Making “Cense”

Today was a full day. I started the day out with a workout, moved on to a massage, then a haircut. Some lunch and shopping with my friend Amanda and then I barely got home and I went right back out and went to see Bolt with Kristina & Justin. The movie by the way was a really nice movie and a great one for kids to see. This is an animated movie about a dog who believes he is a super hero but along the way finds out he is not ~ but the love of his “person” is what he desires and what drives him to do what he does in the movie. Enough said, you should watch it – even if it is an animated show – its great! Thanks Kristina and Justin for inviting me to join you!

Not to long ago I was the lucky winner of La Cense grass fed beef from Mike of Mel’s Diner. Tonight was my first chance to try the beef and I must say, it is a winner.

I went to La Cense recipes on their website and found one for Ribeye steak with mushrooms and red wine sauce. I had the petite sirloin but decided the recipe would work for this too. I halved the recipe but I will put the full recipe here. It was an awesome dinner and I am so lucky to have had the chance to try this product! Thanks Mike & La Cense!

2 La Cense Ribeye Steaks
2 tsp black peppercorns
Coarse salt
Splash of cooking oil
1 shallot
1/2 lb mushrooms
1/2 cup red wine
1 tbsp flat parsley, plus garnish
1 tsp fresh thyme
2 tbsp butter

Salt and pepper meat.

Mince shallots, cut mushrooms into 1/4″ slices, chop parsley and thyme.

Make a heavy-duty pan very hot. Pour in a splash of oil and add steaks. Sear for 6-7 minutes on each side for a medium-rare steak.
Remove and deglaze the pan with red wine. Scrape the meat bits off the pan and cook wine down to 2 tbsp. Pour out and put aside.

Using the same pan, add 1 tbsp butter and sauté shallots on medium heat until translucent. Add mushrooms. After they have given up a bit of moisture, add the herbs. If the mushrooms haven’t given up much liquid, you can add 1/4 cup of water. Cook for a few minutes.
Pour on a plate and lay slices of steak on top. Sprinkle coarsely chopped parsley for garnish.


  1. says

    What a great thing to win! Yum!
    Thanks for sharing your opinion on Bolt. I think the previews have looked very cute but hadn’t really heard from anyone who has seen it.

  2. Anonymous says

    My mouth got all watery looking at that photo of your dinner! Yum!
    I also had seen previews for Bolt and thought it looked cute!

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