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Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing

Here recently I have been doing a ketogenic diet.  This is an extremely high fat low carb diet that has to be done with clean real food and healthy fats.  This ranch works perfect for that. I actually call it my keto ranch.

Ranch Dressing

 

ham salad w ranch dressing

Whisk together all ingredients. Store in refrigerator.

I use 2 Tablespoons at a time usually, but I eat fairly large salads.  Pictured above is 3 cups spinach, 2 oz nitrate, nitrite free ham, 1/2 oz shredded carrot, 1 oz raw cheddar, and the ranch.  Pictured below is 3 cups spinach, 2 oz shredded chicken, 3 slices of nitrite, nitrate free bacon, 1/2 oz shredded organic carrot, 1 oz raw cheddar, 1/5 tomato, and the ranch.  Other salad favorites to add are boiled eggs, avocado, black olives, mixed greens.

Chicken bacon salad with ranch

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Cheese(less) Crackers – gf, opt. df

cheeseless crackers 2

Cheese(less) Crackers

Dry:

Wet:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS butter (use coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 2 TBS lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients then pour into the dry mix.  Stir until dough forms then roll out between two sheets of parchment paper until about 1/8 in. thick.  (Mine were a bit thicker) cut into squares and top by sprinkling some additional sea salt across the surface.  Bake 12-15 min, removing outer edges as they get done.  

cheeseless crackers

This recipe was given to me by someone who printed it from Whole New Mom, you can find the original post here


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Seasoned Meatballs – gf, df

Seasoned Meatballs

Seasoned Meatballs (gluten free, dairy free)

  • 2 lbs grass-fed beef
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon grass-fed collagen (gelatin)
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • few drops of all natural liquid smoke

Preheat oven to 350 F, line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Form into 16 equal sized balls (half, half, half and half again). Bake for 25 min or until cooked through.  Serve over sauteed veggies, roasted spaghetti squash and/or with sauce of choice.

 


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Italian Roasted Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

Italian Roasted Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

Italian Roasted Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

what I used in ()

  • 6 Russet Potatoes (organic)
  • 4 Andouille Chicken Sausages (Open Nature)
  • 4 TBS Butter (Simply Organic unsalted)
  • 1 TBS Parmesan (Messana grated)
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (bulk from Sprout’s)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder (Simply Organic)

Preheat oven to 350º.  Cut potatoes in half long ways then slice about 1/4″ thick.  do the same to the sausages.  Cut butter up into pieces.  Spray a glass casserole dish (5x7ish) with cooking spray or butter, then make three layers of: Potatoes, butter, italian seasoning, garlic powder then sausage (do not put parm in until dish is done).  After all ingredients are layered in dish place in oven for 20-30 min.  Stir ingredients to get bottom potatoes to top and vise versa then cook an additional 20-30 min.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with the Parmesan.  Totally on my favorites list, I loved it, so glad I had to wing it for breakfast this morning that I discovered this amazing dish!!!


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Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

  • 1-1.5 lbs   Salmon Steaks
  • 1/2 c   Raw Honey
  • 3 TBS   Prepared Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp   Onion Powder
  • dash Pepper

Preheat oven to 450°.  In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine honey, mustard, onion powder and pepper and stir until well combined.  Remove from heat.  Pat dry Salmon Steaks and place in a baking pan.  Coat with 1/2 of the glaze and cook in oven for 12-15 min.  Remove from oven, plate and finish with rest of glaze.


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Coconut breaded shrimp

coconut battered shrimp

Coconut Breaded Shrimp

(what I used in parenthesis)

 

Set oven to 350 degrees.  Clean and pat dry shrimp.  Get three shallow bowls for your prepping stations.  In bowl 1 add your flour and seasonings, bowl 2 is your eggs, bowl 3 is your coconut flakes and bread crumbs.  Coat shrimp in bowl 1 then bowl 2 then bowl 3.  Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Cook for 10-12 min, turn and cook and additional 7-10 min or until golden brown.  Serve however you like shrimp, I prefer to dip them in my homemade bbq sauce lol

 

 

 


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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.