Potato Peel Stock / Potassium Broth

Potassium broth is healthy & healing.  It is simple and affordable to make.

The following are the basic broth ingredients – ideally organic

What you’ll need:

  • Potato peels from about 6 scrubbed potatoes
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 2 to 3 sliced carrots (not peeled)
  • 1 to 2 sliced celery ribs
  • Fresh or dried parsley
  • 2 to 4 quarts filtered water

With the basic ingredients listed, you can actually use whatever is in your kitchen. The above list is a guideline to start with, be creative. I save my organic trimming including onions ends & skins, carrots, garlic – okay basically my veggies scraps.  They are kept in a gallon freezer bag for making broth. Continue reading Potato Peel Stock / Potassium Broth

Healing Bone Broth

Bone broth may aid in all the following areas according to Medical News Today

  • Highly Nutritious – offering us vitamins, nutrients, collagen
  • Protecting our Joints
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Heal our Gut (Healthy gut, healthy body)
  • Aid in Sleep
  • Support Weight Loss

I’m sure something in the above list will pique your interest.

Let’s get started

What you’ll need:

  • Bones – from a whole baked chicken, feet, necks, chicken backs
  • If doing beef – knuckles, shanks, marrow, rib, steak bones
  • A splash of Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Braggs)
  • Filtered water

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Garlic Infused Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are a hit at any gathering.  Serve as an appetizer or with a meal.  Better yet make it the meal 🙂 – they are that good!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. mushroom (I prefer baby portabellas)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced onion
  • 2 medium-sized garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup organic bread crumbs
  • 4 oz. softened organic cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly grated romano cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper

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Lasagna with White Sauce & Italian Sausage

A new twist on an old tried and true classic – Lasagna.  This recipe speaks of true comfort food to satisfy your body and soul.

The creation was sparked all because I had four Italian sausages that needed to be cooked.  Usually, I love them grilled with peppers and onions, but that was not the cast this particular day.  So my brain started churning. Using loaf pans two creations evolved. One with sauteed mushrooms and one with chopped red pepper.

What you’ll need:

  • 10 lasagna noodles uncooked (Barilla Oven-ready lasagne noodles – no prior cooking required or for a healthier choice use whole wheat or brown rice lasagna noodles – follow cooking instructions some require boiling first while other brands are oven ready.  Another option is to make your own pasta using Einkorn flour.)
  • 4 Italian sausages cooked (I grilled mine) sliced thin
  • 24 ounces of cottage cheese
  • 8 slices of provolone cheese
  • 1 cup of grated Romano cheese
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cup of chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1/4 Einkorn flour
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 8 ounces sliced portabella mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 to 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 loaf pans

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Apple Crisp – Single Serving Style

Yes, you deserve your very own single-serving apple crisp!  What a delightful way to serve a tried and true dessert.  Smelling Apple Crisp baking truly feels like home.

What you’ll need:

  • 7 medium-sized apples – I used organic pink lady apples
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3/4 to 1 cup rolled oats – not quick-cooking
  • 1/2 cup Einkorn flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (you can also use brown sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp. softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

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Chia Seed Pudding

Here is a healthier option for pudding.  We’ll start with traditional Chia Seed then add some options to get creative.  Add the flairs that make you go Mmmm!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 – 14 ounce can of coconut milk (check the label, it should only have coconut extract and water), organic if possible
  • 4 tbsp. maple syrup (the real stuff)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds

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Bone In – Oven Baked Chicken Piccata

Okay, this is not your traditional  Chicken Piccata recipe.  What I mean by that is Chicken Piccata is normally prepared with skinless boneless chicken breast cutlets.  Today it is all about the dark meat.  This recipe uses chicken thighs and legs with bone and skin still on. Let’s get started, this turned out to be a mouth-watering delight!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 Chicken thighs & 4 legs – with bone and skin on
  • 1/2 cup Einkorn flour
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Rosemary
  • 8 oz. sliced baby Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 Medium thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup bone broth or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. drained capers
  • 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 Tbsp. butter (you could also use glee or coconut oil for browning the chicken)

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Honey Lemonade

What better way to quench your thirst than by enjoy an icy cold glass of Honey Lemonade.  It’s the real deal!

What you’ll need:

  • Glass quart jar
  • 3 cups of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup local raw honey

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