Savory recipes

Savory recipes

Pasta In Pictures: {with color commentary}

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Quoting my granddaughter, “I hope you wike it!”

The more freshly minced garlic the better I’d say! A little red pepper…

Red bell peppers, your favorite noodles cooked in salted water. {My favorite noodle is Tinkyada Joy made from brown rice.}

 

Fresh basil!

 

 

 

 

Real salt and olive oil…

 

Brown cauliflower in oil and add salt, red pepper flakes, garlic and peppers. Right before you take them off the heat, add the basil.

Toss with the noodles and add more olive oil if you would like more moisture.Grind multi-colored peppercorns, add Parmesan and serve immediately.

New Slow Cooker Steak

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This turned out to be delicious! And is there anything easier than putting something in the slow cooker in the morning and adding fresh salad and vegetables and rice to it later? Voila! Dinner is done!

Toss the steak in a bag with cornstarch or arrowroot powder.

Grate carrots. Press garlic cloves. {If you don’t yet have a garlic press, put it on your list!}

Put oil, amino’s, carrots, garlic, water and honey in crock pot.

Add meat and carrots, set timer for 4-6 hours.

1 1/2 pounds flank steak
1/4 cup corn starch or arrowroot
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
4 medium garlic cloves minced
3/4 cup Bragg’s amino’s
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup honey
1-2 cups grated carrots
Green onion or chives for garnish

Serve over brown rice. {I wish I had gotten a “finished” picture before we ate it! You’ll have to enjoy seeing the finished product when you make it!}

I hope you enjoy this! Happy day to you!

Love,

Jacque

Caprese Salad Tostada Twist

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I’m kind of crazy about avocados and basil. How about you?

I had cooked several extra tostada shells (corn tortillas fried on both sides in olive oil until they are crispy), and we had avocados that needed to be eaten quickly…so this was born!

~Mashed avocado spread on tostada shell
~A few grape or cherry tomatoes (if you slice them they’re more likely to stay put!)
~Sprinkle of Real salt
~Fresh chopped basil
~A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and or olive oil

Of course you could add mozzarella cheese (I just didn’t have any on hand) and I think minced garlic would be nice too.

Happy summer eating!

Love,

Jacque

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.}