Insta-Pot Taco Soup THM-E

Quick and easy meals — we all love them, don’t we? Mondays are hectic days for me as a mother of eight. My laundry room usually has this enormous mound of dirty wash waiting for my attention. Our family has come to expect simple meals and this is one of my favorites. Everything can be done in the Insta-Pot and all I need to do is add cornbread or a salad to finish out the meal. Any leftovers are saved for lunches the next day.

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Insta-Pot Taco Soup THM-E

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 1 quart fat-free beef broth
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups sugar-free barbecue sauce or ketchup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups dry uncooked pinto beans
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning—I use my homemade mix
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute or THM Gentle Sweet
  • 2 cups sweet corn
  • 1 diced seeded jalapeno
  • baked corn chips, shredded cheese, sour cream of Greek Yogurt

In an 8 quart Insta-pot using the saute button, brown meat and onions for 5 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, water, pinto beans, and taco seasoning. Pressure cook for 50 minutes. Release pressure and add sweetener, corn, and jalapeno. Allow to set for 5 minutes before serving. 16 servings. Serve with baked corn chips and Greek Yogurt for a THM E meal. Shredded cheese and sour cream can be added for a THM XO.

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Insta-Pot Taco Soup THM-E

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 1 quart fat-free beef broth
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups sugar-free barbecue sauce or ketchup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups dry uncooked pinto beans
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute or THM Gentle Sweet
  • 2 cups sweet corn
  • 1 diced seeded jalapeno
  • baked corn chips, shredded cheese, sour cream of Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  1. In an 8 quart Insta-pot using the saute button, brown meat and onions for 5 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, water, pinto beans, and taco seasoning. Pressure cook for 50 minutes. Release pressure and add sweetener, corn, and jalapeno. Serve with baked corn chips and Greek Yogurt for a THM E meal. Shredded cheese and sour cream can be added for a THM XO. 

  2. This soup freezes very well.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. I do send small jars of mature sourdough starter at your request and I ask that you cover the cost of shipping/packing. PM me if you would like to receive a small jar of mature starter. You may also request a small jar of free sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

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No-knead Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread THM-E

Sourdough bread is so fascinating to me. I love to experiment with different ways, methods, and with my large family, they eat it right up. This method is very easy and the gluten is developed by the stretch and folds. It is a simple recipe that only uses 5 ingredients and is just stirred together using a large spatula or spoon. I found my clay baker at a thrift store for just a few dollars and I love it.

No-Knead Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread THM-E

In a large mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together until combined. You will have a rough, sticky dough. Cover and allow it to rise for 1 hour. Remove lid and gently pick up one side of the dough, fold it in half. Repeat with all four sides of dough. Cover and allow to rise for another hour. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 4 folding times. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Fold dough in 3rds, pinching the dough together to seal the edges. Turn dough and fold in 3rds, pinching to seal edges. Line the bottom of the clay baker with parchment paper or foil. Place loaf seam side down in a clay baker. Cover. Allow loaf to warm to room temperature for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the lid from the baker and fill with water. Allow the water to soak the lid for 10 minutes. Slash the loaf with a sharp knife. Empty the water from the lid and place it on the clay baker. Place the covered baker into the hot oven. Set the timer for 35 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. Remove clay baker from oven. Remove loaf to a wire rack to cool. 12-14 slices.

2 slices of bread are considered an E category and 1 slice an S-helper under THM guidelines.

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Dough stirred together with a large spatula
Stretch and folds result is a silky smooth dough and develops the gluten.
Stretched and folded for the last time and ready to place into the fridge.
The dough has doubled in size while it was in the fridge for 12 hours.

I found my clay baker at a thrift store for just a few dollars. I love it.

Covered Clay Baker
After a 2 hours proof on the countertop at room temperature, the dough is slashed and ready to be placed in the hot oven. I love my serrated Princess House Bread knife to slash bread. It works great. 
This is what I found when I opened the lid after the bread at baked for 35 minutes at 450 degrees F.

If you would like helpful tips on taking care of your starter; this article may be of interest to you…Sourdough Starter.

This article explains what flours can be used and why they are used in sourdough bread. 

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I love my Princess House Fantasia Bowls with lids to use when making sourdough bread. Also, after using many kinds of knives, I am sold on the Princess House serrated bread knife. It is awesome!! My friend Kirsten is a great person to contact for Princess House. www.princesshouse.com/Kbrubaker

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No-Knead Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread THM-E

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 12
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups active sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together until combined. You will have a rough, sticky dough. Cover and allow it to rise for 1 hour. Remove lid and gently pick up one side of the dough, fold it in half. Repeat with all four sides of dough. Cover and allow to rise for another hour. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 4 folding times. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Fold dough in 3rds, pinching the dough together to seal the edges. Turn dough and fold in 3rds, pinching to seal edges. Line the bottom of the clay baker with parchment paper or foil. Place loaf seam side down in a clay baker. Cover. Allow loaf to warm to room temperature for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the lid from the baker and fill with water. Allow the water to soak the lid for 10 minutes. Slash the loaf with a sharp knife. Empty the water from the lid and place it on the clay baker. Place the covered baker into the hot oven. Set the timer for 35 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. Remove clay baker from oven. Remove loaf to a wire rack to cool. 12-14 slices.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. I do send small jars of mature sourdough starter at your request and I ask that you cover the cost of shipping/packing. PM me if you would like to receive a small jar of mature starter. You may also request a small jar of free sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

No-knead Rye Sourdough Bread and No-knead White Wheat Sourdough Bread.


 

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms THM-S

These Crab Stuffed Mushroom are great for parties, get-together, or just when you want something special. I cut these in quarters or if you prefer individual servings you can use button mushroom. Our family can never get enough of mushrooms and made this way they are incredible.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms THM -S

  • 5 Portabella Mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 9 ounces crab meat
  • parsley and Old Bay Seasoning

Remove the stem from the mushroom caps. Place mushroom caps in a baking dish. Combine garlic powder, baking blend, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, mayo and crab meat. Spoon into mushrooms caps. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, parsley and Old Bay Seasoning. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes. Serves 10.

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms THM-S

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 10
Author Glenda Grofff

Ingredients

  • 5 Portabella Mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 9 ounces crab meat
  • parsley and Old Bay Seasoning

Instructions

Remove the stem from the mushroom caps. Place mushroom caps in a baking dish. Combine garlic powder, baking blend, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, mayo and crab meat. Spoon into mushrooms caps. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, parsley and Old Bay Seasoning. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes. Cut into quarters before serving. Serves 10.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Ham Vegetable Soup THM-FP

Blustery winter days call for steaming bowls of soup. This recipe is a lighter version and a Fuel Pull. You can pair it with a slice or two of Whole Wheat Sourdough bread for an E meal or with a low-carb cheese quesadilla for an S meal. I cooked the ham stock from the leftover Christmas Ham using my Insta-pot which was quick and so easy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Ham Vegetable Soup THM-FP

  • 8 cups fat-free ham broth
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup carrots
  • 3 cups green beans
  • 2 packs-14 ounces THM noodles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces cubed fat-free ham

Combine broth and vegetables in a 6 quart kettle. Bring to a boil. Drain THM noodles and rinse well. Add to kettle along with spices. Simmer for 30 minutes over medium heat. 8 2-cups servings

*I cook a ham bone in my Insta-Pot for 45 minutes. The broth is than strained and refrigerated. Skim all the fat of the broth before using.

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Ham Vegetable Soup THM-FP

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fat-free ham broth
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup carrots
  • 3 cups green beans
  • 2 packs-14 ounces THM noodles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces cubed fat-free ham

Instructions

  1. Combine broth and vegetables in a 6 quart kettle. Bring to a boil. Drain THM noodles and rinse well. Add to kettle along with spices. Simmer for 30 minutes over medium heat. 8 2-cups servings
  2. *I cook a ham bone in my Insta-Pot for 45 minutes. The broth is than strained and refrigerated. Skim all the fat of the broth before using.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Cinnamon Oatmeal-THM-E

Oatmeal is a comfort food to me. As a young girl, my mother often made cooked cereal for breakfast because it was a very economical dish. My children prefer Baked Oatmeal but I still enjoy a simple bowl of oatmeal. It is so handy to keep a couple jars of these dry ingredients in my pantry and in a few minutes my breakfast is ready. This is just as easy as those bought packets of oatmeal but so much healthier. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Cinnamon Oatmeal THM-E

Dry ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Place dry ingredients in a small jar. I fill multiple jars and store in my pantry. They will keep indefinitely. To make oatmeal; pour dry ingredients into a microwave bowl. Add liquid ingredients and stir well. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Serves 1.

*I coarsely chop the raw oats in my Ninja Blender cup. I prefer the texture better that way than with whole oats.

*I add 2 tablespoons Half and Half and 1/2 cup cooked apple pieces to my serving. The Half and Half is under the 6 grams of fat allowed for an E meal.

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Cinnamon Oatmeal THM-E

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons THM Oat fiber
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar Substitute or THM Gentle Sweet
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon THM Collagen
  • 12 raisins optional

Liquid Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Place dry ingredients in a small jar. I fill multiple jars and store in my pantry. They will keep indefinitely. To make oatmeal; pour dry ingredients into a microwave bowl. Add liquid ingredients and stir well. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Serves 1. 
  2. *I coarsely chop the raw oats in my Ninja Blender cup. I prefer the texture better that way than with whole oats.

  3. *I add 2 tablespoons Half and Half and 1/2 cup cooked apple pieces to my serving. The Half and Half is under the 6 grams of fat allowed for an E meal. 

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Hot Lemon Custard Drink THM – Deep S

As 2018 draws to a close, I was looking back over my blog to see what has been the most popular recipe. Honey Oat Sourdough Bread tops the list and this recipe follows close on it heels. Do you love lemon as much as I do? This taste just like the filling for lemon meringue pie but in a drinkable custard. Try it, you may be surprised how good it really is.

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Hot Lemon Custard Drink
1 cup almond milk
1 egg OR 3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 donks THM Stevia
1 teaspoon Gentle Sweet
1 tablespoon MCT oil
1/4 teaspoon glucomannan 
1 teaspoon butter
pinch Pink Himalayan Salt
Blend all together. Cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes*. Blend again until smooth and creamy.  I use a hand/immersion blender. 1 serving

*the custard can be cooked over medium/low heat on stove-top until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. I blends it again to get a silky smooth texture.

**Be very careful when you blend the custard the second time if you are using a regular blender or a blender cup. Be sure to vent it well.

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Hot Lemon Custard Drink THM Deep S

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg OR 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 donks THM Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon Gentle Sweet
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluccie
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • pinch Pink Himalayan Salt

Instructions

  1. Blend all together. Cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes*. Blend again until smooth and creamy.  I use a hand/immersion blender. 1 serving

Recipe Notes

*the custard can be cooked over medium/low heat on stove-top until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. I blends it again to get it silky smooth. **Be very careful when you blend the custard the second time if you are using a regular blender or a blender cup. Be sure to vent it well.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

 

Bullet Proof Coffee THM S

Coffee!! what is not to like about it? We are early risers and I often have a cup of coffee and wait until 8:00 or later for my breakfast. This coffee is a Deep S and I enjoy it as a meal replacement at times.

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Bullet Proof Coffee-THM-Deep S

  • 14 ounces hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon MCT Oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tiny spoon THM Stevia
  • 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 4 drops Carmel Loran Oil

Combine all ingredients in a large wide mouth quart jar. Blend all together very well with a hand blender; quickly as you can so you don’t see that egg floating on the bottom of your jar.  Oh, and it will taste a lot better if you have Kathmandu Coffee from the lovely country of Nepal (it was hand delivered to my house by my nephew who is home for a few months) because you know you are supporting the children’s homes under Christian Aid Ministries. 1 serving

*if you are blending this in a traditional blender be sure to vent properly. Blending hot liquids can result in burns if not done properly. That is the reason I love my hand blender for hot drinks.

*if you are concerned about using a raw egg, wash the egg well before cracking it open. That eliminates any bacteria on the shell.

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You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now.  

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Bullet Proof Coffee-THM-Deep S

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon MCT Oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tiny spoon THM Stevia
  • 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 4 drops Carmel Loran Oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large wide mouth quart jar. Blend all together very well with a hand blender; quickly as you can so you don’t see that egg floating on the bottom of your jar.  Oh, and it will taste a lot better if you have Kathmandu Coffee from the lovely country of Nepal (it was hand delivered to my house by my nephew who is home for a few months) becau

Recipe Notes

*if you are blending this in a traditional blender be sure to vent properly. Blending hot liquids can result in burns if not done properly. That is the reason I love my hand blender for hot drinks.

Christmas Blessings

When they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

May each one of us fall at Jesus feet offering Him the Gift of our life and committing every part of our life in service to Him.

Christmas Blessing, Ernie & Glenda & family

Cranberry Glazed Ham THM-S

Bags of plump cranberries on store shelves tell us that Christmas is just around the corner. Cranberries freeze very well so I buy a number of bags to freeze to use later in the year. I love their tartness in cheesecakes, pies, drinks, and also dried for snacking. They also star in this glaze. Spiral-cut Ham baked with cranberry sauce will be served for our Christmas dinner this year.

Cranberry Glaze for Ham THM-S

  • 1 3/4 cups whole cranberries
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener or THM Gentle Sweet
  • 2-3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange flavoring
  • 10-14 pound spiral cut ham

In a saucepan cook cranberries and water together until cranberries are soft. Cool. In a blender jar combined cooked cranberries, sweetener, mustard and orange flavoring. Blend until smooth. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place ham in a baking pan. Brush sauce over the ham. Cover tightly with foil. Bake ham for 18 minutes per pound. Baste with sauce 3 times while baking. I heat the remaining sauce with the ham broth from baking the ham. Serve it along with the ham. 2 cups Cranberry Sauce.

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Cranberry Glazed Ham THM-S

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 14
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole cranberries
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener or THM Gentle Sweet
  • 2-3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange flavoring
  • 10-14 pound spiral cut ham

Instructions

In a saucepan cook cranberries and water together until cranberries are soft. Cool. In a blender jar combined cooked cranberries, sweetener, mustard and orange flavoring. Blend until smooth. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place ham in a baking pan. Brush sauce over the ham. Cover tightly with foil. Bake ham for 18 minutes per pound. Baste with sauce 3 times while baking. I heat the remaining sauce with the ham broth from baking the ham. Serve it along with the ham. 2 cups Cranberry Sauce.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now.  

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