fresh thyme

Savory Lentil and Vegetable Stew with Crispy Kale

  • 1 cup lentils, soaked overnight
  • 5 cups water (or chicken stock)
  • 2 inches alaria sea vegetable or wakame
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 leek, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces (use both white and green part of leek)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 parsnips, diced […]
By |September 25th, 2012|Beans, Recipes, Soups and Starters, Vegetables|10 Comments

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 5-6 asparagus spears, woody stems removed
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter
  • 6 pastured or organic eggs, beaten
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 ounce goat cheese, sliced thin

Preheat oven to 350°. In a small frying pan, saute shallot, […]

By |April 22nd, 2012|Animal Proteins, Recipes|1 Comment

Minestrone Soup

 

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 leek, cleaned and chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • 5 cups bone stock (beef or chicken)
  • 2 carrots, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 summer squash, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced or 1/2 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 […]
By |May 31st, 2011|Recipes, Soups and Starters|3 Comments

Baked Cremini Mushroom and Cheese Empanadas

Yield 24 empanadas.

Dough

  • 1¼ teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3½ ounces natural lard (butter or coconut oil)
  • 2/3 cup cool water

Place flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Drop in pieces of lard and break up into small pieces. Work in the flour until it […]

By |April 28th, 2011|Animal Proteins, Recipes|3 Comments

Weekend Frittata

  • 1 slice of bacon
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 small Yukon gold potato, sliced thin
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tbsp. butter
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Parsley, minced

Preheat oven to 350°. In a frying pan, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan, […]

By |April 25th, 2011|Animal Proteins, Recipes, Soups and Starters|3 Comments

Sauteed Shallots & Chicken Liver on Whole Grain Baguette

  • 1 tbsp. grass-fed or organic butter
  • 2 shallots, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 pinches dried thyme or 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp. mirin rice cooking wine (can use white wine)
  • 1 chicken liver, cleaned and chopped into four equal-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
  • Whole grain baguette, sliced […]
By |February 23rd, 2011|Animal Proteins, Recipes|8 Comments

Caramelized Onion Soup

This is one of my all time favorite soups when the weather gets cold. So yummy!

By |December 29th, 2010|Recipes, Soups and Starters|1 Comment

Nourishing Beef Bone Stock

(substitute buffalo, veal, lamb, goat, etc.)

  • 1½-2 pounds knuckles, marrow, shank or other bones
  • 5-6 quarts water
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. whole peppercorns
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley

Bring bones and water to a boil in an 8 quart pot.  Skim off foam/scum that rises to […]

By |June 16th, 2010|Recipes, Soups and Starters|4 Comments

Herbed Turkey Gravy

  • 3 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 cup turkey stock
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh sage, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Combine flour with turkey stock.  Add fresh herbs, sea salt and pepper.  Cook on medium heat until mixture becomes thick and creamy.

By |June 16th, 2010|Animal Proteins, Recipes|0 Comments

Lentils and Sausage with Sauteed Leeks and Spinach

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 large leek, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch spinach, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 cups dried lentils, soaked overnight
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 chicken sausage links (or pork, turkey, tofu, etc.), diced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Saute garlic and leek 1-2 minutes. Add spinach […]

By |June 16th, 2010|Animal Proteins, Recipes|0 Comments