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Roasted Fennel and Garlic Soup
Serves 4.
Roasted Fennel and Garlic Soup
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Roasted Fennel and Garlic Soup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Clean up the garlic bulbs by trimming the base off and cutting some of the tops off the garlic. Place whole bulbs or individual cloves into a small baking dish and drizzle olive oil all over. Roast for at least 20 minutes or till the cloves look a bit wilted and the garlic is golden and soft. Remove from oven and allow it to cool before squeezing out each clove. Be careful – they’re HOT!
  3. While garlic is in oven melt 2 tablespoons of ghee and toss with fresh fennel. Add salt and pepper to taste and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 20-30 minutes or till the fennel is translucent and starting to brown. The browner it is the more depth it will give the soup. Remove from heat.
  4. In a small stock pot, melt the remainder of ghee. Add fennel seeds and when they begin to release their aroma and turn slightly golden, add the leeks and potatoes.
  5. Sauté till leeks are somewhat translucent, then add the broth, roasted garlic, roasted fennel, bay leaves and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  6. Add the fresh herbs, salt and pepper and continue to simmer till the veggies are somewhat soft.
  7. Remove bay leaves. Blend in small batches in a blender or use an immersion blender to puree the soup till its smooth. Return to sauce pan and reheat. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve in bowls and top with homemade croutons.
Recipe Notes

Can use any of our savory ghee products in place of Original Ghee.

To Make Croutons: Pre-heat the oven to 375F. Slice your bread of choice and cut into 1/4” cubes. Melt 2 tablespoons of any ghee and add dried herbs of your chose to complement the soup’s flavors. Add salt and pepper and mix everything into the bread cubes. Spread out on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on crunchy you want them. Remove from oven and cool.

When using dried herbs vs: fresh, the rule of thumb measurement is 1/3 dried of what you're using fresh. In this recipe use 1 teaspoon dried vs. a tablespoon fresh!

Of course everyone's palate is different so season to your tastes.

 

 

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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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Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart
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Phyllo Pizza upclose
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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Roasted Tomatoes with Basil
Serve as a condiment.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Wash tomatoes and cut in half. Wash, dry and julienne the basil leaves.
  3. Melt the ghee. In a bowl, the cherry tomatoes and basil, add the ghee, salt, and pepper and toss, until covered.
  4. Place in an 8 X 8 baking dish, cut sides up and roast in the oven for 35 – 50 minutes. Once they are juicy, and a little caramelized they’re done.
  5. Remove and use immediately or allow to cool. Place in a glass jar and refrigerate and use within one week.
Recipe Notes

Perfect to add to pasta, rice, chicken, fish or eggs. Alternates: For a spicy, sweet flavor, use Honey Ghee, add BBQ Mesquite, pinch of salt and a small amount of chili pepper to add a some heat. Omit the basil.

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Black Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce
Servings: 3 cups
Black Garlic Cashew Cream
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Black Garlic Cashew Cream
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews in water.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic in ghee over low heat for about 5 minutes until they become translucent.
  3. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until creamy. Add more almond milk if needed. Let rest for 1 hour for best results.
  4. Serve over your favorite zoodles or other pasta or use as a dipping sauce for chicken or vegetables.
Recipe Notes

So simple and so delicious! Whole 30, Keto, Paleo Recipe is courtesy of Michelle Wohlfarth, a Holistic Health Educator and Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach here in Central PA.