Meal Planner satisfaction!

My companion has come a long way, I’m sure he had NO idea what he was getting himself into when he commited himself to a relationship with me. He knew I loved to cook that I was a healthy eater and preferred homemade to dining out etc but….little did he know that I would get him to cut the diet soda, I would throw away that year supply tub of spreadable plastic he had sitting on the refrigerator door and propose grains, fruits and vegetables he’d never wanted to try nor even heard of before in his meals. FYI, his definition of fruit is applesauce and he hates bananas. How was this relationship going to work? I wondered myself. Meanwhile, I taught him the difference between applesauces and he buys natural applesauce and reads labels.

His first outstanding proof of love was not only saying “yes” to an evening “Dinner for Two” Cooking Course based on Kumquats at Central Market and actually showing enthusiasm and excitement to something I thought to be an incredible way to have fun on a Friday night, also for  the fact he’d never even seen a Kumquat before none the less had any idea it was a citrus. He hates citrus fruits, but he was a good sport and actually looked forward to our evening! (Here is where he gained extra points major time!)

(I was new here in Dallas looking for places to find a few ingredients I couldn’t find at local grocery stores in town and found this “Central Market” Grocery Store that offered some pretty cool things on and off the shelves!) Check it out ttp://

My Mr.Wonderful usually comes with me to Whole Foods grocery shopping on the weekends. When we go, we stop for a bite also and enjoy what is going on, a little music, new foods to sample etc. He seems to enjoy it and has found things he likes or would like to try too!

Last week at Whole Foods there was a Sale on Tuna steaks!

Tuna $6Jeff agreed that these sounded like a good choice for one of our meals this week! Big step for one who doesn’t like fish either! Our plan was to grill them!

Tuna grillHe prepared the Weber and I prep’d the steaks- Super Easy!

I wet the steaks with Evo and topped them with some herbed salt I brought with me from Italy . Similar to an Herb de Provence salt.

prep'dWe cooked them about 3 mins per side. The steaks were about 1 1/2inches thick.

I steamed some Asparagus, Jeff’s pick of vegetable for our steaks 🙂 (He is really opening up to trying new vegetables!)

I prep’d a quick little sauce using:

  • 100ml Evo, 1/3  lemon squeezed, 1 small clove garlic, parsley and pepper.

I used my hand emulsion blender to blend the ingredients and Ta-da!  Buon Appetito!

P.S. Jeff liked it!

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