Monday, December 29, 2014

Corned Beef with Homemade Brine

4-5 pounds of Beef Brisket

10 days prior to cooking, in a crock pot add:

4 cups of water (or more)
1 Gluten Free Beer
½ beet sliced
3 cloves of garlic pressed
¾ cup Pickling Salt
1 tsp Whole All Spice
¼ tsp Whole Clove
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Pepper Corns
2 tsp Mustard Seed
¼ tsp Ground Mace
1 TBSP Capers
½ tsp Fresh Ginger
1/8 tsp Ground Red Pepper
2 Drops of Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Brine Beef for 10 days in fridge. Make sure beef is submerged in liquid. You can place a plate on top of beef to keep it under liquid. Flip beef daily.

At the end of 10 days, drain beef and rinse well.

Re-add all seasonings above except Pickling Salt.  The beet is used for color so it is optional. More water can be used.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours

Serve as is or make homemade Reuben Sandwiches.

Wishing you peace, health and happiness...

Jeni Clark~

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cranberry Sauce

This was super easy to make and very good! Tastes a bit like applesauce :) 

8oz bag of cranberries
Cook as directed


Add 2 large sweet apples peeled and diced
8 small peeled oranges (cuties)
Juice of 1 small lemon
Coconut Palm Sugar to taste



Wising you peace, health and happiness...

Jeni Clark~

Kardes Family Stuffing

This recipe has been in my family for years. I modified it by making my stock from scratch (although perhaps my great-great grandma did this!) and used Gluten Free Bread. ENJOY!

½ Pack of bacon
Cook and place bacon to the side
Save bacon fat/grease and do the following:

Add one stick of butter
2 cups of diced celery
¾ cup of onion
Cook well in butter/bacon grease

Make homemade poultry seasoning for stuffing and for top of turkey.  Add to coffee grinder or Nutribullet to make a fine consistency:
1 tsp of thyme
1 tsp sage
1 tsp or marjoram OR oregano
1 tsp of rosemary
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp of sea salt
Dash of pepper

Add to celery/onion mixture:
2 cups of chicken broth
2 tsp of homemade poultry seasoning
Cook for 1 hour
Turn off heat and cool a bit

Toast well 10 slices of Millet Bread
Let cool
Cool and cube to make croutons

Placed cooled croutons in large mixing bowl
Add bacon
And slowly stir in liquid mixture from pan

Grease glass dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes covered

Wising you peace, health and happiness...