Archive for October, 2015

Flank Steak With Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

This dish I found and tried from EveryDay Health….one can add lovely sides to it making wonderful meal, I had grilled romaine /onions/garlic on the side with some buttered carrots…..these sides are not indicated in the nutrition value….those values are for the flank steak only.

SERVINGS: 4   |  TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min


  • 3 tablespoon coffee, brewed
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, brown
  • 2 clove(s) garlic
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns, black
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pounds beef, flank steak
    trimmed of fat


Whisk coffee, vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and salt in a glass dish large enough for meat to lie flat. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

Heat grill to high.

Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Lightly oil grill rack. Place steak on grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.

Nutrition Details

per servingCalories 230, Fat 9g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 337mg, Saturated Fat 3g, Protein 23g, Fiber 0g, Carbohydrates 3g


Trametes versicolor

Photo by Michael Kuo

Always check with herbalist before preparing and with your doctor to not conflict with prescribed meds or any other herbal intakes 

This bracket FUNGI IS NOT EDIBLE PER SE  fungi isn’t edible per se but you can use these to make a health nourishing tea. Some people dry these then grind them into powder and sprinkle some on their meals or make pills as these are medicinal.

When collecting BE SURE you have found turkey tails by following the info in the link I am posting below.

Science shows that turkey tails contain several cancer-blasting compounds. Two polysaccharide complexes in turkey tail are getting a great deal of scientific attention, PSK (or “Kreskin”) and PSP, making it the most extensively researched of all medicinal mushrooms with large scale clinical trials.

A seven-year, $2 million NIH-funded clinical study in 2011 found that turkey tail mycelium improves immune function when dosed daily to women with stage I–III breast cancer. Immune response was dose-dependent, with no adverse effects.

In addition to breast cancer other cancers may be treated by turkey tails. PSP has been shown to significantly enhance immune status in 70 to 97 percent of cancer patients. Turkey tail is also being used to treat many different infections, including aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, E. coli, HIV, Herpes, and streptococcus pneumonia, and is hepatoprotective.

Cook time: 4 hours

Total time: 4 hours 10 minutess
  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breast ( use 5 if they are smaller in size)
  • 32 ounces of  Mild Salsa
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 chopped dehydrated Habanero (you can use fresh chopped also) or any pepper of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of chopped Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • tortillas
  • chopped lettuce
  • cheddar cheese
  • lite sour cream
  • Salt/Pepper
Season the chicken breasts with cumin, smoked paprika, very lite salt, cover and put in refrigerator  overnight
Next day
  1. Heat oil in a pan then cook the chicken for 2 minutes per side
  2. Place chicken and all other  ingredients in slow cooker then cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hour or until chicken is falling-apart tender
  3. Add salt/pepper to preferred taste
  4. Turn the slow cooker to warm and shred chicken with fork.
  5. after shredding place chicken (drain a wee bit)  in flour tortilla, add some  shredded cheese (on top or inside or both), wrap tortilla,
  6. add  a dab of salsa juice left in slow cooker on top of tortilla,
  7. then add lettuce and dab of sour cream and serve.
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