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sausage-cauliflower-kale-potpie

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  2. pound sweet Italian sausage links, (Johnsonville Sweet Italian)
  3. casings removed and meat broken into 3/4-inch pieces
  4. medium onions, chopped
  5. 1  tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  6. kosher salt and black pepper
  7. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  8. cups low-sodium chicken broth
  9. bunch kale, torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups)
  10. 2 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  11. small head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into florets
  12.  1 large shredded fresh carrot (about 1/4 cup)
  13.  1/4 cup finely chopped turnip
  14. sheets puff pastry (one 17.3-ounce package), each cut into 4 rectangles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, tossing occasionally, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a large bowl.
  2. Add the onions, rosemary, carrots, turnips ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the broth and simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the kale, vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing, until the kale is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the kale mixture and cauliflower to the sausage and toss to combine. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch or some other 3-quart baking dish and top with the puff pastry, overlapping the rectangles slightly.
  4. Bake until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Per Serving

  • Calories 443 calories
  • Fat24 g
  • Sat Fat7 g
  • Cholesterol19 mg
  • Sodium901 mg
  • Protein19 g
  • Carbohydrate39 g
  • Sugar4 g
  • Fiber4 g
  • Iron4 mg
  • Calcium143 mg

 

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

You will need a broad, shallow sauté pan or skillet measuring about 13 to 14 inches in diameter. This will allow for the proper type of evaporation to take place and the vegetables will be more evenly cooked.

¼ cup olive oil or sesame oil

2 large onions cut in half lengthwise,
then sliced paper thin

½ cup diced celery

2 tablespoons coriander seeds

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

8 cups finely shredded cabbage (cut into thin strips
like sauerkraut)

1 cup strained dill pickle juice
or 1/3 to ½ cup herb flavored vinegar

½ cup chopped cilantro (coriander greens)

1½ tablespoons tiny capers

1 cup precooked edamame

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in the sauté pan. Once it is hot, add the onions, celery, coriander and caraway.

Cover and sweat over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes, and then add the cabbage and ½ cup of water.

Cover and continue sweating the vegetables for another 5 minutes, until cabbage begins to tenderize.

Add the pickle juice or vinegar and stir up the ingredients. Then add the cilantro and capers and the edamame (optional). Cover and heat the mixture for 5 more minutes, adjust seasonings and serve immediately.

Recipe shared from Heirloom.com  and  William Woys Weaver is an internationally known food historian, author, and heirloom gardener living in Devon, Pennsylvania

Crisp Celery Salad
Picture from google
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons olive
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Tiny pinch of organic sugar (optional)
coarse salt and ground pepper
5 celery stalks, ends tripped and sliced 1/2 inch diagonally
1 cup torn celery leaves (if not available one can use parsley)
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (can use green, yellow or red or  as you please)
Directions
In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil and mustard and very tiny pinch of organic sugar;  season with salt and pepper.   Add celery, celery leaves, peppers and onions, toss to combine.
Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Low carbs and calories.
summer garden spaghetti

Gather a few fresh veggies from your garden and make this delightful new spaghetti recipe tonight! Combine your fresh cherry tomatoes with tasty browned sausage and onions then spread over hot roasted spaghetti squash. Top it off with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Now ~ Sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor

Makes: 4 or double recipe for 8

Ingredients:

I medium spaghetti squash
1/2 small onion cut into slivers
2 pints cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
1 pint small homegrown tomatoes such as Romas or Camparis
(you will need a total of 4 cups tomatoes halved if cherries/grapes and quartered if larger)
1 lb Swaggerty’s bulk sausage, browned & well drained
1 Tbsp dried Thyme leaves
1/8 tsp garlic powder
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese shredded for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half & scrape out seeds. Discard.
  3. Place squash, cut side down, on a greased baking sheet.Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until squash pulls away in strands with a fork. Set aside, keeping warm.
  4. In a large skillet heat 3 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Add cut tomatoes and slivered onions to the skillet. Sprinkle in thyme leaves, garlic powder, salt & black pepper. Stir together to coat tomatoes and onions with olive oil and seasonings. Turn heat to medium. Saute until tomatoes collapse and release their juices. About 15-20 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Add in browned sausage crumbles and mix well. Set aside keeping warm.
  6. To serve use a fork to pull spaghetti squash strands away from the shell of the squash. Divide “spaghetti” squash evenly among serving dishes and top with hot tomato-sausage sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Notes:

Spaghetti Squash is readily found in most supermarkets such as Krogers and Walmarts. They are low in carbohydrates compared to pasta. When baked they soften and the strands of the squash can be used like any spaghetti noodle. Baking the squash brings out a nutty flavor that works well with any pasta sauce. Just another way to eat healthier and serve your family delicious meals.

Potato and Onion Flat Bread
 Hands-On Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Serves 4
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced into circles
1 russet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon whole rosemary needles
 kosher salt and black pepper

cornmeal for the skillet
1 package (about 1 pound)  refrigerated pizza dough

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until golden, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer the onion to a bowl. Add the potato, rosemary, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and toss. Set aside.
  3. Wipe out the skillet, turn it upside down, and sprinkle the bottom with cornmeal.
  4. On a work surface, with your hands or a rolling pin, gently shape the dough into a round the same size as the skillet.
  5. Place the dough on the bottom of the skillet. Top with the potato mixture, arranged evenly, leaving a 1-inch border.
  6. Transfer the skillet to oven and bake until the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Slice the flat bread into wedges.
Total Time 60 minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian sausage links, casings removed and meat broken into 3/4-inch pieces
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
kosher salt and black pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 bunch kale, torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 small head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into florets
2 sheets puff pastry (one 17.3-ounce package), each cut into 4 rectangles

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, tossing occasionally, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a large bowl.
  2. Add the onions, rosemary, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the broth and simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the kale, vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing, until the kale is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the kale mixture and cauliflower to the sausage and toss to combine. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch or some other 3-quart baking dish and top with the puff pastry, overlapping the rectangles slightly.
  4. Bake until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving
Carrot and Onion Soup
preparation 15 minutes
cooking 35  minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow onions, sliced
2 pounds carrots, thinly sliced
7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
kosher salt and pepper
16 crackers (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, broth, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/3 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the soup among individual bowls and serve with the crackers, if using.

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3 cups of leftover turkey chopped into bite size pieces

1 very large onion, chopped into small pieces

4 stalks of celery chopped into small pieces

1 large carrot chopped into small pieces

1/2 cup leftover turkey gravy

4 cups of water

1 tablespoon of Jamaican Ginger

1 teaspoon of tumeric

1/2 to 1 cup of Jasmine rice

Pinch of fresh rosemary

NO SALT ADDED

 

Put all ingredients (minus the rice) into large pan and bring to boil, I use gas stove and cook on high for approximately 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes I add one cup of Jasmine rice to the boiling rice, put lid back on and let cook another 20 minutes on medium.

Since I have to have low sodium diet, I do not add any salt.   The leftover turkey was already salted when cooked and the leftover gravy already salted when first made.  The Jamaican ginger and Turmeric gives it plenty of  flavor and when eating one can add extra salt and/or pepper if wanted.

We have toasted Italian bread with fresh butter in place of crackers, that is an individual choice.

The leftover soup is vac sealed and frozen for quick dinner in the future.   Uses up most of leftovers and nothing is wasted.

 

This is a dish comprised of leftover pulled pork with veggies added. Sweet and tasty

4 cups lelftover shredded or pulled pork (mine had sweet barbecue sauce very light and had been previously frozen)
2 or 3 stalks of celery chopped into small pieces
1 large or 2 small onion chopped into small pieces.
1 large carrot chopped into small pieces.
2 green peppers cut In strips (remove all seeds)
4 hot cherry peppers cut into pieces (remove all seeds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sesame oil (I use about 1 teaspoon)
Asian “Oyster Sauce” mine is Dynasty brand 1 tablespoon
Jasmine White Rice
1 large iron skillet

Spray skillet with oil
Add all the vegetables to skillet
Add the shredded on top (DO NOT MIX)
Let cook on medium for about 15 minutes
Remove lid and add Sesame oil and Oyster Sauce and mix
Cover with lid and let cook on low for 15 minutes

JASMINE RICE
I usually do this first and set aside
1 ½ cup water
1 cup Jasmine rice
Put water into pan, add rice, stir, bring to a brisk boil, then put on lid and turn to low for 5 minutes, then remove from burner and leave lid on until ready.
I keep this rice very plain as the pork and veggies have enough salt and flavor without adding anything to the rice.

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Veggie and Herb Rice

2 cups water

1 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup finely  chopped red bell peppers

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 cup finely chopped carrot

1 cup Jasmine white rice

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 tablespoons ground turmeric

1/8 teaspoon cumin

1/4 cup frozen corn

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

Add all the above ingredients except rice and frozen corn  to boiling water, let boil for 10 minutes stir well, then add Jasmine rice bring all just to a boil, remove immediately  from heat add 1/4 cup frozen corn, cover and let sit for 20 minutes, just before serving add the butter, stir well and serve.

Baked Chicken Strips

2 skinless chicken breasts (mine were two large one and I cut into 6 strips ….tip cut them when still partial frozen, makes easier cutting)

1 egg beaten with 1 cup almond milk

1 zip log back filled with 1 cup bread crumbs, 3 cups flour, 1 tablespoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon dried kale( finely crushed)

Shake bag until thoroughly mixed

Soak chicken strips in egg and milk about 15 minutes then turn and soak other side, cover and put in fridge for about 20 minutes.

Put few strips of chicken  at time in bag and shake well then place in  9x 12 Pyrex dish that has been sprayed with olive oil (or your choice of oil), bake at 350 for 30 minutes, then turn each piece and spray top of them lightly and bake at 450 for 10 minutes (I do this in toaster oven, your ovens may vary in temperature so always check for complete cooking through)

Serve chicken on bed of the Veggie and Spiced Rice with a side veggie of your choice…..serves 4

 

 

 

 

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