The Maker's Diet: Daily Healthy Organic recipes
Vegan Potato Leek Soup

This is a perfect soup for a cold day, or even if you are just needing a little comfort food. This is a recipe I’ve been using for a while which turns out really well I think because of the sweetness of the apples. Feel free to leave them out if it’s not your thing, but don’t be afraid to try it!

Potato Leek Soup             
INGREDIENTS

  • 500 g / 1.1 lb potatoes
  • 2 leek stalks
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 apples (can be omitted)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 dl / 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz olive oil
  • 1 litre / 2.1 pints of water

METHOD
Peel and dice potatoes finely. Clean the leeks and slice one of them roughly, the other finely. Shred the apples, roughly. Saute the potatoes and the roughly cut leek, with salt and pepper. Add the apples. Turn and add water. Let it boil until the potatoes are tender and blend the soup while adding olive oil (add, if you like, a splash of white wine). Sprinkle with the finely sliced leek and serve…

ok i know this has nothing to do with food but hey we all need a break once in awhile … lol

noremark:

“Wings of glass” with Alexander Skarsgård, subtitles added.

ok easy healthy breakfast

today i ask what did you eat for breakfast? cereal toast oatmeal candy bar (you know who you are) ok here are a few steps i have put on my husband as he is a snacker and he is likes the fatten things that are quick and easy.

today  he is having cottage cheese and peaches i choose this item because he hates yogurt and needs the probitics that it has for his tummy…. **giggle** he will love me sharing this with you. you can buy them individual packages and the peaches came in a little 50 caleries can so he got a serving of dairy and fruit both of which are items he likes

now for his snack pack yes he has a snack, i packed him a natures own bar with dark chocolate and nuts all of which may be fattening but they also have health benifits for his heart. & a granola chocolate chip bar (got to let him have a little junk right?)

for lunch he is having a ham & cheese sandwich with miraclewhip on wheat bread yup… wheat. but he is not a big fan of the wheat bread so i use the lighter color wheat breads as they have a similar texture to white bread.

stay tuned and lets see what i feed him tomorrow. today his weight is 224 lbs… (shhhhh he will kill for that one also … *giggle)

a little alexander skarsgard to start your day

a little alexander skarsgard to start your day

ROASTED PASTURED CHICKEN
ROASTED PASTURED CHICKEN
  • 1 pastured chicken, whole, 4-5 pounds (a broiler)
  • 1 apple, small
  • 1 onion, small
  • 1 stalk celery, plus leaves
  • 1 sprig Rosemary, 3”
  • Olive oil
  • Celtic sea salt
  • Pepper, freshly ground

Rinse and drain the chicken. If you are starting with a frozen chicken, be certain it is completely thawed. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Quarter and core the apple. Peel and quarter onion. Slice celery into 2-3” pieces.

Add about 2 Tbsps. of olive oil to the cavity of the bird. Stuff bird with apple, celery, onion, and Rosemary. Rub the outside of the bird with olive oil. Sprinkle bird with salt and freshly ground pepper, and rub them into the skin.

Place chicken in a baking dish with 2” sides. Bake approximately 1 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°F when pushed into the thigh. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for approximately 20 minutes before carving. The rest period allows the juices to redistribute and results in more tender meat.

Serves 4

Salade Nicoise
SALADE NICOISE
  • 6 portions fresh tuna steak, about 4 ounces each
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups baby salad greens or frise lettuce
  • 6 small ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 6 small red potatoes, cooked in a clay pot
  • 1 pound French beans, blanched for 8 minutes and rinsed under cold water
  • 2 dozen small black olives
  • 2 cups herb dressing, made with finely chopped parsley

Brush tuna steaks with olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Using a heavy skillet, cook rapidly, two at a time, for about 4 minutes per side. Set aside. Divide salad greens between 6 large plates. Garnish with tomatoes, potatoes, beans and olives. Place steaks on top of greens and pour over dressing. This is delicious with sourdough bread or pizza toasts.

Serves 6

Flounder with Green Grapes
FILET OF SOLE WITH GREEN GRAPES
  • 1 pound sole or flounder filets
  • Celtic sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. parsley, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. tarragon, finely minced
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 pound seedless green grapes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. whole grain flour (soaked)
  • 2 Tbsps. orange juice

Rinse the filets and pat dry. Sprinkle filets with salt and lime juice. Place in a lightly greased skillet. Sprinkle the filets with the parsley, tarragon and garlic. Add the wine and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the fish flake easily and look milky white, but not transparent. Add the grapes the last 5 minutes. Remove the fish from the heat and keep warm on a platter. In the original skillet, melt the butter with the remaining juices and blend in the flour until smooth. Add the orange juice and cook, stirring until the mixture thickens. Add more wine to adjust the consistency. Pour this sauce over the filets.

Serves 3-4

Organic Healthy CHICKEN FAJITAS
CHICKEN FAJITAS
  • 2 pounds chicken breast cut into strips, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  • 6 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (optional)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 sprouted whole wheat tortillas
  • Melted butter
  • Crème fraiche or sour cream for garnish
  • Chismole for garnish
  • Guacamole for garnish

Make a mixture of oil, lemon or lime juice, pineapple juice and spices and mix well with the meat. Marinate for several hours. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels and pat dry. Using a heavy skillet, sauté the meat, a batch at a time, in olive oil, transferring to a heated platter and keeping warm in the oven. Meanwhile, mix vegetables in marinade. Sauté vegetables in batches in olive oil and strew over meat. Heat tortillas briefly in a heavy cast iron skillet and brush with melted butter. Serve meat mixture with tortillas and garnishes.

Serves 4-6

Recipe of the day: chicken Soup / stock

ingredients:

1 whole chicken (free range, pastured, or organic)

3 to 4 quarts water filtered

1 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar

4 medium size onions coarsely chopped

8 carrots peeled & chopped

6 celery stalks chopped

2 to 4 zucchunis

4 to 6 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

1 bunch parsley

5 garlic cloves

4 inches grated ginger

2-4 tbsp. celtic salt

if using a whole chicken remove fat glands and gizzard from the cavity

use feet if you can find them they are full of gelatin that is good for your body.

* place all items except parsley in a large stainless steel pot bring to boil

* remove scum that rises to top

* cover & cook over low heat for 12 to 24 hours

(hint longer it cooks the richer & flavorful the broth)

in addition it also ads mineral ions to the broth

*5 minutes before done add parsley

*remove from heat take chicken out of pot

*let cool & de-bone chicken

save chicken pieces for salads, enchiladas,  sandwiches, curries etc.

* strain stock and reheat to boil then pour stock into clean canning jars immediately and place lids on. (jars are sealed when you hear a pop noise from them or center of top is down)

canned stock is good for one year from date.