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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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Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

  • 1-1.5 lbs   Salmon Steaks
  • 1/2 c   Raw Honey
  • 3 TBS   Prepared Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp   Onion Powder
  • dash Pepper

Preheat oven to 450°.  In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine honey, mustard, onion powder and pepper and stir until well combined.  Remove from heat.  Pat dry Salmon Steaks and place in a baking pan.  Coat with 1/2 of the glaze and cook in oven for 12-15 min.  Remove from oven, plate and finish with rest of glaze.


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Homemade Real Food Chocolate Icing

real food chocolate icing

Homemade Real Food Chocolate Icing

  • 3 cups powder sugar, to make this I put a mixture of  organic coconut sugar and organic raw cane sugar in a blender until I had 3 cups of powder sugar 😉
  • 3/4 cup organic cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of grass fed butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water or (raw) milk

Fold the powder sugar and cocoa powder together.  In a mixing bowl beat butter and vanilla together until creamy.  Add in 1 cup sugar and cocoa and on tablespoon of water and mix thoroughly, continue doing that until all ingredients are well blended.  You may add more or omit some water to get the consistency you like.


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Milled Wheat Biscuits – Soaked Grains

milled wheat biscuits soaked grains

I found this recipe that called for soaking your grains and adding apple cider vinegar to the recipe and thought…hmmm, well, maybe..  This is now my new favorite biscuit recipe 🙂

Milled Wheat Biscuits-Soaked Grains

  • 2 1/2 cups milled wheat flour (I milled soft white wheat berries)
  • 6 tablespoons high-quality butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Put flour in a bowl and cut in the butter until a crumble forms.  Add milk and apple cider vinegar.  Cover with dampened dish towel or cheese cloth and allow to sit overnight to soak your grains.

After the soaking period, add the baking soda, baking powder and seasalt.  Knead these ingredients into the dough, approximately 10-15 kneads.  Roll dough out to just under desired thickness of biscuits.  Cut into biscuits.  You can use a biscuit/cookie cutter for round biscuits, but I just cut mine into squares/rectangles like the girl did from the original recipe and it worked out great. 

milled wheat biscuits soaked grains dough

Bake at 450˚ for 8-10 min or if baking on a stone about 11-13 min.   We ate ours with gravy made from bacon grease and milled wheat.  Well, I also snuck some in with strawberry preserves for a snack 😉

Here is the link to the original recipe I found:

Buttery Whole-Wheat Biscuits. To blow your mind.


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Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

  • 1  1/3  cup  Warm Water
  • 1/3  cup   Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use this)
  • 1/3 cup   Honey (I use raw, I try to get local)
  • 2 tsp   Sea Salt
  • 1   Egg (free range)
  • 4  1/2  cup   Milled Wheat Flour (I milled 2 cups hard red 1 cup hard white)
  • 1 TBS  Dry Active Yeast

Combine ingredients in order into your bread machine.  Choose dough setting.  Once timer beeps remove and knead about 5-7 times then pull off balls of dough about the size of 1/2 your fist and shape.  Place rolls on cookie sheet and allow to rise for about 30 min then bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min or until golden brown.  I used these to serve sloppy joes on 🙂


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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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Spicy Southern BBQ Chicken

This recipe I used to make years ago.  I came across the recipe recently and decided to give it a try using organic ingredients instead of  *cough* what I used to make it with. Here is what I did and it turned out quite nicely, definitely a repeater.

     Spicey Southern BBQ Chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken pieces (I like to use strips of breast meat)
  • 1 med Onion, sliced
  • 1 c  Chicken broth
  • 2 T  Vinegar
  • 2 T  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T  Chili powder
  • 2-3 T  Honey, Maple syrup or other natural sweetener of your choice
  • 2 t  Hot pepper flakes
  • Black pepper to taste
  • dash or two of turmeric

Place chicken in a 9×13, then place onion slices over top of the chicken.  In separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour mixture over chicken and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly, basting with mixture occasionally.