Alec's Recipe Repository

Food   FOOD

Black Bean Salsa :APPETIZER:SNACK

[2022-12-24 Sat 13:53]

Shopping List:

  • 2x 16 oz cans black beans
  • 2x 11 oz can white shoe peg corn (can omit)
  • 1 small red onion -> chopped
  • 1 red pepper -> chopped
  • 1 green pepper -> chopped
  • 1/2 C cilantro -> chopped
  • 1/4 C white wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic -> minced
  • 1/2 C EVOO
  • Juice one lime
  • 11 oz salsa
  • S+P (to taste)

Mix (2x 16 oz cans) black beans, (2x 11 oz cans) corn, chopped red onion, chopped red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, (1/2 C) cilantro in a mixing bowl.

Whisk together (1/4 C) vinegar, (3 cloves) minced garlic, (1/2 C) EVOO, lime juice then pour over mixing bowl. Then add (11 oz) salsa and mix again. Add S+P if desired.

Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve with Fritos or Tostitos scoops!

Cheeseburger Casserole

[2023-01-07 Sat 20:37]

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Book 3
Page 203

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb ground beef (basis)
  • 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 C shredded Cheddar (aged)
  • 1 tomato (large)
    • I use 1 can diced tomatoes, works well
  • 1 t basil

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 t minced garlic
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/8 t ground black pepper

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Brown the ground beef (1 lb basis)
    • Spoon off excess fat (important for final product texture)
  3. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender
  4. Transfer beef mixture to casserole (8x8)
  5. In a mixing bowl stir together 1 cup shredded cheese, 1/2 C heavy whipping cream, the chopped tomato (can), the 1t minced basil, and salt and pepper (1/4t per recipe)
  6. Pour cream mix over beef mix
  7. Top with 1/2 C cheese
  8. Bake until bubbly, cheese melted, and the top is lightly browned
    • APPROX 30 minutes

Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole

[2023-01-07 Sat 20:51]

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Book 1
Page 182

Shopping List

  • 1 lb (basis) Chicken Thighs (boneless)
    • Can also use rotisserie or chicken breast
  • 1 onion (1/2 C)
  • Riced Cauliflower (4 C)
  • 4 T green chiles (roasted, chopped, canned, or jarred)
  • 1 C pepper jack
  • 1 C sharp cheddar
  • 2 T chopped chipotles in adobo (optional but recommended)

Staples (check if in stock)

  • Ghee
  • S + P
  • Mexican Spice Blend
  • 1/2 C sour cream

Insert cooking steps here

Almond Butter Smoothie

[2023-01-07 Sat 22:01]

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Book ?
Page ?

Shopping List:

  • 1 C coconut milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 T almond butter

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1/2 C berries
  • 1/4 t stevia
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder (instead of exogenous ketones)
  • 1/2 C ice

Blend

Keto Nut Medley Granola

[2023-01-07 Sat 22:04]

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Book 3
Page 55

Note: recipe is scaled up for 4 C shredded coconut, which is a typical amount in a bag from HEB.

Shopping List

  • 4 C shredded unsweetened coconut

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 C (melted) coconut oil
  • 20 drops liquid stevia (1/4 t powder)
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ground nutmeg
  • 2 C sliced almonds
  • 2 C raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 C walnuts
  • 1 C pumpkin seeds

Steps

  1. Mix all dry ingredients
  2. Mix all "sauce" ingredients
  3. Combine in large mixing bowl
  4. Roast in oven for 1 hour at 250°F while mixing / tossing every 10-20 minutes

Suggestion: Serve with full fat low carb yogurt, or as cereal replacement

Sous vide chicken breast

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Book 4 (sous vide)
Page ?

Shopping List:

  • Chicken breast
  • Thyme or rosemary or other herbs

Staples (check if in stock):

  • S+P

Steps:

  1. Heat Sous Vide water bath to 150°F
  2. Prepare chicken in vacuum sealed bags, with oil and seasoning inside
  3. Insert chicken when water preheated, cover and cook for 1 - 3 hours

Suggestions: Flash cool in ice bath, cut up into salad pieces, freeze in tupperwares, buy salad packets and top with cold chicken

Healthy Ranch Salad Packet

[2023-01-13 Fri 09:43]

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Shopping List:

  • 6-8 oz (basis) protein (rotisserie chicken, chicken breasts, other)
  • 1 salad packet
  • 16 oz sour cream

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Ranch mix

Tips:

  • You can just use the dressing from the salad packet, or you can buy the no-dressing larger packets to go cheaper and use your own home-mixed ranch dressing.

Creamy Mushroom Pork Chops

[2023-01-13 Fri 09:57]

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Book 2
Page 140

Shopping List:

  • Pork Chops (prefer boneless) (x6)
  • 2C Sliced white or cremini mushrooms (suggest two small or one Sam's)
  • 1 C heavy cream

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 4 T butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1t (dried) thyme
  • S+P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Special Chorizo with Avocado Crema over cauli rice

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:00]

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Book 1
Page 206

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb Chorizo
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 C sour cream

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • S+P
  • Lime juice
  • 1 t chili powder
  • Cauliflower Rice + Mexican blend spice mix

Steps:

Suggestions:

Beef and Broccoli Roast

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:02]

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Book 3
Page 194

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb beef chuck roast (basis)
  • 1 (16 oz) bag frozen broccoli (Sam's OK)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • S+P
  • Beef stock (1/2 C) (or broth)
  • 1/4 C Coco Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 1 t toasted sesame oil

Steps:

Suggestions:

Quick Charcuterie Board

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:03]

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Book None
Page N/A

Shopping List:

  • Variation 1
    • Sam's sliced cheese
    • Sam's cured meats
  • Variation 2
    • Sam's pimento cheese
    • Sam's sliced meats

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Mixed nuts
  • Olives
  • 1 Prune (optional)

Steps:

Suggestions:

Buffalo Chicken Salad

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:04]

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Book 1
Page 149

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb chicken thighs (prefer boneless skinless) (basis)
  • Salad packet
    • –OR– ingredients: 12 C romaine / spinach, 6 oz blue cheese or feta, 6 T ranch

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 C Frank's redhot
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 2 T butter (cubed)

Steps:

Suggestions:

Keto Hoagie

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:06]

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Book 2
Page 92

Shopping List:

  • 1/2 C protein (canned) (chicken, smoked trout, whitefish, or salmon)
  • 1 med cucumber (larger OK)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 T mayo
  • 1 t dijon mustard
  • 1 t dill
  • S+P to taste

Steps:

Suggestions:

Pork Fried Cauli Rice (easy method)

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:08]

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Book 1
Page 201

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 C chopped broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 C riced cauliflower

Staples (check if in stock):

  • S+P
  • 3 T sesame oil
  • garlic (minced)
  • 1 T sriracha (or other hot sauce, cholula)
  • 2 T aminos or tamari
  • 1 t rice wine vinegar
  • 1 t sesame seeds (garnish)

Steps:

  1. Season and brown pork
  2. Cook veggies in sesame oil approx 5 minutes: 1 bag coleslaw mix, 1 C broccoli, 1 bell pepper, 1½ C riced cauliflower, and minced garlic clove
  3. Add sriracha, liquid aminos, and vinegar and mix
  4. Add meat back to wok and simmer together 5 more minutes

Suggestions:

Keto Stuffed Peppers (or Peppers 'n Stuff)

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:09]

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Book 2
Page 130

Shopping List:

  • 1 1/2 C cauliflower florets or 1 C cauli rice
  • 6 oz italian sausage (often double)
  • 1/2 C grated provolone (often double)
  • 2 large bell peppers

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 T EVOO
  • 1 t dried basil or oregano or mix of both
  • S+P to taste

Steps:

Suggestions:

Keto (Breakfast) Hash

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:11]

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Book 2
Page 46

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 2 zucchini

Staples (check if in stock):

  • garlic cloves
  • S+P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Low Carb Purple Smoothie

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:12]

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Book 2
Page 66

ALL STOCK RECIPE

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 C frozen mixed berries
    • Original: 1/2 C frozen raspberries and 1/2 C frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 C bulgarian yogurt (–OR– greek yogurt, or whole milk)
  • stevia (liquid or packet) (to taste)
  • 1 C unsweetened coconut milk

Steps:

Suggestions:

Crack Slaw

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:14]

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Book 1
Page 192

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb ground pork or (breakfast) sausage
  • 1 small head green cabbage
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/4 t ground ginger

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 T butter / ghee / coco oil
  • 2 T coco amines
  • 1 T fish sauce
  • 1 T coco / apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1/4 t ground ginger
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • S+P to taste

Steps:

Suggestions:

Shrimp and Sausage "Bake"

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:17]

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Book 3
Page 150

Shopping List:

  • 6 oz Chorizo
  • 1/2 lb shrimp (can use frozen)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 small sweet onion

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 T EVOO
  • 2 t garlic
  • 1/4 C chicken broth
  • red pepper flakes

Steps:

Suggestions: 2 lb basis worked well on [2021-06-05 Sat]

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:18]

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Book 3
Page 107

Shopping List:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 C cheddar cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 2 T butter or ghee
  • S+P

Steps:

Suggestions:

  • Had success with 2x-4x the above basis
  • Much easier to do in the vitamix

Easy Cheesy Sausage Balls

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:19]

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Book 1
Page 130

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 1/2 C cheddar cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 egg
  • S+P

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven 375°F
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Mix together 1 lb sausage, 1 egg, 1½ cup cheddar, and salt and pepper
  4. Scoop mixture onto sheets and form into balls
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until browned

Keto Noodle Bowl

[2023-01-13 Fri 10:20]

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Book 2
Page 94
  • Shopping List
    • Keto Vinegarette Dressing
      • Basil
      • Thyme
      • Oregano
    • Noodle Bowl
      • Black olives
      • Succhini spirals
      • 1/4 C feta cheese
      • 1/4 C chopped chicken (canned or rotisserie)
  • Staples
    • Keto Vinegarette Dressing
      • EVOO (or avocado oil)
      • Balsamic vinegar
      • S+P
      • Mustard
      • Garlic powder
    • Noodle Bowl
      • Mayo
      • Eggs (hard boiled)
      • S+P
  • Steps

    Steps:

  • Suggestions

Shrimp Alfredo Zoodles

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:27]

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Book 1
Page 170

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb shrimp (cooked, frozen preferred)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 C Parmesan cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Zucchini Noodles
  • 2 T butter / ghee
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • S + P
  • 1/4 t cayenne pepper

Steps:

Suggestions:

Sausage, Spinach, Goat Cheese Breakfast Casserole

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:29]

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Book 1
Page 128

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 package frozen spinach (10 oz) (can do unfrozen)
  • 5 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 C heavy cream

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • Butter, ghee, or coconut oil

Steps:

Suggestions:

Buttery Slow Cooker Mushrooms

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:33]

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Book 3
Page 101

Shopping List:

  • 8 oz (cremini) mushrooms
  • 2 T Parmesan cheese
  • 1 T parsley

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 6 T butter or ghee
  • 1 T ranch dressing mix

Steps:

Suggestions:

Bacon and Egg Cauliflower Hash

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:34]

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Book 3
Page 68

Shopping List:

  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 medium onion

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 t EVOO
  • 4 large eggs
  • S + P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Taco Soup

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:35]

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Book 3
Page 127

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 T taco seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 C beef stock
  • S + P

Steps:

Suggestions:

PB Cup Smoothie

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:36]

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Book 3
Page 49

Shopping List:

  • 3/4 C coconut cream
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 T natural peanut butter

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 C water
  • 3 ice cubes
  • OPTIONAL: 1 t coco powder
  • OPTIONAL: 1 package stevia

Steps:

  1. Combine and blend

Suggestions:

  • Water helps thin the smoothie!

Baked Lemon Butter Fish

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:39]

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Book 3
Page 168

Shopping List:

  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 2 T capers

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 4 T butter or ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • S + P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, and Eggs

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:41]

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Book 3
Page 70

Shopping List:

  • 1/2 lb brussel sprouts
  • 6 bacon slices
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 T Parmesan cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 T EVOO
  • Red pepper flakes
  • EVOO

Steps:

Suggestions:

  • Claudia enjoyed this, especially with some cereal for a balanced breakfast!

BAE Breakfast Bowl

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:42]

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Book 1
Page 129

Shopping List:

  • Bacon or breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 medium avocado

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 eggs
  • Hot sauce
  • S + P
  • OPTIONAL: Cheese

Steps:

Suggestions:

  • Hardboiled eggs can be used
  • Pre-assemble all but the avocado, reheat then add the avocado and optional cheese

Special Sauce Cobb Salad

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:44]

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Book 1
Page 148

Shopping List:

  • Bacon
  • 1/4 C cheddar cheese
  • Spinach
  • OPTIONAL: Protein

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1/4 C mayonnaise
  • 1/2 t apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 t paprika
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 package stevia
  • 1 (hardboiled) egg

Steps:

Suggestions:

  • Very tasty sauce, enjoy!
  • Can use some more protein, sous vide chicken breast would be tasty in this!

Blackberry Chia Pudding

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:46]

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Book 3
Page 54

Shopping List:

  • 1/2 C blackberries
  • 1 C coconut milk

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1 t stevia
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t chia seeds

Steps:

Suggestions:

  • Interesting… chia seeds are definitely good for you!

Halibut in a Butter and Garlic Blanket

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:48]

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Book 1
Page 166

Shopping List:

  • 4x 4oz Halibut fillets
  • 2 T finely chopped scallions / green onions
  • 1/2 lemon

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Coconut oil
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • S + P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Zesty Roasted Broccoli

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:50]

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Book 1
Page 227

Shopping List:

  • 4 C broccoli (1 Sam's bag)
  • 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 2 T oil (lard, tallow, or coconut oil)
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1 t lemon zest (technically optional, but part of the name)
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes

Steps:

Suggestions:

Slow Cooker Keto Pulled Pork

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:56]

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Book 1
Page 194

Shopping List:

  • 3 lbs pork butt

Staples (check if in stock):

  • EVOO
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • S + P
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Ground allspice
  • Celery salt
  • Ground cloves
  • Mustard Powder
  • Coconut aminos
  • Chili Powder
  • Sweetener
  • Guar Gum
  • Broth from cooking (BBQ sauce)
  • Tomato paste (BBQ sauce)
  • Hot sauce (BBQ sauce)
  • Mustard (BBQ sauce)

Steps:

Suggestions:

Brussel Sprouts Casserole

[2023-02-10 Fri 13:59]

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Book 3
Page 105

Shopping List:

  • Bacon (8 slices)
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 1 C swiss cheese (shredded)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 3/4 C heavy whipping cream

Steps:

Suggestions:

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

[2023-02-10 Fri 14:02]

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Book 3
Page 106

Shopping List:

  • 1/2 lb brussel sprouts
  • Bacon (~6 slices)
  • Parmesan cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • EVOO
  • Red pepper flakes
  • S + P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Fish Taco Bowl

[2023-02-10 Fri 14:04]

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Book 3
Page 169

Shopping List:

  • 2 (5 oz) tilapia fillets
  • 2 C coleslaw mix
  • 1 avocado (mashed)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 4 t Tajin
  • EVOO
  • 1 T spicy mayo (or make it with 1/2 T mayo + 1/2 T sriracha or cholula)
  • S + P

Steps:

Suggestions:

  • Don't follow my custom bowl advice. Just use the dang book haha.

Sous vide ribs recipe

[2023-02-11 Sat 14:39]

Shopping List

  • 2 racks ribs

Stock:

  • Dry rub

Directions

  1. Remove the membrane
  2. Cut ribs to fit into vacuum bags
  3. Rub ribs generously on all sides with the dry rub
  4. Vacuum seal ribs
  5. OPTIONAL: Add 4 drops (about 1/8 teaspoon) liquid smoke to each bag.
  6. Seal the bags
    • OPTIONAL: Transfer to refrigerator and let rest for 4 to 12 hours.
  7. Set sous vide to 145°F (63°C) for extra-meaty ribs or 165°F (74°C) for more traditionally textured ribs.
  8. Add ribs to the water bath, cover, and cook for 36 hours at 145°F or 12 hours at 165°F
  9. Transfer cooked ribs to a large bowl of water filled with ice to chill thoroughly. Ribs can be stored in the refrigerator at this stage for up to 5 days before finishing.
  10. FINISH PREP
    • Remove from bags and pat ribs dry
    • Rub with more dry rub
  11. FINISH ON GRILL:
    • Preheat half of the grill on medium heat
    • Start ribs on cooler side of grill, lid closed, for 15 minutes
    • Finish ribs on hotter side of grill until crusty bark forms (approximately 10 minutes)
  12. FINISH ON OVEN:
    • Line baking sheets with foil
    • Cook @ 300°F about 40 minutes until a crusty bark forms

From: https://www.seriouseats.com/sous-vide-pork-ribs-recipe-food-lab

  • Spice Rub

    1/3 cup paprika 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup kosher salt 1 teaspoon Prague Powder #1 (optional; see note) 2 tablespoons whole yellow mustard seed 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons granulated garlic powder 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon whole coriander seed 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    Steps:

    Working in batches, combine the paprika, brown sugar, salt, Prague Powder (if using), mustard seed, black pepper, garlic powder, oregano, coriander seed, and red pepper flakes in a spice grinder and reduce to a fine powder.

  • Homemade Sauce

    1 medium yellow onion, grated on the large holes of a box grater 1 1/2 cups (360ml) ketchup 2 tablespoons (30ml) spicy brown mustard 1/3 cup (80ml) dark molasses 1/4 cup (60ml) Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup (60ml) apple cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon (3ml) Wright’s or Colgin liquid hickory smoke

    For the Sauce (if using): Combine 3 tablespoons spice rub, grated onion, ketchup, mustard, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and liquid smoke in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a bare simmer and cook until reduced and thickened, about 20 minutes. Set aside.

Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad

[2023-04-07 Fri 10:08]

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Book 1
Page 140

Shopping List:

  • Bacon
  • Broccoli Florets (10 cups worth, 2x 12 ozbags)
  • 1 C Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 C Sour Cream

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1/4 C Sunflower seeds
  • 1 T Everything Seasoning
  • 1/3 C Mayonnaise
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • S+P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Garlicky Green Beans

[2023-04-07 Fri 10:10]

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Book 3
Page 114

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb Green Beans
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese

Staples (check if in stock):

  • EVOO
  • Minced Garlic
  • S+P

Steps:

Suggestions:

Sous Vide Brisket

[2023-04-08 Sat 15:52]

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Shopping List:

  • Brisket
  • Liquid smoke (optional)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • S+P
  • BBQ Rub
  • Optional: BBQ sauce

Steps: https://www.seriouseats.com/sous-vide-barbecue-smoked-bbq-brisket-texas-recipe

  1. Prep brisket (dry & optionally slice to make even amounts of fat across it)
  2. Rub brisket with salt and pepper generously
  3. Slice brisket in half (or more parts) to fit in vacuum bags
  4. Add brisket to bags and seal, optionally adding 4 drops liquid smoke
    • PRO TIP: fold top of bag back on itself to hide the outsides and sealing surface
    • The recipe says to let rest for 2-3 hours at this step
  5. Warm sous vide to cook temperature (see options below)
    • 135°F (cook time 36-72 hours): steak-like texture, tender
    • 155°F (cook time 24-36 hours): traditional, falls apart
  6. OVEN FINISH:
    • Low middle rack position
    • Preheat to 300°F
    • Remove brisket from sous vide & bags and pat dry
    • Add any additional rub desired
    • Roast for 2 hours in oven (fat facing up) on a wire rack or baking sheet with aluminum foil
      • Roast until "deep, dark bark has formed"
    • Allow brisket to rest on cutting board with aluminum foil tent until the temperature falls between 145°F and 165°F (approx 30 minutes)
    • Slice against the grain.

Suggestions:

For an authentic experience, serve with white bread, pickles, and sliced onion.

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos   NOTE

[2023-05-21 Sun 14:25]

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https://thecookingjar.com/slow-cooker-shredded-beef-tacos/print/8046/

Shopping List:

  • 2-3 lbs Chuck Roast
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1 Medium yellow onion

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1/4 C Beef broth
  • S+P
  • 1 t Cayenne
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 1 t Paprika
  • 1 t Garlic (minced)
  • 2 T Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 C Lime Juice

Steps:

  1. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, sear the chuck roast on all sides in some oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  3. Combine cayenne, cumin, smoked paprika and garlic with the beef broth.
  4. Add tomato paste, jalapeno and lime juice and stir to mix.
  5. Transfer the roast to a 6 qt. slow cooker and top with diced onions.
  6. Pour the beef broth mixture over the roast and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  7. Shred the beef with two forks and toss to coat with the juices.
  8. Dish and serve hot with tortillas and your favorite toppings.

Suggestions:

Crispy Cheese Chips (Squares)   NOTE

[2023-07-05 Wed 17:30]

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Book 2
Page 100

Shopping List:

  • Sliced Cheese

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven 250°F.
  2. Cut sliced cheese into properly sized chips.
  3. On parchment paper baking sheet, place chips so they do not touch.
  4. Bake squares for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden & almost firm.
  5. Remove and cool chips (approx 5-15 minutes).

Suggestions:

  • With guacamole
  • With charcuterie

Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Roast   NOTE

[2023-07-23 Sun 13:25]

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Link to recipe

Shopping List:

  • Pork Loin (3 lbs)
  • Rosemary (can be fresh or dried) (1/2 t)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Honey (1/4 C)
  • Soy Sauce OR Tamari OR Coco aminos (3 T)
  • EVOO
  • Paprika (1 t)
  • Garlic Powder (1 t)
  • Onion Powder (1/2 t)
  • Thyme (1/2 t)
  • S+P (to taste)
  • Garlic (4 cloves)
  • Mustard (Dijon) (1 T)

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside. Pat dry pork loin with paper towels.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly spray pork loin with cooking spray. This will make it easier for the spice mix to stick.
  4. Take the spice mix and rub it all over the pork loin.
  5. Heat olive oil over medium heat and sear the pork loin until browned on all sides; about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer pork loin to previously prepared baking sheet, fat-layer side up; set aside.
  6. In a bowl, combine garlic, honey, soy sauce, mustard and oil; whisk until well combined. If too thick, add a bit more oil or soy sauce. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the sauce to use for the vegetables.
  7. Brush remaining honey mixture over the pork loin. Roast for 25 minutes.
  8. In the meantime, toss the vegetables with a tablespoon of olive oil and the reserved honey mixture. Pull pork roast out of the oven and add the vegetables all around it in one layer.
  9. Tent a piece of foil over the pork so the top doesn't burn, but the inside continues to cook. Put back in the oven and continue to cook for 25 to 30 more minutes, or until internal temperature of the pork loin reaches 145˚F. Use an Instant Read Thermometer to check for doneness. Stir vegetables half way through cooking.
  10. Remove baking sheet from oven and loosely cover meat and veggies with foil; let rest 10 minutes. Cut the pork in slices and serve with veggies.

Suggestions:

  • Serve with roasted or sauteed veggies, e.g. Brussel sprouts

Keto Burrito Bowl   NOTE

[2023-12-31 Sun 12:54]

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Book 1
Page 218

Shopping List:

  • 1 lbs ground beef (basis)
  • ¼ C chopped onion
  • 4 C cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • 1½ T Mexican Spice Blend
  • 2 T sea salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1 T butter or ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Steps:

  1. Brown the beef with 1 T Mexican spice blend & S+P to taste
  2. Cook the onion and garlic in butter for approximate 3 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower rice and ½ T Mexican spice Blend, with S+P to taste, and cook for approximately 20 minutes
  4. Divide each evenly to serve
  5. Top with fixin's

Suggestions:

  • Fixin's:
    • Shredded cheese
    • Salsa
    • Sour Cream
    • Avocado slices
    • Hot sauce
    • Jalepeno's
  • Basis 1 lbs serves 4 according to the book

Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos   NOTE

[2024-02-11 Sun 16:38]

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Book Best of the Best Pressure Cooker
Page 73

Shopping List:

  • Red onion
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Jalepeño
  • Chunky salsa
  • Taco shells

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Lime juice
  • Chicken Stock
  • Oil (avocado)
  • 1 T chili powder
  • S+P
  • Mexican cheese

Steps:

  1. Brown the veggies in the pressure cooker
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir before adding chicken
  3. Pressure cook on high, timer set for 12 minutes
  4. Natural pressure release for 15 minutes
  5. Quick vent any remaining pressure
  6. Shred into sauce in pressure cooker
  7. Serve in tacos!

Suggestions:

  • Sour cream!!

Overnight Oats   NOTE

[2024-02-11 Sun 21:21]

Fridge

https://minimalistbaker.com/peanut-butter-overnight-oats/

Shopping List:

  • Oats
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter (or almond butter)

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Chia Seeds

Steps:

  1. Add all but PB to mason jar
  2. Stir
  3. Add PB
  4. Let jar sit in refrigerator for 12-24 hours

Suggestions:

  • Eat within 1-2 days
  • Top with fruit or more peanut butter or granola or more chia seeds
  • Website suggests rolled oats, but I've started by using steel cut

German Pot Roast (Sauerbraten in a Pressure Cooker)   NOTE

[2024-02-23 Fri 19:32]

Fridge
Book pressure cooker
Page 44

Shopping List:

  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 2 onions
  • 3/4 cup sliced dill pickles

Staples (check if in stock):

  • Flour
  • S+P
  • Vegetable oil or EVOO
  • 1 C Beef stock
  • 1/2 C Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 C dry red wine
  • 2 T (brown) sugar
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 t allspice
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 3 T butter

Steps:

  1. Bread chuck roast with flower, salt, and pepper
  2. Brown floured roast in pressure cooker
  3. Add 2 chopped onions, 3/4 C pickles, 1 C beef stock, 1/2 C dijon mustard, 1/4 C red wine, 2 T sugar, 1 t garlic, 2 bay leaves, and 1/4 t allspice to the pressure cooker.
  4. Pressure cook on high for 80 minutes
  5. Natural pressure release 10 minutes
  6. Transfer roast to another dish
  7. Set cooker to brown / saute setting and add the cornstarch (+ 2 T water) to thicken, simmering for 2 minutes
  8. Stir in 3 T butter
  9. Smother meat with gravy, serve

Suggestions:

Drink   DRINK

Between the Sheets Cocktail   COCKTAIL

[2022-12-31 Sat 20:34]

  • Juice ¼ Lemon
  • ½ oz. Old Mr. Boston Five Star Brandy
  • ½ oz. Old Mr. Boston Triple Sec
  • ½ oz. Old Mr. Boston Rum

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Tequila Fizz   COCKTAIL

[2022-12-31 Sat 20:33]

TEQUILA FIZZ

  • 2 oz. Gavilan Tequila
  • ¾ oz. Grenadine
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg White

Shake well with ice and strain into collins glass over ice cubes. Fill with ginger ale and stir.

Espresso Martini   COCKTAIL

[2023-03-05 Sun 20:02]

  • 2 oz vodka (1 shot)
  • 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 1/2 simple syrup

Steps:

  1. Shake with ice
  2. Strain into cocktail ice

Pro Tip: A single espresso shot seems to be more than 1 oz. I made a mix with a single shot of espresso for Claudia and I ended up with enough volume for two drinks!

Trinidad Sour   COCKTAIL

[2022-12-31 Sat 20:35]

  1. Add in 1 egg white along with 0.5 oz of lemon juice.
  2. Optional: Toss in the coil of a Hawthorne Strainer. Dry shake (meaning shake without ice).
  3. Add 1.5 oz of bitters.
  4. Add 0.75 oz rye whiskey of your choice.
  5. Add 0.75 oz Cassia Burnt Sugar Syrup.
  6. (Wet) Shake
  7. Strain, serve, & enjoy!

Applecar   COCKTAIL

  • 1 oz. Applejack
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Apple Rum Rickey   COCKTAIL

  • 3/4 oz. Applejack
  • 3/4 oz. Rum
  • 1/4 lime
  • Soda Water
  1. Pour Applejack and Rum over ice in highball glass
  2. Fill with Soda Water
  3. Squeeze lime and drop it in, stir & serve

Kitchen Sink Marg   COCKTAIL

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec / orange liqueur
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz grenadine

Shake over ice, strain into margarita glass with ice.