Green Stockings Craft & Design

March 15, 2014

Super Easy (Paleo) Stuffed Peppers

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 8:55 PM

This is a great, easy dinner, and easily multiplied.

Preheat oven to 400F

Combine in a bowl:

1lb ground beef

1/2 cup cooked basmati rice

1 cup chopped spinach

1 small onion, very finely chopped

2 or 3 cloves of garlic, very finely chopped

salt, pepper, steak spice to taste

 

 

Slice 3 or 4 red peppers lengthwise (so that you have 6 or 8 “boats”)

Using your hands, mush all of the filling ingredients together and press into red pepper boats.

Sprinkle grated cheese on top if desired.

Bake for 20 minutes and then broil for 5 minutes to brown the cheese if desired.

You may want to line your pan with parchement paper to prevent stuck on cheese.

Enjoy!

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July 8, 2013

Eggs Carmelite aka Non-English-Muffin Eggs Benedict, Because Nuns Are Awesome

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 5:19 PM

Ingredients – for 4 people
Prep time – 1 to 1 1/2 hours

1 cup Hollandaise Sauce (from this recipe, thanks Simply Recipes!)
6 onions
2 medium sized sweet potato
4 cups kale, veins and stems removed
4 to 6 slices of bacon
2 eggs per person
Cooking oil of your choice (butter or coconut oil are best)
Salt & pepper

Directions

Caramelize onions: do this step before you start anything else! slice onions and place in a covered heavy frying pan on low with 1/4 cup butter/coconut oil for about an hour

Preheat oven to 350

Peel sweet potato and slice into long oval slices 3/4″ thick. Coat with oil and salt and pepper, add garlic powder, rosemary, and other spices according to your tastes. Bake for about 45mins until crispy on the outside. (or less time at a higher temperature if you’re in a little bit of a time crunch, but watch them to make sure they don’t burn!)

Prepare hollandaise sauce.

Cook bacon until crispy, allow to cool, and crunch up into bacon bits.

Leaving bacon fat in the pan, sauté kale with the bacon bits until it is soft. Add a little more oil or butter if it looks dry.

Poach eggs according to your favorite method – we have silicone cups, but if you can manage that swirling water & vinegar method, have at it.

Layer sweet potato, kale, onions, eggs, and then hollandaise sauce.

Nom!

Updated 11/07/13 to include the caramelized onions, which were the brain child of my friend Nanette, who suggested them when I explained that I thought this recipe sounded like it had caramel in it. She’s so awesome we invited her for boozy brunch 🙂

June 9, 2013

No Buns Allowed Hamburger Salad

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 8:12 PM

I seriously need to take pictures of our food…

Ingredients – for 2 hungry adults

Salad
1/4 of a large red onion, diced
2 Italian tomatoes, diced with goopy bits removed
4 to 6 slices of bacon, cooked into bacon bits
Romaine lettuce
Baby spinach
1/2 cup each old cheddar and mozzarella, shredded
2 1/2lb hamburger patties*
2 avocados, diced
Corn chips

Dressing
2 dollops, 10% plain yogurt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp sriracha sauce
salt

Directions
In two large bowls or serving dishes, divide onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach for two people.

Mix up diced avocados with dressing, and add to vegetables. Toss veggies until coated with dressing.

Chunk up hamburger patties and sprinkle pieces over each salad. Sprinkle each salad with bacon bits, cheese, and crunched up corn chips. Serve & nom!

*the best hamburger patties for this salad are no-filler, just-ground-beef-and-spices, barbecued or pan fried burgers. Other home-made meat or veggie burgers will work well, but pre-packaged, frozen burgers will probably be a disappointment.

June 5, 2013

Broccoli Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 9:18 PM

This was so yummy that my paleo husband wanted to share the recipe with his friends – I might start taking photos of our food!

Broccoli Salad with Yogurt Dressing

2 heads of broccoli, cut into very small florets, with as little stem as possible
1 package of white mushrooms, cut into small chunks, stems removed
1 package of grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, diced
2 avocados, chopped into small chunks
1/2 package of bacon, cooked into bacon bits

Dressing:
2 large dollops of 10% yogurt (we use goat yogurt for the lactose intolerant)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp horseradish with beets
Salt to taste

Adjust dressing flavours to taste.
If desired, blanch broccoli and allow to cool completely – this will make a less crunchy salad
Toss all salad ingredients, reserving bacon bits to sprinkle on top after the salad is dressed, if desired. Toss with dressing and serve immediately.

April 18, 2010

Amazing Fattoush and Sorta-Caesar Salads

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 11:18 PM

So far I’ve been doing pretty well with the exciting salads we’ve been making for dinner lately. (Healthy! Low-carb! Uses inexpensive ingredients – fruits and veggies!) Bear’s felt kinda so-so about so much salad, but that’s mostly because he just doesn’t enjoy vegetables. We make up for it with croutons, chicken or some other meat either in the salad or beside.

Tonight, we present Fattoush! Fattoush is a Lebanese salad, which I have adapted for the very selective taste buds in this house (and even so, Keiran didn’t like it, *sigh*).

1 red bell pepper, chopped finely
1 large handful spinach, chopped finely
4 or 5 lettuce leaves
1 zucchini, quartered and chopped
1 can black beans, drained, rinsed, and allowed to dry a little
2 large handfuls of grapes, halved
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 large handful of parsley, very finely chopped
1 handful of mint leaves, very finely chopped
2 extra large stale pita breads, cooked to a golden brown in the oven, and crunched up into little bits

Toss all ingredients in a salad bowl, and dress with salad dressing:

All to taste:
Canola oil
Lemon juice
Salt & pepper
Garlic, minced or grated

Toss again with dressing. Sprinkle lightly with ground coriander, and liberally with sumac, toss again.

Refrigerate to let flavours combine.

Enjoy!

Things this recipe could have included: tomatoes, cooked asparagus tips, honey in the dressing, red onion, chopped apple, artichoke hearts.

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Saturday night’s salad was a sorta-caesar:

Lettuce & spinach ripped up
1 Tomato, chopped
BBQ chicken, chunked up
1 orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut up
Most of a quart of blackberries
1 zucchini, quartered and chopped
1 onion, sliced fine

Tossed with caesar salad dressing (Rene’s – the good stuff!)

Dressed with home-made croutons! and fake bacon bits.

Yum!!

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