Saturday, November 9, 2013

Beef knuckle bone broth

Bone broth is so good for you and soup is great during the fall winter time :) plus it's super simple to make - just takes time. 

Simply place knuckle bones in a large stock pot. Fill with water and set to low for 12 hours ish. Since the pot will be over heat for at least 12 hours, you want to be sure there's enough water to compensate for some evaporation. 

I usually have it on low all day and before going to bed I turn the heat off so that when I wake in the morning, the fat, scum and blood solidify at the top and is easy to scrap off. I use a cheap scrapper I got from the Asian market, it's great for this :) 

After scrapping the fat off, I set to low for one more day. You don't have to do it that long and 12 hours or until the broth has a nice milky white color is good enough. 

And you're done! Yummy bone broth! :) 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Baked Pluots! (or plums)

Make two cuts in each pluot or plum, place in baking dish and bake at 350 for an hour. 

Very yummy! The fruit sugar and water seeped out and created a gelatin layer at the bottom of the dish that tasted and had the texture of a fruit roll up! Amazing! It was very tasty! Sweet and tart like cranberry sauce :) 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Berry Green smoothie

I love my vitamix! This is one of the green smoothies I have in the morning:

Frozen strawberries 
Frozen blueberries 
2 cups of water 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pasta Sauce and Veggies

I'm not sure what to call this - it's not really Paleo pasta but I do love the comfort of eating yummy pasta sauce with tons of meat and veggies so I'm calling it what it is :)

Organic pasta sauce with ground beef and veggies: zucchini and squash in this particular instance.

Sometimes I throw in carrots, broccoli, and/or bell peppers. It's so comforting. If I have some good raw pastured cheese I will put on top - not sure how good that is to do since it melts the cheese and may negate the raw part but it's pretty yum :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tropical Green Smoothie

Lately one of my favorite green smoothies I make in the awesome Vitamix!

Banana, frozen pineapple, spinach, kale, chard, coconut milk and water. Yum! :D

Spinach Mushroom Crustless Quiche and Pear salad with caramelized onions

Spinach mushroom crustless quiche - or frittata really since I cooked it in the iron skillet.

Pear salad with walnuts, raisins, caramelized onions on baby spinach and romaine lettuce with balsamic vinegar dressing.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How I drink coffee at home

I found a new way to drink my coffee and have every sip be hot! No more coffee getting cold from sitting in the cup - I use a very tiny cup so it's like I'm taking "shots" of coffee! Lol I love it! It's actually just an espresso cup haha but it works perfectly :)