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Chicken, Veggies and Basil Pesto Cream
Serves 6 - 8 along with a fresh salad.
Chicken Veggie Pesto Cream
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Chicken Veggie Pesto Cream
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  1. Season chicken cutlets with coarse salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In large pan, heat 1 tablespoon each of ghee and olive oil.
  3. Add the chicken and cook over medium high heat on each side. Remove when the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add remainder of ghee and add zucchini, bell pepper and tomatoes. Season with coarse salt and pepper and sauté until the veggies are soft.
  5. Mix the basil pesto and cream in a small bowl.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and pour the pesto and cream mixture in. Reduce the heat to low-medium and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice, zest and nuts/seeds.
Recipe Notes

Serve on its own or with your favorite pasta or quinoa.

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Roasted Lemony Quinoa, Chicken Arugula Salad
Servings: 2 generously as the meal; 4 as a side salad.
Roasted Lemony Quinoa Chicken Arugula Salad
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Roasted Lemony Quinoa Chicken Arugula Salad
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Melt the ghee in a pan on the stove, add the ground chicken and cook on medium high heat.
  3. Place the thinly sliced lemon slices on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast the lemons until they are slightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Can go a little longer if you prefer them more caramelized.
  4. Meanwhile, bring broth and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Follow the directions on your package. Once the quinoa is removed from the heat, let it stand covered for at least 10 minutes so it cools. Fluff with a fork. Can toss it with a little ghee too.
  5. Cut broccoli florets from the stems. Trim peel and thinly slice the stems and chop the florets into bite size pieces.
  6. Finely chop the lemon slices. Combine in a large bowl with vinegar, mustard and the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the chicken, broccoli, quinoa, arugula, nuts and mint to the dressing and toss to combine.
Recipe Notes

This recipe can be made with any of our savory ghee but Heirloom Salt + Pepper and Black Garlic Ghee are perfect to use.

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Smoked Paprika Shrimp
Generously serves 1.
Smoked Paprika Shrimp
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Smoked Paprika Shrimp
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  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 PB & J sandwiches. Use good whole grain crusty bread and your favorite nut butter and jam.

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Red Cabbage Caraway Sauté
Serves 2 – 4 depending on the number of cabbage lovers at your dinner table.
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.

 

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Freshly Roasted Tomato Soup
Serves 4-6.
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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Roasted Sesame Asparagus

Serves 2 – 4 as a side dish.

Roasted Sesame Asparagus

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Roasted Sesame Asparagus


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  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Place washed and dried asparagus spears into a baking dish. Toss with melted ghee, sprinkle sesame seeds, salt and pepper, and place into the oven. Roast for 10 – 15 minutes, depending on desired firmness. Toss them one or two times while in the oven. Serve immediately.

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Curry Chicken Stew
Warm Your Heart and Belly! 4-6 servings.
Curry Chicken Stew
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Curry Chicken Stew
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  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon Simply Ghee Original over medium heat. Add chicken, cook, and stir till lightly browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Drain off fat.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 1 teaspoon of Original Ghee; add leeks and sauté till soft. Add 1 tablespoon of Turmeric + Black Pepper Ghee and when melted, add carrots, garlic, ginger, and fresh turmeric and cook till carrots have softened slightly. Add mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes. Add chicken. In a bowl, combine the chicken broth, coconut milk, curry powder, and salt. Pour over mixture and continue to cook. Bring to a light boil and then reduce to low-medium heat and cook for 25 minutes or till carrots are at the desired softness.
  3. Cover and cook on low-medium heat to simmer. Check the carrots for desired softness.
  4. Before serving add chopped cilantro and lemon juice.
  5. If you prefer, you may add steamed rice to your bowl. Omit for both Paleo and Whole30 diets.

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Broccoli Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Serves 4-6.
Broccoli Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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Broccoli Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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  1. In a large saucepan heat the Original ghee over medium heat. Add onions and celery and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and potato and stir for a few more minutes. Add the broth and allow to simmer.
  2. In the meantime, remove the florets from the broccoli and with a vegetable peeler, peel the broccoli stems and cut into 1/4” thick slices. Add the broccoli and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Add the oregano, basil, and salt and simmer everything until the veggies are soft.
  3. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Return to pan, add lemon juice, salt and pepper, and freshly grated nutmeg. Bring soup to simmer, remove from heat and if you want, whisk in the sour cream. You may also use coconut cream or simply add Black Garlic Ghee.
  4. Garnish with roasted pumpkin seed and feta crumbles. Salt and pepper to taste. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: 1 cup of raw organic pumpkin seeds 1 Tbsp. Simply Ghee Original 2+ tsp. BBQ Mesquite Seasoning (salt-free) ½ – 1 tsp. Turmeric powder ½ tsp. good salt Instructions: Preheat oven at 300F. Melt the ghee and add the spices to it. Toss seeds and spread out onto a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven till you can smell them roasting. Stir occasionally till they’re evenly browned, between 10-15 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack and cool before putting into an airtight storage container. BE CAREFUL! The seeds are extremely hot!!!! Turmeric will stain anything yellow it comes into contact. Great to garnish soups, salads or just as a simple snack.

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Organic Quinoa with Sweet Peas, Mushrooms, and Shallot
Serves 2 - 4 generously.
Organic Quinoa with Sweet Peas, Carrots, and Shallots
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Organic Quinoa with Sweet Peas, Carrots, and Shallots
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  1. Rinse the soaked quinoa well and toss into a saute pan. Over medium heat, dry roast it to remove all the moisture. Once it begins to pop remove from heat. Put into a clean bowl and place the saute pan back on the burner.
  2. Heat half the ghee and warm all the ground spices over medium heat. Add the diced shallot and carrots and cook till translucent. Add the quinoa and cook for approximately two minutes, stirring often. Add 1½ – 2 cups of water/veggie/chicken stock. Bring to boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer approximately 15– 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed. Check the tenderness of the quinoa towards the end of cooking time to ensure it is cooked to your liking and if not add a little more liquid to the pan to soften further. Do not stir.
  3. In a separate pan, heat the rest of the ghee. Add the mushrooms and stir frequently for about three minutes. You may also add a splash of water/stock to assist in the cooking. Add the peas, parsley and a pinch of unrefined salt and pepper and stir till peas are hot.
  4. Take the peas and mushroom mixture and add to the quinoa. Stir till blended, adding just a little more ghee and season to taste with unrefined salt and pepper. Serve warm.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Recipe Notes

Serve with a fresh salad. The secret to keeping quinoa from becoming mushy is first to soak it and then dry roast it to remove all water from it. It will release a nutty aroma when it is dry. THEN add your fluid to cover generously and cook it.