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Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Omelet

Ham, cheddar and broccoli omelet

 

Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Omelet

(what I use in parenthesis)

  • 2   eggs (free range, farm fresh)
  • pinch sea salt (here), dash black pepper (here)
  • 1 TBS    butter (organic, grass fed)
  • 1/4-1/2 c   ham, diced (varies)
  • 1/4-1/2 c   broccoli, steamed, chopped (organic, frozen)
  • 1/4 c   cheddar cheese (raw)

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add your butter. Take your two eggs and break them open in a bowl add the salt and pepper, beating until fully combined and a little fluffy.  As the butter starts to lightly bubble, pour the eggs into the skillet.  I like to make holes as it is cooking for the runny parts to drain into, so that I can flip the egg over once it is good and set.  Quickly add your remaining ingredients to one side of the omelet and flip the other side over onto it.  Remove from heat and place a lid over the skillet for about a minute to let the cheese get all nice and melty (I skipped this step in the omelet pictured above because I was too anxious to get started on it lol).  Slide onto a plate and serve.

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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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Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

My oldest son, Tyler has decided to start making some of the meals and has graciously offered to allow me to blog his meals as well.  Tonight he begins his journey with Mexican Pizzas and boy, they are DELICIOUS!!!!

     Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

Fry onion & beef together in a skillet, drain.  Add refried beans and taco seasoning and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.  In a skillet, fry your tortilla shells in oil on med-hi heat, flipping to cook evenly on both sides until golden in color (about 30 seconds each side). Tyler used Avocado oil for frying pouring enough in to put about 1/4 inch in skillet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay 6 fried tortillas out on a cookie sheet (we were working with a small cookie sheet, so only two fit at a time) then spread 1/6 of meat mixture onto them.  Top meat mixture with another fried tortilla and top that with about a spoonful of the taco sauce and a handful of cheddar cheese.

Bake in oven until cheese is melted, approximately 3-5 min.  We topped ours with lettuce, tomato, black olives and Greek yogurt.


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Healthier Seasoned Sausage Balls

  Seasoned Sausage Balls (HGN Style)

  • 5 cups of my Quick Mix Baking Mix
  • 2 1/2 lbs sausage (you can use beef, pork, turkey or chicken; I used all natural pork here)
  • 3 cups shredded raw cheddar cheese
  • 1 t minced onion
  • 2 t Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t turmeric

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are incorporated entirely and it is all sticking together…. yes, this will require your hands so remove your jewelry and scrub up ;).  Pinch off enough to roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Bake in 350º oven for 20 minutes or until cooked thoroughly and a nice browning has taken place.  Yields approximately 85-90 sausage balls, so adjust recipe to the size you need or freeze the extra for quick breakfasts or snacks. My kids like them with ranch dressing, my bbq (you can buy that here) or maple syrup, I like them plain. ENJOY!

 


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Mini Chicken Pot Pies

This recipe is made by layering two different mixtures.  The Chicken Mixture and the Baking Mixture is how I will refer to them.

 

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken Mixture:

  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast meat, cut into bite size pieces (I use free-range or organic if FR isn’t available)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 c chicken broth (I use Pacific Organic Free Range)
  • 1 c frozen peas and carrots or mixed veggies
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 t thyme
  • 1/8 t turmeric
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese (I use raw cheddar)

Baking Mixture:

 

Preheat oven to 375º F.  Butter or line 12 regular muffin cups.  Fry up chicken in the oil until cooked through.  Add onion and chicken broth, simmer for a few minutes.  Add frozen vegetables and seasonings.  heat until all ingredients are thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.  Cool for about 5 minutes, then stir in cheese. This is your chicken mixture.

In a mixing bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients together until blended.  Scoop a Tablespoon of your Baking Mixture into each muffin cup.  Add 1/4 cup Chicken Mixture to each muffin cup.  Top off each cup with another Tablespoon of your Baking Mixture.

Bake at 375º for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool for 5-15 minutes, then serve.

 


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Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

This week we are visiting my sister and dear friend Angela. I will be posting recipes from both me and her this week.

Tonight is Angela’s Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza. Who needs take out for playing games and watching movies you can have this???

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

  • Dough (use this recipe just roll dough out on cookie sheets or pizza stones and par bake)
  • Pasta sauce (I use Muir Glen Organic Sauce if I don’t make my own)
  • Shredded cheese (I use raw cheddar, Angela omits the cheese most of the time)
  • Toppings of choice (we used pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, ham, mushrooms, celery and onions)

Once the crusts are par baked (you can do this at 350º until no longer doughy on top) remove from oven and top with sauce, toppings and cheese and return to oven and bake at 400º Until cheese is starting to turn  lightly golden.


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Lasagna

I made this recipe with noodles I made following this recipe, making them from my fresh milled wheat.

     Lasagna

  •     1 batch lasagna noodles
  •     1 lb ground beef { grass fed of course }
  • ≈  1 lb Ricotta cheese
  • ≈ 1/2 lb Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ≈ 6 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded { I use raw if available or hormone/antibiotic free at least }
  •     1 jar spaghetti sauce
  •      garlic powder, italian seasoning, minced onion to taste
  •     1 1/2 T olive oil

Cook noodles in boiling water or broth for 20-25, I add about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to it to keep them from sticking.  Brown ground beef adding garlic powder, italian seasoning and minced onion for added flavor.  Add in spaghetti sauce (if you are not cooking with grass fed/clean meat, you will need to drain first then return to skillet) and simmer for 5-10 min.  Layer noodles, then 1/3 sauce mix, then half of the ricotta and half of the mozzarella, repeat, then last layer is noodles, remaining sauce mix, and the cheddar.  Top with the olive oil drizzled across the top and sprinkle with italian seasoning.  Bake at 350º for approx 35min.  Serve with garlic bread.. yum.