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BEST PoTAYto Salad

Premix:
2T White Vinegar
1/4tsp Celery Seed
1tsp Yellow Mustard
1/8tsp Ground Black Pepper
2T White Sugar

Mix above into 1c Mayo.
Place into fridge until about 1 hour to serving.

Boil Potatoes. Cube up. Sprinkle with Lawry’s Seasonal Salt. Once done, add in:
1/4 of a SMALL Onion, minced
1 Celery, minced
1T Chives, minced
Place into fridge until cool.
About 1 hour pre-serving. Mix sauce in.

Versatile Sauce. Makes for GREAT Coleslaw Mix, as well.

OPTIONAL to top finished dish with:
Chopped Boiled Egg (I’ve used Tay’s Pickled Egg, gave nice spiciness).
Sprinkle of Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheese.
Also, optional: 1/4c Sweet Mini Peppers, chopped up small. Add in when adding Onions/Chives.
Depending on mood and time. We’ve skipped all the “Optionals”.

BEST Lemon Chicken- SUPER EASY!

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(Sorry, photo was leftovers the next day. Everyone fought over it!)

Frozen 28oz. Pkg. Pilgrim’s Tempura Chicken Nuggets (Must be Tempura battered)
3 MINI Sweet Bell Peppers, cut up small

Sauce:
3 sm./med. Lemons (2 now, Reserve 1 for later.), juiced*
1/4c Honey
2tsp Rice Vinegar
1/4tsp Himalayan Salt
2T Sugar
Optional: 1/8-1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1.5T Cornstarch + 1.5T Water

Directions:
In a larger pot (Large enough to toss Chicken when done.), add in all ingredients of Sauce, RESERVING 1 Lemon for later. Heat Sauce on stovetop.
Make a Slurry in separate bowl: 1.5T Cornstarch + 1.5T Cold Water, mixed.
Slowly stir Slurry into Sauce. Whisking on low heat. It will thicken.
Add in cut up Sweet Mini Peppers. Turn off, cover, set aside.

Bake Chicken Nuggets according to directions.
Right before Chicken is done, turn Sauce on a LOW heat on stove top. Stir in Juice of RESERVED LEMON (3rd lemon). Turn off heat. Add cooked Chicken to Sauce, immediately, when done. Carefully, toss around until Sauce is distributed.

Served with Side of Broccoli and Fried Rice:
Microwave Rice in Chicken Broth, instead of water (I use Broth Cubes, crushed).
Once done, add into heated pan with:
A lil bit of Oil, for frying.
A lil bit of Onion, cut Small.
A few Mushrooms, chopped up.
Few Frozen Peas.
Fry it up.
Add in 2 Eggs. Stir around.
When about done, add a few splashes of Soy Sauce. About 2T.
(This was for about 2-3c uncooked rice)

* “About” 8-9T Lemon Juice in this recipe, total (3 sm./med. Lemons).

Easy Cream Cheese Wonton STICKS

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Cream Cheese Filling:
1/2 pkg. Cream Cheese
1tsp-1/2T Chives, minced
1tsp Rice Vinegar
1/2-1T Water

Egg Roll Wraps, cut in half

Premix Cream Cheese Filling. Spread a thin line onto Egg Roll. Wet sides and roll and fold in ends, sealing them. Deep Fry.
(I tried Air Frying on Fry Button for about 5 minutes. Tip: Butter Spray all sides, or, brush with Sesame Oil. Poke holes in them. Mine leaked some cream cheese.)

Dipping Sauce:
2T Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Or, Honey)
1T Sriracha
Few Drops of Lime Juice (I like Lemon if using Honey)
Optional: 1/8tsp Sesame Oil 

Mexi-Style Meal (Steak Tacos, Beans, Rice)

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Marinaded Steak Tacos, Spicy Frijoles charros (Made with Red Beans), and Cilantro Lime Rice.

Steak Marinade:
1lb. Steak
1 Beef Broth Cube, crushed

1T Dried Oregano
1tsp Cumin Powder
1/4tsp Him. Salt
Good shake of Pepper
1 Large Garlic Cloves, minced
Good shake of Onion Powder
PEEL of 1 Mandarin Orange

Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1/2pkg, or so, Fresh Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, sliced thin
1 Onion, sliced thin
1/4tsp Him. Salt, or to taste
1/3c Water (I add to ziploc bag to get left behind Marinade Season)

Shells, Moz. Cheese, Butter Spray

Marinade several hours in ziploc bag. After marinading, slice meat into thin, small pieces. Add Oil to pan and heat til hot. Add meat (With orange peel slices). Cook til mostly cooked. (Remove small pieces of orange peel, so they don’t get lost with peppers. Keep large ones in.) Add in Peppers, Onions, Salt, Water. COOK DOWN. Remove rest of orange peels.
Top Meat onto Shells. Add in Moz. Cheese. Roll. Butter spray skillet and wraps. Brown each side.
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Instant Pot Spicy Frijoles Charros (Made with Red Beans):
1c DRIED Small Red Beans
1/3c, or so, Bacon Ends, fried up (WITH grease)
1/2 can Tomatoes in Green Chiles, drained some (Get those chiles)
2.5c Water
2.5 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
2.5T Minced Jalapeno (I used Jarred)
2T Fresh Onion, minced up
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Him. Salt
Good shake of Pepper

Add all to Instant Pot. I sautee to dissolve the cubes and quicken the heating process. Set on Pressure Cook with Seal closed for 35-40 minutes. Once done. Allow to Pressure Release on it’s own for about 10-15minutes. Release Seal. Set on Sautee and COOK DOWN JUICES, mostly.
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Cilantro Lime Rice:
Rice cooked in Chicken Broth, with Splash Of Lime Juice and Good Shake of Cilantro.

Lard Biscuits

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Lard is actually lower in sat. fat than butters. High in D. 

2 cups Flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
1/4tsp Baking Soda
1T Baking Powder, aluminum free
1 1/4tsp Salt
1tsp Dollar Store Butter Popcorn Seasoning (Or, Butter Powder/Season)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Dried Rosemary, crushed some
2T Cold Butter (We used spread)
2T Cold Lard (We used Pork Lard or Bacon Fat/Grease)

1c Cold Buttermilk*
* (Instead of Buttermilk, I mixed 1c Milk+1T White Vinegar. Allow to sit 5min.)

Melted butter, after baking brushing.

Directions:
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS.
CUT IN LARD/Butter into flour, until cornmeal texture.
Pour in Buttermilk (Or, Vinegar/Milk Mix) stir by folding it in. Not too, too much mixing. But, enough.
Flatten out dough out to about 1/2in. DO NOT ROLL! Fold it in half, press out to 1/2in. Repeat this step a total of 5 times.
Press out to 1/2in. I use glass cup to cut round shapes. Place onto ungreased pan.
I place biscuits in fridge until oven preheats to 450.
12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast

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Blended Fresh Garlic, rub outside Turkey.
Sprinkle outside with good amount Lawry’s Seasoning Salt

Cavity Rub (Premix, rub around inside cavity):
1T Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder
1/2T Salt
1tsp Pepper
1/4c-1/3c Butter, not melted, but smooth to rub onto.

Cavity Juice (Premix and place inside cavity):
1c Broth
2T Apple Cider Vinegar
2T Brown Sugar
2T Molasses
2T Honey

Hickory Wood Chips

Remove Turkey about 1 hr prior to cooking. Rinse and pat dry.
Rub outside with Crushed/Blended Garlic.
Season just the top with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
Rub inside/cavity with Cavity Rub.
Add Turkey to Foil Pan.
Pour Cavity Juice into Turkey Cavity.
Cover loosely with foil. So, Smoke can get in.
We used our Oster Roaster Smoker. We had about 1/4in. open on the Vent. We kept water in on the bottom. Placed in Grate. Put the Foil holding Turkey on Grate. Filled ONE compartment with Wood Chips. Turned to 240 degrees. 1 hour later we added the other compartment with Chips. Then, every hour we basted and added a lil more chips in. Last 15 minutes we uncovered Turkey.

BASTE BIRD WITH CAVITY JUICES every HOUR

Smoke 240 for about 30-40minutes per pound (We did 7.5lb Bone-In Turkey Breast for 5 hours) until internal temp reaches 180.

Served with: tTt’s Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, Boxed Stuffing (Sautee Shredd. Carrot/Onions/Celery/Garlic in Butter. Add in Broth (Replacing Water it calls for).), Old Fashioned Lard Biscuits (Remember to CUT IN THAT BUTTER!), Beefy Gravy.

tTt II’s Mushroom Pizza

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Preheat oven and Pizza Stone to 400-425.

Butter Sauce (Premix):
ABout 2T Butter, melted
Dried Parsley, to taste
Garlic Powder, to taste

tTt’s Homemade THIN Pizza Crust *Recipe below
Cover Pizza Stone with Cornmeal. Roll out dough, flat.
Brush ENTIRE dough (Even the crust) with Butter Sauce above.
Add grated Parmesan onto JUST the OUTER CRUST.
Mushrooms, sliced
Onions, sliced thin
Moz. Cheese Cheese
Frozen Spinach
A lil more Moz. Cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes.

tTt’s Crust:
Makes: 4 THIN Crusts or 2 Regular Crusts. Above pizza is using THIN crust.
4 c flour
2 Tbls butter, softened
2 Tbls sugar
2 tsp yeast
2 tsp salt
1 1/3 c water (105-110 degrees)

Add to Bread Machine, in above order (Or, per manual). Allow to rise some. Divide up. Wrap in Seran and add to Freezer. Allow to thaw in fridge. Remove to use.

Flatbread Pizza

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Butter Spray
Joseph’s Flatbread (Soft taco shells work)
Pesto
Tomatoes, diced small
Onions, cut up small
Shredded Moz. Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Spinach

Preheat Pizza Oven. Butter Spray bottom side of Flatbread. Butter Spray OUTER crust of top side. Smear on small amount of Pesto. Top with Tomatoes and Onions. Top with Moz. Cheese. Sprinkle nicely (Getting the outer layer, as well.) with Parm. Cheese. Top with some Spinach. Cook in preheated pizza oven for only 4 minutes.

Caprese Pasta

*Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes, thawed
5T Pesto
2c Spinach
1.5T Red Wine Vinegar
2T Balsamic Vinegar
Frozen Cheese Stuffed Tortellini

Add Tomatoes and Spinach to pan. Cook down some. Add all, except Tortellini. Once cooked some. Add in Tortellini. Cook until done.

*Tay’s FROZEN TOMATOES:
4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
 – (Boil Tomatoes 30-40sec. Put in Ice Bath. Remove Skins)
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

Tay’s Greek Seasoning – Grilled Greek Chicken

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What better way to get one’s mind distracted, than, with cooking?
With no longer finding my McCormick’s Greek Seasoning, I made my own. AMAZING CHICKEN!

Seasoning:
2T Dried Basil
2T Dried Oregano
1+1/2T Dried Mint
1T Dried Minced Onion
1T Garlic Powder
1tsp Himalayan Salt
1tsp Dried Rosemary
1/2tsp Dried Thyme
Place in season container.
(Tip: Salt/Garlic sinks to bottom, so, mix before each scoop)

Marinade (Add to ziploc bag):
Chicken Breasts
1/4c Plain Greek Yogurt (I used homemade)
3T Above Greek Seasoning (No lemon peel)
2T Lemon Juice
Heat Grill. Set Chicken on. DO NOT FLIP until it does not stick. Cook til done.

Serve over Rice: Rice cooked using: Chicken Broth, Splash of Lime, Shake of Cilantro
Sweet potatoes, diced (Air fried) on side.

*Notes: I was going to add Lemon Zest to Seasoning. I did not have any. So, I used Lemon Juice in Marinade. I liked it the way it was. Your choice.

Simple Roast

Beef Roast
Premix (Brush onto meat. Marinade 20min):
Beef Broth Cube, crushed (Optional)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Dried Thyme
1tsp Dried Rosemary
4T Worcestershire Sauce
1/2tsp Salt
1/2tsp Pepper

Butter Instant Pot
Saute til blended:
2c Vegi Broth (I use Cube+Water)
Add in meat. Pressure Cook with Seal for 45minutes.
Great on toasted and buttered buns with Mayo and Melted Moz. or Provolone Cheese. Or, on side of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Chicken
1c Chicken Broth
1 sm. can Madarin Oranges, UNDRAINED
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4tsp Valencia Orange Peel (McCormick Gourmet Collection)
   Add above to Instant Pot and Pressure Cook for 20-25minutes, sealed. Vent. Remove
Chicken, cut up, set aside.
In the Instant Pot add:

1T Rice Vinegar
1T Lemon Juice
2T Soy Sauce
1/4c Brown Sugar
OPTIONAL: 1/4-1tsp Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
   Stir to blend. Sautee and COOK DOWN some.

   Make a slurry with:
1T Cornstarch
2T Water
   Add slurry and bring to boil, then, simmer until thick. Add in chicken.
Allow to cool some to thicken.

Lazy Salisbury- Instant Pot

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10 frozen Beef Patties
2c Beef Broth (I use heated water + Cubes, dissolved)
Few good splashes of Worcestershire Sauce
1tsp Yellow Mustard
1lb. Mushrooms, sliced

8T McCormick’s Brown Gravy Powder

In the Instant Pot, add Broth, Worcestershire, and Mustard. Whisk some. Add in patties. Top with Mushrooms. Pressure Cook with seal on for about 18-20 minutes. Remove Patties. Add in Brown Gravy Powder, whisk. Bring to boil using Sautee. Add Patties back in. Use Slow Cooker Button on Low for about 10 minutes.

Serve as is, over Vegis (Celery/Carrots/Potatoes or Peas/Brussels), or Mashed Potatoes, or Biscuits.

McCormick’s Brown Gravy Mix is 4carbs/1T. Use whole beef patties (No breadcrumbs)/0Carbs. That’s about 7 carbs/Serving (2patties+Mushrooms per serving)

Instant Pot, Pot Roast

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Was BEST Pot Roast, EVER!

3.3 lb. Beef Chuck Roast
Salt and Pepper entire Roast

2c Beef Broth (I did Heated Water+Broth Cubes, dissolved)
1 Fresh Garlic Clove, minced
1 small Onion, cut up
1/2tsp Ginger Powder (DO NOT skip!)

1T Tomato Paste
Essential Value Au Jus Packet

Salt and Pepper Roast. Allow to sit at room temp for 20minutes. BUTTER SPRAY Instant Pot. Mix together Broth, Garlic, Onion, and Ginger. Add Broth Mix to Instant Pot. Add in Grate, place meat on top.
I pressure cooked for 40-45min. for 3.3 pound Beef Roast. And, natural released for about 20 minutes. RESERVE JUICES!
Butter spray (Or, Butter) skillet. In skillet, saute 1T Tomato Paste (Yes, do this!). Add in Au Jus pkt. and 2c of Reserved Instant Pot Juices *SEE NOTES. Bring to Boil, then, simmer 3-5minutes.
Shred up Meat, add to Sauce in skillet. Cook down juices some. Allow to set few minutes.
– We served with side of Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Below), Croissants, and Carrots+Peas. Photo shows buns, BUT, Croissants are most tasty. Or, make Pot Roast-wiches.
*Notes: Our Au Jus Packet called for 2c Water and 1 Au Jus Packet. Follow your Packet’s Instructions, EXCEPT, you will be using Reserved Instant Pot Juices instead of the water the packet calls for.

TIP:
For the Pot Roast Au Jus Packet, we only needed 2c of Reserved Juice. I still had an extra 2 cups of Instant Pot Juices leftover. From juices that built up. I froze it in a Cup Size Muffin Pan. Then, I added them to a freezer bag. Will make for great cooking in future recipes that calls for Broth.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes:
6-8 Potatoes, quartered.
1c Beef Broth (Cube dissolved in heated Water)

Butter
lil reserved Broth from Instant Pot
Sour Cream
Parsley
Fresh Chives
Add grate into Instant Pot. Top grate with Potatoes. Pour over Broth. Pressure cook for about 15-20minutes. Release. Pour out juice, reserving it. Remove grate. Add in potatoes. Add in Butter, a lil reserved Broth, Sour Cream, Chives, Parsley. Mix with blender until consistency desired. Adding in Reserved Juices/Sour Cream as you go.

(Keto version: Skip Potatoes and serve with Vegetables (Carrots, Celery, Peas, Onions, Mushrooms) and for bread, use Joseph’s LOW CARB Pita Bread. Brown each side in a lil Butter on Skillet. Season with Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt.). You can also top onto Joseph’s Low Carb Pita Wrap, add some Cheese. Brown each side in Butter Sprayed skillet. Sprinkle with Garlic Powde. Serve with side of Vegis of choice.

Dang Tasty Steak with Zesty Vegis

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Steak Marinade:

About 2-3T Tay’s Herbed Garlic Oil (Recipe below)
Splash of Worcestershire
Shake of McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning

Hickory Wood Chips and Charcoal Grill!
Plain Salted Butter, melted

Brush Tay’s Oil over Steaks. Splash each side with Worcestershire and brush around. Season each side with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Saran wrap. Marinade for 4 hours, or so.
I use Charcoal Grill with a Cast Iron Griddle that I set onto the grate of grill. I get the griddle to 500 degrees, or so. I lay Hickory Wood Chips around griddle and charcoal. I sear the steak for 1 minute and 30 seconds, then, I rotate it 45degrees (NOT FLIP, just turn it to get those nice grill marks), then, it sits for another 1 minute and 30 seconds.  Then, FLIP your steaks. DRIZZLE seared side with Melted Butter. And, repeat steps. Don’t forget to drizzle with Butter once done.
ONCE DONE… Add onto foil and fold corners in, sealing it into the foil. ALLOW TO SET FOR 7-8minutes!!! DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
We like ours with a nice pink inside. You can do 3-5 minutes on each side.

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Zesty Garden Vegis:

McCormick’s Zesty Herb Marinade
Yellow and Green Zucchini, sliced, deseeded if needed
Onions
Mushroom, sliced
Splash of Lime Juice (Concentrate kind)

Mix all together. Marinade 4 hours. Cook in a pan, til soft, and cook down juices.

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Tay’s Herbed Garlic Oil:
2 Med./Large Roasted Garlic Cloves *See notes
Oil Mixture:
1c Olive Oil
1/2T Dijon
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% concentrate kind)
1/8tsp Himalayan Salt
1T Dried Italian Seasoning (I used Good Seasons Brand-Walmart)

*Notes: To Roast Garlic- Cut off ends of complete clove. Add to foil. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Preheat oven to 400. Close Foil, and place into oven for 15 minutes. Remove from skin.

Premix and whisk all, EXCEPT, Garlic Cloves.
Cook Cloves. Once cool enough to handle, remove skin and place into blender. Add SOME of the oil mixture to blender. Blend. Pour all contents into rest of oil mixture. Place into bottle. I store mine in fridge.
Great for Bread Dip. Drizzle over cooked Steak. As a Marinade. Frying Potatoes. Mix with Tuna and a lil Mayo (Mayo Opt.). Drizzle on Subs. Make Garlic Toast. Etc.

 

Baconed Cabbage

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1 Cabbage Head, separated
1/2T, or so, Him. Salt
2 squirts of Stevia Sweetner (Or, 1/2T Sugar)
Enough Water to cover cabbage

1.5-2lb Bacon Ends, cook. SAVE 1/4c GREASE. Chopped up.

Leftover Bacon End Grease
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 Onion, cut up
1/2-1c Bella Mushrooms, cut up

3/4c Water
1 Beef Broth Cube, crushed
1tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/2-1tsp Pepper

Mix, well, Water, Salt, and Stevia. Add in Cabbage. Cover and place in fridge for 5-6 hours. Drain
Cook Bacon Ends, reserving grease. Cut up Bacon Ends and set aside on plate.
In grease add in Garlic, sautee some. Add in Onions, Sautee some. Add in mushrooms, Sautee some.
Cut up drained Cabbage. Alternate, adding into skillet, Cabbage and Bacon Ends.
Premix Water and Beef Broth Cube until dissolved. Add in Red Pepper Flakes and Pepper.
Pour around and on Cabbage/Bacon. Cover and cook on medium heat until soft and juices are cooked down. If juices are not cooked down, remove lid and continue.

SERVED WITH:
Air Fried Frozen Brussels and Onions
Air Fried Corn *See notes

Add Frozen Brussels and Onions to Air Fryer, top with Frozen Corn Pieces. Air Fry on Fries Button. That’s it.
Notes: You can make a Corn Mixture of Mayo+Tajin+Chili Powder+Sea Salt+Onion and Garlic Powder. Rub onto corn when done.

Pork Sausage Stew

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About 1T, or so, Tay’s Herbed Garlic Oil (Or, Olive Oil)
1 Med./Large Garlic Clove, minced
1 Large Onion, cut up

About 1-1.5T Fresh Parsley, minced (1/2amount if dried)
2 FRESH Basil Leaves, minced (1/2amount if dried)
1-1.5tsp FRESH Oregano, minced (1/2amount if dried)

1.5lb GROUND Pork Sausage *See Notes

About 6 Potatoes, a lil larger than a dice cut
5 Small/Med. Carrots, cut up
2 Celery Sticks, cut up
1/3-1/2c Frozen Peas

2 cans Cream of Chicken, undiluted
1 can Cream of Mushroom, undiluted
1 Turkey Gravy Pkt.

Butter Crock Pot. Cut up Potatoes, Carrots, Celery. Add to Crock Pot WITH Peas.
Heat Tay’s Oil in skillet. Add in minced Garlic. Sautee a lil. Add in Onions. Sautee more. Add in Seasons and sautee a lil more. Add in Meat. Cook, cooking down juices. Add to Crock Pot. I cook mine on HIGH for 2 hours, then, low until vegis are soft.
Eat alone, or, with Buttered Biscuits.

*NOTES: You can use 1/2Beef +1/2Pork, etc.
You can make it closer to keto with using half the cream of and adding 1c Chicken Broth with using Rutabaga+Vegis (Green Beans, Broccoli, Corn, Carrots, Peas, Mushrooms) in the place of Potatoes. Optional to skip gravy pkt.

Tay’s Herbed Garlic Oil

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2 Med./Large Roasted Garlic Cloves *See notes
Oil Mixture:
1c Olive Oil
1/2T Dijon
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% concentrate kind)
1/8tsp Himalayan Salt
1T Dried Italian Seasoning (I used Good Seasons Brand-Walmart)

*Notes: To Roast Garlic- Cut off ends of complete clove. Add to foil. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Preheat oven to 400. Close Foil, and place into oven for 15 minutes. Remove from skin.

Premix and whisk all, EXCEPT, Garlic Cloves.
Cook Cloves. Once cool enough to handle, remove skin and place into blender. Add SOME of the oil mixture to blender. Blend. Pour all contents into rest of oil mixture. Place into bottle. I store mine in fridge.
Great for Bread Dip. Drizzle over cooked Steak. As a Marinade. Frying Potatoes. Mix with Tuna and a lil Mayo (Mayo Opt.). Drizzle on Subs. Make Garlic Toast. Etc.

Baconed Chickpeas and Swiss Chard

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1/4lb. Bacon Ends
1T Coconut Oil

1tsp Fresh Minced Garlic
a lil less than 1/4c Onions, chopped up

1 can Garbanzo Beans, drained
1c, or so, Swiss Chard (SPINACH CAN BE USED)
Swiss Chard Stems, cut up

Remove stems from Swiss Chard Leaves (We’re using all, so don’t toss). Set Leaves aside. Heat Oil in Skillet. Add in Bacon Ends and cook. Drain most of Grease, leaving behind a few Tablespoons worth. Add in Garlic and Onions, cook some (Don’t burn). Add in Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans  and Stems. Cook a bit, frying all up. Add in Swiss Chard Leaves and cook til soft. Eat.

Green Enchiladas

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Chicken
Marinade:
3T Olive Oil
Good shakes of Cumin (I used a good amount)
About 1T Dried Oregano
Shake of Garlic Powder
(I may have done sprinkle of Onion Powder)
1 Chicken Broth Cube, crushed

Sauce:
About 1c Plain Greek Yogurt
Splash of Lime
1/4tsp Himalayan Salt
1tsp Dried Cilantro

Plain Salsa:
Tomatoes, cut up
Jalapeno, minced
Onions, cut up
Pinch of Himalayan Salt

Shell of choice (Corn Shells, Soft Shells, Cabbage Leaves, Low Carb Shells, etc.)
Shredded Cheddar or White Cheese of choice
1 can Green Enchilada Sauce

I place chicken in ziploc bag with marinade. My chicken was thick, so, I beat it down. I marinaded overnight. Air Fry Marinaded Chicken. Shred up.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray small pan. Pour a few Tablespoons of Enchilada Sauce.
Top Chicken onto Shell with Plain Salsa, Cheese, Sauce. Roll up. Place into pan. Pour rest of Enchilada Sauce over entire top. Cover and cook 10minutes. Uncover, then, cook additional 15minutes.
*Optional: DIP SHELLS INTO ENCHILADA SAUCE before adding toppings, add toppings, roll, add to pan, add rest of sauce over top.

Baconed Broccoli

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Coconut Oil
1-1.5c Bacon Ends
Frozen Broccoli

Cheddar Melt Cheese Blend Shredded Cheese

Add 1T of Coconut Oil to skillet. Brown Bacon Ends. Add in Broccoli. Cook and keep covered. I allow my broccoli to get a lil brown on bottom, cooking up all the juices. Top with some cheese. Melt. Serve.

Pork Tacos

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7lb. Pork Roast
1c Water
2-2.5T Orrington Farm’s Beef Base Seasoning (Or, 2 Beef Broth Cube, crushed)
4T Dried Oregano
4tsp Cumin
1tsp Him. Salt
2tsp Pepper
8 Garlic Cloves, minced
2tsp Onion Powder
PEEL of 1 Mandarin Orange (Don’t cut up, just add entire thing to juice)

Directions: Butter, or spray, Crock Pot. Mix HALF the season with water. Add to crock pot. Place meat into crock pot, I do fat side up. Add rest of seasoning, on top of meat. Cover and slow cook on low 8 hours. I cut up 1/2 way through. Add back to juices, cook rest of way.

Romaine Lettuce Leaves, or Taco Shells
Toppings:
– Cheese
– Quick Pico: Tomatoes (Gutted and cut), Onions, 1/4tsp Salt, Splash Lime Juice, Avocado optional
– Jalapeno Sour Cream Sauce:
3/4c Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
4T Mayo
2 tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
Up to 5 Jalapenos (We kept/added seeds of 2 of them)
2tsp Wishbone Ranch Dressing PACKET
1/2T Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Him. Salt
1/4tsp Dill Weed

Directions: Blend in blender.

*If using Taco Shells, load onto shells. Roll up. Butter Spray. Air Fry on fry button for 5 minutes. Or, butter spray skillet, and brown each side. Optional to sprinkle with garlic powder.

Brats N Peppers served with Creole Butternut Squash

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1lb. Habanero Mango Sausage Brats (Or, brats, links, of choice)
1-2T Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil
1/2T Garlic, minced
1 SMALL Onion, sliced
1/8tsp Him. Salt, or more to taste
1/8-1/4tsp Course Black Pepper
1-1.5tsp Dried Oregano
8 MINI Sweet Peppers
1/2 Pkg. Frozen Pepper and Onion Mix (Or, more fresh. It’s what we had)

Melt Oil in skillet, add in cut up brats/links. Brown. Add in Garlic and saute some. Add in Onions, saute more. Add in Oregano, Salt, and Pepper. Then, the Peppers. Cover and cook til soft. Remove cover and cook down juices.
We served with:
CREOLE BUTTERNUT SQUASH:
Frozen Butternut Squash, cubes
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Shake of Garlic and Onion Powder
GOOD SHAKE of Creole Seasoning. Air fry on Fry Button. Try with your Brat N Pepper Mix. Tasty.

Breakfast – Ham’d Eggs with Baconed Avocado N Mushrooms

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1/4-1/2c Cubed Ham
1/2T Butter
6-8 Eggs
3T Milk
– 1tsp Butter
– Fist Full of Cheese

Add Butter and Ham to skillet. Cook. Whisk in Eggs and Milk. Once mostly cooked, add in 1tsp Butter and Cheese. Cook til melted, shut off heat.

Bacon
Avocado, sliced
Mushrooms

Cook Bacon. Remove and cover. Sautee Mushrooms. Once mostly done, add in Avocado Slices to fry each side in Bacon Grease.

Dehydrated Fish Snacks

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Fish (We used Tilapia, frozen. Thawed)
1/2c Soy Sauce
1tsp Liquid Smoke
1T Lemon Juice (Bottled kind, 100%)
2tsp Course Black Pepper

Marinade 4-5 hours. Dehydrate in dehydrator for 6-8 hours. I had to cut  in half long way, because, the skinnier sides were done a lot sooner. Use scissors to cut to bite size for snacks. I store in fridge, just because.

I do like Smoked Fish. Smoke at 200-225 for 2 hours with chips. Add to dehydrator for 1-2 more hours for that more jerky texture for snacking.

Instant Pot (Opt.) Steak N Mushrooms – AMAZING!

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Photo isn’t the best, because, we were HUNGRY! This was AMAZING!

1 lb Steak, cut to strips
1 8oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms, WHOLE!

4T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2T Soy Sauce
1T Worcestershire
2tsp SMOKY Montreal Steak Seasoning
1tsp Orrington Farm’s Beef Base Seasoning
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder

Cut Steak into Strips. PREMIX Marinade. Add, Strips to marinade. Toss around. Add in Mushrooms, toss around. Marinade 4-6 hours.
Add EVERYTHING to a foil bowl (Open top, I use foil, do not cover).

In the Instant Pot, Add:
– 2c Water
– 1tsp Orrington Farm’s Beef Base Seasoning
Mix Season with Water. Add in grate. Place foil bowl of Steak N Mushrooms on top (Out of water).
I have a 8qt Instant Pot. I Seal and Set to Pressure Cook for 8-10 minutes. Pressure release for couple minutes. Then, vent.
GREAT served with Zucchini Noodles.
Zucchini Noodles:
Zucchini cut to spaghetti noodles.
Light Sprinkle Noodles with Salt.
Boil Noodles 30 seconds. Drain. Pat Dry, LIGHTLY.
1/2T Minced Garlic (I let the Garlic sit in Oil since marinading steak)
1-2T Olive Oil (I let the Garlic sit in Oil since marinading steak)
Splash with few drops of Lemon Juice.

Greek Butternut Squash

Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, etc. can be used.

Premix:
1T Mayo
1tsp Olive Oil
2-3T Parmesan Grated Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1-1.5tsp Dijon Mustard
Splash of Lemon Juice
Shake of: Pepper, Him. salt
Good shake of: Garlic Powder, McCormick’s Mediterranean Greek Seasoning

Butternut Squash (I used frozen squash, we froze from garden)
Air Fry on Fry Button, we toss halfway through.
Toss with above sauce, IMMEDIATELY, after cooking.

Red Wine Deer Stew (Or, Roast)

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1-2lb Back Strap Deer Meat
   – Premix and season all sides of Deer with: 3/4tsp Garlic Powder, 1/2tsp Onion Powder, 1/2tsp Him. Salt, Shake Pepper, 1tsp Dried Thyme, 1T Dried Parsley, 1tsp Dried Rosemary, 1/2tsp Paprika
Drizzle of EVOO
 – Sautee Deer Meat in EVOO. Remove and set aside.
Add in 2T Butter.
Add in 1-2c Onions
 – Sautee.
Add in:
3/4T Fresh Garlic, minced
2T Tomato Paste
 – Sautee, DON’T BURN!
 – Add in:
2T Worcestershire
1/2c Tisdale Merlot Red Wine (Up to 1c can be added. I did 1/2c)
 – Cook Down juices
 – Add in Meat
 – Top with:
2c + 1/4c Water
4tsp Orrington Farm’s Beef Base and Seasoning (Or, 2 crushed Beef Broth Cubes)
1 Au Jus Pkt.
1 Bay Leaf
2-2.5c Carrots
1/2c Celery
2.5c Baby Bella Mushrooms

Cook on low 4-8 hours.
Make Slurry with Cornstarch (I believe I did 1-2T Cornstarch+1-2T Water. Equal amounts.). Stir into Stew. Allow to cook some, while stirring. Turn off heat to cool a smidge and thicken.

Eat alone. Or, serve over your favorite Mashed Potatoes. Great with Noodles cooked in Beef Broth, as well.

Salmon, Creamed Mushrooms, Asparagus

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Salmon
Brush with Lemon Honey (VERY LITTLE!!! Optional. I did one THIN line down middles)
Coat with Course Pepper
Nice shake of Him. Salt
Sprinkle of Cayenne

Creamed Mushrooms:
3-4T Clam Juice, about
1tsp Orrington’s Farm Beef Base & Seasoning
1/3c Water
Good Shake Course Pepper
Small Sprinkle Salt
Sprinkle Garlic Powder
Sprinkle Onion Powder
2 pkg. MUSHROOMS
 – Mix around. Marinade above 20 minutes.
 – Cook down Mushrooms in skillet. Add in:
1tsp Butter
1-2T Cream Cheese
3-4T Parmesan Cheese (Or, more to taste)
 – Cook til melted. Add in:
Up to 1/4c Heavy Cream, adding until desired creaminess/drenched-ness

Asparagus is Steamable Frozen Bag.

Butternut Squash Soup

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Rub Crock Pot with Butter (I used Salted)
1 Butternut Squash, deseeded, cubed, we leave skin on
1.5c Diced Cooked Ham (I used Ham Steak)
3c Vegetable Broth (I do Cubes+Water)
3c Chicken Broth (I do Cubes+Water)
1 can Pinto Beans, drained
3c Fresh Kale
1 Red Pepper, cut up
1 SMALL Onion
1/3c Frozen Corn
1.5c Baby Carrots, cut up
1/2T Fresh Garlic, minced
1/2T Curry Powder
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4-1/2tsp Himalayan Salt
1c canned Coconut Milk (Last Hour.)

Cut, deseed, and cube Squash. Add all, except Coconut Milk. Cook on High first 2 hours, then, low, for an additional 3-4hours (Until Squash is soft). Last hour, scoop out most of the Squash Cubes. Add Squash to blender with some of the soup juice. Blend smooth and add back to crock. Pour in Coconut Milk. Cook on low another hour.

Smoked Roast Steaks topped with Butter Garlic Shrimp

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12oz. Shrimp, devein detail
Shrimp Marinade:
2tsp Olive Oil
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
4T medium Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2T Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Dried Dill
1/4tsp Himalayan Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder

Steak  (Ours was 2 lb Roast)
Marinade: 1T Olive Oil, 1tsp: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, 1/2tsp: Himalayan Salt, Pepper

2T Butter

UP TO 3T Parmesan Cheese (OPTIONAL)
1/3-1/2c Heavy Whipping Cream

Premix Marinades. Brush Steaks with Marinade. Toss Shrimp with it’s Marinade. We smoked Steaks with Hickory Wood Chips, using our Oster Smoker/Roaster. (225-250 for 1 hour).
Sautee Shrimp with Butter in Skillet. Add in Parmesan and Whipping Cream. Simmer til juices are cooked down, some. Top Shrimp over Steak. Served with Mashed Potatoes, and,

Broccoli Mushroom Onion:
Saute all, in butter or oil. Add in a lil Soy Sauce. Toss. Eat. (Water can be added to keep from burning, during cooking.).

OPTIONS: You can cut up meat, top over Green Beans, dump Shrimp N Sauce over top.
Or, Serve with noodles (Zucchini Noodles!)

Beef N Cheese Keto Snacks

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3/4c Shredded Moz. Cheese
1/4c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
3-4T Grated Parmesan Cheese
Optional: 1/8tsp Himalayan Salt, minced Jalapeno

In small blender, blend all ingredients. Lay a thin-ish layer onto Parchment Paper.  Cook in pizza oven a few minutes on each side, or til each is LIGHT golden. YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP CLOSE EYE ON IT (It burns quickly). Allow to cool and cut into squares.
I put in the fridge in a bag with below, making Beef Jerky and Cheese Snack Mix.

   — I SERVE WITH: 

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Low Carb Low Cal Snack – tTt’s Lil Jerks

RECIPE:
2 lb. Beef (Grab whatever steak/roast on sale… In the end, it’s all Tasty!)
Hi Mountain Seasoning’s Jerky Cure & Seasoning ORIGINAL BLEND:
– 1T of Season Mix (Darker Powder) 1T+1tsp Cure (Per instructions)
1tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder
1tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
2T – 1/4c Teriyaki Sauce
Tasty option: Season, well, the tops (When you first put on dehydrator) with Fresh Cracked Black Pepper.

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2lbs of meat. I used this time around. Cut into strips about 1/4in thick. Sometimes, I make nuggets. Your choice. They say to cut off the fat. After long periods, it can go rancid. But, we eat this so fast there’s no need to worry about ever getting there. We also store ours in fridge. Try to find less fat, tho… It’s better to eat. 
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Add ingredients into a bowl with meat.
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Get your hands dirty and mix it well.
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Add to ziploc bag and make sure it’s pretty air tight. MARINADE 24hours. Flip and mix around bag around half way through.
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Dehydrate 4 hours. Keep in mind, it gets harder as it sits after dehydrating.
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Store in airtight container. We store ours in fridge, especially, these. As, they have the fat on. If you get the nice no fat kind, works fantastic in air tight container for a longer time.

Low Carb Pizzas

JOSEPH’S Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Meat Link (I used Smoked Sausage), sliced
Cheese
Can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained well
Season tops with: Oregano, Parmesan, Pepper

Top Pizzas with cut up Link, Tomatoes, Cheese. Season with Seasons. Cook in pizza oven til melted and crispy.