Entrees

Meatball Parmesan

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes | 2 comments

Meatball Parmesan

FOR THE MEATBALLS: 1 free range egg, lightly beaten 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1/2 cup high quality breadcrumbs (see below for alternatives) 2 tsps dried minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh onion) 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 2 cups (give or take) high-quality marinara sauce (recipe below) Fresh mozzarella cheese to taste Prepare marinara sauce if using homemade (see below) and keep warm on stove. Lightly beat the egg in a bowl large enough to hold...

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Grass-Fed Meatballs

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Beef, Pasta Side dishes, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | Comments Off on Grass-Fed Meatballs

Grass-Fed Meatballs

1 free range egg, lightly beaten 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1/2 cup high quality breadcrumbs (see below for alternatives) 2 tsps dried minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh onion) 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil METHOD 1 — FRYING: Lightly beat the egg in a bowl large enough to hold the rest of the ingredients. Mix the remaining ingredients except for the butter (or oil) with the egg. Shape into 1 & 1/2 inch balls. Saute meatballs in ghee (or oil of...

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Baked BBQ Chicken

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Baked BBQ Chicken

Baked BBQ Chicken

2 lbs chicken (on bone  – legs, thighs, wings, breasts, or boneless breasts – whatever you have) garlic pepper (see notes below) 6 oz (3/4 cup) high quality BBQ-sauce For skinless breasts or cutlets: Place chicken in a 9×13 pyrex and sprinkle both sides generously with garlic pepper. Coat both sides of the chicken with BBQ sauce (simply pour into the pyrex and toss). Bake in the oven at 375 for 20 – 30 mins until cooked through. For bone in / skin on chicken parts: Melt some butter in a large skillet. Add chicken parts and roll in melted butter to coat on all sides....

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Chicken or Beef Broth

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Beef, Chicken, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | Comments Off on Chicken or Beef Broth

Chicken or Beef Broth

Homemade broth – one of the most nourishing foods there is! 5 – 6 pounds animal bones and parts (see notes below) 5 – 6 quarts filtered water (1 qt for every 1 lb animal parts) 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or 3 TBSP orange juice) onion, carrots, potatoes (optional) Place animal parts in a large stock pot. Cover with appropriate amount of water. Add vinegar (or juice) and any optional vegetables for flavor if desired. Cover pot and bring to boil. Skim away and discard thick residue that rises to the top (see photo below). Simmer over low heat partially covered for at least 5...

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Cream of Mushroom Meatloaf

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 2 comments

Cream of Mushroom Meatloaf

3 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1/4 pound fresh shiitake, crimini or portobello mushrooms, finely chopped 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 cup high quality cream 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup high quality bread crumbs 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1 egg, slightly beaten freshly grated cheese of choice (enough to cover the top of the meatloaf) Preheat the oven to 400. Heat the butter or oil in a saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have browned and shrunk –...

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Savory Beef Stew

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 2 comments

Savory Beef Stew

2 – 4 TBSP coconut oil 1 & 1/2 to 2 pounds grass-fed stew beef 1 TBSP chili powder 1/4 tsp chipotle powder (optional) 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 large onion, sliced as thin or thick as you like 1 lb carrots, coarsely chopped (3 – 5 depending on size) 1/2 lb parsnips (or turnip), coarsely chopped (1 – 3 depending on size) 1/2 lb white potatoes, peeled & chopped 2 cups beef stock 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 2 tsps dried thyme 3 bay leaves Heat the oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add the meat, chili powder, chipotle powder, salt, and pepper. Brown the...

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Lemon Ricotta Pie w/ Blueberries

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Baked Goods, Egg based, Photo Slide Show, Pie, Recipes, Sweets | 2 comments

Lemon Ricotta Pie w/ Blueberries

6 large eggs 1/2 cup organic cane sugar, divided zest from one lemon (about 1 TBSP) – (optional) 1 pound (16 oz), high quality, whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 pint (12 oz) fresh blueberries Set a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 375. Butter a 10-inch pie plate or 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside 1 TBSP of the sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, remaining sugar, and lemon zest. Add the ricotta and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into the pie plate and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, top with the blueberries and sprinkle with the remaining TBSP of...

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Pesto Chicken

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Pesto, Recipes | Comments Off on Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken

coconut oil (for greasing the dish) 3/4 cup (give or take) pesto sauce 1 pound pastured chicken breast (cut into strips if you’d like) salt and pepper to taste fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded (optional) Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly grease a 9 x 11 baking dish. Spread half of the pesto on the bottom of the dish. Lay the chicken over the pesto. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread the remaining pesto over the chicken. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes (until chicken is just cooked through – but not over done). Remove pan from oven and place cheese over the...

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Chicken Salad

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Sandwiches | Comments Off on Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

2 TBSP coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb pastured chicken breast, cut into strips salt and pepper to taste 3 carrots, shredded 1/2 cup creamy dressing (preferably homemade) Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until just beginning to color. Add chicken strips, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and saute until cooked through – approx 10 mins. Remove chicken from pan, place in a glass container with cover, and refrigerate until cool. Cut chicken into small pieces and combine with shredded carrot. Mix in dressing and enjoy. Serves 4....

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Chicken w/ 40 Cloves of Garlic

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Chicken w/ 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken w/ 40 Cloves of Garlic

1 pastured chicken (3 – 4 lbs) 3 & 1/2 tsps salt 2 & 1/2 tsps ground black pepper 2 TBSP butter or ghee 2 TBSP coconut oil 40 cloves garlic, peeled (left whole) 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 sprig fresh rosemary 2 sprigs fresh sage 10 whole black peppercorns 1/2 cup dry white wine Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Combine the salt & pepper in a small dish, then rub into the chicken parts. Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown, about 5 – 7 mins per side (this can be done in batches if necessary...

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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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Baked Mahi w/ Breadcrumb topping

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Entrees, Fish, Recipes | Comments Off on Baked Mahi w/ Breadcrumb topping

Baked Mahi w/ Breadcrumb topping

1 lb mahi filets (2 or 3, depending on size) about 1 & 1/2 TBSP of lemon juice – give or take (half a lemon’s worth) 1/8 tsp pure salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/3 cup (give or take) high quality mayo 2 tsps dried, minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh) breadcrumbs to taste Pre-heat oven to 425. Combine the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place fish in baking dish. Squeeze lemon juice over the fish. Sprinkle with spice mix. Mix onion (either dried or fresh) into mayo and spread on fish (just on the top side is fine). Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake...

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