Who doesn’t love food? Boy, oh, Boy. There are a lot of things I can’t or shouldn’t eat. I stay true to those “rules” most of the time. When you can’t eat the easy stuff, the convenient stuff, you figure out ways to make the wholesome stuff taste good. As I have said in the past, my cooking is very simple, using few ingredients since most ingredients do not work for my health.
Whole foods. The name of the game. Pops and I wonder sometimes why we bother going out. Our food here is always better than even the finest diners. Why? Fresh. Local. Homegrown. Organic. Simple. Unprocessed. REAL FOOD. I do miss bread though. A lot. I am bankin’ on sourdough bread next to my bed when I am in heaven. You watch. With butter.
What makes fine restaurants so good? They keep their recipes simple, fresh, and high quality ingredients.
Tonight we had scrumptuous munchuous. Man, it was good. And simple as it gets. HEALTHY.
Sprinkle tenderloin with fresh basil, coarse sea salt, minced garlic. put several slices of bacon over top and drizzle with olive oil. Pop in oven 375 degrees for an hour. Done. Perfect. Delectable.
Remember……where the pork and bacon comes from makes HUGE difference in flavor AND health.
Sautee in generous amount of Ghee (clarified butter) fresh green beans, chopped sweet red pepper, onion. I don’t boil or steam beans first. Done. Perfect. Delectable.
NOW……for a secret yummy…..
Since sugar…and dairy…and gluten…and, and, and,…. are no nos, I am continually experimenting to get a dessert acceptable for us (me). Try to make a dessert without the above ingredients. Impossible, right? Darn near. Well, yes, it is impossible. But we can make significant improvements on the status quo. So, usually I end up making a fruit thing. A crisp, or cobbler. But fruit being the base. I use the minimum sugar (organic coconut palm unrefined sugar) that I can get away with. About 1/3 -1/2 cup for a 9 x 13 pan. of whatever I am making. We top with ice cream (coconut milk based for me and ice cream with the least amount of ingredients for others). And then, a bit of home-made caramel sauce drizzled on top. THAT is the secret yummy. Oh my goodness.
I make it with the whole she-bang. But I use the better ingredients. Every little bit helps.
EASY CARAMEL SAUCE
1 C. organic coconut palm sugar
1/2 C. organic heavy whipping cream
4 T organic butter
Pinch of sea salt
1 t. vanilla
Heat on med low heat the first three ingredients. Whisking continuously until all is melted and thickening. 5-7 minutes. Make sure granules are dissolved. Add salt and vanilla stir and put in jar.
We wait for weekend night to enjoy our very special yummy treat. Since the sugar thing has to be few a far between for me, dessert is very special and we like to make that a part of a wonderful night home on the weekend.
On a different note…I was driving home one night last week at dusk and a fog came rolling in that was wild. It was deep blue. Like an ice fog or somethin’ . That is what it looked like to me. It was warm out but it look like an ice fog sheet. I know that doesn’t make sense. But I took a picture with my phone and the contrast of the fog and my headlights was very cool.
By the way, I did not manipulate this photo. The contrast was really quite something.
I find great joy in the atmosphere. Dont you?
You have yerself a great Tuesday.