Condiments, etc…

Taco Meat Seasoning

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Condiments, etc..., Entrees, Mexican, Recipes, Seasonings | 0 comments

Taco Meat Seasoning

4 TBSP chili powder 2 TBSP ground cumin 4 tsps black pepper 3 tsps pure salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp paprika Combine all ingredients and store in a sealed container. _____________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This is a great mix to keep on hand.  Simply saute ground beef with a few teaspoons of this seasoning mix, and lay out a spread of shredded cheese, lettuce, diced tomato, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, rice if you’d like, and you’re ready for a mexican...

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Mustard Rosemary Garlic Paste

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Seasonings | 0 comments

Mustard Rosemary Garlic Paste

2 TBSP coconut oil, melted 2 TBSP Dijon mustard 4 tsps dried rosemary 2 tsps pure salt 2 tsps black pepper Blend in small food processor until thoroughly combined. _______________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Adapted from The Grassfed Gourmet.  Great on lamb — chops, ribs, or leg. ~  Covers about 8 chops, so scale up or down as...

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Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Greens, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals, Vegetables | 0 comments

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 14-oz can quartered artichokes packed in water, rinsed and drained 1 cup packed spinach leaves (fresh or frozen) 6 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup mayo 1/4 cup sour cream 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder Combine everything in an oven proof baking dish. Bake at 375 for 30 mins — give or take — until it’s bubbly and looks good! ________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  We munched on this with pieces of warm, sour dough bread...

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2-Ingredient Roast Beef Pan Sauce

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

2-Ingredient Roast Beef Pan Sauce

1/3 cup red wine 1 cup beef broth After removing your roast from the pan, (or while it’s being carved), set the roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add red wine, scraping pan bottom with wooden spoon to loosen brown bits. Simmer until wine reduces to a glaze — about 2 minutes. Add broth and simmer until sauce reduces and thickens slightly — 1 to 2 minutes longer. Cut roast into thin slices, adding meat juices to pan juices. Serve immediately with juices passed separately. So simple, so quick, so delicious! The sauce is from Cook’s Illustrated September  1996 edition,...

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Roast Beef Sandwich Spread

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Spreads | 0 comments

2 TBSP high quality mayo 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp mustard Mix _________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: The kids are happy when I make roast beef on a Sunday night.  That means left over roast beef sandwiches for lunch all week long!  And they really like this easy spread I made up on the fly at some point.  I’ve been using it for roast beef sandwiches ever since. Hope you...

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Fresh Cranberry Pecan Sauce

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Fresh Cranberry Pecan Sauce

1/2 cup pecan halves (optional) 1/2 cup Madeira (or other sweet dessert wine such as Marsala) 3/4 cup maple syrup (or 1/2 cup if you prefer tart) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 12 oz (3 cups) cranberries, fresh or frozen Pinch of pure salt Preheat oven to 300. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 8 – 10 mins, or until fragrant. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, and roughly chop by hand (see notes). In a medium saucepan, combine the wine, maple syrup, cinnamon, cranberries, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil, watching carefully to make sure it does not boil...

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Garlic-Herb Rub

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Seasonings | 0 comments

Garlic-Herb Rub

2 TBSP dried oregano 1 TBSP dried thyme 1 TBSP dried rosemary 2 & 1/4 tsp pure salt (or 1 & 1/2 TBSP coarse salt) 2 tsps freshly ground black pepper 2 tsps garlic powder 1 tsp ground fennel Mix. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This herb rub will work on pork, lamb, veal, venison, goat, or beef. ~  You can make a double or triple batch to keep on hand for a quick, convenient meat seasoning. ~  Adapted from “The Grassfed...

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Buffalo Chicken Sauce

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Buffalo Chicken Sauce

2/3 cup high-quality hot sauce (1 full 5 oz bottle) 1/2 cup high-quality butter 1 & 1/2 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp pure salt Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer occasionally stirring or whisking. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove from heat, stir, and set aside for use. ___________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Makes about 1 & 1/4...

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Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Salad Dressings, Salads | 0 comments

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

4 oz organic, crumbled blue cheese 6 TBSP plain yogurt (or buttermilk) 6 TBSP high-quality sour cream 1/4 cup high-quality mayo 4 tsps apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp natural sugar of choice (or 1 drop liquid stevia) 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste (about 1/8 tsp if measuring) Mix all ingredients together and serve as a dip for fresh vegetables or drizzled over salad. _________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This amount fills up a 12 oz wide mouth mason jar (you can mix the ingredients right in the...

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Chicken Herb Rub

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Seasonings | 0 comments

Chicken Herb Rub

2 TBSP dried oregano 1 TBSP dried thyme 1 TBSP freshly ground black pepper 1/2 TBSP pure salt (if using coarse salt, use 1 full TBSP) Combine. _________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Feel free to double this and keep it labeled in an empty spice shaker for convenient, future use. ~  You can rub some of this mixture into your chicken (both on and under the skin) as is, or you can make a paste with it by blending 2 TBSPs of the spice mix with one chopped garlic clove and 1/4 cup melted butter (or ghee, or coconut oil) in a small food...

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BBQ Sauce (version 2)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

BBQ Sauce (version 2)

2 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee, melted 1/4 cup high quality ketchup 3 TBSP natural sweetener of choice (or 18 drops liquid stevia) 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 1 to 1 & 1/2 tsps pure salt (to taste) 1 tsp high quality mustard 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes melt the coconut oil (or butter or ghee) mix together all ingredients yields approximately 3/4 cup __________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: I like to QUADRUPLE THE SAUCE and freeze individual portions...

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Garlic Pepper

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Seasonings | 0 comments

4 tsps garlic powder 2 tsps black pepper 1/2 TBSP dried parsley flakes Combine ingredients and store sealed in an empty spice shaker. Tweet

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