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Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

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What You Will Need:
3 cans Tuna
3 ribs Celery
3 Hard-Boiled Eggs
½+ cup Mayonnaise
6 TB Sweet Relish (less for less sweet)
½ tsp Granulated Garlic
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black Pepper

What You Do:
1. Drain the cans of Tuna
2. Slice and chop the eggs
3. Cut the Celery into little slices or chop into pieces
4. Mix Everything together with a fork.
5. Adjust seasonings as needed

This falls under the category of “Things You Should Be Able to Make”. Tuna salad is a staple we’ve all had all our lives but a lot of people don’t make it anymore yet it’s so easy and gratifying to do. This, of course, is just my basic recipe. You might have to add a little more mayonnaise but this is the standard Tuna Salad.

Once you’ve made it a couple of times you can change it up by adding anything that sounds really good to you. Experiment and have fun.

Turkey Meatballs with Parmesan Sauce

Main Dish - Turkey - Turkey Meatballs with Parmesan Sauce - This One

These are really good and really easy.  We had them with some tomatoes we broiled with cheese and some sliced avocado which made for a light but satisfying meal.  Put whatever you want in the meatballs but make sure you get the pan hot and cook a small piece before you commit to the whole batch so you can correct if you need to.  The sauce is just a simple white sauce with some parmesan.  I used rice milk and tapioca flour for paleo and non-dairy but it was NOT very good so don’t do that.  We grind up the Rice Chex in the mini-blender and it works great so you CAN do that.  Have fun with them and enjoy!

 

What You Need:

1          lb         Ground Turkey

½         c.         Breadcrumbs (Rice Chex)

1                      Egg

                        Garlic

                        Basil

                        Salt and Pepper

 

1          c.         Milk

1          T.         Flour (some thickener)

3          T.         Parmesan

                        Garlic

                        Salt

                        Pepper

 

What You Do:

1.  Heat a frying pan to med. high

2.  Mix the first 6 ingredients together.

3.  Take a small piece of the mixture and cook it.  Adjust.

4.  Pour the Milk in a pan on med. heat

5.  Whisk in the flour and keep stirring until thick.  Turn up the heat if you need to.

6.  Add the Parmesan and spices.

7.  Serve the sauce over the meatballs and munch away.

Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs in a Slow Cooker

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Chicken thighs deliver a lot of flavor and the sauce adds just the right amount of punch.   We made this for dinner and fell in love with it.  It is extremely easy and you can serve it over anything you want.  The original sauce called for Hoisin but I didn’t have any so I just substituted with Orange Marmalade ‘cause is sounded good.  And it was. 

 

What You Need:

2          TB        Maple Syrup

3          TB        Hoisin Sauce ( I used Orange Marmalade)

2          TB        Olive Oil

2          TB        Soy Sauce

1 ½      tsp.      Dijon Mustard

1          tsp.      Minced Garlic

½         tsp.      Red Pepper Flakes

 

2          lbs        Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs

¼          tsp.      Salt

 

¼          c.         Water

2          TB        Cornstarch or Arrowroot

 

 

What You Do:

1.  Whisk the 1st 7 ingredients together

2.  Salt the Chicken and place in slow cooker.  Pour sauce over Chicken.

3.  Cook it on low for 5 hours

4.  Remove Chicken with slotted spoon.  Turn it on high.

5.  Whisk Cornstarch and water and pour into sauce.  Whisk until thickened.

6.  Serve over whatever you want to serve it over

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Rosemary Cashews

This recipe is almost directly from the Bar Nuts at Union Square

Cafe in New York City.

I wish I could claim this one but I can pass it on. 

We serve these at Christmas for ourselves

and family that come to visit and they are always devoured.

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What You Will Need:

1 ¼       lb         Cashew Nuts
2          TB        Rosemary (coarsely chopped)
½         tsp       Cayenne
2          tsp.      Dark brown sugar
2          tsp.      Kosher Salt
1          TB        Melted Butter

What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
1.  Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes.

2.  Combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl.

3.  Toss the warm nuts with the rosemary mixture until the nuts are completely coated.

 

Serve warm.

 

Sweet Potato Fries

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These are very easy to make and of course they are also very good for you.   Well, at least sweet potatoes are good for you and cooking them in oil makes them taste good for me so I just pretend they are good for me this way and I eat a ton of them.  I cook my sweet potatoes in the microwave for 2 ½ minutes hours or the day before so they don’t take as long to cook and I can cook them on a higher heat so they get nice and brown and sometimes black.

 

Here’s how you do it.

 

What You Will Need:

1                      Sweet Potatoes

                        Oil for frying

 

 

What You Do:

1.  Microwave your potatoes for 2 – 4 minutes.  Ours is a strong microwave and I did them for

            2 ½ minutes in the skin.  Let them cool.

2.  Heat your skillet to medium-high or on my electric stove it’s at 6.

3.  Pour in the oil and let it get hot.

4.  Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into julienne fries.

5.  Put them in the skillet and cook 2 -3 minutes on each side.

6.  Salt and gobble them up.

 

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Cauliflower Garlic Soup – From Civilized Caveman

We made this this weekend and I liked it so much I had to reblog it.  This is easy, Gluten-Free and delicious.

Cauliflower Garlic Soup from Civiized Caveman

Here’s the link.  Do yourself a favor and make this!

Civilized Caveman’s Cauliflower Garlic Soup

Ranch Seasoning Mix

This is easy to make. My wife uses it to make a seasoned pretzel that I’ll put up later. You can mix this with sour cream, mayonnaise and buttermilk to make ranch dressing, put it on steaks, put it on popcorn…you get the picture.

¼          c.         Dried Parsley leaf

1          TB        Dill leaf

1          TB        Garlic Powder

1          TB        Onion Powder

½         tsp.      Basil leaf (optional)

½         tsp.      Black Pepper

                        Salt (whatever makes you happy)

Dressing - Ranch Dressing