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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.

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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.

A Banana Split for breakfast?  Yeah baby!  Yes you can.  So simple with a bunch of fresh fruit flavor.  Have this with some scrambled eggs to get your protein, and you are off to a great morning.

Yogurt Banana Split

Yogurt Banana Split

Yogurt Banana Split

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dairy or non-dairy yogurt
  •  1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate chips (or carob chips)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped nuts

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, gently whisk together yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup to taste.
  2. Cut a banana lengthwise and then into smaller strips. Place 1-2 banana strips into two bowls.
  3. Spoon 1/2 cup of yogurt into each bowl and top with fresh berries, pineapple, chocolate chips and nuts.

Makes 2 servings.

Enjoy!

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Sep
13

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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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.

Send a little love and well-being with a pot of Chicken Noodle Soup.  It’s good for what ails you.  With the temperatures beginning to come down, a hearty bowl of soup with some crispy bread makes a great meal.  This is a simple recipe and comes together quickly.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  •  2 cups of shredded cooked organic chicken (or turkey)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  •  2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 leek, halved and sliced finely, white and pale green parts only
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups uncooked noodles (GF optional) (cooked wild rice, brown rice or white rice as a substitute)

Directions:

  1. In a stockpot over medium heat, add olive oil, celery, carrots and leek. Sauté until veggies start to soften.
  2. Add stock, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer about 5 minutes.
  3. Add shredded chicken and noodles. Turn up the heat a bit to bring soup to a gentle boil and cook until noodles reach desired consistency.
  4. Turn off heat and remove bay leaves. Add fresh parsley and salt and pepper to taste.Makes 4 to 5 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.

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.

Warm muffins in the morning!  What a great way to start your day.  I’m not really a big coconut fan.  But, these are very good.  I can’t say no to them and neither will your crew.  Grab the recipe and make a batch this weekend.

Pineapple-Coconut Muffins

Pineapple-Coconut Muffins

Pineapple-Coconut Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup plain organic whole milk kefir (or yogurt)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (I prefer to use light grade for baking)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of fresh diced pineapple
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with 8 paper liners. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, kefir, maple syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk well to combine until no lumps remain and batter is thick.
  2. Add a spoonful of the muffin batter to each of the lined muffin cups making sure to fill no more than 1/3 of the muffin liner. Using both hands, lift the muffin tin evenly tap the bottom on the counter to evenly distribute the batter in the bottom of the muffin cups.
  3. Then, add a few pieces of diced pineapple to each muffin cup. Next, place another spoonful of batter on top of the pineapple, making sure to evenly distribute the remaining batter among all the muffin cups. Finally, add more pineapple to the top of each muffin and sprinkle lightly with a few pinches of shredded coconut.
  4. Bake for approximately 22-25 minutes, until top and edges begin to turn a light golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then serve.

Makes 8 muffins.  Or didn’t you notice.

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.

So easy and so good.  My family loves this version as a change to chicken pot pie.  Save yourself some kitchen time and serve a great tasting meal.  You’ll be a hero!

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Easy Shepherd's Pie

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  •  1 cup diced fresh organic carrots
  •  1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  •  1 garlic clove, minced
  •  1 lb ground grassfed beef, or ground turkey
  •  1/4 tsp dried thyme
  •  2 tbsp ketchup
  •  1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  •  1 cup of your favorite frozen organic veggies (such as peas or green beans or a combo)
  •  1/2 cup diced tomatoes, drained (if using fresh, be sure they’re peeled and seeded)
  •  Sea salt and fresh-ground black pepper
  •  3-4 cups leftover mashed potatoes (seasoned w/salt & pepper to taste)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and sauté carrots, onion and garlic until onion begins to soften (about 2-3 minutes).
  2. Add ground beef (or turkey), breaking up meat with a wooden spoon; cook until no longer pink, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Next, add thyme, ketchup, and arrowroot powder; stir until combined.
  4. Add frozen veggies and diced tomatoes. Cook until vegetables are warmed through and liquid has thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon mixture into a two-quart baking dish.
  6. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over top of beef mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until potatoes are lightly browned, approximately 15 minutes.

Note:

Recipe Variation: Use mashed sweet potatoes instead for a deliciously sweet and savory combination with an even bigger boost of nutrition.

Makes 4 to 5 servings.

Enjoy!

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Categories : Main Courses
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