If you have been following my blog for long, you know I love simple, easy to make recipes. As I have learned though much trial and error, food should be enhanced with complementary flavors, but not overpowered. If you use high quality foods, … Continue reading →
My husband has an affinity for potatoes…which is probably thanks to him growing up in Sweden, where boiled potatoes are served with almost everything. When we started the Paleo Diet, almost 9 years ago, potatoes were a forbidden fruit, … Continue reading →
On Saturday, we were at our local food co-op doing our weekly shopping, and my husband started drooling over a package of gluten-free fish sticks in the freezer section. This was one of his favorite meals as a boy growing up, … Continue reading →
Creamy, Tangy, Tartar Sauce…Mmmmm! Serve with Black Pepper Plantain Crusted Cod, or baked fish. Tartar Sauce Serves: 4 Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Save Print Ingredients 2 TBS mayo 2TBS crème fraiche (feel free to substitute … Continue reading →
Bacon, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Marinated Onions…The ALL AMERICAN MEAL! I made my Perfect Grain-Free Burger Bun recipe into slider buns, by using a tablespoon sized ice cream scoop (instead of regular size, like stated in the recipe) to dollop the dough onto the parchment. Once I made the … Continue reading →
Tzatziki has always been one of my favorite sauces…tart, crisp and creamy. My mother-in-law serves this with her famous Greek Quiche, which I will get around to posting some day! She taught me how to make this sauce about 8 years ago in Sweden, when she was teaching me how to cook. This was before I could speak Swedish, so we really couldn’t communicate verbally, and I remember how much fun it was to try to read her gestures and guess what she was saying. I think we spent most of the time laughing that night!!!
I still make this very regularly, especially during the summer when we are grilling almost every day. It is very fast and easy to make and is the perfect condiment to any grilled meats and is also a great dip for veggies.
Garlic and Sweet Basil Tzatziki
1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber, shredded and pressed in a fine mesh sieve to drain off access liquid
1 clove garlic
1/2 t garlic powder
2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
Add the yogurt to a small bowl. Press the cucumber in a fine mesh sieve with a spoon to drain off access liquid. Add garlic, powder, lemon juice, chopped basil, salt and ground black pepper. Mix and serve.
I have always loved mustard…this sweet and spicy kick can be added to anything. I love using my mustards for dressings and sauces. Perfect to give as a gift or for serving with your holiday ham. Orange Tarragon Mustard 1 cup stoneground mustard … Continue reading →
This is a delicious BBQ sauce that will knock your socks off! Use this with chicken or pork, or use with my recipe for Sweet and Spicy Baby Back Rib Rub for the best pork ribs you’ve ever tasted!
Yield: Makes about 2 cups
1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
3 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 TBS coconut crystals or sugar
1-2 chipotle peppers, canned in adobo sauce, diced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup unfiltered apple juice
Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoons dry mustard
1 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, to simmer 25 to 35 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced by one-fourth. Refrigerate in a glass mason jar up to 2 weeks.
As I stood out in my garden, I wondered, what am I going to do with all of these greens??? Here’s what I came up with. and as the taste test confirmed… …pesto isn’t just about basil. This was amazing! … Continue reading →
It’s starting to feel like summer here in Montana, and I have been craving salads since I came home from Sweden. I had some chives growing in my garden and some extra cashews and coconut water left over from making … Continue reading →