Monday, January 15, 2018

Homemade maple marshmallows

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It's been a snowy cold start to the year!!  So we decided to warm up with some hot coco and homemade marshmallows.  Made with grass fed beef gelatin that is great for your skin, hair, digestion and joints, these little treats are much better than the bagged puffs of oil and sugar from the store.  Here is how we made them ...

Ingredients:
Equipment:
Directions:
  1. In your mixing bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1/2 of the water and set aside
  2. In the sauce pot, mix together the other 1/2 of the water, the maple syrup and the salt. 
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to med-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until it reaches 238F.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly pour the syrup over the gelatin then add the vanilla extract. Next, turn the mixer up to medium high (as high as you can go without making a mess). Whip the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy and turns white (it will look like marshmallow cream).  This will take 5-10 minutes.
  5. Now, working quickly, scrape the marshmallow from the bowl onto the silicone mat and shape into a rectangle about 1" thick. Allow the marshmallow to dry until it is set enough to cut into squares (about 4 hours). It will be sticky. You can sprinkle your cutting board with powdered sugar, cornstarch or arrow root to make it a little easier to work with.
  6. If you are going to store the marshmallows we suggest sprinkling them with powdered sugar so they don't stick together, or you can dehydrate them for long term storage.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Farmer J's Massaman Curry Rabbit

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We're finally back from maternity leave!!  Excited to share what we have been up to and our new recipes with you ♥

Our newest addition is now 4 months old and full of smiles

Thank you for all the well wishes while we were away!!  Now on to the food!!!

Farmer J is a huge Thai and curry fan.  He makes the most delicious dishes using some yummy ingredients.  Earlier this week he made a Massaman curry using rabbit.  This dish will work with Chicken or turkey as well.

Ingredients:
1 pound rabbit meat cubed
2 large potatoes, cut into chunks
2 large carrots, sliced
2 cups chicken broth
1 14 -ounce can coconut milk
3 Tbls coconut oil OR vegetable oil
1 large shallot, sliced
2” piece fresh ginger, minced
4 large cloves garlic minced
1 stalk lemongrass, minced
3 kaffir lime leaves
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Zest and juice of ½ lime
¼-1 tsp red pepper flakes to your desired spiciness
1 Tbls red curry paste
1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted cashews
Cilantro, additional cashews and the other half lime for garnish

Instructions:
  1. Heat oil in large pot over med-high heat. Add the curry paste, turmeric, coriander, cumin and red pepper and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add the meat and stir well to coat. Brown for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the shallot, ginger, garlic, lemongrass and kaffir leaves.
  4. Pour in the broth then add the coconut milk and lime zest and juice and reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow flavors to mingle and tenderize the meat.
  6. Add the potatoes, carrots and cashews and simmer for another 15-30 minutes until vegetables reach desired tenderness.
  7. Serve over plain steamed rice or quinoa and garnish with cilantro, chopped cashews and a wedge of lime.
*Notes: Many recipes call for fish sauce, of which I intended to add 3 Tbls. I forgot to add it and the flavors were perfectly wonderful without it. Also, if you cannot find kaffir leaves, you could substitute bay leaves.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Homemade hummus in less than 30 seconds!!

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Over the years we've perfected our hummus recipe.  It is so simple but incredibly delicious.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (if buying dry, 1cup dry will become 3 cups cooked) 
  • 1 cup Tahini (for buying options click here
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about 4 Tbls)
  • 3Tbls Roasted garlic olive oil 
  • Salt to taste 
For top:
  •        EVOO and 
  •        Smoked paprika 
You will also need
Blender or food processor.

Instructions:
  1. This will be the easiest recipe I've shared.  Put all the ingredients in the food processor 
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Taste for salt and season to taste
  4. Plate hummus and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and smoked paprika 
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