Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Bisque Print Butternut Squash Bisque Print Ingredients 1 stick butter (or 6 Tbs. cooking fat – yes, that’s less than 1 stick of butter, but we’re accounting for loss in milk solids when you use butter)1 medium yellow onion chopped2 cups carrots peeled and chopped2 cups chicken broth or sub vegetable, or beef2 cups heavy cream or sub cashew cream, or coconut milk1 can butternut squash puree or 2 cups fresh/frozen diced butternut squash1 pinch nutmeg salt cooked, crumbled bacon optional for topping Servings -4 Prep Time -15minutes Cook Time -30minutes Ingredients 1 stick butter (or 6 Tbs. cooking fat – yes, that’s less than 1 stick of butter, but we’re accounting for loss in milk solids when you use butter)1 medium yellow onion chopped2 cups carrots peeled and chopped2 cups chicken broth or sub vegetable, or beef2 cups heavy cream or sub cashew cream, or coconut milk1 can butternut squash puree or 2 cups fresh/frozen diced butternut squash1 pinch nutmeg salt cooked, crumbled bacon optional for topping Servings -4 Prep Time -15minutes Cook Time -30minutes Instructions Melt cooking fat over medium heat in stock pot.Once melted, add chopped onion. Cook until soft (about 5 minutes), stirring...
Easy grain-free biscuits

Easy grain-free biscuits

These biscuits are goooood, y’all. They’re the kind of biscuits that are not too moist, but not too dry…yet they’re juuuust dry enough that they don’t only stand up to your toppings; they soak up your butter, honey and jam to create a buttery, honey-ficated, jam-ified piece of heaven. (Top them with Bacon Jam to create astronomical enjoyment.) This is the kind of biscuit that you enjoy; it’s not a shove-as-many-as-you-can-in-your-face kinda biscuit. My biggest pet peeve with standard bread in general is that it doesn’t satisfy. Quite the opposite – it turns you into a needy bread-hoovering machine, causing you to take up way too much stomach space with empty carbs. Not these biscuits – these are filled with healthy fats and fiber, and you WILL be happy with just one! (Okay, maybe two.) And the recipe is easier than tying velcro shoes. We like to order almond flour from Nuts.com or Honeyville; while Bob’s Red Mill will work, it will create much coarser biscuits that don’t hold together quite as well. Easy grain-free biscuits Print Easy grain-free biscuits Print Ingredients 2 Tbs coconut flour1.5 cups almond flour1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp baking soda2 Tbs butter or coconut oil, softened2 medium eggs2 Tbs maple syrup or honey...
Easy homemade almond milk (with a cashew milk variation)

Easy homemade almond milk (with a cashew milk variation)

All right. I know this is probably the easiest, most obvious recipe ever. But guess what? I’m a bad cook. Things aren’t always obvious. I share them nonetheless. Okay, on to the healthier homemade almond milk AND how to blanch almonds. Here are a few facts: Almond milk from the store is full of gunk. Almond milk is so friggin’ easy to make, there’s no reason NOT to make it at home. Blanched almonds are really FUN to make, so again: no reason NOT to do it. While we usually get raw, full-fat milk from grass-fed cows (yep, we do raw dairy), we’ve been too busy fighting ticks and raising goats to make it to our farmer lately. And yesterday, I needed some white liquid to put in my coffee. That’s just how I like it. So I made my own almond milk. I know there are LOTS of recipes for this all over the internet, but scout’s honor: I figured this out myself. Maybe I’m even doin’ it wrong – who knows. (Let me know in the comments.) I use this nut milk bag (tee-hee). SO much easier than cheesecloth. I chose NOT to soak the almonds, because...
Bacon jam

Bacon jam

…I really don’t think I need to say much more about this. I mean, it’s bacon freaking jam. It’s the bacon-wrapped date, amplified. This doesn’t have the amazing complexity of the restaurant stuff, nor is it as ingenious as the other recipes, but it’s easy, delicious, and it’s bacon freaking jam. The best part? It takes just 3 ingredients – all of which are staples in most Real Food kitchens. It tastes amazing on anything, but it’s ESPECIALLY amazing on fresh fried eggs.   Bacon jam Print Bacon jam Print Ingredients 5-6 strips bacon chopped1/2 cup yellow onion chopped10 dates pitted1 cup filtered water Servings -4 Prep Time -15Min Cook Time -30Min Ingredients 5-6 strips bacon chopped1/2 cup yellow onion chopped10 dates pitted1 cup filtered water Servings -4 Prep Time -15Min Cook Time -30Min Instructions Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, add the dates, remove saucepan from heat, cover, and allow dates to soak in the hot water until you get to step 4.Cook chopped bacon in a skillet over medium heat until done but NOT CRISPY. Set aside, leaving bacon grease in the pan.Cook onions in the bacon grease for approximately 10 minutes (they should be...