Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lamb stew

Lamb neck bones
coconut oil to  sear lamb
1 raw sweet potato diced
1 raw green zuchinni diced
2 raw yellow squash diced
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon tumeric
enough water to cover the pot
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup blueberries
2 teaspoons blueberry flax seed
2 teaspoons ground pumpkin seed

Sear the lamb neck bones in the coconut oil until browned.  Add the sweet potato, zuchhine, squash garlic and tumeric along with the water.  Simmer for at least two hours.

Take the neck bones out and debone and discard the bones and the fat.
Put the cooled drained veggies in a food processor along with the lamb and blueberries and flax seed and pumpkin seed.

Add the puree back to the liquid along with the quinoa.

Power Packed Snack!!!

I always get inspired going to a pet store and reading the ingredients on the back of those enticing snacks!  Most of the time I am just shaking my head, the first ingredient is flour and then one fruit and then stuff you can not pronounce and why do they always add salt to the food?  I NEVER EVER add salt; my food taste good because of the wholesome ingredients I add.

2 cups of uncooked oats
1 teaspoon of pumpkin seeds (ground up)*
1 teaspoon of blueberry flax seed (ground up)*
2 cooked beets (I buy at Costco)
2 teaspoons of powdered peanut butter (can substitute regular peanut butter)
1 banana
1 egg
2 teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup blueberries
1 shredded apple (skin removed)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric

Place oats in food processor and mix until it resembles flour.  Add all other ingredients.  Get a small tray (like the size of a toaster oven tray) and place foil on the tray and spray with oil.  Pour mixture onto tray and bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

I like my treats like a soft cookie.  After they cool, I cut up and place a few in the refrigerator and the rest in the freezer.

*I get the pumpkin seeds and flax seeds and blend them in my Vitamix together and place in a freezer container.  Whenever I need any, I just grab from freezer.  You don't want to keep pumpkin seeds out or they can get rancid.  Freezer is great and they do not solidify because of the oils.