Entrees

Chicken Cacciatori

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes, Red Sauces | 0 comments

Chicken Cacciatori

1 chicken cut into parts (legs, thighs, breasts, wings) chicken-herb-rub to coat chicken (or simply use salt & pepper) 3 tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 large bell pepper (any color), chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3/4 cup dry white wine (optional) 1 (28-ounce) package diced tomatoes with juice 3/4 cup chicken broth (increase to 1 & 1/4 cups if omitting wine) 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives (or 3 tablespoons drained capers) 1 & 1/2 tsps dried oregano 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves,...

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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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Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Entrees, Mexican, Recipes | 0 comments

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

2 TBSP coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed 8 New Mexican green chiles cut in half lengthwise, stems / seeds removed and discarded 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips High quality tortilla chips, crushed (I used blue chips this time) enough freshly grated cheddar cheese to cover top of casserole (2 – 3 oz) 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 tsp pure salt Roast the peppers, let cool for a few minutes, and peel off their skin. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until soft and lightly browned, about 5 – 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Lay...

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Grains (non breakfast), Mexican, Recipes, Rice | 1 comment

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup dry rice 1 & 1/2 cups water 1 TBSP butter 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/4 – 1/2 cup (to taste) chopped cilantro 2 TBSPs fresh lime juice 1 tsp lime zest Add rice, water, butter and salt to a small pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook (according to package directions). Mix cilantro, lime juice and lime zest into cooked rice until well combined. _____________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  If eating dairy free, simply use coconut oil instead of butter. ~  Season with additional salt at the table if needed. ~  This rice is great...

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Mustard Rosemary Lamb Chops

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Entrees, Lamb, Recipes | 0 comments

Mustard Rosemary Lamb Chops

2 TBSP coconut oil, melted 2 TBSP Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 tsps dried rosemary 2 tsps pure salt 2 tsps black pepper 8 lamb loin or rib chops Blend first six ingredients (AKA mustard-rosemary-garlic-paste)  in a small food processor. Generously rub paste into chops (both sides) and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Broil under broiler for 5 mins on each side or pan fry stove top for a similar time period. _____________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  I tend to do this stove top and after cooking, cover the pan and let sit for...

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Italian Egg Drop Soup

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Egg based, Entrees, Grains (non breakfast), Greens, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Rice, Soups, Vegetables | 0 comments

Italian Egg Drop Soup

1 cup (dry) rice, cooked 8 cups chicken-broth 2 TBSP butter 1 tsp pure salt freshly ground pepper to taste 5 – 6 oz kale, stems removed, roughly chopped, and washed 4 eggs, lightly beaten w/ salt & pepper parmesan reggiano to taste Cook rice according to package directions. Heat the broth. Add butter, salt, pepper, kale, and simmer over medium-low heat, covered, until greens are wilted (about 10 mins). Add cooked rice. Bring soup back up to a boil. Beat eggs and add gradually while stirring with a whisk. Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over each individual bowl to...

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Fool Proof Roast Beef

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Fool Proof Roast Beef

One boneless chuck-eye or eye-round roast Garlic-Herb-Rub or salt and pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 500 degrees for 20 minutes to get the walls of the oven hot (will hold the heat longer). Place roast in a roasting pan and rub the lean side generously with garlic-herb-rub (or simply season with salt and pepper. Turn the roast fatty side up and season that side as well. Leave the roast fat side up (as the fat melts, it bastes the roast). Place the roast (uncovered) in the preheated oven and reduce the temperature to 475 degrees (do not add water to the roasting pan). Roast for seven...

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Halibut w/ Lemon Herb Butter

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Entrees, Fish, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 2 comments

Halibut w/ Lemon Herb Butter

2 halibut fillets, about 6 to 8 ounces each 4 TBSP butter 2 large garlic cloves, crushed or finely minced 2 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil 1 tsp dried parsley (or 1/2 TBSP fresh) pure salt and freshly ground pepper lemon slices (optional) fresh parsley leaves (optional) Set broiler to high. Place halibut fillets (skin side down if with skin) on buttered, broiler safe pan. In a small saucepan, combine butter, garlic, lemon juice, and herbs. Heat over low heat until butter is melted and garlic is softened, about 2 minutes. Use roughly 1/2 of the butter mixture to spoon over...

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Coconut Curry Lamb Stew

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Entrees, Greens, Lamb, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Root Vegetables, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Vegetables | 0 comments

Coconut Curry Lamb Stew

1 lamb shoulder roast, square-cut or rolled; or 1/2 leg of lamb roast, or 2 lbs lamb stew meat pure salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 TBSP coconut oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 2 tsp turmeric 3 medium boiling potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped 2 large carrots, cut into rounds 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk 1 & 1/2 cups water 4 TBSP red curry paste 4 TBSP tamari 5 TBSP natural sugar or 30 drops liquid stevia 4 oz kale, roughly chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Bring the lamb to room temp (let sit out about an hour) and cut into stew chunks. Heat the...

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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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Roasted Chicken Parts

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Roasted Chicken Parts

chicken parts (legs, breasts, thighs, wings) coconut oil, ghee, or butter chicken-herb-rub Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Melt ghee in a large, oven-proof, saute pan over medium heat and coat the chicken parts. Sprinkle generously with chicken herb rub on both sides. Brown both sides of the chicken (about 5 minutes per side). Then transfer to the oven and roast 30 mins* or until cooked through. *If it takes you a little longer to brown the chicken stove top, reduce the roasting time by a few minutes to avoid...

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Bison Burgers

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Bison, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Bison Burgers

1 small egg 1 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/8 tsp pure salt 3 TBSP freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 lb pastured ground bison Lightly beat the egg in a large bowl. Add everything else and use your hands to combine well. Form into four patties. Pan grill several minutes on each side until done to your liking. _________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  I’ve tried a few variations of bison burgers.  This is the one we tend to gravitate toward & like the best. ~  Simply omit the cheese if...

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