Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Recession Proof Gourmet

Hi Everybody;

Well, today is my day off sort of. I like to sleep in since this is the only day I get to do that all week. I'm sure that was very informative but anyway, there you have it!!!!!

I was awakened by the phone...........a wrong number. Oh well may as well stay up now. Just puttering around in a coma though as I'm still really sleepy.

Time to rustle up some lunch....Oh nuts, fridge almost empty. Let's have a closer look, rummage around deeper. There must be something, I don't want to go downstairs to the freezer.

Let's see here.........aha, we have here about eight ounces of sirloin steak, three peppers...yellow,orange and red but they are only half each as I have used the other halves since for something else earlier this week. OK.....I have onions and garlic but what to do?

I could grill the steak and the veggies and serve them on top of the steak with a baked potato and another veggie.......Oh that's too ordinary besides it still requires a trip to the basement for veggies. Grill everything anyway and while they're cooking, maybe I'll get inspired. Boy I'm feeling really lazy today!!!!!!

Everything is finished cooking, I guess it's going to have to be what I said earlier except that I will cut the steak in half, I don't eat all that meat. My cat won't touch steak but there are some trimmings for her........what's that? the doorbell?

One of my friends drops in (why is it most people visit you at mealtimes?) I ask her if she had lunch, she said no and she didn't come to eat.......well, I know that but I'm hungry and it's not polite to eat in front of people without offering them. She is skinny as a toothpick anyway so I don't feel bad pressing her. I tell her she could use the weight and I keep offering her my extra!!!! Oh yes back to the food nuts and double chocolate covered nuts!!!!!!!

Well this is what I came up with, I hope you like it.


eight ounces of grilling steak

three sweet peppers

one large onion


olive oil

salad dressing

1 cup brown rice

Wash and dry the peppers (colours of your choice) cut them in half and take out the seeds and cut off all the stem, peel the onion and slice in four thick slices and peel the garlic as many as you like or none if you don't like it.

You should drizzle the peppers, onion and garlic with a tiny bit of olive oil when you place them on the grill.

Put the peppers on the grill to roast until they are a bit charred, remove from the grill and wrap in a clean teatowel and grill the steak for about seven to eight minutes, then add the onion slices and the whole garlic and grill until the steak is cooked to your liking and the garlic and onion are a bit soft. Peel the skin off the peppers (should be easy now) and slice in thin slices, slice the steak across the grain and toss the steak, peppers, onion, garlic and salad dressing together in a bowl.

Serve over hot brown rice. You can also serve with noodles, I love soba noodles or you can toss with salad greens.

This way I found that my eight ounces of steak made three servings or two servings if larger appetites.

Well, that's all for today. I hope you enjoy the recipe and I am going to continue the visit with my friend as I don't get to see her too often. Bye for now.


  1. Hi, Grizz asked his readers to give you a hand getting started, so if you like my to help you feel free to send me your questions via email to hospitalera (at) hospitalera dot com or leave a comment on my blog with your email address, happy to help, SY

  2. Hey
    am from Grizz's site.If you need any help just send an e mail to:
    I am also on blogspot and will be glad to help as much as I can

  3. Hello Vicky, Greetings from the UK. Just dropped in from poor ol' Grizzly's blog to render my services...

    So, drop me a line or two below if you need any assistance. As you can see we're all one big happy family.


  4. Hi Vicky,
    Answering the big grizzly bears call, anything I can do for you just let me know. I am fairly new to the game myself so I know how hard it can be. Good luck from Ireland

  5. Hello Vicky,

    I'm another one over here from Griz's blog to lend a hand if I can (you must be sick of us by now!) - anyway I'm by no means an expert with Blogger, but I do know bits and pieces so if I can help just let me know.

    bakerray5 [at] gmail [dot] com


  6. Hello there Vicky!
    I too am from Griz blog. he says you are facing some technical issues, I will be happy to help you just email me at esrck[at]hotmail[dot]com

    my pleasure

    Zane Coreshi

  7. Good people lets make sure we send her a little relevant link love as well. I'm also happy to help with any techy stuff but it looks like you have a few hands on deck already.

    Can contact me: info [at] joomlabear [.] com

  8. Hello Vicky, I am also over here from Griz's blog, I would be happy help with any technical
    issues you have.

  9. Hi Vicky,
    Good people here are willing to lend about tech stuff, and since I'm still a newbie and in other part of the world, all I can send are the links from my 2 blogs (PR2 & PR1). :)

    Regards and Godbless!


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  11. Hey Vicki!

    Glad to see you working online.

    I have hooked you up with some links and a blog post about your recession proof gourmet.

    You have some great gourmet recipes going on here.

    See my post about your gourmet recipes at

    Cheers! as always,


  12. Hi Vicki, I came here from Griz "ugly blog". If you need help, you can ask me questions at I am willing to help you just like Griz did to me.


  13. hi,

    I'm also from griz blog. My husband and I also like cooking too. We usually get the grilled recipes from AFC channel.

    Perhaps later you can snap some food photos to attract your readers to come back to your blog again. I like blog with interesting pictures and maybe other readers also same. And maybe you can make some videos while you were cooking and upload it to Youtube and then paste the videos to your blog after that.

    I hope these might help with your new food blog. Blog with fun and enjoy.

    Happy blogging and cheers...

  14. Hi Vicki -
    I see lots of offers of help here from Grizz's disciples, but I suggest you ask your questions right here on this comments section. That way you will get feedback from many people, and you will also be showing 'answers' for others to benefit from.
    Go for it! - Rhys

  15. Hi Vicki

    I´m a Grizz reader/follower and i`m glado to help you if you need assistance with blogger.

    I`ve a few blogger blogs about furniture and home decor. They have PRs from 1 to 4. So, if you want to trade some "ideas", just contact me:

    klub24 (at)


  16. The first thing you should add, is the URL feature on comments. This will allow all your readers to comment as well ... As it is, it will only allow the blogger, wordpress, livejournal, typade, AIM and OpenID to comment, leaving out all the others ....

  17. Hi Vicki,
    I've written a post especialy for you at:

  18. hi,
    another griz fellow.Ready to help at anytime. it would be nice to know what exactly you have issues with.
    looking forward to your response maybe you create a need list and post it as a blog?! so everyone can help out.

  19. Another of the Grizz Army, haven't anything relating to cooking but I like the idea so maybe I'll make one. Not gourmet and not recession, more quick easy and lazy. LOL

    As the others have said just toss out your questions and if I have a clue I'll try to help as well.

    Good luck, looks like you're off to a good start.

  20. Hello Vicki,

    Now that you have a horde of people here it would be a good idea to throw up a post of any problems you are having. As far as technical help dont forget about Grizz blogger basics. He has some good tutorials on that site.

    If you have time I would love to see some posts about:
    Budget Friendly Gourmet Foods
    Budget Smart Gourment ingrediants
    The best recipe software you have found
    An old Market recession recipe
    A basic Chili recipe
    Thick Gravy Recipe
    Budget smart pasta salad recipe
    A simple cabbage soup recipe

    I think I am already getting hungry!

  21. Hi Vicky
    Good luck on the blog and I've added a link from my BBQ site. I see you have plenty of offers of help but if you need any more email me at janet[at]

  22. The GRILLED STEAK AND ROASTED PEPPERS Looks very good. Good luck with your site. Grizzly's sent me, so his site is linking to yours well!

  23. Awesome recipe I just used it thanks for sharing. You earned your self a follow from me. I have my own blog too if you want to check it out.