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Snicker Doodle Bars – gf, df 


Snicker Doodle Bars

Main Part:

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

Combine cinnamon sugar mixture ingredients in a bowl, then sprinkle half on bottom of an 8×8 dish and set aside. In separate bowl combine main part ingredients, then pour over the half of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the 8×8.  Sprinkle remaining half cinnamon sugar mixture over the main part as topping. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve, store in refrigerator.

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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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Frittata: Asparagus, Ham and Cheddar

Frittata Asparagus Ham Cheddar

Frittata: Asparagus, Ham & Cheddar

(what I used in parenthesis)

6   eggs, beaten (farm fresh, free range)

1/2 c   cheddar (raw)

1/2 t   black pepper (organic)

dash   sea salt

1 TBS   butter (grass fed, organic)

1/2 c   ham pieces

1/2 c   cooked asparagus pieces (organic, fresh)

1/4 t   dried parsley (organic)

Turn oven on broil.  Combine eggs, cheese, pepper and salt with a fork.  Place oven safe skillet over medium heat and add butter, once butter starts to bubble, add asparagus and ham and saute for 2-3 min.  Add eggs, stir gently, continue cooking 5-6 min or until eggs are set up on bottom.  Sprinkle parsley on top and place in oven and broil for another 5-6 min, until brown and fluffy.

OR… if you are like me and do not have an oven safe skillet (yet), you can cover the frittata as it is cooking on the stove and pull up the edges every so often letting liquid slide under and cook until the top is set…. fauxttata… 😉 you’re welcome.

 


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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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Why I Mill My Wheat

A lot of people have asked why I mill my own wheat.  Here is my best answer:  Wheat begins an oxidation process once the berry has been broken.  Oxidation breaks down and destroys the nutrients in the wheat, so you lose it’s nutritional value after a certain period of time. To receive full benefit of the flour, you have to bake with it fairly quickly, within the first day or two is highly recommended.  Fresh Milled flour still has all the parts to it that the traditional processing of store bought flours strip from it. For instance, the oils and wheat germ make the flour go rancid after a while, so to boost shelf life they remove these things in the processing of the wheat but in doing so, we are loosing most of the nutrients, not to mention the fact that having the whole part of the wheat berry present during digestion can decrease adverse reactions to wheat because it works together as a whole.

Now if you notice some flour companies will ‘enrich’ their bread to make it seem more nutritious,  but it’s just a  feeble attempt to synthetically add back some of what they have taken, not really adding back any benefit really. So for me, milling is just the better choice.  I know it’s not for everyone, but it IS for me 🙂

 

**edited to add this link, it’s just another neat breakdown of why she mills her wheat and I thought it was interesting, you might too.