Tuesday, July 31, 2012
3-4 cups dried beans of choice or 1 can lima beans, 1 can kidney beans & 1 can pork & beans
*if using dried beans you will also need 1 cup beef or bone broth
1 onion - chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP dry mustard
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb bacon - chopped into smallish chunks
salt and pepper to taste
Start by boiling dried beans to specifications. Rinse, drain and place in 4 quart or larger crock pot. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon (until almost crispy) and brown beef. Drain and add both to crock pot. Saute onion until tender and add to crock pot along with broth, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
Stir until combined and cook on low 1-2 hours.
Monday, July 23, 2012
2 cups thick rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup unsweetened, large flake coconut
2 cups assorted nuts (cashews, peanuts, almonds, pecans) - roughly chopped
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp chili powder
a few dashes cayenne
1/4 cup honey
3 TBSP olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, raisins, nuts, flax seed and spices.
Heat olive oil and honey just until warm and pour over mixture. Toss in bowl until everything is well coated and spread evenly on lined baking sheet.
Bake 30-50 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally until lightly golden. Let cool. Break apart and store in tupperware or Ziploc bag!