I'm sorry I've been terrible about eating locally. I've been able to get to the market frequently, but the challenge has had to sit on the side lines since a) $30 is a lot for 1 dinner and b) I'm tired on Sunday nights. We've been doing Thai takeout (mmmm veggie curry = low calorie delicious), or this Sunday, Chadd was the man of the year and made me a beautiful Chilean sea bass filet with tomatoes, olives, potatoes and broccoli after my crazy intense training over the weekend. He went so far as to pick a low calorie recipe. Love that wonderful man of mine.
BUT. Last weekend, I did manage to stop by the market after class. I picked up two buffalo steaks--one for Chadd (a ribeye) and one tiny one for me (a petite filet). The guy told me that because buffalo has less fat, that I should cook it for a shorter time, but I should season it just like a steak. Total was about $16
I also picked up a big basket of mixed greens, which came with the suggestion to heat some olive oil with garlic, dump the greens in, cover and steam for about 3 minutes on the stove. I mixed in a little goat cheese afterwards and now that I think about it, I definitely should have added some pine nuts which are floating around in my spice cabinet. Greens = $5
I melted some butter (1 tbsp) and cooked Chadd's steak first on high heat to seal in the juices, I let it cook for about a minute and a half on each side, then I tossed my steak in and probably did four minutes total--2 on each side.
Greens with goat cheese: 190
Buffalo steak (1/4 pound): 165 (holy lean mean!)
I recommend the buffalo--find it at your local farmer's market if you're lucky enough! DC folks, Cibola Farms is our local supplier at Dupont's Farmers Market.