Savory recipes

Savory recipes

Apple Chicken Salad

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This was a good one. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a try!

Spinach
Cucumbers apples (these were gala)
Pecan halves
Chicken, marinated in Italian dressing and barbecued

For the dressing I used:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp Real salt
a drizzle of sesame oil {which makes all the difference!}

Salads like this make a really nice and filling lunch.

I hope you are well and taking great care of yourself!

Love,

Jacque

A New Side

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It was one of those evenings when I was pulling random vegetables out of the fridge

wanting to create something new. {Do you ever get stuck making the same steamed carrots and broccoli like I do?}

Here is the recipe that came! It is simple, really fast and the flavor was awesome! I will definitely make this again.

Saute:
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
in leftover bacon drippings. After a minute or so, when the onion is starting to look translucent, add:
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

When that has cooked for a minute, add:
5 large kale leaves, torn into 1-2 inch pieces
2 tomatoes, diced
Real seasoning salt to taste

Cook for just a half a minute or so once you’ve added the kale. It is better if you let it keep it’s color and body and not allow it to wilt too  much.

That’s it! See, it comes together very quickly and the flavor is so good!

I hope you are enjoying your cooking adventures this week!

Love,

Jacque

P.S. Remember you can buy bacon without the nitrates and nitrites in most stores now. {Walmart carries it.}

Asiago Mushroom Burgers

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(“Ah-see-ah-go”)

Oh, these were good! And simple.

Make hamburger into patties and season with salt and pepper.
Saute fresh, sliced mushrooms in butter with 2-3 cloves of garlic for about a minute. Remove from the pan.
Cook the patties on both sides until cooked through. (I like to cover the skillet with a lid to save on the spattering mess!)
When the meat is cooked, add a layer of sliced Asiago cheese and then the garlic and mushrooms.
Cover patties with the lid again and let the cheese melt.

I served these with steamed carrots and broccoli and a green salad. If I had had the gumption, I would have also grated two left over baked potatoes for hash browns.

I hope you are cooking and enjoying the blessings of eating together as a family! They are many!

Love,

Jacque

P.S. I used 1 pound of hamburger and about a cup of mushrooms if that helps.

Coleslaw Twist

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Fresh food is such a treat! And isn’t it great that salads are so simple?

Chop:

1 head of cabbage
1 green pepper
2 carrots
1/2 head of cauliflower
cherry or grape tomatoes (as many as you like)

For the dressing mix:

1 cup mayonaise
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons honey
1/4 tsp salt

Mix it all together and garnish with more smoked paprika, fresh mint or basil or parsley!
I hope you enjoy your cooking-time this week!
Be well,

Jacque

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

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Seems as though there a lot of people who have colds and flu right now. No fun!

One thing we make that has helped to “thin the junk out” during colds and flu is a nice warm cup of tea. (Not hot, let it cool before drinking.)

Put water on to heat, then squeeze juice from 1/2 a lemon into your cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger (or fresh grated ginger if you don’t mind texture), 1-2 teaspoons raw honey, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. Add water to the top of the cup when it is heated. Stir and let the tea cool until it is just warm.

You can certainly back off the cayenne if this tea is for a little one, but if a person can take the heat, it makes the ginger much more efficient.

I hope you are well my friend.

Take good care,

Jacque

P.S. You can make this into a nice cough syrup by leaving out the water and adding a few Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Spicy and good! And very good for a sore throat.