Homemade Chicken Bouillon Powder

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Kicking chemicals out of our pantry has pretty much just left ingredients. Anything that we want to eat has to be made. No quick foods anymore. I’m finding not even chicken bouillon is safe from the scientists. Figuring out I can make my own bouillon with my own chicken stock was an awesome revelation. So how does one make bouillon powder? With a food dehydrator of course.

Boil your stock down until it starts to become thick and syrupy and when you scrape the bottom you can see the bottom of the pan for a few seconds.

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It also should be a pretty dark caramel color at this point. I took a sample of the stock every few minutes to show how concentrated the color gets.

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Spread the syrup onto your food dehydrator sheets and spread as thin as possible. 20130901-101224.jpg

Dehydrate for about 24 hours more or less. The dryer the better. Temp doesn’t matter. You just want it to become brittle and not rubbery. If its still rubbery dehydrate some more. I usually flip it over onto a new sheet half way through to make sure it is completely dried.

When brittle break into small pieces and grind up in a coffee or spice grinder. There you have it. Homemade bouillon powder. When ready to use it is usually 1 tsp per cup of water. More or less.

Mint ‘N Chip Icecream

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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to walk to Thrifty’s and get a scoop of mint and chip ice cream. There was something special about that cylindrical shaped scoop that just made me happy. I’m no longer a kid but my passion for mint and chip is STILL strong.

1 13.5 oz. can organic coconut milk
1 5.4 oz. can organic coconut cream
1 c. organic whole milk
2 Tbsp. organic arrowroot powder
2/3 c. raw honey
1 pinch salt
1 pinch baking soda
1 tsp. + 1 dash organic peppermint extract
3 oz. or 1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. organic coconut oil

Mix coconut milk and coconut cream. Whisk arrowroot powder with milk and add to coconut mixture. Add honey, salt, baking soda and peppermint extract. Whisk thoroughly and place in freezer for 1 hour. (this step is important to get a high loft).

After an hour put chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe container and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir with a fork until smooth and set aside. Whisk icecream again scraping sides where mixture has frozen and pour into ice cream maker.

When icecream is close to being done slowly pour in the cooled chocolate using a very thin stream.

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Enjoy as soft serve or transfer to a freezer safe container.

Homemade Chicken Stock

A good stock is the base to many good soups, and the stock I’ve been making lately has my family salivating for more. What’s making it so good lately? Feet. You heard me right. Feet are what has taken my stock to a whole new level. Chicken feet are full of gelatin and they have taken my broth from a decent yummy liquid to a silky smooth golden deliciousness. Mmmm.

Now where would one buy chicken feet? I bought mine from Azure Standard and I am now the proud owner of 40 lbs of chicken feet which is a lot. I’ve tried to pawn some of my chicken feet off on my good neighbor Mrs. Teaberry to make more room in my freezer. She said she’d like some right after she hurls. She also told me to add scorpions and eye of newt the next time I make stock. I assume this means she does not want any as I consider myself intuitive. I don’t know. What do you think?

Back to the stock.

1 organic chicken carcass + neck and liver
4-5 chicken feet
2 organic carrots
3 organic ribs of celery plus leaves
1 organic onion
1/4 c organic apple cider vinegar
5 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves broken into halves
1 Tbsp Bamboo Jade Sea Salt more or less depending on taste.
1 bunch organic parsley
8 c water

Place the feet, carcass, neck, liver and vegetables into a pot. Add about 8 cups of water and apple cider vinegar. (vinegar helps to soften the bones and lets more more of the “good stuff” leach into the stock. Let sit in pot for an hour. After the hour add peppercorns and bay leaves. Heat until a boil then turn down to a simmer and simmer for about 24 hours adding water as needed to keep the original water line. You can also transfer to a crock pot at this point on low if you don’t want your stove on for 24 hours. About 10 minutes before time is up add 1 bunch of parsley and let simmer another 10 minutes. Add the salt and taste.

Strain stock through butter muslin and let cool. Enjoy. Or you could always turn it into chicken bouillon powder

Drying Celery and Pepper Flakes (DIY)

Patriotic Traditionalist:

I can do this!!! ;-)

Originally posted on Trkingmomoe's Blog:

 

I am getting ready to make Christmas gifts from my kitchen and this past year I needed celery flakes for a recipe I wanted to make. I have not bought celery flakes in a long time and this was a heirloom recipe. I had to look in several stores to finely find them. They were very expensive at least for me. Later I ran across a recipe for drying celery leaves and I thought why didn’t I think of that. I usually chop up the leaves from the celery and freeze them in a baggy for soup. Also the light bulb in my head came on and I realized I could also dry sweet red and green pepper flakes too. I had needed them for a cracker recipe I wanted to do this fall. Years ago I used to buy them but I cannot find them locally any more…

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An invention idea already half invented (what luck)

Switching to God foods has been quite a challenge. The work that comes with cooking from scratch is quite daunting. One of my goals has been to streamline this new lifestyle of cooking. Making an extra pan of dinner and freezing half had great potential but numerous pans in my freezer were not cohesive with space plus it’s hard to protect the food from freezer burn when the food is in a pan.

As a problem solver my brain has been working on this and I think I’ve come up with a good solution. I wanted a pan that I could use to freeze the food in BUT be able to get the food out and food saver it. Hence I could have my pan back, the food was protected by freezer burn and it was streamlined and would fit in my freezer.

I drew out my original idea to my husband

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As you can see there is an inside silicone pan that pulls out of a regular pan. So the goal was to freeze an extra dinner, pop it out and food saver it, then when I’m ready to cook it, pop it into my reg pan. After hubby looked it over he suggested I looked for silicone pans. Silicone pans? Could they make such a thing? They could! Checking Amazon (I seriously hope Amazon never pisses me off politically, I really love Amazon – sorry side rant) I found this set of silicone pans. Woot Woot! Perfect! Now lets see what they can do.

I made enchiladas for dinner and put half in the 8 x 8 silicone pan

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Would this work, I hadn’t even measured my food saver bags. **fingers crossed***

After it was frozen it popped right out

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When we wanted enchiladas again I popped the frozen enchilada into my Pampered Chef stoneware 9″ x 9″ stoneware pan. SHE SHOOTS SHE SCORES!!!!!!!!

Cocoa Krispies aka Turtle Nums (don’t ask)

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Homemade Cocoa Krispies?!?!? Get out of town << Was what I thought when I stumbled across this recipe. Currently my little guy is having a strong love affair with Koala Krisp cereal and since there is some stuff in there unbeknownst to me and I don’t enjoy paying so much for cereal I was truly excited to find this recipe.

I did make some tweaks to better suit my families taste but it passed the son “test” and I know longer buy Koala Krisp. He did say that he still misses the cartooned box of cereal but I told him he was welcome to spend his allowance on a box the next time we order from Azure Standard and that shut him up.

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The ingredients are pure, organic brown rice cereal, organic maple syrup, organic cocoa, organic extra virgin coconut oil, French Grey sea salt < (because it is awesome with anything chocolate) and vanilla.

Turtle Nums {The boy got to name it} I go with the flow folks!!

6 c.rice cereal
1/4 c. coconut oil
1/4 c cocoa
1/3 c maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt

Mix coconut oil, cocoa, salt and syrup together heating if necessary. (I have to because my refrigerated maple syrup solidifies my coconut oil) You want it very thin and it to look pourable.

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Add vanilla then add cereal and stir until completely coated.

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Place on large baking sheet and place in a 325 degree oven for about 10-12 min. Let cool.

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Turtle Nums. We think they are nummy!

“An Explanatory Memorandum” WTH!

What is “An Explanatory Memorandum” you ask? Why it is the strategic plan of the Muslim Brotherhood to conquer the West. It outlines their goals, modus operandi and infrastructure in America. An explanatory Memorandum was entered into evidence during the Holy Land Federation trial (the LARGEST terrorism financing trial ever tried in a US court as of yet).

If you are not real familiar with who or what the Muslim Brotherhood is about, think of them as the grandfather of jihad. The grand daddy. The head honcho. The official creed of the Muslim Brotherhood states “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!” << They sound friendly!

So how did we get “An Explanatory Memorandum“? Clearly it was never meant for our eyes. In 2004 a woman dressed in Islamic garb was observed taking pictures of the support structure of the Chesapeake bridge. Go Profiling!!! Ismail Elbarasse the man driving the car she was in happened to be wanted on an outstanding material witness warrant in connection with fundraising for Hamas. FBI raided his house and in his basement was a hidden sub-basement where agents found over 80 banker boxes of the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. A treasure trove of Jihad information.

So who are the “friendly” organizations within the United States that are working together towards the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood? Well according to the Mohammed Akram senior HAMAS leader who wrote An Explanatory Memorandum they are as follows.

1-ISNA ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
2-MSA MUSLIM STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
3-MCA THE MUSLIM COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION
4-AMSS THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM SOCIAL SCIENTISTS
5-AMSE THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
6-IMA ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
7-ITC ISLAMIC TEACHING CENTER
8-NAIT NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST
9-FID FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
10-IHC ISLAMIC HOUSING COOPERATIVE
11-ICD ISLAMIC CENTERS DIVISION
12-ATP AMERICAN TRUST PUBLICATIONS
13-AVC AUDIO-VISUAL CENTER
14-IBS ISLAMIC BOOK SERVICE
15-MBA MUSLIM BUSINESSMEN ASSOCIATION
16-MYNA MUSLIM YOUTH OF NORTH AMERICA
17-IFC ISNA FIQH COMMITTEE
18-IPAC ISNA POLITICAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE
19-IED ISLAMIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
20-MAYA MUSLIM ARAB YOUTH ASSOCIATION
21-MISG MALASIAN {sic} ISLAMIC STUDY GROUP
22-IAP ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION FOR PALESTINE
23-UASR UNITED ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES AND RESEARCH
24-OLF OCCUPIED LAND FUND
25-MIA MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
26-ISNA ISLAMIC CIRCLE OF NORTH AMERICA
27-BMI BAITUL MAL INC
28-IIIT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC THOUGHT
29-IIC ISLAMIC INFORMATION CENTER

The above is not speculation. These are enemy organizations working together with the Muslim Brotherhood to conquer the West. It looks like they have covered their bases, from doctors to students and ALL in between.

Mmmm Chocolate……nom nom nom

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Feeling in the mood for some chocolate I whipped up a batch of one of my childhood favorites. I don’t remember what we used to call them, I believe my mom may have come up with something inventive like “easy chocolate cookies”. I like a little more glamour with my kitchen creations so I wanted a new name. Hubby first came up with “Chocolate {insert South Park reference} but as I couldn’t really take them to any church functions calling them that or even say it in front of our kids I decided better brainstorming would be the best route. We settled on the name Chocolate Haystacks.

One reason I love this recipe is the simplicity. Melt your butter, sugar, milk and cocoa together in a sauce pan and boil for one minute. Add to rest of ingredients and form into balls. Place in fridge. Easy peazy lemon squeezy.

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 c. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 4 c. oats
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt

In large mixing bowl stir oats, coconut and salt. Set aside. In a saucepan melt butter, coconut sugar, milk and cocoa and boil for one minute. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture and mix together with oats. Using scoop form the haystacks onto baking sheet and place in refrigerator at least 30 min. Enjoy

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