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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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Italian Roasted Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

Italian Roasted Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

Italian Roasted Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

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  • 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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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.


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Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken Strips

  Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken Strips – gluten free

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, and minced garlic then sit it aside.

Put your oats in a blender and blend until it is a powder. In another bowl, combine oat powder, both Parmesan cheeses, pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Bang chicken breasts/strips down to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.  Pat dry.

Take each breast/strip and coat both sides in the dry mixture, then dunk in egg mixture, then back into dry mixture on both sides again.

Place onto a thoroughly greased (I used coconut oil for this) cookie sheet or tin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 min or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked through.  I like to serve with marinara sauce.


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Mashed Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

 

Mashed Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 T real butter (you can use olive oil here but I don’t like the taste of it in this)
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 3/4 t garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Wash cauliflower and cut into pieces and boil on stove for 7-10 minutes (until tender when pierced with fork).  Drain cauliflower and place in a bowl.  Mash the cauliflower then stir in the rest of the ingredients.


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Beer Baked Chicken w/ Peppers ‘n Onions

 

 

Beer Baked Chicken with Peppers and Onions

  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken ( I used breast tenders )
  • 1 c Beer of choice
  • 1 med Onion sliced
  • 1/2 c Bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 2 T Worcestershire
  • 1 t Garlic, crushd
  • 1 t Chili Powder
  • 1 t Turmeric
  • Pepper to taste

Lay Chicken out in a 9×13 baking dish.  Lay the slices of peppers and onions out over the chicken meat.  Sprinkle with garlic, chili powder, turmeric and pepper.  Pour beer and Worcestershire sauce over top of that. Drizzle with honey.  Bake at 325 degrees for 60-70 min.  We ate this over brown jasmine rice but it is delicious on its own or even atop a bed of spinach or lettuce.


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Salsaguac

I now have a new favorite dip.  I call it Salsaguac (Salsa + Guacamole – amole….).  I am sure someone else already makes this and calls it something more sophisticated.  As usual, I use all organic ingredients for this recipe.

     Salsaguac

  • 4 ripe Avocados
  • 16 oz Cottage Cheese
  • 16 oz Salsa (I use ones like Organicville Salsa while I am working on perfecting my own)
  • 1/4 t Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 t Onion Powder
  • 1/4 t Turmeric
  • 1/4 t Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Cut, Pit and Peel your avocados, then mash them as well as you can until fairly smooth.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Serve with tortilla or pita chips or whatever else you like.  Store in refrigerator.