Now, This is Beef Broth!

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This healthy organic beef broth is made with grass-fed beef soup bones, fresh organic carrots and celery, dried or fresh thyme,  a touch of tomato paste, and just the right amount of salt and pepper.  These few simple ingredients simmer for hours to create the absolute best beef broth on the planet! Packed with tons of healthy immune-boosting properties our …

Aprah Du Zayto – Assyrian Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Most people know stuffed grape leaves by the name Dolmas.  While many cultures and families across the globe create their version of this Mediterranean favorite, mine happens to be a recipe from Assyria. I learned to make Aprah Du Zayto from my friend Suheyla – and believe me they are one of the best! Everyone who eats a Suheyla’s table …

Koobideh Persian Beef Kabobs

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The Story of Kabobs There is a beautiful connection between food and ethnicities that often bind us together in the pages of history. Over time, each culture creates and defines their version of the same dish mainly depending on the climate and ingredients available in those regions. Kabobs have been around for centuries with many cultures laying claim to the …

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Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Orange Creme Fraiche Bread

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Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Orange Creme Fraiche Bread is a new creation born out of a desperate need to quickly use up an embarrassing amount of frozen cranberries I collected at the end of the holiday season this year. That’s when they are the cheapest to buy and perfect for freezing. It was a great idea until my freezer …

Homemade Applesauce Pancakes

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Saturday mornings are for pancakes topped with slabs of butter and plenty of fruit jam. My secret ingredient for making the perfect pancakes is non-other than applesauce. Made with fresh, simple ingredients, homemade applesauce pancakes are a healthier version of everyone’s favorite breakfast food. Adding (organic)  applesauce to the batter creates a tender, fluffy, flavorful pancake so delicious it’s hard …

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Poached Egg and Avocado Toast with Fresh Tarragon and Lime

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One of my very favorite easy to make breakfast meals is this creamy tarragon and lime avocado toast topped with a warm poached egg. It’s all the goodness of breakfast wrapped up in a perfectly dreamy meal. The thing about avocados is – you have to eat them as soon as they ripen. Wait a few days too long and …

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Instant Pot Classic Beef and Vegetable Soup

In Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes | Delicious and Quick Recipes for Real Food by Lisa Soldo-Johnson2 Comments

Beef and Vegetable soup was one of my favorite childhood soups made by mother with great patience and love. She always slow simmered her soups for hours so the meat was perfectly tender and the vegetables and broth partnered together to create a symphony of flavor that made this soup Tre Magnifique! Things have changed since my childhood. Our lives …