Monday, September 19, 2011

One pot chicken meal

This is a recipe we came up with on one of our camping trips. It was thrown together in a cast iron dutch oven over an open fire. And was a real winner. I am typing it in here so I don't lose the recipe.

1 med. onion, chopped
Lots of butter
Brown in the dutch oven.
Add 1 package of cut up chicken breast. Brown.

1 can tomato sauce (15 oz.)
4 cups water
1 Tbsp. onion onion seasoning (Tastefully Simple) or similar

Bring to a boil, add:
1 cup brown rice (soaked previously is preferrable)
1 tsp. salt
Shake of curry

Cook for 30 min or until rice is almost done, add:
1 can pinto beans
2-3 cups fresh green beans (optional)

It turns out to be sort of a stew and it was wonderful. The green beans were a last minute add on, you could use peas or nothing green or throw in whatever sounds good. We like to experiment.

(P.S. I will be making this at home too not just on camping trips!)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Onion Soup Mix

3 tsp. minced dried onion
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt

This is the ratio. Mix up a batch and store in an old onion powder shaker. Label. 2 Tbsp. = 1 package of mix from the store.

You will never go back!! So easy and yet without all the additives.
(I recommend not using old ingredients to get the best results. Go to the store and buy fresh seasonings.)

Taco Seasoning

6 tsp chili powder
4 1/2 tsp cumin
5 tsp paprika
3 tsp. onion powder
2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Put in an old chili powder shaker. Label as Taco Seasoning with 5 tsp. /per pound.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dana wants a pink heart cake for her birthday.
I am going to make a pineapple carrot cake with Whole wheat flour and rapadura and cream cheese frosting sweetend with maple syrup and tinted with the red food coloring.

1 bunch beets

Scrub the beets under hot running water to wash away any dirt or pesticides (if using non-organic). Beets will stain your skin, but it can be washed off with soap and water.

Add the beets into the pot (I also added the red stems chopped up), cover the beets with water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook until the beets are fork tender. Remove from the heat.

Pull the beets from the pot. Reserve the cooking liquid. Peel and chop the beets, pouring any juice that comes out of them back into the cooking liquid. Add the chopped beets back into the cooking liquid and let soak for at least four hours.

Strain the liquid into the jar. Add 2 tsp. of vinegar. Cover and store. You can use in similar amounts as artificial food coloring, but the results may vary depending upon the variety of beet used. Experiment to find the proper amounts to achieve the color you want.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Salmon Pancakes

1 can wild pink salmon (15 oz.)
3 eggs
8 organic saltines
Onion Powder
Chopped onion
dill weed

Mix all together and fry in coconut oil.
My kids LOVE these, without the onion and dill.
For a dipping sauce I squirt some organic ketchup into homemade mayo.


2 Avocados
1 Tbsp. cilantro
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. paprika

Mash avocado. Add the rest.

Sloppy Joes

1 lb venison
1/2 c. onion, finely chopped or onion powder
1 small can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. quick oats
1 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. worchestershire
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 cup water or less

Alfredo sauce

1/2 cup butter
1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz)
1 cup cream or half milk half cream
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. garlic powder

Melt butter and cream cheese. stir often to combine. (If it will not combine will it needs to be stirred really fast or use a food processor to save the sauce)

Add the rest and let it sit to thicken.

Serve with noodles and shrimp or chicken.