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Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers

Basil Tomato Mozzarella skewers

 

Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers

  • Mozzarella balls
  • Cherry or Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

VERY simple appetizer!  Cut your mozzarella balls in half, cut your tomatoes in half, slice your basil into about 1/2-1 inch squares.  Slide basil, tomato and mozzarella onto skewers (alternating) then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste 🙂 Very yum, very fresh and lite!

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Homemade Real Food Chocolate Icing

real food chocolate icing

Homemade Real Food Chocolate Icing

  • 3 cups powder sugar, to make this I put a mixture of  organic coconut sugar and organic raw cane sugar in a blender until I had 3 cups of powder sugar 😉
  • 3/4 cup organic cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of grass fed butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water or (raw) milk

Fold the powder sugar and cocoa powder together.  In a mixing bowl beat butter and vanilla together until creamy.  Add in 1 cup sugar and cocoa and on tablespoon of water and mix thoroughly, continue doing that until all ingredients are well blended.  You may add more or omit some water to get the consistency you like.


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All Natural Chicken n’ Dumplings

All Natural Chicken n Dumplings

All Natural Chicken n’ Dumplings

  • 2 lbs free range chicken breast meat
  • 96 oz free range organic chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons organic ground pepper
  • Dumplings:
    • 5 cups milled wheat flour (I milled a mix of organic hard and soft white wheat berries)
    • 12 tablespoons grass fed butter
    • 1  1/2  cups water
    • 2 Tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon organic baking soda
    • 3 teaspoons organic aluminum-free baking powder
    • 1  1/2 teaspoon sea salt

I combined the flour, butter, water and apple cider vinegar together and let sit.  Then I put the chicken in the oven and let cook at 350 degrees, after thoroughly cooked, remove from oven and shred.  As the chicken was cooking in the oven, I put the chicken broth and pepper in a kettle and began heating on medium heat.  I waited about 15-20 minutes then added the rest of the dumpling ingredients to the dough and kneaded them in, then rolled out the dough and cut into about 1-2 inch squares with a pizza cutter.  At this time, I raised the heat on broth to bring to a boil. Once boiling, I added the dumplings one at a time and moving them around gently to make sure they all submerged.  I boiled them on high for 5 min., then turned the heat down to medium, covered and cooked for another 15 min., if the broth isn’t thickening enough you can add some more flour to it to thicken it.  Add cooked and shredded chicken at any time after the dumplings are in.  Once dumplings are cooked through remove from heat and serve.

*Note that the dumplings are going to be brown not white when you use fresh milled wheat so it drastically changes the appearance.


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Pulled Buffalo

Pulled Buffalo

Pulled Buffalo

First combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, parsley and turmeric in a bowl.  Cover roast in this dry rub (you can sit back in fridge for 20 min or continue to next step)  Pour chicken broth into crock pot and place the roast in. Cook in crock pot on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is done and easily pulled apart.  Once meat is done, remove roast and pour the roast juices into a bowl and sit aside.  Shred meat and put back into the crock pot.  Add a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of the reserved juices and the BBQ sauce. Cook in crock pot on low for an additional 1/2 – 1 hour.  We served these on dinner rolls.

I bought my buffalo at a local farm here in AZ called Adam’s Natural Meats.  All my seasonings were organic, my chicken broth was grass fed organic and the BBQ Sauce is my all natural homemade bbq sauce.  You can try this recipe with a pork or beef roast, cooking times may vary.