Saturday, January 14, 2012

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

I found this tasty dressing at Pragmatic Paleo.  I have a huge supply of Meyer lemons, so this will come in handy.

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

2 1/2 Meyer lemons (about 1/2 cup juiced)

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon dried italian herbs 

2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil

Blend all ingredients but the oil together in the blender. 
Drizzle the oil in till smooth.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Primal Patties

I made this for dinner for myself and my husband.  It tasted really good!  I got the idea from the MDA forum, but adapted it a little.

Primal Patties

1 pound ground beef
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted
1 1/2 Tbsp ketchup
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
1/2 Tbsp coconut aminos
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 Tbsp A&D seasoning (or chili powder or other favorite seasoning blend)
a sprinkling of dried minced onion
3 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

Mix all ingredients together until well blended, being gentle with your mixing.  Form into patties and cook in a greased pan (cast iron is the best!) over medium heat until done.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Canning Inventory

I canned a lot more this year! I know that I need more canned pintos, more chili, and I need to focus on getting some meat dishes canned.  I'm pretty happy with what I got done, though.

18 pints chili
7 quarts OJ (don't can OJ, it gets bitter...this was a waste)
42 pints strawberry jam
21 quarts pinto beans
15 pints Creamsicle jam
10 pints strawberry boysenberry jam
22 pints mixed fruit jam
6 pints boysenberry jam
9 pints gingered plum jam
4 quarts picante sauce
68 quarts green beans
3 quarts tomato juice
10 pints pizza sauce
12 pints mock pineapple
4 quarts elderberry syrup
3 pints elderberry syrup
7 quarts peaches
7 pint-and-a-half peaches
3 pints peaches
20 pints peach-blueberry jam
7 quarts pears
11 pints pear syrup
35 quarts applesauce
8 pints apple butter
4 pints pickled habenero and jalepenos