Haluski

I saw this on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and had to make it. I’m really glad I did because it is delicious! This comes from a restaurant in PittsburghIf you are Paleo you can use any of those new Paleo noodls or zuchinni noodles instead. It’s also good without any noodles at all.

What You Need:
2 ​​Onions, chopped
1 ​head ​Cabbage, chopped
1 ​lb. ​Bacon, diced and cooked
1 ​bag ​Curly Egg Noodles
2​tsp.​Granulated Garlic
4​TB​Buter
Salt

What You Do:
1. Cook the Egg Noodles and set aside
2. Boil Cabbage about 5 min., till crisp-tender
3. Melt the Butter and cook Onions and 1 tsp. Garlic for about 10 min.
4. Add Cabbage and cook 10-15 min. Until caramelized.
5. Add Noodles, Bacon, 1 tsp. Garlic and salt to taste.

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Blackening Seasoning

My old restaurant, T.G. Armadillos in Harrisonburg Va.  served cajun and tex-mex food.  We had to come up with a really good blackening season to prove that we knew what we were doing.  I experimented on several but this was always the favorite.  It also happens to be really easy.  Just sprinkle it on your meat and throw it in a hot cast-iron pan.  Everyone will think you’re a pro.

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What you need;

  • 5 TB. Paprika
  • 5 tsp. Salt
  • 5 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 5 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 5 tsp. Cayenne
  • 5 tsp. White Pepper
  • 5 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dill

What you do:

1. Mix all the ingredients and store.

Notes:

I used this in my cajun restaurant to rave reviews.  We used it on every meat and even tofu!  You can mix a little bit into an oil and vinegar dressing to really wake it up

This is going to be pretty hot but you can decrease the amount of white pepper quite a bit if the heat is getting to you.  You can decrease the red pepper too. 

 

Foods that Contain Gluten

Wheat
Spelt
Barley
Rye
Kamut

Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. Many sources of gluten are hidden. Although wheat must be clearly labeled on food labels, that isn’t the case with other gluten sources. Some can hide behind the innocuous label “natural flavoring.”

Further, some foods, such as oats, do not actually contain gluten but are likely to come in contact with gluten during processing or manufacturing, which raises the risk of cross contamination.

Baked Ziti

  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

Low Fat Ranch Dressing

Here is the ingredient list:

Ranch Dressing

1 c. LF Cottage Cheese

½ c. LF Sour Cream

¼ c. Buttermilk

½ t salt

¼ t pepper

1 T. Dill

1 t gran. Garlic

5 sprigs or more Parsley

1 or 2 Scallions

 

Basically, here is what you do.  It only takes a few minutes.

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Easy Basic Red Sauce (Marinara)


I needed a quick marinara for the lasagna I was making so I thought I would share it here.

What you will need:

1 can crushed tomatoes

2 cans stewed tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 onion

1 T. granulated garlic

2 T. Italian seasoning

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t pepper

Put all of this into a food processor and process until smooth.

Cook for an hour or so on the stove and you are good to go!

Wasn’t that easy?

Sweet Sensations

That’s the name of a donut shop here in Jackson that doesn’t use sugar!  That’s Right.  They use stevia instead and they taste really great.  I recommend them to all.