Check out this loaded steak salad we had for din-din tonight!


Ok, let’s get real – we all know that I didn’t eat this salad because it is chock full of my frenemie, vegetables. You will be happy to know that I did create a ‘vegetable crisp’ today that I will be posting sometime this week. I only had a few bites and it tasted great, but let’s hope that the veggies can fully redeem themselves and I will gobble it up all week.


Just in case I gag on it at lunch, I am defrosting some of my leftover veggie soup for the week. I can’t wait – those are some veggies that I love!




Leafy greens.













We love this dressing. Mainly because it tastes like Caesar, but only has 6 grams of fat per serving. That’s alot less than the usual 20-25 grams of fat per restaurant Caesar!















I usually do not use salad dressings because I really am not a fan. I have never found one I love and I definitely don’t like the normal ranch, italian or french. My favorite is red wine vinegar or white pear vinegar – it is to die for. I love the tartness of vinegar on salad. Well, my salads usually just consist of greens. So I guess I love vinegar and greens. About 4 bites. Then I’m done.








I do enjoy this dressing. Occasionally I will make homemade croutons with whole wheat tuscany bread, and coupled with this dressing it is incredible. Tastes just like a fancy restaurant Caesar salad.













Before adding anything to the salad (in my case – french fries, cheese, croutons, and bacon…), I toss the greens in the dressing to fully coat them.














Grilled steak.











Sometimes I don’t feel like a newlywed. What newlywed eats lobster mac and steak during the week? Priorities.







The toppings.














Gorgonzola and feta.















Tomatoes and a bed of sauteed onions.














Carrots and parmesan roasted baby yukon golds.














Steak. It’s what’s for dinner.













The whole shebang.











It was thoroughly enjoyed by my husband. Especially since he was deep in the throes of a vicious hangover. As I tweeted, I figured he would be a toilet hugger all night long. His best friend from college was visiting and they had quite the issue with the sweet tea vodka. (Ever had that? It’s delish!) He rarely drinks like that so it was pretty amusing for me. I shot about 5-6 videos of him last night that I still can’t stop laughing about right now.




Loaded Steak Salad

2 cups leafy greens

1/2 sweet onion, sauteed

1/4 tomato, chopped

6 baby carrots, chopped

3 baby yukon gold potatoes, sliced and roasted with parmesan

2-3 tablespoons dressing

1/2 oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

1/2 oz feta cheese, crumbled

6 oz steak (or protein of your choice)



Combine all ingredients in one dish and devour.




My dinner.









What a role model. Follow me on Twitter if you’d like to see more of my dinners. 






In bloggin’ news, I’m going to post a bit more often (think 1-2 times per week) on fitness topics (btw – check out my fave fitness tips), in addition to my butter-laden, Paula Deen-style recipes and Mother Lovett stories. I also may throw in a bit more of my daily eats some days since they seem in such high demand. ;)



In life news, do you do what you love? What is your passion? Is the economy holding you back? Does your family support your passion and/or your career? Is it more important to be happy and love what you do, or to bring home the bacon and live a certain lifestyle? Is your passion something you are over and under qualified for? What do you do when those closest to you don’t support your dreams?


What is more important? Fulfilling your dreams, even if it is something as simple as working at the mall? Or working in a career that you may be ‘qualified’ for just because that’s what others think you should do? 




This is 20 questions baby! See ya’ll Monday. :)

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20 Responses to “Loaded Steak Salad and 20 Questions. Or 10.”

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    Mellissa — October 18, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    Look at all those veggies! I am trying to find my passion and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life :)

    Thankfully hubby is very supportive and just wants me to have a job I love, so I am working on that.


  2. #
    Katie — October 18, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that sea salt chocolate – how was it?!


  3. #
    Kristen — October 18, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    oh my goodness – sea salt + chocolate is my one true weakness. so delicious.

    looking forward to seeing more fitness tips – i love the names you give your workouts!


  4. #
    Maddy @ Notes On A Page — October 18, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

    I have really wanted to try the sea salt and chocolate combo — I feel like the two flavors would be divine together.

    I don’t know WHAT I want to do with my life (except eat). But I know I have to be happy doing it. It’s just not worth it otherwise.


  5. #
    The Man, the myth, the legend — October 18, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

    This is such a great blog but it needs a few things.

    – It’s clear the readers want more of the protective brother. What a great guy. He’s must be a catch, probably very clean.

    – Framed pictures of studio wrestlers and decorative taxidermy.

    – Your recipe for raw buffalo burgers.



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    julia — October 19, 2009 @ 4:57 am

    Love this salad! Looks so good. It’s morning for me, but I would like a bite, so it must be good;)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


  7. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — October 19, 2009 @ 5:42 am

    hey jess!
    wow that steak dinner looks amazing! I am so glad you hubby enjoyed it despite his bad hangover :( I have never tried sweet tea vodka but something tells me to stay away from it! LOL

    i certainly do what I love! I have a passion for exercise, fitness and nutrition and I am a certified personal trainer, exercise specialist and help people everyday by motivating and empowering them with exercise!

    I think it is so important to do what you love!

    enjoyyour day darling :)


  8. #
    dee (the apple hill adventurer) — October 19, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    wow, thats one intense salad!


  9. #
    Kristen @ Simply Savor — October 19, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    yum i love big hearty salads…im not a big red meat eater in general, but i definitely crave a nice juicy steak every once in a while and this recipe looks fab!

    i think it is so important to do what you love–which is why i’m heading back to school to become a Registered Dietitian…i knew that if I didn’t do it now, I would always regret it. A few more years of school and work are worth it for a long term career that makes me smile everyday that I wake up :)


  10. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — October 19, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    i make all my own salad dressings tooo….otherwise i wont eat them!


  11. #
    peanutbutterfingers — October 19, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    my dinner last night was a big ol’ bag of popcorn! hoppin’ on the healthy train! wooo woooooo!


  12. #
    lowandbhold — October 19, 2009 @ 11:42 am

    Wow, that salad looks like something straight out of a restaurant. I’m constantly impressed with your recipes girl!


  13. #
    Lisa — October 19, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    Yay! Super excited about your fitness tips becoming a regular thing. I’m stoked that you posted a few workouts. Those look awesome. Now that I’m over the fly (finally!) I’m going to test those out. :-)


  14. #
    Diana — October 19, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    I’ve been trying to find that chocolate with sea salt and I can’t find it anywhereeeeeeee. I’m losing hope, I just don’t think we have it in Portugal!


  15. #
    Holly — October 19, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    that salad looks AMAZING! steak salads are SO scrumptious!

    gosh, that gave me a lot to think about. i might have to get back to you :)


  16. #
    DC — October 19, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

    You had me at roasted garlic


  17. #
    Bianca — October 19, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    Thats one delish looking salad! I made the mistake of looking at it at 8am today! It was a good mistake though :-)


  18. #
    Erica — October 19, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

    Ow! The veggie crisp looks totally fabulous. I …oddly…love love almost every veggie. Raw, cooked, you name it- I’ll eat it. Glad you found a combo that makes your belly happy. Can’t wait to see the apple crisp


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    Menden @ Skinny Menny — October 20, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

    Hey hey….catching up on your blog! Food looks delicious, as usual :)

    Although my “family” (aka my boyfriend and pets) supports me, I absolutely feel that I have to bring home lots of bacon so I can support the lifestyle that my boyfriend and I created for ourselves. Hence the reason that I feel so stuck at this point – miserable @ my job but unable to find something that will fulfill me and pay the bills at the same time. Aarrrrgh.

    But in my heart of hearts, I know I’d be so much more satisfied if I’d just do something that I WANT to do, rather than what I think is expected of me.

    Sorry for the tangent….. :)



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