Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

1 pound ground beef (venison or turkey would also work)

1 ½ cups cooked beans of your choice 1 can beans, rinsed and drained

28 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained

12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables

3 cups beef broth

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried onion

1 teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon pepper

Brown ground meat in skillet. Drain. Add to 4 quart crock pot with remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

(I used ground beef, and canned chili flavored beans and this was very tasty. Everyone loved it!)

Also I use homemade beef broth, I always save the broth from left over a cooked roast that I have cooked in another crockpot recipe and just use this broth in place of store bought broth. Saves money!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Source: 100 Days of No Processed Foods Crockpot Style

Monday, December 30, 2013

Simple Fried Apples Recipe

powder sugar

1/2 water
This is a simple little recipe which is great as a dessert or side for any meal. 
 It makes an especially good treat for Hanukkah!

I made this just for myself so its a recipe for one but its easy to adjust for others.  I sliced and cored my apple (1).  I didn't peel because there are so many nutrients in the skin I hate to cut it off.  I do wash the apple with an organic cleaner.  Then in the frying pan I put in two tablespoons of olive oil but you can use butter or Pam.  Brown apples on both sides over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of water and lid to steam apples until crunchy tender.  Remove from stove and add cinnamon and powdered sugar to taste.  Enjoy!