Breakfast

Potatoes & Eggs

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Breakfast, Egg based, Eggs, Entrees, Potatoes, Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Potatoes & Eggs

2 lbs potatoes butter, ghee, or coconut oil pure salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 onion 4 – 6 pastured eggs Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel potatoes, chop into bite-size chunks, and transfer to a bowl. Melt a generous amount of ghee (or butter / coconut oil) over low heat, pour over potato chunks, and toss well to coat. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake until done to your liking (45 mins to 1 hour). When potatoes are almost done, begin to heat some coconut oil in a saute pan. Chop the...

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Ice Cream Milkshake

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes, Snacks and Light Meals, Sweets | 0 comments

Ice Cream Milkshake

1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup high quality ice cream Fill blender up to the 1 cup line with milk. Add 1/2 cup ice cream (scoop it in until the liquid rises to 1 & 1/2 cups). Blend and enjoy! Serves 1. Optional add-ins: 1 or 2 egg yolks or 1 whole egg 1/2 of a banana (and/or other fruit of choice) 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted 1 or 2 TBSP high quality protein powder ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This is a nice cool treat for summer — especially the exceptionally hot summer we’ve been having here in Upstate NY! ~  Pictured...

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Sausage, Peppers, & Eggs

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Lamb, Recipes | 0 comments

Sausage, Peppers, & Eggs

2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil approx 12 oz high quality lamb sausage, removed from casing 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 bell pepper, diced pure salt and pepper to taste 6 pastured eggs freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional) Heat the butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage, and using a wooden spoon, break it apart in the pan as it cooks until it’s browned (about 4 minutes). Add the onion, bell pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stir to combine, then cover the pan until the vegetables are softened, about 10 mins. Beat eggs in a...

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Zucchini Frittata

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Breakfast, Egg based, Eggs, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 3 comments

Zucchini Frittata

approx 1 & 1/2 pounds of zucchini, washed & ends trimmed 3 TBSP coconut oil, ghee, or butter (or a combination) 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 2 TBSP (or more) fresh basil, roughly torn 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup high quality parmesan cheese, grated (optional) salt and black pepper to taste Shred the zucchini on the largest holes of a hand grater, or put it through a food processor with shredding blade. Place shredded zucchini in a colander (set inside a bowl), sprinkle generously with salt, and mix to combine. Let the zucchini sit for 15 – 20 minutes,...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 0 comments

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

3/4 cup milk of choice 1 TBSP natural peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter) 1 TBSP cacao (or cocoa) powder 1 banana Add ingredients to blender and blend. Yields about 12 oz. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Very simply. Very delicious. This is one of the first things we make when we get a gallon of fresh, raw milk from our local farm. ~ To turn this into more of a thick, dessert-style, milk shake, simply increase the milk to 1 cup and use frozen banana instead of fresh (slice banana & freeze on tray in a single...

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Chocolate-y Oatmeal

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Chocolate-y Oatmeal

1 cup coconut milk (regular or “classic” – not “light”) 1/2 cup water 2 tsps high quality, cacao (or cocoa) powder 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 tsp pure salt 1 banana, mashed chopped cashews (optional) Heat the coconut milk and water in a saucepan until hot (but not boiling). Add the chocolate powder and stir until dissolved. Add the oats and salt, stir to combine and bring to a low boil. Cover and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover the pot, and cook (still stirring occasionally) until it reaches the desired thickness...

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Steel Cut Oats w/ Caramelized Apples

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 2 comments

Steel Cut Oats w/ Caramelized Apples

1 cup milk of choice 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup steel-cut oats 1/4 tsp pure salt 2 TBSPs raisins (optional) 1 apple, peeled and diced 2 TBSPs ghee, butter, or coconut oil 2 TBSPs natural sugar (or lakanto) 1/2 tsp cinnamon FOR THE OATS: Heat the milk and water in a saucepan. When hot, stir in oats and salt and let cook over med-low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the raisins (if using) and continue cooking about 10 – 15 minutes more, stirring regularly until oats are done to your liking. FOR THE APPLES: While the oats are cooking, peel and dice the apple. Melt...

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Coffee Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 0 comments

Coffee Smoothie

2 bananas (preferably speckled), sliced and frozen 3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 3/4 cup high quality, black coffee Optional Add-ins: 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp high quality cocoa (or cacao) powder Slice the bananas and place them in a single layer on a small tray lined with parchment (or wax) paper. Freeze them over night. In the morning, make coffee (or set your automatic timer so it’s ready when you wake up). First add the yogurt to the blender, then the frozen banana slices (and any optional add-ins if using), then pour in the coffee (hot from the carafe) and blend...

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Eggnog Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 2 comments

Eggnog Smoothie

Eggs are such a powerful super-food. If your kids (or you) don’t enjoy eating them with toast (and there are no existing allergies or sensitivities), you might want to try getting in a few a week this way: 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup whole milk (or coconut milk) 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 TBSP (more or less) pure maple syrup (optional) pinch or 2 of ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional) Puree all ingredients in blender. ____________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This old “egg yolk trick” in the milk shake is one of the best ways to get...

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Coconut Milk Smoothie

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 2 comments

Coconut Milk Smoothie

3/4 to 1 cup coconut-milk-tonic** 2 TBSP high-quality protein powder (optional) 1 banana 3/4 to 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit Add to blender (in that order), and blend. Yields one serving (approx 16 – 20 oz). ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: **The COCONUT-MILK-TONIC is just coconut milk, thinned out with some water (equal parts of both). Nothing fancy or difficult to prepare. ~ I load the blender in that particular order for a reason. If you add the milk first, you can measure it accurately right in the blender (most blenders have...

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Arugula & Sun-dried Tomato Frittata

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Breakfast, Egg based, Eggs, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Arugula & Sun-dried Tomato Frittata

1 & 1/2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced or crushed 8 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained & thinly sliced 6 oz arugula, washed and drained well 8 large eggs 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly torn apart 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional) 1/2 tsp sea salt freshly ground pepper to taste Preheat broiler to high. Heat oil over medium heat in a 10-inch skillet (preferably non-stick) with an oven proof handle and swirl the oil to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. While oil is warming up, use a fork to lightly beat the eggs, basil, cheese, salt and...

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Chocolate Crunch Cereal

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Breakfast, Cold Cereals, Recipes | 0 comments

Chocolate Crunch Cereal

A real-food, good-for-ya, and extremely tasty breakfast cereal….. FOR THE CEREAL BASE: 3 cups buckwheat groats 3 TBSPs coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup maple syrup (or raw honey or stevia) 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 TBSPs cacao (or cocoa) powder 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon Rinse buckwheat in fine mesh strainer and transfer to a large bowl. Add approximately 9 cups of water, and let sit at room temp, covered, anywhere from 1 to 6 hours. Rinse and drain well (in same fine mesh strainer) and set aside. Melt coconut oil over low heat and pour it into a large bowl (can use the same bowl you used...

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