Beef & Broccoli Soup

Chicken soup is often thought of as a “go to” if you feel a cold coming on but this Beef and Broccoli soup also has all the nutrients and very flavorful!  I start it out like my Broccoli Cheese soup Broccoli Cheese Soup   1 med onion                  3 carrots 2 cloves garlic              1 t. celtic sea salt 4 ½ c chicken stock      3 T butter & 3 T coconut oil 1 ½ lbs broccoli          1 – 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream 3 T tapioca starch       3 c cheddar cheese season with salt and pepper Saute onion and garlic in butter and coconut oil.  Bring to boil with stock and cook broccoli and simmer for 15-20 minutes  Puree until smooth.  Whisk cream and tapioca starch together and add to the soup.  Simmer until heated through serve. Beef & Broccoli Soup in addition to the above recipe… 1 turnip (peeled and cubed)              1 lb ground beef 2 – 1/2  cups beef stock                        garlic salt, onion salt & kelp seasonings For the Beef and Broccoli soup, I saute the vegetables in the butter and then add 2 cups homemade chicken stock and 2 1/2 cups of homemade beef stock.   Meanwhile, saute 1 lb ground beef in butter and coconut oil, season with garlic salt, onion salt and the kelp seasonings if you have.  Add the broccoli and turnips to the stock and cook for 15 – 20 minutes.  Add the ground beef and 2 1/2 cups water.  Thicken with 3T tapioca starch in 1/2 c  hot water.   Season with salt and pepper as needed.   Katie at wellnessmama.com says this...

Chocolate Quinoa Cake with Chocolate Ganache ~ Flourless

Many of you have asked where my recipe is on my website…it’s kind of hiding in the post with the Pulled Pork, so I have made it’s own separate post along with some updated pictures.  The first Chocolate Quinoa cake I made was for my sister-in-law’s birthday, it was made with Hazelnut Buttercream        Hazelnut Buttercream 3/4 cup melted butter 1 – 1/2 c organic powdered sugar, sifted 1/2 T warm water 2 T  So Delicious Dairy Free coconut milk hazelnut coffee creamer 1/2 t vanilla To make buttercream, beat the butter bowl of standing mixer.    Add the water, sifted powdered sugar, coffee creamer and vanilla.  Beat for an additional 2 minutes. Beat the buttercream until light and fluffy.   Peanut Butter Buttercream The next cake, for my brother-in-law’s birthday, was with a Peanut Butter filling.  I used french vanilla coconut milk creamer instead of the hazelnut and added 1/4 c creamy peanut butter to the filling and blended well.  Then for my daughter and her friend’s combined birthday I made another quinoa cake with the hazelnut filling because it is so good!   Peanut Butter/Marshmallow Buttercream The most recent cake was a Peanut Butter Marshmallow Chocolate Quinoa cake which I made for my daughter and son’s combined birthday party, per their request!  I spread the peanut butter after creaming it a bit, on the bottom layer of the cake, then made the buttercream the same except substituted french vanilla for hazelnut again, and added 1/4 c of Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creame, blend well and spread on top of peanut butter then also on top of the top layer of...