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Monday, August 15, 2011


1# organic chicken breasts cut in 1-inch cubes
2 Adele apple sausages, sliced
1/2 C chopped organic onion
1 organic green bell pepper, chopped
1 large can (28 ounces) organic crushed tomatoes
1 C organic chicken broth
1/2 C dry white wine
2 tsp dried leaf oregano
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1# non-farmed shrimp, cooked
2 C raw organic rice, cooked
Combine chicken, sausage, chopped bell pepper, and chopped onion in slow cooker. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, wine, oregano, parsley, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne; stir gently. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours. About 30 to 45 minutes before eating, add cooked shrimp and hot cooked rice; heat thoroughly.
Serves 8.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jam Bars

Based on a recipe from Fannie Farmer Cookbook

Butter a shallow 8 or 9 inch square pan.  Set oven to 400.
1/2 C Ghee
1/4 C Organic Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp pure almond flavoring
Stir in
1 organic egg
1 1/4 C Brown Rice Flour (add a tiny bit more if batter is too fluid)
1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp powdered cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix well and spread half in the pan.  Cover with a layer of raspberry jam, blackberry jam, or orange marmalade.
Spoon the rest of the dough on top.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.



Jerky is a good source of protein.  It is far easier to buy then to make, but don't let that stop you.  Making jerky can eliminate ingredients you'd rather not ingest--such as nitrates and nitrites.  During the 80s, my former husband and I ate jerky that he made.  That and scrambled eggs were his specialties.  Here's a approximation of his recipe.

Buy a good quality of organic beef.  Marinate over night.  Pat dry and follow directions given in commercial dryer cookbook for jerking meat--meat requires about 8-10 hours of drying time.

1 lb organic lean meat, thinly sliced
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cracked pepper corns
1 tbs. organic brown sugar
2 tbs. gluten free soy sauce
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove crushed organic garlic

Jelly Beans

"Canny, Mema, Canny...." my grandson says.  Yes, he has a sweet tooth.  And he especially loves chocolate.  So in my kitchen, I keep a cut-glass candy jar full with a variety of candy.  So when he comes to visit and after we've had a healthy lunch, we partake in a piece of candy.  That's what Grannies are for, right?