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April 15th, 2016

health(ier) skillet

Sloppy Joes

I started cooking everything in a cast iron skillet a couple of years ago. Everything tastes so much better and is a whole lot healthier. Try cooking your next meal in a cast iron skillet, I promise it won't disappoint! 


Why you should eat more beans

Beans help fight cancer! They can also help lower your cholesterol and lower your risk of hear disease. They are loaded with fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.


Chances are, you're probably not eating enough beans. We should all be having at least 3 cups a week. 

Benefits of cooking in a cast iron skillet  

Helps you get your daily intake of iron and is free of harmful synthetics & materials that the non-sticks pans may have.

Before you start using your cast iron skillet you should 'season' it  

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wash your skillet with warm water and mild dish soap, making sure to rinse and dry well afterwards. Pour out a very thin layer of your favourite cooking oil (vegetable oil is most commonly used). Using a paper towel or cloth, rub in the oil on both the inside AND the outside of your cast iron skillet. Place skillet in the oven upside down and use a foil lined 



Prep Time
Cook Time
5 min
10 min.

Olive Oil

Tofu or Extra Lean Ground Beef


Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Salt & Pepper



Cloves of Garlic

Freshly Chopped Parsley

Fresh Tomatoes Diced

Chopped Onions

Green Peppers


Can of Red Kidney Beans



Cheddar Cheese


Season beef with a few dashes of garlic & onion powder, paprika and salt & pepper. In a cast iron skillet heat about 2 tbs of olive oil on med. high heat. Once oil is heated put ground beef in skillet and wet with a few good dashes of worcestershire. When your meat starts to brown a bit, add your onion (1), green pepper (1/2), tomatoes (3), garlic (4-5 cloves), parsley & a few good dashes of cumin & stir. Wait 2 min. then add 4-5 chopped mushrooms and 1 can of strained red kidney beans, & stir for a couple of min. Add 3 tbs of Ketchup,1 cup of salsa & 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Cover w/ tin foil and turn off heat & let your final ingredients absorb flavours for a couple of min. before serving. Bon appétit!

Serve on multi-grain kaiser

If you'd like any additional information or if there's something I might have forgotten to mention, please feel free to comment or message me.

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