Cooking For Bae: Pan-Seared Steak With Alexia Premium Vegetables

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Alexia.

I have a confession: Sometimes the hubby and I enjoy a “fancy” meal when the kids go to bed.

You know how it goes as parents right? Mom prepares a meal that the kiddos are sure to love. Kids decide not to eat said meal and pick at it instead. Mom pleads, bribes and eventually gives up so PB&J or cereal it is. Dad takes over for bedtime. When all is said and done, mom and dad are pooped and at that point the kids scraps look good… because food ain’t cheap. Sound familiar?

But I’ve had enough of the struggle meals. Dinnertime should be an experience at least for the adults. The hubby and I have been enjoying a little date night meal a few nights a month once the kids are in bed. We deserve it, right? No kids pouting over food choices or with each other, no tiny little hands in our plates, no fuss. Just good food and good company. It’s like back when we were dating, if only for the time it takes to finish our meal.

So what do we eat? Sometimes we smuggle in takeout or I quickly whip something up like hubby’s favorite; steak and a quick veggie. We’ve been loving vegetable sides from Alexia Foods. We like pairing Pan-Seared Steaks with Alexia White Cheddar Riced Cauliflower with Black Pepper or Alexia Butternut Squash Risotto. Yup, we fancy. But don’t be fooled by the fancy, it takes 30 minutes or less to get all this delicious goodness on the table.

You would think I would tell you all about the juicy steak but you’ll just have to continue scrolling for that. Lets talk about these amazing premium side dishes from Alexia. The White Cheddar Riced Cauliflower with Black Pepper is divine. Rice who? This cauliflower is so flavorful and light, you will definitely forget about rice. And Butternut Squash Risotto is perfection. My hubs is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. He asked for another helping of these two complete side dishes. If I can be honest… I can eat an entire bag as a meal. I may have done it once or twice. 

Being the crunchy mama I am, I love that these starch alternatives are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free and contain organic dairy ingredients. And the not so crunchy side of me loves that they cook in less than 10 minutes without me having to add additional ingredients. I’m all about date night fancy is a flash. I find the Alexia premium vegetables sides at my local Meijer. You can find them at Giant Eagle, Kroger and other fine grocers too.

Visit alexiafoods.com for more dinner ideas for date night at home when the kids go to bed. Speaking of date night fancy, maybe on a kid-free weekend try pulling out the fancy linens and candles. No date night is complete without a delicious meal presented with love. You deserve it.

Pan-Seared Steak
  • 1 medium onion, medallion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1½ pounds sirloin steak (about 1 inch thick)
  • Fresh Swiss chard for garnish
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season steak with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper and cook to desired doneness. Let sit before slicing.
  2. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add onions, drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt and ground pepper while. Cook onions until caramelized. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Garnish steak with fresh Swiss chard and caramelized onions.
  4. Serve with Alexia White Cheddar Riced Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Risotto.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • D. Durand Worthey October 28, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Now, this is a meal that’s most certainly man approved! The steak looks absolutely SMASHABLE! But the Alexia sides look wonderful too and also balance the meal out. I love both butternut squash and cauliflower, as matter of fact this whole meal looks dreamilicious! Thank you, Sheen!

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  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly October 27, 2017 at 1:50 AM

    I’m a total carnivore, I am so here for that pan seared steak, Nom Nom Nom!

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  • Annemarie LeBlanc October 27, 2017 at 12:29 AM

    The Alexia Riced Cauliflower looks amazingly good! I have to get those for instant side dishes that I know my family will love.

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  • Toni | Boulder Locavore October 26, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    This looks so perfect! Great to try this weekend!

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  • Heather October 26, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    That is genius! The kids are getting better now that they are a little older, but they still don’t want to eat the foods my husband and I enjoy most. I need to nab some Alexia dishes.

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  • Carol Cassara October 26, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    What a hearty and filling dinner! I wouldn’t mind making this for me and my husband. Especially with those lovely sides. The pumpkin risotto really makes me curious!

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  • AnnMarie John October 26, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    This would be a lovely dinner for the whole family! Especially since my 2 boys and husband are very much into steaks. I think this is something that we’ll have one of these nights.

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  • Theresa October 26, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    Alexia looks like they have awesome side dish options. Bonus that they are done in under 10 minutes! I am going to have to pick up a few bags on my next grocery run.

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  • kristi October 26, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    This looks like the perfect dinner to me. I needed some more ideas for menu rotation so perfect timing.

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  • Liz Mays October 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Now that is an impressive steak dish. I need to start cooking some of those Alexia sides to go along with my meals.

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  • Pam October 26, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    I haven’t tried Alexia’s riced cauliflower yet. I need to check it out! I love their sweet potato fries.

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  • Makeba Giles October 26, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Pan-seared steaks are delicious! I like that they’re cooking in their own juices. This dish is on my to-make list!

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  • Tonya October 26, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    I enjoy Alexia brand foods. They’re such good quality and such a time saver. I’ve not seen the veggies in my store yet- or maybe I just haven’t been looking in the right places but I do purchase their potato products.

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  • Maureen October 26, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Now this looks like a great meal to enjoy. Delicious. I love when I can cook a good meal/dinner for my family. It’s even more special when I can for my husband, he makes some good dishes for me too!

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  • Sara Welch October 26, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    What an awesome side dish option. I don’t blame you for having a bit of a nice dinner after the kids go to bed. Sometimes parents just need that!

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  • Wendy Polisi October 26, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Alexia is a newer brand to me. It looks absolutely delicious and I will definitely use it again!

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  • Tracey October 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    These sides look so good! I would have no idea that they weren’t made from scratch.

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  • Bill Sweeney October 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    That looks awesome! I love the idea of premade sides. That saves a ton of time. A TON.

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  • GiGi Eats October 26, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    I need this in my mouth – LIKE NOW! I am totally going the PAN SEAR route today when I get to cooking because, mmmmm I just love me a sexy crisp SEAR!

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