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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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Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers

Basil Tomato Mozzarella skewers

 

Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers

  • Mozzarella balls
  • Cherry or Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

VERY simple appetizer!  Cut your mozzarella balls in half, cut your tomatoes in half, slice your basil into about 1/2-1 inch squares.  Slide basil, tomato and mozzarella onto skewers (alternating) then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste 🙂 Very yum, very fresh and lite!


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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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Sweet Joes with a Kick

Sweet Joes with a kick

 

Sweet Joes with a Kick

Brown the beef with the minced onion and garlic, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 10 min. Serve on Dinner Rolls for awesomeness!


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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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Seasoned Tomato Soup from Sauce

Seasoned Tomato Soup from Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to med-low and simmer for about 10-20 min.  I just simmer the whole time I am making Grilled Italian Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches and it works out great.


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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.