Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Sauce

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | Comments Off on Buffalo Chicken Sauce

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 cups...

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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 | Comments Off on Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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 jar,...

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Feta, Fig & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 1 comment

Feta, Fig & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Mixed salad greens 2 – 4 TBSPs feta cheese 1 – 2 TBSPs pine nuts, toasted 4 dried figs, cut in half or quarters balsamic vinaigrette (or dressing of choice) Toast pine nuts in a dry skillet for a few minutes until aromatic & slightly browned. Toss everything together with dressing of choice and serve. Serves 1. _______________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This is a really tasty combination that’s easy to put together. There are no real set amounts for something like this. Just toss in as much of everything as you’d like. ~...

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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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Honey Roasted Pears

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Baked Fruit, Baked Goods, Recipes, Sweets | Comments Off on Honey Roasted Pears

Honey Roasted Pears

4 ripe pears, quartered lengthwise and cored 3 TBSP butter, diced into small cubes (or cold coconut oil) 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Preheat oven to 450. Place the pears in an oven proof skillet. Drizzle with honey and dot with butter. Sprinkle the vanilla over the pears and set the pan over high heat for 2 mins. Transfer pan to the oven and roast for 15 mins. Serves 4. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Adapted from “Fresh Food Fast” – A nice, simple dessert when you’re in the mood for...

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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 Herb Rub

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Seasonings | Comments Off on Chicken Herb Rub

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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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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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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BBQ Sauce (version 2)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | Comments Off on BBQ Sauce (version 2)

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 in...

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Garlic Pepper

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Seasonings | Comments Off on Garlic Pepper

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

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