One Dish Meal ~ Beef Cubes with Root Vegetables

One Dish Meal ~ Beef Cubes with Root Vegetables

I love to have some easy one-dish meals ready to make for supper.  This one is so savory and smells wonderful as it simmers on the stove.  Beef Cubes with Root Vegetables 1 lb grass-fed beef cubes, locally preferred 1 turnip 2 – 3 carrots 2 large red potatoes 3 cloves of garlic 2 t. Kelp seasoning 1 T Frontier Organic Onion & Herb seasoning Salt to taste 1/4 c grass fed butter 1/4 cup coconut oil 2 handfuls of swiss chard and/or kale Brown beef cubes in butter and coconut oil.  Season with the Kelp, onion, and salt.  Peel and cut up the turnip and carrots.  Cut up the potatoes with the skins on and smash the cloves of garlic.  Add the vegetables to the pan with the beef.  Toss.  Add 4 cups homemade beef broth ( I use my previously frozen beef broth cubes in my quart freezer bag.)  Cook on med/high till vegetables are soft then let simmer until ready to serve. Ten minutes before serving.  toss in the swiss chard/kale and season with salt.  Let it cook down and then serve in large soup bowl with some gluten-free rolls.  Enjoy!    ...
Baking Christmas Cookies – Gluten free

Baking Christmas Cookies – Gluten free

So the big thing around Christmastime growing up, was to bake many batches of Christmas cookies.  Eating gluten-free has not detered me, I’ve just had to search more for recipes that work and are just as scrumptious! One tried and true cookie is the Chocolate Chip Cookie.  There are many variations you can try but the one we like the best and have gotten high reviews for, is the one on the back of the Pamela’s All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour bag.   Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups 2-1/4 cups Pamela’s Flour Blend 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp Kosher salt 2 sticks organic butter 3/4 cup organic raw sugar 3/4 cup organic brown sugar or coconut sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 large eggs 2 cups semi-sweet choc chips Pre heat oven to 350.  Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy, than beat in eggs.  Gradually beat in the dry ingredients.  Add the chocolate chips. Now this is where I change it up a bit.  My experience with this recipe is that the cookies get really crispy and spread out.  So I use a small cookie scoop, about 1 Tbsp, and drop into small muffin tray, sprayed with olive or coconut oil spray.  Bake for about 12 – 15 minutes and remove after slightly cooled.     Ginger Shortbread Cookies taken from ElanasPantry.com 2 cups organic almond flour (I like to buy mine from nuts.com) 2 T arrowroot powder 1/4 t. celtic sea salt 1/4 t. baking soda 2 t ground ginger (more if you want them really gingery) 1 t. cinnamon 3 T Spectrum shortening or...