husband said dinner was too healthy.

Total Calories: 535 Calories

What’s for Lunch: Chickpea and Tuna Salad

I was stuck on what to make for lunch today so I got creative. I knew I had some chickpeas so I decided to try making a salad. It turned out really good; I would totally make it again. Next time I would be less lazy and add diced veggies, like cucumber, peppers and maybe tomatoes. The veggies would also add a nice touch of colour.

Today’s lunch was perfect to throw in my purse and take with me to the beach for a lunch break walk.

Chickpea and Tuna Salad

1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 can drained tuna
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
cumin, crushed red pepper and salt to taste

Mix together and enjoy!

I ate my salad with some baby carrots for a nice filling lunch.

Total Calories (without baby carrots): 406 Calories

So lucky to work so close to the beach.

Lunch break beach walk

What a beautiful day!