Thursday, March 27, 2014
Today's potato soup:
2# gold potatoes
2c ham bone broth
4c chicken bone broth (or use all chicken broth)
2# frozen mixed broccoli, cauli, carrots
1/2# bacon, cut into 1/4" strips
1/2# ham, diced
1 onion, diced
Salt, pepper, garlic to preference
1.Scrub & roughly chop the potatoes. Cook in broth with black pepper & garlic in a heavy pan with tight fitting lid until tender.
2. Steam frozen veggies.
3. Cook bacon and onion over low heat. Add ham when the bacon is almost done. Continue cooking until bacon is tender crisp or how you prefer.
4. Use an immersion blender to purée the potatoes & broth. Add the veggies and use immersion blender to lightly chop if the pieces are too large. Stir in onions & meats. Taste test and add salt, pepper, and more garlic if needed.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Paleo Shepard's Pie
2# ground beef
2 onions, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch kale, stem removed & chopped
1 pound carrots, peeled & sliced
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp dried thyme
2 medium heads cauliflower
3-4 Tbsp bacon grease
Garlic, salt, black pepper to taste
1 cup chicken broth
Paprika to garnish
Crumbled bacon to garnish, optional
1. Brown ground beef with onions & minced garlic in a large heavy skillet. Add chopped kale and continue cooking until kale is tender. Add additional cooking fat (coconut oil) is beef is lean. Spread evenly in a 9x13" baking dish.
2. Using the same skillet, melt the 2 Tbsp coconut oil and sauté the carrots over medium heat. When carrots are beginning to soften, add thyme. Continue cooking until carrots are tender. Spread carrots over beef in pan.
3. Chop raw cauliflower into medium sized pieces and then process in the food processor until it looks like rice. Melt bacon grease over medium low heat in the same large skillet. Add cauliflower rice and sauté until translucent and soft. Using your food processor, purée the cauliflower with chicken broth, salt, pepper, and garlic to taste. I went heavy on the garlic (used powdered as I ran out of fresh). Spread over top of carrots in the baking dish, sealing edge to edge to hold moisture in. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. You could optionally top with crumbled bacon. I felt the bacon drippings have enough flavor and didn't cook more bacon.
4. Bake at 350*F for 45 minutes. If the cauliflower mash is too runny, bake 10-15 minutes longer. Mine was perfect after 45 minutes. Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Our family was over at a friend's house and the meal was build your own burritos. I made a very respectable salad of lettuce, beef taco meat (homemade seasoning mix), avocados, tomatoes, and a little salsa. I made seriously tempting cookies for dessert but didn't taste a single crumb.