Entrees

Lamb & Pineapple Kabobs

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Entrees, Lamb, Recipes | Comments Off on Lamb & Pineapple Kabobs

Lamb & Pineapple Kabobs

For the Kabobs: 1 & 1/2 lbs boneless lamb (shoulder or sirloin chops, or leg of lamb) 2 cans pineapple cubes For the Marinade: 1 cup plain yogurt 3 garlic cloves crushed or minced 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 tsp pure salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp red pepper flakes 8 – 24 hours in advance: Cut the lamb into bite sized cubes and place in an 8 x 8 glass pyrex (or similar sized bowl). Whisk all marinade ingredients together and pour over the lamb, tossing until well combined. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. When you’re ready to cook:...

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Sausage, Peppers, & Eggs

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Lamb, Recipes | Comments Off on Sausage, Peppers, & Eggs

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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Chicken Parmesan

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes | 1 comment

Chicken Parmesan

2 lbs boneless, skinless, pastured, chicken breast 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 TBSP dried basil 1 TBSP dried oregano 1 TBSP dried parsley pure salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 cups (give or take) marinara sauce fresh mozzarella cheese to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter Shred the parmesan cheese (a food processor is convenient for this). Combine the parm with the dried herbs in a shallow bowl. Beat the egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, then into the parmesan...

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Easy Baked Shrimp

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Entrees, Fish, Recipes | Comments Off on Easy Baked Shrimp

Easy Baked Shrimp

1 pound shrimp, peeled & de-veined 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 tsp pure salt 2 TBSP lemon juice 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional) Preheat oven to 325. Place shrimp in 9 x 13 baking dish. Combine melted butter, salt, and lemon juice and pour over shrimp, tossing to coat. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. ________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This is a very simply and tasty way to prepare shrimp. ~  Shown above with garlic-mashed-turnips and turnip greens which are delicious, simply sautéed with...

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Beef Stir-Fry

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | Comments Off on Beef Stir-Fry

Beef Stir-Fry

1/4 cup tamari/soy sauce 1 pound grass-fed minute steak or stew meat, sliced into bite sized chunks 1 – 2 TBSP coconut oil 3 – 5 cups assorted, seasonal, vegetables, chopped if necessary (our favorites for this type of dish are carrots, onions, bamboo shoots, zucchini, peppers) 1 – 2 cups beef broth (optional) Marinate the steak in half the tamari (2 TBSP) for 15 mins. Prep the veggies while the steak is marinating. Heat oil in pan, then brown marinated steak on all sides. Remove steak from pan and set aside. Add vegetables to the pan (onions/carrots first, then softer...

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Simple Stovetop Chicken Breast

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Simple Stovetop Chicken Breast

Simple Stovetop Chicken Breast

1 tsp pure salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1 – 2 TBSP coconut oil 2 – 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts Combine the salt, pepper, rosemary, and crushed red pepper in an empty spice shaker. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add chopped garlic to pan and cook for a minute or 2 – just until beginning to color. Remove garlic from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add chicken to pan, sprinkle with spice mixture, and immediately flip chicken so the spiced side is facing down. Sprinkle the second side with the...

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Garlic Herb Steaks in Bourbon Pan Sauce

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 1 comment

Garlic Herb Steaks in Bourbon Pan Sauce

For The Steaks: 2 grass-fed steaks, approx 1 inch thick (T-bone, porterhouse, top blade, filet mignon, NY strip, rib eye) 3 TBSP garlic-herb-rub (see below) 2 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP butter or ghee 1/2 cup bourbon Garlic-Herb-Rub: 2 TBSPs dried oregano 1 TBSP dried thyme 1 TBSP dried rosemary 2 & 1/4 tsps pure salt (or 1 & 1/2 TBSP coarse salt) 2 tsps garlic powder 2 tsps ground black pepper 1 tsp ground fennel Combine the garlic-herb rub ingredients, and generously coat both sides of each steak (use your fingers and press firmly) (store extra seasoning mix in a sealed container for...

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Buffalo Style Chicken Strips

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Buffalo Style Chicken Strips

Buffalo Style Chicken Strips

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 2 pounds chicken strips or chicken cutlets Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer while 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. Place chicken in a 9 x 11 glass pyrex dish. Pour 1/2 cup prepared sauce...

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Minute Steak w/ Mushrooms & Onions

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Minute Steak w/ Mushrooms & Onions

Minute Steak w/ Mushrooms & Onions

2 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee 1 large onion 6 oz mushrooms of choice, washed & sliced 1 pound grass-fed minute steaks, roughly chopped pure salt and pepper to taste 2 TBSP Worchestershire sauce Saute onion in oil or butter until softened and lightly browned, about 7 mins. Add mushrooms and saute for 2 – 3 minutes longer. Remove vegetables from pan and add steak. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and saute until browned on all sides, 4 – 6 minutes. Stir in Worchestershire sauce. Add vegetables back to the pan and saute just a few minutes, until heated through....

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Herb-Roasted Chicken

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Herb-Roasted Chicken

Herb-Roasted Chicken

2 TBSP chicken-herb-rub (click link or see below) 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 whole chicken (mine was 3 lbs) 1 lemon peeled & poked all over w/ a fork AND/OR 1 onion peeled & quartered (optional) Preheat oven to 375. Remove the insides of the chicken (if that hasn’t already been done). Place chicken herb rub ingredients in a small food processor with the garlic and butter, and puree into a paste. Rub the herb paste all over the chicken, being sure to get underneath as well as on the top of the skin (you’ll have to make a few slits in the...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | 2 comments

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee, or butter 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 3 medium carrots, roughly diced 3 celery stalks, halved lengthwise and roughly diced 4 fresh thyme sprigs (or about 2 tsps dried) 1 bay leaf 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken broth 8 ounces dried wide egg noodles (optional) 1 & 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (optional) pure salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped Place a soup pot over medium heat and heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Cook and stir for about 6...

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Italian Wedding Soup

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | Comments Off on Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

24 – 40 cooked meatballs (depending on how many people you’re serving) 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 – 2 large cloves of garlic, minced or crushed 3 – 4 large carrots, diced (2 cups or more) 2 stalks celery, diced (approx 3/4 cup) 10 cups broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable) 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional) 12 oz baby spinach pure salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional) Make meatballs (or use some you’ve defrosted if you made extra last time). Heat butter or oil over medium heat in a...

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