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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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Kefir Smoothie (Probiotic, Antioxidant)

Kefir Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh organic fruit
  • 1/2 organic kefir (I use pomegranate milk kefir)
  • 1/2 frozen organic berries
  • 1/4 cup frozen organic spinach (smoothie in picture has a little less because I ran out)
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 tsp diatomaceous earth, food grade
  • A pinch each of organic cinnamonturmeric and cayenne

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  If you prefer a more frozen type smoothie, you can switch the amounts of frozen versus fresh with your fruits and berries. This smoothie has strawberries for the frozen berries and the fresh fruits are a combo of strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and watermelon.

For more info on diatomaceous earth, check out this post.


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Homemade All-Natural Taco Sauce

Taco Sauce

  • 1 3/4 cup   Tomato Sauce
  • 1 1/2 TBS   Vinegar
  • 1 TBS   Honey
  • 1 TBS   Cumin
  • 1/2 TBS   Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp   Chili powder
  • 1 tsp   Cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp   Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp   Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp   Turmeric powder
  • salt & pepper to taste (dash)

Combine ingredients together in a pot and heat on low until it begins to bubble and is thoroughly incorporated.  Serve on tacos, nachos, Mexican pizzas or whatever you wish 🙂

 


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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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BBQ Bean Chili

Don’t you love those days when you haven’t made it to the grocery store yet and your inventory is running kinda low.  You go to the pantry to see what you have the ingredients to make and of course you need 1-2 more ingredients to make ANYTHING that you normally fix.  Although, some may see this as a perfect excuse to get creative and wing it.  For some reason *cough cough*, this happens to us a lot (ok, the real reason is ….I hate strongly dislike grocery shopping)

BBQ Bean Chili (no, it isn’t your imagination, you DO see the word BBQ on my blog a lot)

For frying beef:

Add all above ingredients to a deep skillet or other large pot and cook on medium heat until meat is thoroughly cooked, lightly drain and return to skillet or pot. (if you aren’t eating clean grass fed meat, drain completely)

 For the rest:

Add second list of ingredients, stir until combined, cover and simmer on low for 1 hour stirring occasionally

serves 4-5


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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (GF)

     Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 16 oz bag noodles, cooked and drained (I used Gluten Free Spirals)
  • 32 oz Free Range Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 lb chicken meat, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup thickly shredded carrots
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 c broth from cooking your chicken
  • 2 T Italian seasoning
  • 2 t minced onion
  • 1 t chives
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t Turmeric
  • sea salt & pepper to taste, we use LOTS of pepper 🙂

Combine all ingredients (excluding chicken and noodles) in crock pot and turn on high while you cook your chicken.  While chicken is cooling, prepare your noodles.  Add chicken, broth and noodles to crock pot and cook on high for approx. 2 hours or until flavors are well incorporated and veggies are tender.