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Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Tart


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Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart

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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 450F with a rack in the lowest position.

  2. Arrange tomatoes on a large baking sheet lined with paper towels and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt. Allow to stand 10 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels.

  3. In a small bowl melt the ghee and mix in the minced garlic.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then brush with melted ghee. Place one phyllo sheet on top. Baste with melted ghee, then place the second phyllo sheet down. Repeat with the rest of the sheets. Brush the final phyllo sheet with melted ghee and top with cheeses.

  5. Add the tomatoes evenly across the top and then add the basil. Finish with salt and pepper.

  6. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.


Recipe Notes

Watch the edges, they can darken faster than the rest. You may want to cover the edges lightly with aluminum foil for a few minutes.

This is also yummy using Sriracha Ghee.

 

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Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This soup is a riff on loaded potato soup but way lower in carbs and just as filling!


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Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This soup is a riff on loaded potato soup but way lower in carbs and just as filling!

Bowl of Loaded Cauliflower Soup

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Bowl of Loaded Cauliflower Soup


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  1. In a frying pan, over medium heat, cook bacon until very crisp, 5-7 minutes. Using tongs transfer bacon to paper towels to drain and cool. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings and discard the rest. Break up bacon into small bits once it has cooled and dried to crispy.

  2. To a medium size pot, add the bacon drippings, leeks, celery root/stalks and garlic. Increase heat to medium-high and cook stirring often until crisp-tender, about 5 mins.

  3. Add cauliflower, stock, salt and pepper – bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 mins until the cauliflower is very tender.

  4. Pour mixture into a blender (carefully!!) or use an immersion blender. Add the half and half and blend till nice and smooth.

  5. Return mixture to pan and cook until thoroughly warmed. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with bacon, cheese, parsley and chives, croutons….


Recipe Notes

To Make Croutons:  Slice your bread of choice and cut into 1/4” cubes. Melt 2 tablespoons of Honey Ghee and add dill or any other herb, salt, pepper and mix everything together. Spread out on a cookie sheet and place into a 375F preheated oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on crunchy you want them. Remove from oven and cool.

May use any of our ghee products to make croutons.

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Carrot and White Bean Soup


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Carrot and White Bean Soup

Carrot and White Bean Soup

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Carrot and White Bean Soup


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with sides with coconut oil so veggies don’t stick. Melt 2 tablespoons of ghee and toss the onion, garlic and carrots until evenly coated. Place on the cookie sheet and lightly drizzle with one tablespoon of ghee. Toss veggies till evenly coated and season with salt and pepper. (You will add the leek halfway through the roasting). Roast veggies till tender and golden, about 35 minutes. (Roasting time depends on the size of your veggies.)

  2. Transfer vegetables to a blender or food processor including all the brown bits from the baking sheet and puree until smooth, slowly adding stock as needed for a smooth puree. The key word is smooth.

  3. Transfer the puree to the soup pot and stir in the stock, beans and half of the dill. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook till all the flavors are blended. Add the sour cream and last tablespoon of ghee. Season to taste with unrefined salt and cracked pepper. Garnish with the remaining dill.


Recipe Notes

Serves four and is perfect with P & J sandwiches. Use good whole grain crusty bread and your favorite nut butter and jam.

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Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken


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Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken

Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken

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Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken


Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Remove any giblets that are stuffed inside the chicken cavity. Wash and dry the chicken, inside and out.
    Sprinkle the inside with Sriracha powder and salt.

  3. Melt the ghee in a clean, narrow jar in the microwave. Using a food injector*, pull the melted ghee into the tube with the plunger. Insert it under the chicken skin at the breasts and thighs. Insert in ONE spot and move the injector around to spread the ghee under the skin without puncturing more holes. Pull the injector out and insert in the other breast. Repeat with the thigh area.

  4. Baste the outside of the chicken with a little ghee and sprinkle with paprika and chives.

  5. Reduce oven temp to 375F and bake chicken for 20 minutes. Every 15 minutes baste the chicken with pan drippings till it has reached an internal temperature of 165F** at the thickest part of the bird.

  6. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 15 mins before serving.


Recipe Notes

* Find an injector at grocery stores or amazon.com

** A good rule of thumb is to allow 20 minutes per pound as a guide for roasting a chicken.

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Shrimp Kabobs


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Shrimp Kabobs

Shrimp Kabobs

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Shrimp Kabobs


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  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 1 hour.

  2. Wash, shell and de-vein the shrimp. Pat dry and put aside in a bowl.

  3. Wash and de-seed the peppers and cut into quarters. Cut each quarter into thirds.

  4. Wash the tomatoes and set aside.

  5. Peel the onion and cut into thin chunks, smaller than the peppers and set aside.

  6. In a bowl, melt 11/2 tablespoons of ghee for basting. Retain the other half for melting and dipping at the table.

  7. Heat the grill.

  8. Skewer shrimp, onion, pepper and tomato as you desire on each skewer and place on a plate. Baste the whole lot and then place on the grill. Keep an eye on it – shrimp cooks fast. Turn them evenly every few minutes till done.

  9. Serve on a plate with the additional ghee, melted for dipping and basting.


Recipe Notes

So yummy with rice or crusty bread and a fresh salad.

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Mashed Parsnips with Sriracha Ghee and Herbs


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Mashed Parsnips with Sriracha Ghee and Herbs

Mashed Parsnips with Sriracha Ghee and Herbs

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Mashed Parsnips with Sriracha Ghee and Herbs


Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the parsnips and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Drain the parsnips in a colander and let them steam under a clean kitchen towel for about 5 minutes.

  3. Return the parsnips to the pot and mash them with a potato masher, mashing to the consistency you desire.

  4. Stir in the yogurt, ghee, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. Transfer to a warm serving bowl and sprinkle with herbs and drizzle melted Sriracha Ghee and serve.


Recipe Notes

Servings: 4

SOURCE: Healthy Living Kitchen Keto friendly Recipe is courtesy of Michelle Wohlfarth, a Holistic Health Educator and Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and owner of Healthy Living Kitchen in Central PA.

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Red Cabbage Caraway Saute


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Red Cabbage Caraway Sauté

Red Cabbage Caraway Saute

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Red Cabbage Caraway Saute


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  1. In a medium-size sauté pan, over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of ghee. Upon melting toss in the caraway seeds and heat till they begin to get golden and pop. Add the onion and sauté till translucent.

  2. Add the cabbage, stir until well coated, cover and simmer for approximately 3 minutes – checking periodically and stirring. Cabbage will begin to soften. Once it softens, add the balsamic vinegar.

  3. Cover and continue to cook until the cabbage begins to caramelize and brown. Then uncover and stir frequently. Right before serving add the remainder of ghee and let it melt into the cabbage.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.


Recipe Notes

Serves 2 – 4 depending on the number of cabbage lovers at your dinner table

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Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup

Print Recipe Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup Servings Ingredients 2.5 lbs Roma tomatoes – cut in half lengthwise4 Tbsp. Simply Ghee Original – melted1 Tbsp. maple syrup – or honey1.5 Tbsp. Tbs of BBQ mesquite seasoning – salt-free1 Medium sweet onion – chopped4 cloves garlic – minced1 dash minced red pepper flakes to taste – or […]


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Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup

Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup

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Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup


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  1. To roast the tomatoes:

  2. Preheat the oven to 400F. Spread the tomatoes on a baking sheet. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of melted ghee, maple syrup and BBQ mesquite seasoning and blend together. Pour mixture over the tomatoes – cut sides facing up. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste and roast in the oven at 400F for about 45 minutes.

  3. In a large stock pot, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of ghee over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until tender – about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, fresh basil and broth. Stir in the oven roasted tomatoes and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and in the stockpot, puree the mixture with an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a food processor or blender to blend. Be careful because the soup is very hot. Remember to start blending at a slow speed and increase gradually. The soup should be smooth with some tomato chunks. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You can prepare the soup to this point and refrigerate. When ready to serve, bring to a slow simmer over medium heat. Before serving, stir in 1 tablespoon of ghee. YUM!

  5. Serves 4 generously and super delish with grilled cheese sandwich made with Black Garlic Ghee.


Recipe Notes

Serves 4 generously and super delish with grilled cheese sandwich made with Black Garlic Ghee.

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Honey Dill Carrots


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Honey Dill Carrots

Honey Dill Carrots

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Honey Dill Carrots


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  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Place scrubbed carrots into a baking dish or cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. Baste with melted Honey Ghee and a drizzle of olive oil.

  4. Sprinkle the chopped dill over the carrots and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Reduce heat to 375F and place carrots into the oven. Bake at least 40 minutes or until desired tenderness.

  6. Remove from pan, place on a serving plate, brush with remaining melted Honey Ghee, salt and pepper to taste.