Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone. Last weekend, we ended up at the farmer’s market and saw goat liver. We were intrigued. I’ve had liver before but I’ve never made it on my own.


A couple of weeks ago, we were trying to figure out new ways to get more fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E, and K) into our meals, and we have been talking about trying liver out at home.


Wouldn’t you know, a week later, it was staring us in the face.
So we bought some, and deciding to give it a go!


Also, we played around with some string beans, and decided to make them a new way! These were two components of that dinner we made.


I tell this short story because I wanted to highlight a time I was faced with an ingredient I have never used before, but was willing to try it out! I’m sure it was not the best liver ever made, but to us it tasted great, and we’re excited to incorporate more often going forward!


I hope you guys keep this story in mind when you feel stuck in the kitchen, or are working with unfamiliar ingredients. Just take it in stride, learn as you go, and, most importantly, enjoy it!

Spicy Sesame Tamari Roasted String Beans

Cook and Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 3-4

You Need

  • 1 lb. String Beans, ends removed
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Tamari

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat an oven to 400˚F and line one baking tray.  Rinse and chop the string beans.
  2. Add spices, tamari, and olive oil to string beans and toss to combine. 
  3. Once the oven is hot, add string beans to the oven and allow them to cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove string beans from the oven and add them to a bowl.  Add sesame oil and toss to combine.  Enjoy!

Curry Liver & Onions

Cook and Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2-3

You Need

  • 1 lb. Liver, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 White Onion, cut into half-rings
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Curry Powder or Curry Paste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat, and add ghee.  Once hot, add onions, and cook until translucent, 4-5 minutes. 
  2. Add liver, and cook until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes.  Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and curry powder.
  3. Serve with brown rice, sweet potatoes, or wilted greens.  Enjoy!