Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

This is a really satisfying breakfast that is perfect for weekend mornings. What makes it thoroughly satisfying is the blend of flavors lent from salty, smoky bacon paired with sweet from the sweet potato, sweet and pungent onion set the stage for earthy shiitakes. There is always room for spinach, so that goes in too.…

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Homemade Hot Sauce

3-4 chilies, any variety, stems removed, each cut into thirds 2 carrot sticks, diced 1 T. butter 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 a pinch of sea salt,…

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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 Heat an oven safe saute pan over medium-high heat.  Combine sea salt, granulated garlic, pepper,…

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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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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 vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything and stir gently to…

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Sort of Like, an Antipasto Plate

As an hor d’oeuvre, for lunch or snack, I love to put together a plateful of finger foods.  It is completely satisfying to eat with my fingers; it is primal, instinctual, easy, and I find joy in licking my fingers after an especially delicious bite.  So why not eat this way more often, slow down…

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Peach, Beet, and Greens Salad

1 peach, sliced into half moons then cut in half again 3 c. tender leaf lettuce, cut into easy-to-manage-by-fork pieces 1 c. radicchio cut into strips 1-2 rounds of thinly sliced onion 1 beet, cut into thin half moons 2 T. walnuts chopped Divide ingredients into two bowls.  Dress with Stacey’s Salad Dressing or drizzle…

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Roasted Zucchini

1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 T. coconut oil Sprinkling of Salt, Pepper, Garlic A few pinches of rosemary Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place coconut oil on a baking sheet and place pan in oven for a minute to melt the oil.  Once the coconut oil is melted, remove pan and…

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Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

It seems so simple, baked chicken breast, but if not careful, chicken can end up dry.  This method will allow the chicken to be juicy.  Please pay attention to the cook time and observe the chicken to determine when it is done.  When the chicken feels firm, yet still has a slight give when pressed…

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Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

An alternative and equally delicious option for this pesto: replace cilantro in the recipe with an equal amount of another herb like basil, parsley, arugula or a combination of these. 6 c. cilantro, woody/tough stems removed, lightly packed into blender 1 c. walnuts 1 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 T.…

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