Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Rosemary and Garlic

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. strained and finely shredded organic mozzarella
  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. grated organic Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. finely shredded organic provolone
  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. grated organic Pecorino Romano
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, crushed rosemary, granulated roasted garlic, granulated garlic, brown sugar, and sugar; Grind into a fine powder and combine with the paprika and turmeric until well blended.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, olive oil, whey, and seasoning powder in a small stainless steel bowl; Set aside.
  3. Combine all cheeses in another small stainless steel bowl along with the flour until the cheeses are coated well with the flour; Set aside.
  4. This recipe yields 1-1/2 cups.
  5. Enjoy!
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Homemade Organic Chicken Nuggets Parmesian

I have adapted this recipe from Rachael Ray.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil; Add 1 tsp. of salt and the noodles and cook until al dente, approximately 8 to 13 minutes.
  3. Place the pouch containing the nuggets on a baking sheet and put into the oven; Heat for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.
  4. Prepare the Homemade Organic Pomodoro Sauce, if not all ready done; If it is made, warm it up.

To Serve:

  1. Place the noodles on a plate with some of the Pomodoro sauce on top.
  2. To the side of the noodles, place some nuggets with Pomodoro sauce on top.
  3. Sprinkle the pasta and nuggets with the mozzarella or provolone and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses.
  4. Garnish with fresh organic parsley, if desired.
  5. Serve with your favorite vegetable side dish or salad.
  6. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Marinated Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad

I have slightly adapted this recipe from Serious Eats.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped organic basil
  • 1 pound organic mozzarella, cubed; OR organic ciliegine mozzarella (cherry-size mozzarella balls)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1 pint [2 cups] organic cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. organic balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 Tbsp. organic red wine vinegar

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine the oil, basil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the mozzarella, then cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Add tomatoes and vinegar to the mozzarella; Toss to combine.
  4. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Lasagna

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Meat Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the tomatoes and garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done, or warm up the Italian sausage with some water, if using.
  3. Add the tomatoes and onions, then saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the mushrooms and saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef  or pork stock, vegetable stock, whey and milk.
  5. Add the broken lasagna noodles or farfalle pasta; Stir well.
  6. Stir in the salt, sugar, basil, paprika, oregano, turmeric and red pepper flakes (if using) until well blended.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 18-22 minutes. Stir in the ricotta, cheddar (if using), and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses and allow them to melt into the dish.
  8. Garnish with sprigs of organic fresh parsley, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Four Cheese Supreme Pizza Strata

This is a way to kick a traditional strata up a notch and it’s wonderful to prepare when you don’t have the time to make traditional pizza dough and there’s leftover bread on hand.

Here’s What  You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Tear the bread into bite sized pieces; Put half of them into a 9×13″ casserole.
  2. In a small saucepan, saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes with a sprinkle of salt; Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon vegetables over the bread.
  4. Layer the shredded chicken and beef on top of the vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle sliced olives on top of the casserole.
  6. Pour a layer of pizza sauce on top of the mixture.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Mix the Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Asiago cheeses in a small bowl; Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture on top of the casserole.
  9. Arrange the remaining bread cubes on top of the cheese; Top with the other 1/2 of grated cheeses.
  10. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together eggs, stock, Real Salt and pepper; Pour on top of layered strata.
  11. Cover; Chill for 3-24  hours.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  14. Makes 8 servings.
  15. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Vegetable Lasagna with White Sauce

This is inspired by the Stouffer’s brand vegetable lasagna.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 9 organic lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 5-6 organic rainbow carrots, minced
  • 4-5 organic cremini mushrooms, minced
  • 1 head organic broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, minced
  • 2 organic beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 4 heaping Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 4 cloves organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup Homemade Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups grass-fed organic heavy cream
  • 2 organic pasture eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic Parmesan cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Pecorino Romano cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Asiago cheese, shredded (if soft; if hard, grate)
  • 1/2 cup organic Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Magic Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. organic parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, plus an additional pinch, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil in a 2-gallon stock pot .
  3. Prepare the vegetables, if you haven’t all ready done so.
  4. Add a pinch of Real Salt to flavor the noodles .
  5. Add lasagna noodles and cook for HALF of the time the package instructs, approximately 6.5 minutes.
  6. Add the half-cooked lasagna noodles into a large mixing bowl filled with COLD water, set aside.
  7. Melt 2-3 Tbsp. butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
  8. Add the carrots to the saucepan and saute for 5 minutes.
  9. Add onion to the saucepan and sauté for 3 minutes.
  10. Add the garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli.
  11. Saute the vegetables for an additional 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the vegetables and place into a medium-sized bowl, leaving as much butter in the pan as possible.
  13. Add flour to the butter, and stir constantly until it creates a thick paste.
  14. Add vegetable stock, milk, and cream to the cooked roux.
  15. Increase heat to medium high, stirring until thickened.
  16. Immediately reduce heat to medium, stirring constantly until desired thickness; Remove from heat.
  17. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta, mix well.
  18. Season the ricotta with 1 tsp. Real Salt, parsley, poultry seasoning, and pepper, mix well and set aside.
  19. Grate all cheeses and mix all but ricotta together in a bowl; Set aside.
  20. Mix together herbed breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the shredded/grated cheese mixture; Set aside.
  21. Grease a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish with butter.
  22. Place a very thin layer of white sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  23. Place a layer of 3 noodles on top of the white sauce.
  24. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  25. Sprinkle 1/3 of the vegetable mixture on top of the ricotta.
  26. Next, sprinkle 1/3 of the remaining shredded/grated cheese mixture over the vegetables.
  27. Continue layering white sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, veggie mix, and shredded/grated cheese mixture until you have three total layers.
  28. Top the lasagna with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  29. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  30. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Italian Sausage Lasagna

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 recipe Homemade Organic Italian Sausage Lasagna Sauce
  • 9 organic dry lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 15 oz. [1 tub] organic ricotta cheese
  • 2 organic pastured eggs
  • 1 lb. organic mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated organic parmigiano reggiano
  • 6 Tbsp. minced organic fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley OR 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1 Tbsp. home rendered lard

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the Homemade Organic Italian Sausage Lasagna Sauce.
  3. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil in a 2-gallon stock pot.
  4. Add a pinch of Real Salt to flavor the noodles.
  5. Add lasagna noodles and cook for HALF of the time the package instructs, approximately 6.5 minutes.
  6. Add the half-cooked lasagna noodles into a large mixing bowl filled with COLD unchlorinated and unfluoridated water, set aside.
  7. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta, mix well.
  8. Season the ricotta with Real Salt, parsley, and pepper; Mix well and set aside.
  9. Grease a 9×13″ casserole dish with lard.
  10. Place a layer of sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  11. Place 3 noodles side-by-side on top of the sauce.
  12. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  13. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese mixture on top of the ricotta.
  14. Repeat steps 10-13 until all three layers are finished.
  15. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  16. Enjoy!