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Caulifredo sauce, why did I wait so long to try you?

I have seen many recipes on Pinterest about faux Alfredo sauce and healthier versions of the butter and cream filled awesomeness that is Alfredo sauce.  I finally caved and gave it a try, much to my surprise it is really, really good!  I tried it first without any dairy and decided to add the Parmesan cheese to it for a little more pizzazz.  I will have to warn you though, full disclosure and all, I love garlic.  I use garlic in everything I possibly can and a lot of it.  I will be making this again and very soon, since I got more cauliflower in my co-op share this weekend.

1 head of cauliflower cut into florets

8 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

4 cups of broth ( I used my chicken bone and feet broth)

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese ( I used a little less)

salt and pepper to taste

bacon grease, butter, ghee or coconut oil ( to cook garlic)

Melt bacon grease, add minced garlic cook until almost crispy, set aside.  In a soup pot add broth and cauliflower to pot and cook until cauliflower is very tender, using a slotted spoon put cooked cauliflower into Blender or food processor, add garlic and 12 ounces of the broth and blend until creamy.  Add Parmesan and blend until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste.  I had baked a spaghetti squash and grilled some chicken thighs to go with my Califredo sauce, which went great together!!

ImageSpaghetti squash and Caulifredo sauce.

Imagegrilled chicken thighs on top.

I welcome all comments and would love to know if you tried this and what you thought!

 

21 DSD Day 10, I’m just not hungry.

I started my morning with my usual Bullet Proof coffee, with my additions.  16 ounces of hot dark roast coffee, 2 TBS Kerry Gold unsalted butter 1 tsp cinnamon and organic heavy cream.  put all that in my Blendtec blender and it’s just like a Latte!  I have tons of phone calls I make and errands to get done.  I get that done and move to time to fuel my body.  I have two Buffalo Chicken Egg muffins and a 1/2 cup of cinnamon roasted Butternut squash.  I have to show some love to Balanced Bites for this!  Here is the link for the recipe,  and the site.  I highly recommend the book!!!  http://balancedbites.com/2013/02/easy-recipe-buffalo-chicken-egg-muffins.html

I go to see my Chiropractor today, but thought I’d take care of getting the shopping done for my Angel Tree gift.  It’s 1:00 in the afternoon on a Wednesday and the whole city of Dallas decided they were going shopping at Walmart.  Needless to say, I left empty handed and had just enough time to get to my 3:00 p.m. visit.  I leave Dr. Cox’s office feeling awesome and go to get what I need for the Angle Tree. I munch on a small handful of pistachio’s on my way to Hades/ Walmart.   As I’m finishing up my visit to Hades,  I mean Walmart, I realize, I haven’t eaten much today.  I remember that I had gotten some really good sugar free Nitrate and Nitrite free Chicken breast from the deli at my favorite scary store and I go get some.  I grabbed a bunch of green tipped banana’s while I’m there.  I pay for my items get in the Black Beast ( Dodge Ram, I love this truck, btw!!!)  And munch on some meat and a banana on my way home, in RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC!  I get home and figure I’d better have something else to eat today.  I go into my kitchen and literally throw together a really tasty soup.  I will give the details below, after I show off my epic brunch.

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Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins with Blue Cheese and oven roasted cinnamon butternut squash .

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Egg Drop Buffalo Chicken soup with Turmeric.

 

Basic ingredients, since I didn’t measure anything.  I just kind of threw this together.

4 cups chicken bone broth ( I make mine salt free)

1 cup shredded buffalo chicken

1 cup organic baby spinach

1 cup Trader Joe’s frozen Parisian carrots

3 green onions

1 tsp garlic granules

1/2 tsp sea salt

fresh ground black pepper

1 egg

Bring broth to a boil add carrots, green onions and bring back to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients and bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Beat egg well and bring soup back to a boil and slowly add egg while mixing soup vigorously.

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before egg is added

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Dinner is ready!

Bone broth from beef and chickens.

Since there has been so many people asking about how to make bone broth, or as my DH would call it “Bone jelly”. I just happened to make some yesterday and thought I’d help some of you out by posting my recipe and how I do it. I have had great success with my method. It can be either real easy or time consuming, but either way it turns out flawless for me every single time. I will give you the amounts of what I use and the two different types I make right now are chicken and beef.

My crock pot is a 5 quart programmable stainless steel one, I had a bigger one and I’m going to get another one just for making bone broth easier.

I only use grass fed bones and day old marked down organic produce that I get from a store right around the corner from my house for 1.00 a bag and I pull out what is usable and compost the rest in my friends keyhole garden.  I get my beef bones at Whole Foods Market for only 2.99 a pound, that is less expensive than the regular grocery chains non- grass fed bones of 5.99 a pound. I also will be getting bones from Farm to Forks, a wonderful new thing I just learned about.  That is where I got my chicken carcasses and feet from for a awesome price of 1.00 a pound.  The carcasses are meaty enough to make chicken soup out of and then make bone broth.  Here is the hows and how much

Ingredients for chicken broth

10 chicken feet

2 chicken carcusses

4 to 6 cloves of whole garlic

1 whole onion skin on

8 to 10 whole peppercorns

2 TBS Apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sea salt

3 to 4 celery stalks with leaves

2 to 3 carrots

If your crock pot or stock pot is large enough you can leave the vegetables whole for ease of removal.

Place all ingredients in your stock pot (my chicken parts are frozen and my crock pot is small, this is why I start it this way)

cover with purified water and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer all day. Transfer to your crock pot right before bed time and continue cooking in your crock pot for 20 more hours.  Strain your broth after cooking in your crock pot and place into your refrigerator until the fat rises to the top and solidifies. Scrap off the fat if you wish and put into jars or other containers, for a space saver you can put the chilled jellied broth into zip lock baggies and freeze flat.  I freeze a couple jars, making sure I leave 1 full inch at the top for expansion.  

Imagechicken feet and carcasses

Beef bone broth ingredients

3 to 6 pounds of Beef bones ( what ever you can fit in the crock pot)

4 to 6 cloves of whole garlic

1 whole onion skin on

8 to 10 whole peppercorns

2 TBS Apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sea salt

3 to 4 celery stalks with leaves

2 to 3 carrots

Put all ingredients into the crock pot and cover with purified water turn on low and cook for 30 hours. It has a rich beefy taste with garlic overtones.

Imagebeef bones in my crock pot

Image jelled broth

Imagebone jelly

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