Leftover Pepper-steak and beans

Last week I made Peppersteak pie, I made too much meat and although I made 4 pies I still had ample leftover meat. So the very next day I mixed my leftover steak with some green string beans and this was the result. Its easy to make it from scratch and relatively healthy. The meat was extremely tender even after leaving it in the fridge over-night. You can also add a side dish like mashed potatoes.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 500g Green string beans (frozen)
  • 5oog steak
  • 1/2 cup flour seasoned with salt & pepper ( you can add more if you have more meat)
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Worcester sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup merlot
  • salt to taste


  1. Marinade the meat in the Worcester sauce for about 30-60 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. In a large pan, put a generous amount of olive oil
  4. Coat the meat with the seasoned flour mixture and shake off any excess flour. Put it in the frying pan and fry until golden brown.
  5. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside. In the same pan fry the onions, garlic and mushrooms.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, merlot, rosemary, thyme, pepper and excess Worcester sauce.
  7. Add the meat back into the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. The meat should already be soft enough so no need to cook it for longer than that.
  8. Boil the beans until tender
  9. Mix everything together and serve.



5 Fantastic Ideas to spice up a boring bowl of rice

Personally I’ve never been a fan of rice. It always tasted bland and flavourless. It wasn’t until I met my mother-in-law that I started eating rice. What was the difference. My mother-in-law always made spiced rice. My favourite of course is the Spanish rice, but since then I’ve been trying other variations of spiced rice recipe’s. All these recipe’s can be adjusted to suit vegetarians by removing the fish or meat.

Spanish Rice


Serves 4


  • 1 c. uncooked white rice ( I like to use Basmati Rice)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½  onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 2 Tomatoes diced
  • 1 (14.5oz) can low sodium chicken broth or 1 cube chicken stock

Saute the garlic, onion and green pepper. When the onion is golden brown, add the tomato, paprika, black pepper and chicken stock. Stir every now and again until the chicken stock has dissolved. Ad the cup of rice and fry together for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and cook the rice as you normally would, until all the water cooked away. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and serve.

Alternatively you can try this recipe here.

Thai Pineapple Fried rice


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or quality vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a dash of salt
  • 1½ cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup chopped green onions (about ½ bunch)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • ½ cup chopped raw, unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups cooked and chilled brown rice*, preferably long-grain brown jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 1 small lime, halved
  • Salt, to taste
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves, torn into little pieces, for garnishing

Full Recipe Here 

Sweet Chilli Salmon Rice 



  • 1 pound salmon filet, cut into chunks
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch of green onions, sliced into ½ to 1 inche pieces
  • ¼ sweet chili sauce, plus extra for topping if desired
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro (we love lots of cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 limes, sliced

Full Recipe Here

Tropical Coconut Pineapple Rice



  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grained rice rinsed until water runs clear
  • 1 – 20 oz .can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
  • 1 – 13.5 oz .can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Full Recipe Here

Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice



  • Basmati rice- 2 cups Onions-
  • 2 (sliced) Bell peppers (capsicum)
  • 2 (sliced) Carrots- 2 (chopped) Tomato
  • 1 (chopped) Ginger- 1tsp (grated) Garlic
  • 1tsp (crushed) Red chilli paste
  • 2tsp Soy sauce- 1tsp Sugar
  • 1tsp Basil leaves
  • 1 cup (chopped) Salt
  • as per taste Oil
  • 1tbsp Water- 4 cups

Full Recipe Here