How To Make Elderberry Syrup

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When it comes to winter preparedness in my house, one thing that I almost always stock up on is Elderberry Syrup. I have found that the real brands (not mixed berry blends - just elderberry!) are pretty expensive even when bought in bulk. I am so sick of paying $15 to $18 per … [Read more...]

How To Make Maple Bacon (in the Oven)

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This is not a new idea or even a remotely difficult thing to do. Making maple bacon in the oven couldn't be any easier. You simple baste some thick cut bacon in pure maple syrup, cook for a bit, flip over and baste the other side and finish cooking. Simple to execute but so … [Read more...]

Quick Crispy Home Fries

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There is nothing like good crispy home fries. A couple of weeks ago, I was making breakfast and mentioned to my mom that I felt like having home fries but didn't feel like waiting 45 minutes for the potatoes to cook properly. She asked me why I didn't par-cook the potatoes in the … [Read more...]

Homemade Creamy Caesar Dressing

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We have not been cooking that much lately. Mostly because it has been hot. Not just regular summer in Seattle my house is warm because I don't have central air hot but HOT like 90F for days and days. I have talked to death on here about how our house faces West and our kitchen … [Read more...]

Easy Pickled Jalapeños

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We eat a lot of burgers in our house. Most commonly, it is these Truffle Salt Burgers that grace our table, after that, it depends on mood and what we have in the house. Almost all of the burgers we eat share a couple of common things: we usually use lettuce in place of a bun, … [Read more...]

How To Make Shrimp Stock

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You may remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted this Shrimp in Green Sauce over Zucchini Noodles. Well, I saved all of the uncooked shrimp shells (5 pounds) and tossed them in the freezer. Fast forward to last week, I pulled them out and added another pound of shrimp shells … [Read more...]

How To Make Beef Broth

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Even though I use my homemade slow cooker chicken stock most frequently in my kitchen, homemade beef broth is actually my favorite. I love the taste and have to confess to drinking it by the mug. My husband thinks I am nuts, but I seriously love the taste. I told him last week … [Read more...]

Savory Pie Crust {Paleo}

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This is a very simple recipe for a Savory Paleo Pie Crust which is an adaption from my Paleo Pie Crust (base for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie!). There are obviously some changes, most notably, savory seasonings. Additionally, the amounts of both blanched almond flour and tapioca flour … [Read more...]

How To Cook Cube Steak

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Let's talk about Cube Steak. You might be asking: “What exactly is cube Steak?” I didn't know either, until recently, when I purchased a grass-fed meat bundle and wound up with almost 5 lbs of it. It is a cut of beef, usually from the top sirloin or top round, that is … [Read more...]

How To Make Perfect Baked Potatoes

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This is less of a recipe and more of a technique, an important one at that! There are many ways to make baked potatoes but few result in an absolutely perfectly cooked (inside and outside) potato in my opinion. While I don't eat nearly as many potatoes as I used to, when the … [Read more...]

Paleo Pie Crust

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While we kept our Thanksgiving menu relatively simple this year,  it was a no-brainer that we were definitely going to have Pumpkin Pie for dessert. With this being our first holiday season eating grain-free and gluten-free, I was a bit stumped as to what type of pie crust to … [Read more...]

{Slow Cooker} Basic Chicken Stock

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I'll be the first to admit that I used to buy chicken stock (or broth or whatever you want to call it) almost as often as I made it. I've mentioned some of my favorite brands before and while I do still keep a carton or two in the pantry for emergencies, it is now rare that I use … [Read more...]

How to cook Broccolette

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If  you aren't familiar, you may be thinking, "What exactly is Broccolette (also called Broccolini and Baby Broccoli)?" Well, Broccolette is a cross between Broccoli and Chinese Broccoli; it has long thin stalks and much smaller florets. It is something I buy a lot of and if … [Read more...]

Homemade Chinese Chili Oil

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Homemade Chinese Chili Oil is where it's at. Once you make this, you will never be tempted to buy chili oil again. It's just way toooo easy and provides instant hot-sauce gratification. Meaning it's ready in 5 minutes, done. No simmering, no layering, no additional anything. … [Read more...]

How to Make Kombucha

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Kombucha wasn't something I instantly fell in love with but when I did fall, I fell hard. Initially, I wasn't crazy about the slightly sour and fizzy taste. Maybe I just tried the wrong brands or wrong flavors? But I kept trying different ones and then something snapped for … [Read more...]

How To Make {Good Tasting} SunButter

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Have you ever made really good homemade Sunbutter (aka - sunflower seed butter)? If not, you are in for a treat! As a long-time peanut butter lover (understatement), I have really picky ideas of what sunbutter should taste like. I have made a bunch of variations on this recipe … [Read more...]

How to Make Ghee

How to Make Ghee. Paleo. Whole30

If you aren't familiar with Ghee, this is your official How To Make Ghee Tutorial. Ghee is essentially clarified butter that is cooked a bit longer until the clarified butter is golden and the milk solids at the bottom are toasted (but not burnt!). You may be thinking, "Why … [Read more...]

How to Make Cauliflower “Rice”

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This post has been a long time coming. I should have posted it months and months ago but I really wanted to take photos of the process of making cauliflower “rice" and not just a dish with it in it. Finally, last week, after a discussion on my Facebook page about serving … [Read more...]

Flu Fighter Chicken Stock

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Sicknesses are flowing this year and I have been determined not to get sick. So far so good - sort of - but we'll come back to that in a minute. A couple of weeks ago my friend Sarah posted this amazing sounding Thai Chicken Soup. As soon as I saw it, I thought about how many … [Read more...]