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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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Beef and Cabbage Soup

Beef and Cabbage Soup

  • 1 lb Stewing Beef (Grass fed)
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth (measure off 8 oz of that and sit aside)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt & Pepper
  • 1/4 c Apple Juice
  • 1 Head of Cabbage, lightly chopped
  • 29 oz of canned diced Tomatoes (don’t drain, you want the juice in the soup)
  • 1 t Parsley
  • 1/4 t Onion Powder
  • 1/4 t Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 t Cayenne Powder
  •  Salt & Pepper to taste

Put the beef, 24 oz of the chicken broth, the garlic, and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper in a large pot on the stove.  Add water until meat is covered.  Cook on low to med-low until meat is fully cooked.  Drain and break up meat to desired size.  Place beef back in pot. Add the reserved cup of chicken broth, apple juice, cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Add water until you see the liquid, DO NOT completely immerse everything, just bring fluid levels to about 1/4-1/2″ from the top of your stuff.  Cook on low to med-low for approx 1 hour until cabbage is tender.


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Homemade All Natural Ketchup

This is so easy, why in the world have I been buying the expensive organic ketchups when I could just make it?  yeah, I don’t know either.

 

     Ketchup

  • 24 oz Tomato Paste (I used Kirkland, organic)
  • 1 c Honey (I used raw, filtered)
  • 2 c White Vinegar
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 T + 1 t Evaporated Cane Juice (organic, sugar)
  • 1 T sea salt
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a kettle on the stove, heat on low and whisk until it starts to bubble.

Reduce heat and simmer for 20 min.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Chill before serving, store in sealed container in the refrigerator.

Purchase Pre-made HERE