Turnip Green Stew

Turnip Green Stew? My first thought was “that sounds different” but after trying it I’m hooked.  A tasty way to eat your greens along with lots of beans!

Ingredients:

1 large can Glory Turnip Greens  (I used fresh greens and cooked these before adding to the other ingredients.  Besides turnip greens you could use kale, mustard greens or other greens of your choice)

1 large carton Organic Chicken Broth   (Or make your own)

1 can Organic Chick Peas

1 can Organic Black Beans

1 can mild Rotel Tomatoes or organic tomatoes and season with hot sauce

1 large chopped onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic

1 pound ground turkey, browned   (I subbed ground pork)

How to Make:

Combine all ingredients and let simmer for 30-45 minutes until flavors have time to mingle.

 

Note: When using canned products be sure to select foods in PBA free containers.

Thanks Doris McWilliams for sharing this recipe.

 

Dust Buster Using Natural Ingredients

Ready to dust but don’t want to spray chemicals? Try this Dusting Solution to remove the dust and give a fresh fragrance.

Ingredients:

Wool or 100% cotton dust cloth

2 tablespoons lemon juice

10 drops lemon essential oil

2-3 drops jojoba oil

How to make it:

In a small glass spray bottle combine the ingredients.

Shake well.

Spray the cloth with the solution and dust the wood surfaces.

This does not keep well so only make what you will use that day.

Always test new products on a small area before using.

Originally found in Natural Home Remedies.

All Purpose Cleaner

A recipe for making a toxin free all purpose cleaner for your household.

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon washing soda
1 teaspoon liquid castile soap
1 teaspoon borax
Essential oils as preferred (try 4 drops lemon, 5 drops lavender and 10 drops orange).  
 
Place washing soda, soap and borax in a glass spray bottle.
Add 2 cups of warm (distilled or boiled) water.
Cover bottle and shake well.  Use as needed around the house.
 
Recipe originally found on Wellness Mama

Italian Pork Chops in the Skillet

A tasty pork chop dish that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, preparation or dishes.

Ingredients

2 cups mushrooms (we like shiitake but any you prefer will work)

2 tablespoons EVOO or Coconut Oil

6 pork chops

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup onion, chopped

1 14.5 oz can diced Italian tomatoes, undrained

1 teaspoon dried basil or 3 teaspoons fresh

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 large bell pepper, cut into strips

How to make it

Heat your oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Stir in your sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently.  Transfer to a bowl when tender.

Add the pork chops, browning on both sides, about 10 minutes.  Transfer to a plate when browned.

Remove excess oil from skillet, leaving a couple of tablespoons.  Stir in onions and minced garlic and stir until softened.

Pour in tomatoes and herbs.  Add the pork chops to the pan and simmer for about 30-45 minutes, until the pork chops are done (no pink in the center).

Add the pepper strips and mushrooms to the skillet in the last 10 minutes of simmering.

Enjoy!

 

 

Broccoli, Apple & Carrot Salad

Broccoli, carrots and apples. What’s not to love with this fresh, raw salad? It’s a little different from the traditional broccoli salad but a tasty different. Give it a try with some of our fresh, crunchy carrots!

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Ingredients

4 cups broccoli florets

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup diced red onion

2 apples, finely chopped

1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries

Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup plain yogurt

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

2 Tablespoons raw honey  (or sweetener of your choice)

How Do I Make It?

Wash and prepare all ingredients for the salad.

Combine in large mixing bowl.

Mix all ingredients for dressing.

Stir into salad ingredients.

Be sure to make at least an hour ahead to let it have time to chill and absorb the dressing flavors.

 

 

Hot Pink Smoothie

Looking for a quick breakfast or snack that is healthy and tastes good.  Try out this smoothie recipe.

You do have to have a high powered blender to make it, like a Vita Mix.

Ingredients:

32 ounces raw milk  (or coconut milk if lactose intolerant).  Using coconut milk tonight.

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 beet, peeled 

1 frozen peeled banana

8-10 dried figs   (to add sweetness)

Beet greens from the top of your beet

Can add a few cubes of ice to make it slushier

 

How do I Make It?

Add beet greens and liquid to high speed blender like a VitaMix or Blend Tech and blend for about 90 seconds until greens are completely liquefied.  Add other ingredients and blend till all liquefied.  Best when served immediately.

Beets are a blood purifier and coconut contains lots of minerals and electrolytes.  Your banana gives you potassium and figs are full of minerals.  How could this not be good for you and it tastes good too.