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THAI COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP

THAI COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP

INGREDIENTS 8 cups chicken stock 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish 3 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste 1 tablespoon ginger paste (I used Gourmet Garden for both pastes) 1 serrano chili, seeds removed and finely chopped 1 […]

INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE

INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE

INGREDIENTS 1 7½-8 pound whole turkey breast, thawed. I use Butterball, all white 6 tablespoons butter softened 2 tablespoons fresh sage minced 2 tablespoons fresh thyme minced 1 tablespoon fresh rosemaryminced 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley minced *Note: If fresh herbs are unavailable, use dried herbs: 1 teaspoon each of sage & thyme, 1 teaspoon rosemary and 2 teaspoons parsley […]

SKILLET STEAK WITH PEPPERCORNS AND BRANDY CREAM SAUCE

SKILLET STEAK WITH PEPPERCORNS AND BRANDY CREAM SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 4 6-8 ounce filet mignon steaks cut 1 1/2 inch thick at the most, room temperature
  • coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercornsblack or tri colored *If cooking for kids be careful with this…it can be a bit spicy
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup brandy the alcohol will cook out
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge 1 hour before preparing and allow to come to room temperature (important step!)
  2. Season each filet with course sea salt. Grind the peppercorns in a mortar and pestle or crush with a mallet. You want them cracked but not fully ground. Place them on a plate in a single layer. Press both sides of each steak into the peppercorns to fully crust both sides.
  3. Heat you Made In Cookware Stainless Steel Skillet over medium high heat. Add the butter and olive oil and allow to fully melt. Coat the entire bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the steaks to the pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side, not moving the steaks while they cook. This is for medium rare. If you prefer rare, 3 minutes on each side should be good and medium, 5 minutes on each side. The thickness of the steak will come into play so watch your steak carefully. Typically you remove a steak from the heat at the following temperatures for wellness: (130-135 for rare, 140 for med rare, 155 for med, and 165 for well done)

  5. After 4 minutes on each side, transfer the steaks to a plate and tent with foil. Pour the excess oil from the pan but do not scrape the pan or clean it out.
  6. ***Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the brandy. Immediately light with a long match or firestick (CAREFULLY…READ NOTE BELOW). Shake the pan lightly from side to side until the flame dies out.
  7. Return pan to medium high heat and stir in the cream. Whisk until the cream boils and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5-6 minutes or until thickened to your liking.
  8. Return the steaks to the sauce and pour sauce over steaks.
  9. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. ***NOTE: Use EXTREME caution when lighting the brandy. Make sure you’ve removed the pan from the heat and nothing around or above the pan could catch fire. Have your hand far back when you ignite. Gently swirl the pan to reduce the flame. You can skip this step if desired and just allow the brandy to come to a boil before adding the cream to cook out the alcohol.
BEST TURKEY BURGER RECIPE

BEST TURKEY BURGER RECIPE

INGREDIENTS FOR THE TURKEY BURGERS 1 pound lean ground turkey 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 2 tablespoons ketchup ¾ teaspoon seasoned salt or kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon canola oil FOR SERVING 4 hamburger buns Sliced fresh tomato Thinly sliced red or white onion Lettuce Dill or Sweet Pickles Ketchup Mustard Mayonnaise INSTRUCTIONS FOR […]

One Dish Chicken Bake

One Dish Chicken Bake

INGREDIENTS 1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt’s Original Diced TomatoesHunt’s Original Diced Tomatoes, drained 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 yellow onion , chopped 3 cloves garlic , minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste 3/4 cup grated gruyere cheese chopped fresh parsley , for […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts washed, tops removed and cut in half
  • 2 tsp olive oil + sea salt to taste for roasting
  • 1 medium pink lady apple {or other tart/sweet crisp apple}
  • 4-6 slices nitrate free bacon sugar free (for Whole30)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • additional salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For this recipe you will roast your brussels sprouts while cooking the bacon and apples in a skillet on the stovetop.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure the brussels sprouts halves are uniform in size, if not, cut the larger pieces to ensure even cooking. Toss them with the 2 tsp olive oil + salt and spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast them in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until they’re browning and fork tender.
  3. Core the apple and chop into 1/2-1 inch cubes, set aside.
  4. Heat a medium heavy skillet over med-hi heat and cut your bacon into one inch pieces.
  5. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook, stirring until about 3/4 of the way done (according to your own preference). At this point, add the apples and chopped rosemary and continue to cook and stir until the apples have softened and the bacon is fully cooked, adjusting the heat to avoid excessive browning if necessary. Remove from heat.
  6. Once brussels sprouts are done, add them to the skillet and toss to combine all the flavors. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper, if desire, and serve hot! This can be served as a side dish or with fried eggs for breakfast. Enjoy!
Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate Silk Pie

INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1 ½ cups almond flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon. salt 1/3 cup granulated stevia/erythritol blend 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium egg 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon butter, for greasing the pan For the filling: 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 4 tablespoons sour cream 4 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract […]

Low Carb Blackberry Mufin

Low Carb Blackberry Mufin

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ c. Almond flour 1 tsp. Baking powder ½ c. Erythritol or other keto-friendly sweetener 2 Eggs beaten 3 tbsp. Melted butter ½ tsp. Vanilla extract 3 tbsp. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk ⅓ c. Blackberries INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix  almond flour, *erythritol and […]

Tequila Sunrise Margarita Cocktail

Tequila Sunrise Margarita Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

For the Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

For the Rim

  • 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar (I used cake decorating crystals from Michael’s)

For the Tequila Sunrise Margarita

  • 4 oz Tequila blanco
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz cranberry simple syrup

For Garnish

  • 2 orange wedges

INSTRUCTIONS

To Make the Cranberry Simple Syrup:

  1. Put the cranberry juice into a medium pan and heat over medium high heat until reduced by half and you have one cup of liquid. Add the sugar and continue simmering until it is completed combined. Remove from heat and cool completely.

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Combine the Kosher salt and sugar and put on a plate. Using an orange wedge, rub the edge of the glasses then turn them upside down and dip the rims in the sugar/salt combo. Fill the glasses with ice cubes and set aside.
  2. Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Pour the mixture into the prepared glasses.
  3. Using a small pitcher or a spoon, drizzle the cranberry simple syrup around the inside edge of the glasses; it should fall to the floor of the glass. Using a knife or straw, mix the cranberry simple syrup lightly at the bottom of the glass.
  4. Garnish each glass with an orange wedge and drizzle additional cranberry simple syrup over the top of the cocktail right before serving.
KING RANCH CHICKEN CASSEROLE (NO CANNED SOUP!)

KING RANCH CHICKEN CASSEROLE (NO CANNED SOUP!)

INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons butter 1 medium sweet yellow or yellow onion diced 1 red pepper orange or yellow bell pepper, diced 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepperred pepper flakes 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon fresh black pepper ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth Juice from 1 […]