Homemade Hot Sauce

3-4 chilies, any variety, stems removed, each cut into thirds 2 carrot sticks, diced 1 T. butter or extra virgin olive oil 1/2 c. basil leaves 1 c. water 3-4 cloves garlic, grated 2 tsp. sea salt 1 c. distilled white vinegar In a medium sauce pan, over medium-low heat, melt butter.  Add carrot and…

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Herb Encrusted Pork Loin

  1 pork loin, about 1-2 lbs 1 T. pastured lard or tallow 1 T. sea salt 1 tsp garlic granules 1/2 tsp dried lemon thyme 1/2 tsp dried summer savory 1/2 tsp dried pineapple sage 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP) Heat an oven safe saute pan over medium-high heat.  Combine sea salt,…

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Red Skinned Potato Salad

This potato salad is dairy free and egg free, but full of flavor lent from garlic, shallots, and a hint of lemon.  Makes a great summer side dish to pretty much anything.  🙂 about 16 red potatoes cooked in salted, boiling water until tender 1/4 c. minced shallot 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 c. chopped…

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Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil Salad

This salad can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many mouths you have to feed or the number of eggplants you are trying to use. 1 large eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 2 sprigs, about 10 large leaves of basil, chiffonade 1 T.…

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Christmas in July Chicken Coconut Curry

aka Red Curry and Green Vegetables with Chicken and Coconut Milk 1 large zucchini, cut into 2 inch chunks 1 large onion, sliced into 1 inch chunks 4 stalks celery, sliced into 1 inch chunks 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1/2 inch chunks 1 can coconut milk 1 T. coconut oil 1/4 c.…

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Stacey’s Salad Dressing

Over the years, I have acquired certain tips from good cooks to hone my own skills in the kitchen.  From my dad, I learned that the best salad dressings, are the ones you make yourself.  He always makes his own salad dressing, one reason is: he can control the ingredients that go into it.  His…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry or raw apple cider vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything…

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Spicy Sauteed Snow Peas

2 c. snow peas, de-stringed (using fingertips, pinch one end of the snow pea, break off the very tip and then pull this piece, along with the stringy membrane that holds the pod together, back along the flat side of the snow pea to remove it. Repeat on the other end) 1 garlic clove, sliced…

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Baby Back Baked Ribs

Rib Rub: 1 T. sea salt 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried oregano dash clove 1/2 tsp each: black pepper and chili powder (omit for AIP) 1 rack of baby back ribs, preferably pastured and/or humanely raised Rub ribs with the rub at least 1 hour prior to cooking or apply to ribs and…

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Asian Chicken Salad

4 c. green cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 c. julienne carrots 1/2 c. julienne snow peas 1/2 c. julienne radishes 2 scallions sliced thin 1/4 c. almonds or cashews, chopped 1 large chicken breast, cooked, diced Asian Ginger Salad dressing Place everything in a bowl and toss well.  Serves 2-4 people.  Also, delicious as left overs.

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