Homemade Organic Freezer Flaked White Fish Mix

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 organic pasture eggs
  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Soft Bread Crumbs (from white bread)
  • 1-1/3 cups sliced organic celery
  • 1-1/3 cups sliced organic onion
  • 1-1/3 cups sliced organic carrot
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 lbs. wild-caught turbot, cod, or other white fish, cooked, boned and flaked

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  2. Stir in bread crumbs, celery, onion, carrot/bell pepper and salt; Add fish and mix until well blended.
  3. Cook half of the mixture in a large skillet or the bottom of a wide stockpot until the mixture is cooked and set, approximately 10 minutes; Repeat with remaining half of mixture.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool; Measure into 2-cup portions (wide-mouth pint jars with tight-fitting lids) and freeze.
  5. Yields 7 pints of mix.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Mexican Uncooked Tomato Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 large very-ripe organic tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos, chopped
  • 1 organic medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped organic fresh coriander; or 1 Tbsp. chopped organic fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1/4 tsp. organic cane sugar

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined and pureed.
  3. Store in a glass container with tight-fitting lid.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. Yields approximately 2-1/2 cups of sauce.
  6. If you decide to freeze this sauce remember that hot peppers get hotter when they’re frozen.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Angler’s Pie

This is the seafood version of Shephard’s Pie that I have created myself.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the fish oil and heat until warm and bubbly.
  4. Cook the carrots over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the onions and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and cook for 1 -2 minutes.
  7. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute while stirring to mix well.
  8. Pour the stock, green beans and peas into the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  9. Add Creole seasoning, pepper and salt; Reduce heat to a simmer.
  10. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered; Remove from heat.
  11. Add the fish and shrimp to the stew.
  12. Place the stew in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  13. Mix the milk with the mashed potatoes until well blended.
  14. Cover the stew mixture with mashed potatoes.
  15. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit, or until the mixture is bubbly around the edges.
  16. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip

I have adapted this from Closet Cooking.  I found that keeping this dip warm in a small Crockpot, or something similar, is better than allowing this dip to cool.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit
  2. If you’re using pork belly, please season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the bacon in the pan until crispy, about 6-10 minutes; Set aside and drain all but a tablespoon of the grease, reserve the remaining grease for another use.
  4. Cook the ground beef in the bacon pan over medium heat; Set aside.
  5. Add the seasoning salt and onion; Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Mix the ground beef, bacon, onions, garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella, cheddar, worcestershire sauce, and ketchup into a 1 qt. baking dish.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350° Fahrenheit oven until the top starts turning a light golden brown and then sides are bubbling, about 20-30 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a 1 qt. Crockpot on the warm setting.
  10. Keep this dip warm, but not hot, for best results.
  11. Serve with thick potato chips, toasted baguette slices, or butter crackers.
  12. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Florentine Marinara Sauce

This is adapted from a recipe in Edward Giobani’s Family Italian Cooking book printed in 1971.  He obtained it from a Florentine when he was living in Florence.  Edward said in his recipe, “This is the best marinara sauce I have ever tasted.”  I totally agree.  I have altered the method as to make it synthetic-chemical free and a bit easier to make, but the authentic flavors are still there.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup organic first-cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 cups organic onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic carrot, sliced [1 small to medium organic carrot]
  • 2 organic cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 4 cups organic jarred Italian plum tomatoes (in glass, not a can) OR 2 cups organic tomato puree plus 2 cups of unchlorinated and unfluoridated water, divided
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 4 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1 Tbsp. organic fresh oregano, chopped OR *1 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. organic fresh basil, chopped OR *1 tsp. organic dried basil

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet.
  2. Add the onion, carrot and garlic.
  3. Saute until the vegetables are a golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. If you are using the whole tomatoes, puree them using an immersion blender.
  5. Add the pureed tomatoes to the vegetables.
  6. Season with the salt and pepper.
  7. Partially cover the skillet and simmer the mixture on low for 15 minutes.
  8. Carefully blend the mixture using an immersion blender on low with an “S” blade attachment.
  9. Add the butter, oregano and basil and mix thoroughly.
  10. Bring to a simmer and partially cover, cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chicken Lasagna with White Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 9 organic lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 2 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 cups shredded Homemade Organic Chicken Roast
  • 2-3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 4 heaping Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 4 cloves organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Organic Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic heavy cream
  • 2 organic pasture eggs
  • 1 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
  • 4 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh organic parsley; *OR 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 carrot, onion and garlic to the saucepan and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove the vegetables and place into a medium-sized bowl, leaving as much butter in the pan as possible.
  10. Add flour to the butter, and stir constantly until it creates a thick paste.
  11. Add vegetable stock, milk, and cream to the cooked roux.
  12. Increase heat to medium high, stirring until thickened.
  13. Immediately reduce heat to medium, stirring constantly until desired thickness; Remove from heat.
  14. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta and mix well.
  15. Season the ricotta with 1 tsp. Real Salt, parsley, poultry seasoning, and pepper, mix well and set aside.
  16. Grate all cheeses and mix all but ricotta together in a bowl; Set aside.
  17. Mix together herbed breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the shredded/grated cheese mixture; Set aside.
  18. Grease a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish with butter.
  19. Place a very thin layer of white sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  20. Place a layer of 3 noodles on top of the white sauce.
  21. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  22. Sprinkle 1/3 of the vegetable mixture on top of the ricotta.
  23. Add 1/3 of the shredded chicken on top of the vegetables.
  24. Next, sprinkle 1/3 of the remaining shredded/grated cheese mixture over the shredded chicken.
  25. Continue layering white sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, veggie mix, shredded chicken, and shredded/grated cheese mixture until you have three total layers.
  26. Top the lasagna with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  27. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  28. Enjoy!

 

 

Homemade Organic Cream of Shrimp Soup

As I was perusing old recipe books this afternoon, I stumbled upon a recipe that called for Cream of Shrimp Soup.  I hadn’t heard of such a thing.  After scouring the interwebs, it appears that most people haven’t heard of this soup, either.

Here’s What You Need:

  • 2 1/2 cups Homemade Wild-Caught Shrimp Stock
  • 1 1/2 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 3/4 cup organic non-bleached white flour
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/4 cup organic onion, finely minced
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes
  4. Add the chicken stock and ½ cup of the milk in a large saucepan and mix well.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring mixture to a low boil.
  7. Pour the flour and remaining milk into the saucepan and whisking continuously over medium heat as the mixture simmers.
  8. Continue to simmer and stir/whisk until the mixture is smooth and thick, 5-10 minutes. The mixture will thicken a bit as it cools.
  9. Enjoy!