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Recipes for tasty healthy options

turkey soup

Turkey Soup the Ultimate in Recycling

Turkey Soup the Ultimate in Recycling

Think about it – you make the turkey on Thanksgiving, clean off the extra meat and throw out the carcass.  Or do you decide to throw said carcass in a pot of water the next day and simmer it all day?  For many years the carcass went in the garbage.  Now I love spending Friday (when most people are out shopping smelling Thanksgiving smells on repeat.  Our bird was purchased from a friend who let him wander around all summer so he was happy until the day he met his doom.  This also meant that he was pretty healthy and had lots of nutrients in those bones and joints.  After simmering all day on the pot I removed the carcass and cleaned the rest of the meat off — it comes off much easier after this.  Then I strained the broth into another pot to cool.  I cooled it on my enclosed porch overnight and since I wasn’t prepared to deal with it on Saturday I put it in the freezer.  This really solidifies the fat and makes it so easy to remove and discard.

frozen turkey broth

I reheated the broth after skimming the fat off.  Then I chopped up celery, carrots, onions and the meat (mostly dark since this was a heritage breed turkey). Read More

Homemade coconut milk

Making Coconut Milk at Home

Making Coconut Milk at Home

Homemade coconut milk

 

Well I have wanted to try making my own coconut milk at home for some time.  I have been buying Thai Kitchen organic coconut milk for some time.  Mainly I use it in place of milk or creamer in my coffee.  But it is also yummy in oatmeal and amaranth.  Today I ran out of the canned stuff and am not planning on going into town so I guess it is time!  🙂

When you think about it, it makes sense – you are paying for the water that is added and the can goes in garbage or recycling.  I am all about saving waste- I buy my dry organic coconut from the local coop in bulk – bringing my own container for refills and I use my own purified water for the process.  I can dry the left over fiber for coconut flour for future yummies or use it in smoothies or pancakes right away.  Some time ago I did purchase a nut milk bag on Amazon in anticipation of this day.  It made straining so much easier.  Make sure to wash your hands before you do this because squeezing the bag by hand is really required to get all the coconut milk out of the bag.  Read More

Vegetable Omelet

Vegetable Omelet

Vegetable Omelet

Today’s lunch

omelet ingredients

Sauted onions, zucchini, kale, eggs, raw milk cheddar cheese

No one can say I am starving if they learn to eat healthy and incorporate plenty of veggies in their diet:

½ chopped onion

¼ chopped zucchini

1 stalk of kale, chopped

2 eggs, beaten

1 oz shredded cheese

salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper to taste

Delicious and filling. Read More