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Jul
15

Veggie Saute’ with Pene

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

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I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Did you know that you can reduce your allergic reaction to local pollens by consuming local raw honey?  Find a local bee keeper in your area and ask about getting raw honey from them.  You want honey from your area because it will be made from the plants in your area.  By consuming small amounts of local honey, you increase your tolerance of the local pollens and reducing your allergic reaction.

Going veggie does not have to be hard.  So many flavors in this dish.  I just love the artichoke hearts and olives.  A must try for a light, healthy meal

Veggie Sauté with Pene

Veggie Saute with Pene

Veggie Saute with Pene

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, steamed al dente
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 8 whole sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, roughly chopped, plus add 1-2 tbsp of the oil to the veggie sauté
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta until al dente and drain; set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, steam broccoli florets until al dente. Remove from heat; set aside.
  3. At the same time, chop onion, zucchini, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and basil. Slice garlic. Cut olives into halves.
  4. Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion and garlic. Sauté until onion starts to soften.
  5. Add zucchini and continue to sauté until zucchini begins to soften. Then add remaining ingredients and sauté 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly to combine.
  6. Add penne and toss until well coated and reheated.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Enjoy!

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Did you know that you can reduce your allergic reaction to local pollens by consuming local raw honey?  Find a local bee keeper in your area and ask about getting raw honey from them.  You want honey from your area because it will be made from the plants in your area.  By consuming small amounts of local honey, you increase your tolerance of the local pollens and reducing your allergic reaction.

I just love me some guac!  This recipe has a nutritional boost and added greenness with the addition of the spinach.  Don’t tell anyone that you are making a healthy dish even healthier.  Just let them enjoy the great flavor.

Extra-Green Guacamole – Gluten Free

 Green Guacamole

Green Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, tightly packed
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup homemade or prepared salsa
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ripe small-to-medium avocados, divided (see directions below)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 pinches onion powder
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 medium tomato. diced

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or VitaMix, add the following ingredients in order: spinach leaves, cilantro, salsa, lime juice, one avocado and seasonings.
  2. Process until finely minced/pureed.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and use a fork to mash in the remaining two avocados, to desired chunkiness.
  4. Then, mix in the onion and tomato.  Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

Yields 1 1/2 to 2 cups.

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Categories : Starters
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Jul
13

Honey Mustard Dressing

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Did you know that you can reduce your allergic reaction to local pollens by consuming local raw honey?  Find a local bee keeper in your area and ask about getting raw honey from them.  You want honey from your area because it will be made from the plants in your area.  By consuming small amounts of local honey, you increase your tolerance of the local pollens and reducing your allergic reaction.

This is a simple and flavorful way to get that honey into your diet.  A very tasty dressing for your next salad.

Honey Mustard Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of Raw Honey
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon organic djion mustard
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celtic sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Place honey, mustard, vinegar and salt in blender or Cuisinart. Pulse for 10 seconds.
  2. Turn on medium setting and begin slowly adding oil so that it incorporates smoothly. This should take roughly 15 seconds.
  3. Enjoy and store in refrigerator.

Makes about 1 to 2 servings.

Enjoy!

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Categories : Soups and Salads
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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

A little morning time South of the border.  Quick, easy and loaded with flavor.

Huevos a la Mexicana

Huevos a la Mexicana

Huevos a la Mexicana

Ingredients:

  • 7 large pastured eggs
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • 3/4 cup diced organic zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup fresh organic spinach, rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup homemade pico de gallo or salsa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, add eggs and water. Whisk together until eggs are foamy and set aside. Dice zucchini and measure out 3/4 cup and set aside. Remove stems from about two handfuls of raw spinach leaves and rough chop. Measure out 1/2 cup of chopped spinach and set aside.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat. When hot, add olive oil and diced zucchini. Saute zucchini until it begins to soften. Then add chopped spinach, pico de gallo and butter. Allow to simmer about two minutes. Then add scrambled egg mixture. Sprinkle top with a few pinches of salt and ground pepper.
  3. Using a large spatula, stir and turn egg scramble until cooked through (about 3-4 minutes). Top with a dollop of cultured sour cream and additional fermented salsa, if desired.

Makes about 4 servings.

Enjoy!

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Categories : Breakfast
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Jul
09

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Time to go a little South of the border.  Or at least a great excuse to make up a big batch of Margaritas!  These caritas are easy and full of flavor.  I just love the time-saving factor of using the crock pot.  Meats always come out so tender and full of flavor.  The set it and forget it factor is huge for me.  I bet you will love it too.  Cheers!

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lbs pork roast

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp dried cilantro

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 2-4 bay leaves

  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

Directions:

  1. Place the roast in the slow cooker; pour the broth over  it.

  2. Add onions and garlic.

  3. Mix seasonings together then sprinkle them over the roast, rubbing them in if desired.

  4. Cook on high 4-6 hours.

  5. When roast is cooked through, use two forks or a knife to break apart into smaller chunks. Continue cooking in the broth until tender enough to shred easily with two forks (about 6 hours, depending on the size of your roast, and how hot your slow cooker gets).

  6. Drain and serve in tortillas or over rice.

Makes about 4 to 6 servings.

Enjoy!

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

A terrific and flavorful option to regular French fries.  These are oven baked and seasoned with rosemary, thyme and paprika to add loads of flavor.  You will forget that they are not fried.

Healthier French Fries

Healthier French Fries

Healthier French Fries

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-to-large Russet potatoes (or sweet potatoes as a substitute)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (or more if you like them really spicy!)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to *425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and slice potatoes into fries and place on a clean dishtowel. Pat potato slices with clean paper towels until completely dry.
  3. Using a gallon-size ziplock baggie, add olive oil and seasonings to the bag. Mash and combine the oil and seasonings, while evenly distributing the mixture throughout baggie.
  4. Place slice potatoes into the baggie, seal and shake until potatoes are well coated.
  5. Immediately transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure that potatoes are evenly spaced for best results.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until lightly browned around edges. (If making sweet potato fries, check them at about 15-20 minutes, as they often take less time, depending on how thick they’re cut.)

Makes about 4 servings.

Enjoy!

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Categories : Veggies and Sides
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Jul
02

Caprese Salad with Pesto

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

I think this would make a lovely light dinner sometime with some tuna or chicken tossed in with homemade crusty bread on the side. Try it and tell me what you think!

Caprese Salad With Pesto

Ingredients:

  • Equal parts sliced young cucumber, chopped garden tomato (or cherry tomatoes), and cubed mozzarella cheese

  • Prepared pesto (See Below)

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine cucumber, tomato, and cheese

  2. Add pesto according to taste preferences (Pesto is concentrated in flavor, so a little goes a long way. I like a teaspoon or two in one bowlful of salad.)

  3. Drizzle EVOO over all, and stir until pesto is mixed throughout.

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/8 cup Brazil nuts
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  •  1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Directions:

  1. Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil, and blend basil into a paste. Gradually add pine nuts, Brazil nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chili powder, and remaining oil. Continue to blend until smooth.

Voila!  Enjoy!

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