Homemade Organic Southwestern Cream Cheese Sandwich/Wrap Filling

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pkg. [8 oz.] organic cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic 100% lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. organic tomato powder (?)
  • 1/4 tsp. organic roasted garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground turmeric (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped organic fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup shredded organic carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic green onion
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced organic sun-dried tomatoes

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Whip the cream cheese and lime juice with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add the salt, smoked paprika, cumin, tomato powder (if using), roasted garlic powder, turmeric, and pepper, then mix until well blended.
  3. Gently fold in the minced garlic, fresh cilantro, shredded carrot, sliced green onion, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. This spread is ready to use in wraps, sandwiches or dips.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Chicken Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock into a deep frying pan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix, celery and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered. Break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces, add the garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 5.
  2. In a deep frying pan, heat the butter until warm and bubbly; Saute the onions, celery and garlic until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add the hot sauce, dill, parsley, paprika, then stir until well combined.
  4. Stir in the shredded chicken (if using), cream cheese and blue cheese; Cook until cheeses are melted and the dip thickens.
  5. Place into a warming slow cooker, or dip server; Serve warm.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Baked Chicken Nuggets with Herbs and Parmigiano

The seasoning blend is from Rachael Ray and it’s delicious; I adapted her recipe to make it organic and baked instead of pan-fried.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the breading:

  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly-grated organic Parmegiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried thyme; OR 6 sprigs or stems fresh organic thyme leaves, stripped and chopped, 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried rosemary; OR 6 sprigs fresh organic rosemary leaves, finely chopped, 3 tablespoons
  • 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes; OR 2 handfuls chopped organic flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp. organic granulated garlic; OR 4 organic garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon organic crushed red pepper flakes

For the nuggets:

  • 3 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 Tbsp. Real Salt
  • 6 organic pastured chicken breasts, skinned and boned
  • breading mix (see above)
  • 1 cup [1 stick] organic pasture butter
  • 1/2 cup organic schmaltz (or additional organic pasture butter)
  • Real Salt, to season chicken
  • freshly ground organic peppercorn blend, to season chicken
  • 1 cup organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into 1″ squares and place into a medium stainless-steel bowl with the water and 2 Tbsp. Real Salt; Allow to soak in the brine for 30 minutes to an hour, then pat dry before setting aside.
  3. Warm the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; keep it on low to stay liquefied.
  4. Season chicken tenders with pepper; Wash hands thoroughly in warm-hot water.
  5. Place flour in a shallow dish.
  6. Keep the melted butter in the saucepan and use it as your second dish.
  7. In a third dish, combine the breading ingredients.
  8. Coat chicken in flour, then in the melted butter, then in the breading mixture.
  9. Place the nuggets onto a cookie sheet;  Wash hands thoroughly in warm-hot water.
  10. Bake the nuggets for 5-6 minutes; Flip the nuggets and bake for 5-6 more minutes, or until golden brown on each side.
  11. Wrap 20-25 nuggets in unbleached parchment paper, then once again in aluminum foil.  Write the date you made them on the foil in permanent marker and freeze for up to 3 months.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Slow Cooker Chunky Taco Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed organic ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Beef Stock
  • 1/4 cup reserved kidney bean liquid
  • 1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups organic frozen corn
  • 2 cups cooked organic kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups cooked organic black beans, drained
  • 1 cup freshly diced organic tomato  [1 medium]
  • 1 cup diced organic red onion
  • 4 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. minced Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos; OR Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos
  • 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 4 Tbsp. organic masa harina (corn flour); OR unbleached organic white flour mixed with 4 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated water (slurry)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh organic cilantro; OR 1 Tbsp. organic dried cilantro (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • organic tortilla chips, for serving

Here’s How I do it:

Slow Cooker:

  1. Add all ingredients except the slurry and tortilla chips and cook on low for 5-6 hours; Add the slurry 30 minutes before the cook time ends, and stir until well combined.
  2. Serve from the slow cooker with tortilla chips on the side for dipping.
  3. This recipe yields approximately 11 cups of dip.
  4. Enjoy!

Warmers:

  1. Cook the ground beef and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning in a large skillet until browned, breaking up any large chunks.
  2. Add the beef stock, bean drippings, crushed tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, black beans, garlic, hot peppers, 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning, and salt; Stir to combine well.
  3. Increase the heat to boiling, then reduce and allow to simmer for 20  minutes; Add the slurry to the skillet and allow to simmer until thickened.
  4. Transfer the dip to your warmer.
  5. Serve from the warmer with tortilla chips on the side for dipping.
  6. This recipe yields approximately 11 cups of dip.
  7. Enjoy!

This would also be delicious as a burrito, taco, taco salad, taco bowl, etc.

Homemade Organic Creamy Blue Cheese and Dill Dip

This recipe was made by my Darling and it’s absolutely delicious.  It’s great for people who aren’t usually fond of blue cheese because the flavor is mild.  It is recommended to allow this dip to refrigerate for 24 hours before serving; The longer it sits the better it gets.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 8 oz. [1 brick] organic cream cheese
  • 8 oz. [1 wedge] organic blue cheese, raw preferred
  • 3 Tbsp. organic heavy cream
  • 1 cup organic sour cream
  • 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 2/3 cup finely minced fresh organic dill
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1/2 tsp. prepared organic Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. organic champagne vinegar
  • 2 tsp. organic Balsamic vinegar

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Mix on lowest speed until the liquids are incorporated.
  3. Turn the speed to medium-low (2-3 on a Kitchenaid mixer) and mix for 5 minutes, or until the dip reaches desired thickness.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Gruyere Apple Spread

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a small mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Stir in shredded cheese, milk and mustard and combine until well blended.
  3. Add the apple, pecans and chives and stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Serve with assorted crackers.
  6. This recipe yields 2-1/4 cups of dip.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chunky Garden Dip

This recipe is best with fresh organic ingredients, but dried herbs may be substituted.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup organic sour cream
  • 1/4 cup organic cream cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp. organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 1 organic roma tomato, diced
  • 1 organic green onion stalk, sliced
  • 1 small organic carrot, chopped small
  • 1 organic rib of celery, chopped small
  • 1 stalk of fresh organic dill, chopped; OR 2 tsp. organic dried dill
  • 1-2 stalks of fresh organic parsley, chopped; OR 2 tsp. organic dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1/4 tsp. organic granulated garlic (fresh may be substituted if one really enjoys raw garlic)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix the sour cream and cream cheese until smooth.  (A stand mixer would make this easier, but it’s not necessary.)
  2. Stir the vegetables, herbs and seasonings to the cheese mixture by hand.
  3. Enjoy!