4 cups cooked pinto beans (or other beans of your choice) 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon paprika smidge cayenne pepper (or to taste) 1 cup water See Cooking Dry Beans [...]
Taco Filling 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef or ground buffalo (or both) 1 onion, diced 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon paprika smidge cayenne pepper (or to taste) 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup filtered water In a 4 quart stock pot, brown [...]
Whole Wheat Tortillas (Can Be Soaked!) Makes 24 large or 32 small tortillas Note: As Mindy noted in the comments below, she successfully converted this recipe to a soaked tortilla recipe by replacing 1 tablespoon of water (per cup of flour) with 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar (per cup of flour). She mixed [...]
We are just tickled to have eaten Miner’s Lettuce tonight for dinner. It grows wild all over our property and beyond. One of the most fascinating things about it is how this western “weed” got its name. “Miners lettuce is named after the California gold rush miners who ate it to get their vitamin C [...]
This is a family favorite! For company, I stretch the meat by adding 4 cups of cooked green lentils to the meat mixture, while (just about if not entirely) doubling the sauce ingredients.
We picked up our grass-fed lamb last week. I used the stew meat right away to make an Arabic dish for Friday's dinner. The dish is called Loubieh — which means "green bean stew" and is served over rice. Our dinner was fantastic. The lamb's flavor is excellent and it is so tender. Loubieh — [...]
Pretty normal day here. Yesterday I was so tired I had to take a nap. I hope that doesn’t happen to me today. But if it does, I guess I’ll have to nap! This afternoon, after our schooling is done, we are going to hit the library, the post office and the thrift store. The [...]
Green Smoothie: Banana-Raspberry-Spinach If you don’t have a Vita-Mix, you may want to reduce this recipe by 1/3 or 1/2. yields approximately 1/2 gallon 1/4 cup flax seeds, heaping 3 medium size bananas 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 2 huge handfuls spinach 6 to 8 ice cubes 3 to 4 cups filtered water (enough [...]