Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and Peppers Recipe


1 package of Aidell's sausage
1 onion
colorful peppers
avocado oil
salt and pepper


Slice peppers, onion, and sausage. Toss in avocado oil and salt and pepper.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.

Enjoy! SO GOOD!!!

Crockpot Cuban Black Beans

Crockpot Cuban Black Beans Recipe


1 16 oz package dry black beans
1 t. dry oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. salt
2 T. olive oil
1 chopped bell pepper
1 diced onion
1 tomato


Place dry black beans in a pan of water on the stove. Soak overnight.

Drain and rinse beans. Place beans in crock pot. Add about 4 cups of water (just enough to cover the beans).

In a small skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute until onion is translucent. Add to bean in pot.

Take a whole tomato and cut into quarters and place in the crock pot with the beans. Place whole carrots in the crock pot.

Add your seasonings. Cover with lid and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Vegan Red Pepper Pasta

Great for GFCF diet! My boy calls it "macaroni" because he loves it so much.

Vegan Red Pepper Pasta Recipe


1 cup dry Penne Pasta (gluten free)
2-3 T. Olive Oil
2 small shallots, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c. chopped roasted red peppers
2 T. nutritional yeast
3/4 c. Almond Milk
3 T. Tomato Passata
1 t. paprika
1 T. Cornstarch
1/2 t. red chilli flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 c. chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 c. chopped basil


Cook Penne Pasta according to package directions.

While your pasta is cooking, in a saucepan, heat up olive oil over low to med. heat and then saute diced shallot and minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until lightly golden.
Transfer cooked shallots and garlic into a blender and add roasted red peppers, nutritional yeast, cornstarch, almond milk, tomato passata, and red chilli flakes.
Blend on high until almost completely smooth.
Pour sauce back into saucepan and bring to a simmer. Taste and season with Salt and Pepper.
Drain almost cooked pasta well and add pasta to simmering red pepper sauce. Stir, and cook pasta and sauce together for a minute or two or until the pasta has absorbed some of the sauce and thicken it up.
Turn heat off and add 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley and basil to saucepan. Mix well and dish out.


Natural Cleaning Recipes

Natural Cleaning Recipes

All purpose cleaner:

Combine equal parts of vinegar and water into a spray bottle and shake.

Toilet cleaner:

Use vinegar all purpose cleaner (see above) to clean toilet. Spray generously inside the toilet bowl and add 1/2 baking soda to toilet bowl and allow to sit about 5 minutes before scrubbing with a toilet bowl brush. Flush and you are done!

Tub cleaner:

Use vinegar all purpose cleaner (see above) and spray throughout the tub. Layer with sprinkles of baking soda and wipe with a soft rag or towel. Rinse with water.

Floor cleaner:

1/4 c. Murphy's Oil Soap with 1 gallon of water.

Furniture polish:

Use the above floor cleaner recipe and pour into a spray bottle.

Cinnamon and Sugar Spice Mix

Cinnamon and Sugar Spice Mix Recipe


1/2 c. sugar
1 T. cinnamon


Add sugar and spice in a bowl and use a fork to combine. Store in a spice jar or air tight container.

Egg Salad

  1. Egg Salad Recipe
  3. 8 hard boiled eggs, cooled
  4. 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  5. 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  6. 1 t. yellow mustard
  7. 1/4 t. paprika
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  10. Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  11. Place the chopped eggs in a bowl, and stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and green onion. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir and serve on your favorite bread or crackers.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Almond Joy Energy Bites

Almond Joy Energy Bites Recipe


1 cup raw almonds
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
10-12 medjool dates
1/2 t. vanilla
1 T. coconut oil, melted
2 T. water
1/4 cup chocolate chips


1. In a food processor, mix the almonds and coconut until they are fine.
2. Then add dates, coconut, oil, water, and chocolate chips and continue to pulse until you see a dough start to form.
3. Roll into balls and place in the fridge to firm up. 

Makes about 12 balls.