Recipe: Pot Roast

I have grown up eating and enjoying a recipe very similar to this one. However, I decided to simplify it and think it’s just as good. Hang on to your taste buds, because they aren’t going to know what hit them with this tasty, hearty meal ~ perfect for the fall and winter months.

There are some recipes that are exact, but then there are those, like this one, that I throw together as I go and taste test. I will give you approximate measurements, but frankly, I don’t know exactly ~ one of my favorite ways of cooking!! Nothing set in stone. All based on taste!

Ingredients:
Roasting piece of beef (size depends on how many you are feeding)
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Red Potatoes
Carrots
Sweet Yellow Onion
2 garlic cloves
Dried Thyme, to taste
Water
Sea Salt, to taste
Arrowroot powder

Brown beef in a pan drizzled with olive oil on medium heat. Add enough water to cover the entire piece of meat. Add minced garlic and sliced onion. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for hours (I prefer at least 4 hours). You want the meat to be in long enough that it falls apart easily and is tender.

About an hour before serving the dish, cube the red potatoes (I use about 1 or 1 1/2 potatoes per person) and slice the carrots (a handful per person). Add the veggies to the meat pot, unless there is not enough water to also cover the veggies. If that’s the case, I will steam the veggies in a separate pot and add them to the meat pot later.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Remove about 1 1/2 cups of broth into a separate mixing bowl and thicken with arrowroot powder (making this gluten-free ~ otherwise you could use flour) by whisking it into the broth a little at a time. You may use 1 – 2 tbsps, depending on how thick you want the sauce. Pour the thickening broth back into the pot. The bubbling broth from the pot will thicken the sauce quickly. Stir as this happens to incorporate all of the broth together.

Flavor with sea salt and dried thyme (approximately 1 tbsp), serve, and enjoy!

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Recipe: Raw Nut Butters

Have you ever tried almond butter? Cashew butter? Or what about even sunbutter, made from sunflower seeds? There are so many kind of “butters” out on the market now with SO many different price ranges. You can find basic peanut butter (with added sugar) for a couple of bucks or the most tasty and delicious almond butter for almost $25 per jar! Yes, you read that right!!

Now that you’ve picked yourself up off the floor, let me show you how easy it is to make your own butters at home, using your own, clean recipe – not loaded full of extra sugars.

Ingredients:
2 cups raw nuts, your choice (almonds, cashews, etc.)
1 tbsp coconut oil
A pinch of sea salt

These butters are so easy. Are you ready for the simply instructions? (it doesn’t get much easier than this!!)

Grind the nuts in a food processor until they start to turn into butter. Add the coconut oil, salt, and continue to process until the butter is smooth. Eat with celery, organic apple slices, bread, or even by the spoonful!

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Recipe: Paleo Healthy Turkey Toss

You ever have those days that you have plenty of groceries in your house, however, you still aren’t sure what you are going to make? That was my night last night, and I knew I could put something good together. Of course, it’s times like these that you end up creating a wonderfully delicious meal to add to your menus! My dad has always said I’m good at concocting meals out of seemingly nothing, so why not give it a go?!?!

This is what I came up with… Healthy Turkey Toss!

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey
2/3 medium onion, finely chopped
1 organic green bell pepper, chopped
1 large handful shitake mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tomatoes, chopped
4-6 organic kale leaves, chopped
1 tbsp dried basil
Sea salt, to taste

Brown the ground turkey in a medium skillet. Add onions while cooking. Remove from pan when cooked through. Add mushrooms and green peppers to the pan. Saute until soft. Add kale, tomatoes, and garlic. As kale starts to wilt, add meat and onions back into the pan. Reduce heat to let simmer 7-10 minutes. Season with sea salt and basil. Stir to combine.

Serves 4.

Enjoy with mashed potatoes, salad, green beans, and/or cauliflower on the side!

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Recipe: Kickin’ Burgers

After getting 5 pounds of grass-fed beef this past Friday, I figured what better way to start it off than with burgers on the grill. And not just any burgers ~ Kickin’ Burgers! These turned out better than I imagined and will definitely be going on the menu list more frequently.

Ingredients:
1 pound grass-fed beef
4 tbsp salsa
Sea salt, to taste
Onion powder, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste

Preheat your grill or grill pan. Separate the pound of ground beef into 4 equal sections. Place one section on a plate and pat to flatten. Sprinkle with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mash beef well into a ball to combine ingredients. Pat flat again, and create a well in the center of the beef. Add 1 tbsp of salsa (heat of your liking) to the center. Mash again, incorporating all the ingredients. Flatten and shape into a burger. Continue the same way with the other 3 sections of meat.

Grill for approximately 6 minutes per side.

Make these burgers extra spicy with hot salsa and added diced jalapeno peppers!

Top with avocado slices, tomato slices, or whatever you prefer. This can be eaten plain on a plate or on a gluten-free Chebe roll (precook these or cook them as your are grilling the burgers).

Serves 4. Enjoy with fresh salad greens and some broccoli, asparagus, or even sweet peas!

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This 1 Thing May Be Leading You Directly Into Disease

The #1 search on the internet is related to illnesses. When asked, most people are concerned first about their health before any other area of their lives. And in this age of the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) lifestyle, they should be.

One of the major things affecting the rate of disease in this country and around the world is our food. We have gone so far beyond our roots, what our ancestors ate, and natural foods out of the ground, that we are now feeling it through sickness and disease.

Did you know the foods you eat can either produce an environment condusive to healing or illness?

Of course, there are several things at play here, like the nutritional content of the foods, which vitamins and minerals are in them, and if they are synthetically added or naturally derived. However, today we are discussing how what you put into your mouth alters your pH balance.

Disease thrives in an acidic environment. Unfortunately, most of the foods in the Standard American Diet, as it is today, breeds acidic environments. Processed foods, meats, grains, dairy, and sugar all raise your level of acidity. Chemicals, drugs, herbicides, and pesticides are also acid-producing. However, certain fruits and more vegetables, like dark greens, change your body to be more alkaline. Did you know most other countries eat their meat as a side item, yet, here in the U.S., we eat it as our main dish, putting some of the most taxing digestive processes into play. And on top of that, you are creating an atmosphere for disease to take root and flourish.

This is not to say you must always eat alkaline foods. However, most people eat too much from the acidic foods and therefore, cause problems in their bodies. It’s about choosing more healthy foods and including them in your meals more often!

Some alkalizing vegetables & fruits:
~ broccoli
~ carrot
~ cauliflower
~ collard greens
~ eggplant
~ garlic
~ green beans
~ peas
~ kale
~ lettuce
~ mushrooms
~ tomatoes
~ avocado
~ apple
~ apricot
~ grapes
~ lemon
~ orange
~ peach

Here is a more robust list of which foods are acid-producing and which are more alkalizing.

By eating more of the right things, you change your system inside to make it harder for disease to spread or even exist!

How can you make changes to your family’s food choices that can help lead to life and health rather than disease and destruction?

“As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” ~ Adele Davis

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