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Three Bean Vegetable Soup
Serves 6 with leftovers
3-Bean Vegetable Soup
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3-Bean Vegetable Soup
Instructions
  1. In a stock pot, melt the ghee. Add the onions, leeks and celery and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring till the onions begin to sweat.
  2. Add garlic, carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broth (reserve ½ cup) to the pot, along with the beans, tomatoes and stir till incorporated. Bring to boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Add all the seasonings + zucchini, kale and allow to continue to simmer for 20+ minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add precooked rice.
  6. In the meantime, combine ½ cup broth and 1 cup of beans in a separate pot and heat. Once it’s hot, using an immersion blend or regular blend, blend them together. Add it to the pot to increase the density of the soup somewhat. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

Serve with grilled garlic bread, grilled P & J sandwiches or good ole crusty bread and butter

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Turkey Vegetable Soup
Serves 4-5.
Turkey Vegetable Soup
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Turkey Vegetable Soup
Instructions
  1. Melt the ghee in a stock pot. Add shallots, leeks, carrots, celery, yellow pepper, potato and garlic. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes or till slightly softened.
  2. Add all of the broth and stir till incorporated.
  3. Add the tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil for a few minutes. Reduce heat to simmer and allow the soup to cook for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini and mushrooms and continue to cook for at least 10 more minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and season with more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  6. Add fresh lemon juice to the pot right before serving. Add a small dollop of ghee to your soup bowl to make it even more satiating!
Recipe Notes

You may also use a slow cooker – following the same instructions for cooking.

Black Garlic Ghee, Heirloom Salt+Pepper and Sriracha Ghee are also good in this recipe.

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Slow and Comfy Chili
This recipe looks like a lot of work but only takes 20 minutes to prep. Sauté your onions and celery, brown your ground beef right afterwards, open your cans, rinse and drain, measure your spices and literally toss it all into your slow cooker - set on low and go!
Slow and Comfy Chili
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6 with salad and bread
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6 with salad and bread
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Slow and Comfy Chili
Instructions
  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee in a sauté pan. Add the onions and celery and sauté until onions are translucent. Add the peppers and garlic and continue to sauté till the peppers are a bit soft. Toss into the slow cooker.
  2. In the same pan, melt another tablespoon of ghee, place the ground beef in the pan, breaking up the beef into pieces as you stir. Once the beef is browned, toss it into the slow cooker.
  3. Rinse all canned beans well. Add the beans, entire can of tomatoes, the pureed tomato juice and all your seasonings: chili powder, red pepper flakes, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper (and hot sauce if using).
  4. Mix well, cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
  5. Before serving, stir in 1 generous teaspoon of ghee into each bowl. It adds an incredible rich and savory taste.
Recipe Notes

Serves 6 nicely with a fresh salad and a crusty hunk of bread.

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Ham and Bean Soup
Getting an uncured, smoked ham hock from a farmer you know well makes ALL the difference in the overall flavor of this delicious and satiating soup!
Ham and Bean Soup2
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Ham and Bean Soup2
Instructions
  1. Heat a saute pan and melt 1 tablespoon of Original Ghee.
  2. Add the shallots and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes till they become translucent.
  3. Add the carrots and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then add minced garlic and continue to cook till you smell the garlic.
  4. Stir to incorporate all the veggies. Remove from pan and add to a slow cooker.
  5. Add all the beans, chicken stock, ham hock and the herbs/spices to the slow cooker. Stir till ingredients are blended well, put on lid, turn heat on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Stir periodically.
  6. When finished, discard the bay leaves.
  7. Remove 1.5 cups of soup and blend with an immersion blender (or blender) till it becomes a little blended/thicker. Add it back to the slow cooker and stir.
  8. Add the remaining ghee, lemon juice and adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
Recipe Notes

We think this soup’s flavor is incredible after resting for 2 days in the fridge! Great with a good salad or crusty bread and butter.

Serves 4 with leftovers!

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Roasted Brussels and Green Beans
Serves 2-4 as side dish.
Roasted Brussels and Green Beans
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Roasted Brussels and Green Beans
Instructions
  1. Place vegetables in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil. Place vegetables on a sheet pan cover in foil or on foil on the grill.
  2. Roast or grill at 375F.
  3. Stir frequently. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Place vegetables in a bowl and toss with Black Garlic Ghee and serve.
Recipe Notes

Can also use Original Ghee in place of olive oil.  

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Smoked Paprika Shrimp
Generously serves 1.
Smoked Paprika Shrimp
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Smoked Paprika Shrimp
Instructions
  1. Melt Original ghee in a sauté pan, place the shrimp on one side, add the garlic and sprinkle the paprika on the shrimp.
  2. Sauté for about two minutes and turn shrimp to the other side.
  3. Add the lemon juice and sauté till they are light pink for another minute or so, based on their size.
  4. Remove from heat immediately and serve along rice or veggies of your choice. Also top off a fresh salad.
Recipe Notes

Can also add up to 2 TBS of capers based on the amount of shrimp being cooked.

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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
Serves 4-6. Maybe some leftovers.
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
Serves 2 (or more with a salad)
Shrimp Kabobs
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Shrimp Kabobs
Instructions
  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 1 1/2 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.  Can also use Black Garlic Ghee in place of Sriracha Ghee.

 

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Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup
Serves 4-6.
Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup
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Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup
Instructions
  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.