A Tasty Summertime Recipe the Senior in Your Life Could Make with Home Care Services

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Summer is a great time to make a wide range of meals.  Seniors who enjoy cooking, whether they prefer to cook in the kitchen or out on the grill during the summer, may eventually find that meal preparation Home Care Services in Hamilton NJbecomes more difficult as they age. That’s when the services of an experienced home care aide can be beneficial.

There are so many different types of recipes that are great for the summer.  How about a nice grilled steak salad that is complemented by a delicious Asian dressing? This sesame rice vinegar dressing is not ideal for everyone, but it can be a great way to have a simple meal on a nice, hot, summer day.


You will need the following ingredients:

·       1 rib eye steak, preferably around 12 ounces

·       2 pinches of red pepper flakes

·       1 teaspoon of steak seasoning, your choice

·       1 tablespoon soy sauce

·       10 leaves of romaine lettuce (cut these into bite sized pieces)

·       ½ of a cucumber, cut into cubes

·       1 peeled, pitted, and diced avocado

·       ½ of a lemon, juiced

·       2 tablespoons of rice vinegar

·       2 tablespoons of olive oil

·       1 tomato that is cut into wedges

·       1 grated carrot

·       2 tablespoons of white sugar

·       4 slices of red onion

·       3 tablespoons of sesame seeds, toasted

·       ½ teaspoon sesame oil

·       ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


While there are a lot of ingredients, the prep time is about 30 minutes and the cook time is 15 minutes. First, take the rib eye steak and season it on both sides with the steak seasoning and the soy sauce. Cover the steak and place it in the refrigerator for at least one hour, but preferably overnight.

On an outdoor grill, turn the grill on to medium-high heat and oil the grill. Take the steak and place it on the preheated grill. Cook it until it is firm and reddish pink. It should still be juicy in the center. This should take about six minutes on each side.

If you have access to an instant read thermometer, the interior temperature should be 130°. Once done, place it on a plate, add the lemon juice, cover it loosely with aluminum foil, and allow the meat to sit for 10 minutes. After that, cut it into strips.

Take the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder and mix them all together using a whisk in a small bowl. Add the lettuce, cucumber, avocado, red onion, steak strips, carrot, and tomato to the bowl. Add rice vinegar dressing over the salad and toss.

You can sprinkle sesame seeds to add a little flavor. Serve and enjoy with a family member, friend, or home care services.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services in Hamilton, NJ or the surrounding areas, please call Independence Home Care today at 609-208-1111 for more information.

Teresa Sajkowski RN BSN CHPN

Teresa Sajkowski RN BSN CHPN

Owner of Always Responsive Home Care

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