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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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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Minis – Paleo Style

I eat wheat (organic, mill it myself).  I drink dairy (raw from grass-fed). Why am I posting a paleo recipe? Well one reason is, I have lots of friends who are either on a paleo diet, primal diet, gluten free diet, GAPS diet etc and I like to provide options for all.  The other reason is, when I am not eating something with my milled wheat, I prefer it to have no wheat and paleo recipes work perfect! I am sure I have before and will again post recipes that are geared for a specific lifestyle not just general organic etc.  I would like to start making note of these in the title for easier navigation for those of us with specific eating requirements. Enjoy this oh so delicious recipe for all to enjoy!

       Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Minis – Paleo Style

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef (grass-fed from)
  • 1 lb Bacon (sit aside 12 pieces, mine had 14 if yours only has 12 cut about 1 – 1/2 in off the ends)
  • 3/8 c Coconut Milk (that is 1/4 cup, one and a half times if you don’t have an 1/8 cup)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 T Chives, dried
  • 1/2 t Parsley dried
  • 1/4 t Pepper

Preheat oven to 400º.  In a 12 cup muffin pan, line each of your 12 slices of bacon around the edges.  Dice up the remainder of your bacon pieces.  Combine bacon pieces, ground beef, coconut milk, garlic, chives, parsley and pepper in a large bowl.

Divide Mixture in to 12 portions.  Roll each portion into a loose ball and stuff into the center of a bacon lined tin.  Bake for 30 min.

 

Recipe adapted from paleolifestyle.com’s recipe

 


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Homemade Natural Dandruff Shampoo

We have one family member with eczema on the scalp and one family member with dandruff.  THIS shampoo works well for BOTH.

     Dandruff Shampoo

Combine all ingredients and put in the dispenser of your choice.  I use a pump because it is easier to use in the shower for the boys.  It only takes a small amount, just enough to cover and wash the scalp with.