Healthy Deer Fajitas

Hey guys! I’m sharing a recipe tonight – deer fajitas! I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • two bell peppers, color of your choice (I used green)
  • one large sweet onion
  • 2 lbs of deer loin tips (I soaked mine in milk overnight to get rid of some of the game taste)
  • 2 packets of taco seasoning
  • S + P
  • cumin
  • a lime
  • butter
  • cooking spray
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • avocado

Directions:

Spray a cast iron skillet with cooking spray and add about 1/2 tbsp butter. De-seed and chop bell peppers finely. Place into skillet and cook until soft, not on very high heat as you don’t want to burn them. Add a bit of salt as they cook.

Once the bell peppers are soft, add the onion, cut into slices (I like mine a bit bigger), and another 1/2 tbsp butter. Cook the onion until translucent (again, lower and slower is best, IMO). During the cooking process, I splashed a bit of teriyaki sauce on the onions and the bell pepper.

Cook cook cook!

Once the onions were about done, I squeezed half of a lime on them for some acid.

Now it’s time for the deer! I rinsed my soaked deer and patted it dry, and then I cut it into fajita sized strips.

Then I added it to the onions and bell peppers along with two packets of seasoning! I chose cheesy taco and fajita this time.

After the seasoning is completely stirred in (I don’t add water like the directions say as the deer emits juices), I added cumin and S+P to taste – with deer, it’s easy to overcook, so I like to go low and slow. Honestly, it takes practice and patience – I go by the feel of my deer to know it’s done, and I honestly can’t explain it – I’ve just done it so many times that I know! If you’re unsure, pick out a larger piece and slice it in half – you want a little bit of red to still show.

Then I squeezed the other half of the lime on it for brightness. And it’s done! Store until you’re ready to make a fajita!

We use Tortilla Land tortillas … you just throw them in a cast iron and heat until bubbly!

Then assemble your tortilla – I used avocado, shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream, but lettuce is great in place of the tortilla too for a salad! In fact, you could wilt some spinach into the onion/bell pepper mixture for an extra kick of veggies.

And that’s my healthy deer fajita recipe!

~ M

 

My Eats and Weight 1/26 – 2/1

Okay, so I’ve stopped weighing myself each morning and have elected to weigh just once a week on Saturday. 🙂

Sunday 1/26/20

Breakfast – eggs, chili sauce, and a bite of mashed potatoes.

Lunch – leftover pizza with salad and ranch.

Snack – a banana.

Dinner – deer fajitas!

Monday 1/27/20

Breakfast – a banana and two eggs with salsa.

Lunch – leftover deer fajitas on a salad with salsa, cheese, and sour cream.

Dinner – a reprise of lunch except with a fried egg on top.

Tuesday 1/28/20

Breakfast – three scrambled eggs with salsa and cheese, a banana.

Lunch – a burrito from Torchy’s Tacos, courtesy of my dear hubs.

Dinner – a small sandwich with a salad and ranch.

Wednesday 1/29/20

Breakfast – three eggs, salsa, cheese, and a banana.

Lunch – United salad bar with all sorts of goodies.

Dinner – Chicken salad with rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, ranch, and greens.

Thursday 1/30/20

Brunch – my version of migas with tortilla, eggs, chicken, sour cream, cheese, and a bit of hot sauce.

Snack – an apple with Tajin.

Dinner – mixed veggies and Green Chile Chicken Soup.

Friday 1/31/20

Breakfast – two eggs and a grapefruit.

Lunch – a tuna salad snack pack.

Dinner – three hard boiled eggs with cheese and a bit of sour cream.

Saturday 2/1/20

Breakfast – an apple and two kiwis.

Lunch – a tuna snack pack.

Snack – veggies with dip.

Dinner – beef fajita salad.

Weight: 152.8  lbs

~ M

My Eats and Weight 1/19 – 1/25

Sunday 1/19/20

Weight: 155.6

Breakfast – Skry and a banana.

Lunch – spaghetti sauce loaded with goodies on romaine.

Dinner – veggies and dressing (I lost my appetite).

Monday 1/20/20

Weight: 154.6

Breakfast – a banana, grapes, and some cheddar cheese.

Lunch – a salad with ham, cheese, and egg.

Snack – a snack pack with turkey, laughing cow cheese, tomatoes (I didn’t eat them), and cucumber.

Dinner – another salad, this time with egg, cheese, turkey, and bacon.

Tuesday 1/21/20

Weight: 155.4

Breakfast – a banana and some turkey with laughing cow cheese.

Lunch – a salad with egg, cheese, bacon, veggies with ranch.

Dinner – a roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce.

Wednesday 1/22/20

Weight: 153.4

Breakfast – a banana.

Lunch – a ham and Swiss sandwich with ranch.

Dinner – a romaine salad with tomato, roasted broccoli, chicken, and light Catalina.

Thursday 1/23/20

Weight: 151.8 lbs

Breakfast – light yogurt with a banana.

Lunch – salad with chili and Fritos.

Dinner – salad with deer round steak and okra.

Friday 1/24/20

Weight: 150.0

Breakfast – a banana.

Lunch – a snack pack from United.

Snack – two eggs.

Dinner – a salad with fajita meal, broccoli, tomatoes, and Parmesan.

Saturday 1/25/20

Weight: 151.6

Breakfast – three scrambled eggs with chili sauce.

Lunch – a tasty patty melt that my lovely vendor friends bought for us from Golden Light!

Dinner – half of a turkey sandwich with ranch.

 

My Eats and Weight 1/12 – 1/18

Sunday 1/12/20

Weight: 158.0

Brunch – curry stir fry veggies sauteed in my skillet with Pam, about 1/2 cup pinto beans, a dash of garlic aioli, and an egg.

Snack – freshly made veggie and bean soup (I’ll have to post the recipe as it’s Luke approved, and he rarely likes things without meat!).

Dinner – roasted veggies with rice and salsa.

Monday 1/13/20

Weight: 157.4

Breakfast – I wasn’t hungry, so I skipped it.

Lunch – sauteed veggies and rice with aioli.

Dinner – veggie and bean soup.

Post workout snack – 3 eggs and salsa (and two shots of gin).

Tuesday 1/14/20

Weight: 158.8

Breakfast – a Skyr yogurt with a banana.

Lunch – a turkey and cheese snack pack with grapes and crackers.

Dinner – rotisserie chicken with mango habanero sauce, romaine with a touch of avocado ranch all on a bed of rice.

Wednesday 1/15/20

Weight: 155.8

Breakfast – three scrambled eggs with salsa and a dab of sour cream.

Lunch – leftover salad, chicken, and rice with avocado ranch.

Dinner – Lemon pepper chicken on a bed of romaine with a big tomato and avocado ranch + salsa.

Thursday 1/16/20

Weight: 155.8

Breakfast – four scrambled eggs with salsa and a bit of sour cream.

Lunch – three eggs on romaine with Sambal Oelek and avocado ranch (we were painfully low on groceries).

Dinner – Fish tacos from United.

Friday 1/17/20

Weight: 156.0

Breakfast – Icelandic Skyr and a banana.

Lunch – a tuna salad snack pack from United.

Dinner – spaghetti! Made with mushrooms, onions, spinach, ground beef, tomatoes, and spices. Yum!

Saturday 1/18/20

Weight: 156.8

Breakfast – Icelandic Skyr.

Lunch – Spaghetti.

Snack – Everything Bagel Hummus with bell pepper and broccoli..

Dinner – Chicken with a Caesar salad.

Slowly but surely I’m making a bit of progress! I’ve been drinking a ton of water, so I hope that’ll make a difference!

The Trend: Rose Gold

I’m attempting to do something trendy – a rose gold skull!

Color inspirations ~

I love the violet, the gray, the oyster, and the black! Perhaps I’ll even add maroon into the mix!

And a bit of sparkle never hurt anyone! Stay tuned!

~ M

 

This ‘N That, I Will Soon Have a Booth at The Nat

I have a bit of EXCITING NEWS to share – my friend and fellow employee Ed and I have decided to open a joint booth together at The Nat starting February first! That way we’d only be paying $40 a month each for rent, which is totally doable! As of now, we’re in the Consignment Room, and a lot of customers don’t go into it because it’s off the beaten path in The Nat. We both want our items to have more exposure, a booth opened up in a great spot, and here we are!

Here’s the current space – it has some of the old vendor’s stuff in it still, but you get the idea!

I’ll do an update on my work soon – I’ve started working on some jaw bones – I painted one white (but I’ll probably do a different color because white just looks like bone to me), and the other is turquoise with pink, orange, black, and white accents.

And as for my big ol’ skull, he’s a little bit stinky still from a long soak in bleach and hot water – he’s outside airing out as of now, although I experimented with some rose gold on him – I think that’s the color I’m going with, and I’ll try some deep blue, a deep purple, oyster, and white as the accents. I’m also going to attempt a different pattern on him too – a large circular pattern with smaller dots to complement the big pattern. Rose gold is such a popular color right now, so I hope someone loves him! One really has to find the right buyer for something like this – someone who’s interested in unique art that’s got a Southwestern flair (with a bit of the macabre).

A Few Fun Things From Today ~

A contemplative Drogo.

And my Tooter Bud with his new favorite toy that my mom bought him from Chewy.com – he ADORES this big fluffy ball!

I also had a refund from Free People today (the Spell and Gypsy Dress was too baggy, so I sent it back), and I purchased another One Adella Maxi Slip (I like the size large despite actually being a small in FP), some checkered Vans (size 9), and a bralette (size medium because it runs small).

And I’m going to snap up this petrified Sequoia necklace from The Nat soon – my friend and fellow vendor Linda told me that I could take 30% off it since she’s had it so long ….. what a gorgeous piece!

Fun Things that I Found on My Computer

  1. Baby Scotch at the Vet
  2. The Kitties
  3. The Time We Put Horseradish on Caprica’s Nose.

Cheers to a happy tomorrow! If you stop by The Nat, I have two big tubs of clothing at just $6 for each item! I’m trying to lighten up my load before moving into the new booth!

~ M