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Homemade Poultry Seasoning

I was off to the market to buy Organic poultry seasoning and decided to first have a look on-line for a homemade recipe. As I mention probably too often throughout this site, I'm not a fan of salt. Many pre-mixed seasonings are heavily salted. The below recipe is a combination of a few recipes found [...]

Easy Coconut Whipped Cream

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 1 can full fat coconut milk (will use cream only) 1 T pure maple syrup 1/2 t vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Chill can of coconut milk for at least 6 hours or overnight. Do not to shake as you want only the cream that floats to the top. Scoop cream into a chilled mason jar. [...]

Dairy Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 2 c unsweetened coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk 2 peppermint tea bags 2-3 T non dairy cocoa powder (high quality >70% dark chocolate) Raw agave for sweetness Easy Coconut Whipped Cream (go to recipe) Crushed peppermint candies DIRECTIONS Over medium heat, bring to a simmer coconut milk, cocoa powder, peppermint tea [...]

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 5 pounds red or purple potatoes, cut into 2" cubes 8 oz Neufchatel cheese (lower in fat than cream cheese) 1 c greek yogurt (alternative to sour cream) 1/2 c milk (or until desired consistency) 2 t minced onion or onion salt ground black pepper to taste paprika chives DIRECTIONS Coat a bpa-free crockpot dish with [...]

Cheesy Cauliflower Polenta

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets 2 c fine cornmeal / polenta 2 onions, diced (1 1/2 cups) 4 garlic cloves, minced 4-1/2 c low sodium chicken broth 1 c parmigiano-reggiano 1 t sage 1/2 t pepper 1-2 t salt DIRECTIONS Sautee onion and garlic  in 1 T chicken broth until almost clear. [...]

Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 12 oz fresh cranberries 1 c agave nectar 1 T lemon juice 2 T water   DIRECTIONS Add cranberries, agave nectar, lemon juice and water to a sauce pan and cook uncovered over low heat. Stir occasionally, until the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and cook another [...]

Turkey Giblet Gravy

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS turkey giblets, neck, gizzard and liver salt and pepper 1 t sage 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2-4 T gluten-free flour seasoned with salt and pepper water or turkey stock DIRECTIONS Boil giblets, salt, pepper, sage, celery and onion in water. Simmer 2-3 hours. When meat starts to fall away from the neck bones, [...]

Roast Turkey in Apple Brine

Roasting the Turkey - my favorite part and the riskiest part! There is a lot of pressure to ensure the Turkey turns out fabulous. A couple years ago I brined for 24 hours and it literally fell of the bone as we were taking it out of the oven. It was fabulous! This year, I [...]

Curry Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 3 T peeled chopped ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 t curry powder 1 c dry white wine (or mirin if on hand) 6 c peeled cubed butternut squash 6 c chicken broth 1 c celery, chopped 1 c coconut milk 2 t orange juice concentrate 1 t hot chili sauce, to taste salt, to taste pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS In a large pot, sautee [...]

Vegan Spinach, Artichoke, Bean Dip

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 1 glass jar of marinated artichoke hearts + 2-3 T liquid reserve 1 1/2 c white beans 1/4 c sesame seeds 1/2 c steamed spinach, chopped (thawed and well strained if using frozen) 1/4 t Salt 2 t Italian Seasoning herbs 2 T olive oil 1-3 cloves garlic, minced Juice of 1 Lemon [...]