Strawberry Milk with Kefir THM-FP

Do you remember as a child stirring a heaping tablespoon of strawberry powder into a cold glass of milk? Have you ever wished you could have a that cold glass of strawberry milk again? You can! This recipe has rekindled my love for  strawberry milk and is so refreshing poured over a glass of crushed ice.

Strawberry Milk with Kefir

Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour over crushed ice. 1 serving

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Strawberry Milk with Kefir THM-FP

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 280 kcal
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup Kefir double fermented
  • 1 scoop THM Strawberry Protein Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon Strawberry Flavoring
  • 1-2 teaspoons  Baobab Powder

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour over crushed ice. 1 serving

You will find many more drinks, smoothies, and shakes 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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French Onion Soup THM-FP (to can or freeze)

Canning and preserving food is in full swing these hot summer days. Preserving food for use in the winter months is so rewarding.  Canned soups make a quick tasty meal and best of all you know exactly what is in it because you made it. I used bone broth that I made from beef bones to can this soup which is an added bonus in nutrients.

French Onion Soup

  • 12 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute 
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 quarts fat-free beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar

Melt butter in a large kettle. Add onions and Brown Sugar Sweetener. Cook over medium-low heat until onions are caramelized. Divide onions between 7 quarts jars. Heat broth, salt, garlic, and red wine vinegar together until boiling. Divide between the jars adding additional water if needed to fill jars with a 1 inch head space. Add lids and rings. Pressure can at 10 psi for 30 minutes. 7 quarts.

THM Gentle Sweet can be used in place of Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute.

Caramelizing onions and the soup in jars ready for the pressure canner.

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French Onion Soup THM-FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 12 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 4 quarts fat-free beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large kettle. Add onions and sweet mix. Cook over medium low heat until onions are caramelized. Divide onions between 7 quarts jars. Heat broth, salt, garlic, and red wine vinegar together until boiling. Divide between the jars adding additional water if needed to fill jars with a 1 inch head space. Add lids and rings. Pressure can at 10 psi for 30 minutes. 7 quarts.

  2. This can also be frozen in pint/quart freezer containers.

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Coffee Okra Shake THM FP

Okra, a super-food and coffee — what do they have in common? Combined together they make a very tasty, filling shake. Added coffee extract helps to mask the okra taste and don’t forget the maple flavoring. It blends together for a wonderful taste. 

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Coffee Okra Shake

Blend okra and coffee together until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend for 2 minutes.  Shake should get fluffy and double in size.  Serves 1 hungry person!! or I share it with my daughters.

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Coffee Okra Shake

Servings 1
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cold coffee
  • 1 cup frozen okra
  • 1/2 cup low-fat or fat free cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons THM Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3/4 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6-8 drops Toffee Flavored Stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon Maple Extract

Instructions

  1. Blend okra and coffee together until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend for 2 minutes.  Shake should get fluffy and double in size.  Serves 1 hungry person!! or I share it with my daughters. 

  2. I have a Ninja Blender and I find it works the best to blend the okra and 2/3 of the coffee together in the single serve cup to get it very smooth. I then add it to the blender jar with the remaining ingredients.

You will find many more drinks, shakes, and smoothies 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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Canned Barbecued Onions THM-FP

Barbecued onions add a delightful touch to hamburgers, hot dogs, and cheese steaks. My favorite onion to use is this recipe is Vidalia. They are so sweet and  tasty. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Barbecued Onions

Combine spaghetti sauce, ketchup, spices, oil, vinegar and Sweet Mix. Bring to a boil and add onions. Simmer 10 minutes, ladle into jars, add lids and rings. Place in boiling water bath canner and process 10 minutes. 10 pints.

*You can use 20 cups of these 3 veggies…mushrooms, onions and green peppers in place of all onions.

*Delicious on Cheese steaks, hot-dogs or hamburgers.

Barbecue onions on a turkey burger over lettuce.

This is my favorite chopper when I am canning. The children can help use it since the knives are covered by the lid.

Simmering the onions in the barbecue sauce.

Ladling the barbecued onions into pint jars.

This recipe is not FDA approved but has been used for many years with great success. Pressure Canning is not necessary with this recipe because of the amount of vinegar in it. 

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Barbecued Onions THM-FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 quart spaghetti sauce sugar-free
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar Sweet Mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 20 cups chopped Vidalia Onions

Instructions

  1. Combine spaghetti sauce, ketchup, spices, oil, vinegar and Sweet Mix. Bring to a boil and add onions. Simmer 10 minutes, ladle into jars, add lids and rings. Place in boiling water bath canner and process 10 minutes. 10 pints.

  2. *You can use 20 cups of these 3 veggies...mushrooms, onions and green peppers in place of all onions.
  3. *Delicious on Cheese steaks, hot-dogs or hamburgers.

You will find many more canning and preserving 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.

 

Creamy Italian Dressing THM-FP

Salads are a staple at our house. While bought dressings are so convenient, many are laden with heavy fats and sugars. Here is a creamy Italian Dressing that is very tasty, and best of all, its a Fuel Pull. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Creamy Italian Dressing 

  • ½ cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 of a garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 tablespoons water

Combine all ingredients in blender cup and blend smooth. Chill for 4 hours before serving for flavors to combine. 1 cup dressing.

*Additional water may be needed to thin dressing. If you don’t like a strong garlic taste you can use less. The taste does get stronger the longer it is stored.

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Creamy Italian Dressing THM FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tablspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasonings
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender cup and blend smooth. Chill for 4 hours before serving for flavors to combine. 1 cup dressing.  

    *Additional water may be needed to thin dressing. If you don't like a strong garlic taste you can use less garlic. The taste does get stronger the longer it is stored.

You will find many more salads and salad dressing 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.

Mint Chocolate Chip Okra Shake THM-FP

I have been trying to incorporate more okra in my diet this summer. Cool refreshing shakes are a tasty way to do it and help to hide the okra taste. My favorite is this Mint Chocolate Chip Shake. Additional mint flavoring can be added if needed to your taste. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Mint Chocolate Chip Okra Shake

In a blender cup, combine okra, ice cubes, almond milk, Stevia, flavoring and salt. Blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Blend until coarsely chopped. Serves 1.

*Chocolate chips adds 3 grams of fat which will still be a THM-FP.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Okra Smoothie THM-Fp

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup frozen cut okra OR 6 whole frozen okra pods
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tiny spoon THM Stevia
  • 4 drops Loran Mint Flavoring
  • 2 tablepoons THM Whey Protein Powder or THM Collegan
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a blender cup, combine okra, ice cubes, almond milk, Stevia, flavoring and salt. Blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Blend until coarsely chopped. Serves 1.

    *Chocolate chips adds 3 grams of fat which will still be a THM-FP.

You will find many more canning/preserving 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.

 

 

 

Zucchini Chow Chow THM-FP

Along with warm summer days comes an over-abundance of zucchini! This recipe transforms that over-abundance  into a sweet and sour chow chow. Chow Chow is a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of taking the last of the garden harvest and pickling it for a delicious condiment/salad to flavor meals all winter long. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Zucchini Chow Chow

  • 4 quarts diced zucchini
  • 6 cups pearl onions
  • 4 large red peppers, cut in chunks
  • 2 cups baby carrots, cut in thirds
  • 4 cups celery, diced
  • ¼ cup salt

Brine;

Place diced zucchini is a dish pan, sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water for 3 hours. Drain well. Combine brine ingredients in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Add carrots. Cook 3 minutes. Add zucchini, onions, celery and peppers. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Ladle into jars. Add rings and lids. Place jars into a canner of hot water. The water should be 1 inch above jars. Bring to a  boil, reduce heat and boil for 5 minutes. Remove jars and allow to cool. 14 pints

*I try to only eat 1 or 2 carrot pieces per serving to keep it as a FP.

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Zucchini Chow Chow

Course Salad
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts diced zucchini
  • 6 cups pearl onions,
  • 4 large red peppers, cut in chunks
  • 2 cups baby carrots, cut in thirds
  • 4 cups diced celery
  • 1/4 cup salt

Brine:

  • 1 1/2 cups THm Gentle Sweet
  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ` celery seed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

  1. Place diced zucchini is a dish pan, sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water for 3 hours. Drain well. Combine brine ingredients in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Add carrots. Cook 3 minutes. Add zucchini, onions, celery and peppers. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Ladle into jars. Add rings and lids. Place jars into a canner of hot water. The water should be 1 inch above jars. Bring to a  boil, reduce heat and boil for 5 minutes. Remove jars and allow to cool. 14 pints

You will find many more canning/preserving 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.

 

 

Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) THM-FP

Are you wondering what to do with the multitude of peppers your garden is producing? Here is a delicious spicy way to preserve jalapenos to eat all year long. These Candied Jalapenos give a sweet spicy bite to sandwiches, pizza, eggs, and much more and best of all they are sugar free! This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Candied Jalapenos — Cowboy Candy

In a kettle, boil vinegar, Gentle Sweet, water, and spices together. Add Jalapenos and return to a boil. With a slotted spoon, ladle the jalapenos into the jars, packing in slightly. Add juice leaving a 1/2 inch head-space.  Adjust lids and rings.  Place jars in a hot water bath canner. Water level should be 2 inches above jars. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner to  cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in a cool place. 10 1-cup jars.

*When slicing jalapenos, gloves should be worn to prevent hands from burning. If you desire less heat, swish the pepper slices in water not remove some of the seeds.

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Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) THM-FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 4 or 8 ounce canning jars
  • 10 cups sliced jalapenos
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teasoon celery salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Instructions

  1.  In a kettle, boil vinegar, Gentle Sweet, water, and spices together. Add Jalapenos and return to a boil. With a slotted spoon, ladle the jalapenos into the jars, packing in slightly. Add juice leaving a 1/2 inch head space. Adjust lids and rings. Place jars in a hot water bath canner. Water level should be 2 inches above jars. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner to  cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in a cool place. 10 1-cup jars.

  2. *When slicing jalapenos, gloves should be worn to prevent hands from burning. If you desire less heat, swish the pepper slices in water not remove some of the seeds.

You will find many more canning/preserving 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.

Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute THM-FP

Do you sometimes miss the brown sugar taste in our cooking/baking? Here is an easy homemade  mix that adds great flavor to your dishes.

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Brown Sweet Mix

Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl. Mix well. Store in an airtight container. 1/3 cup equals 1 cup Brown Sugar.

*If you do not want to use Xyiltol  you can use 12 cups erythritol . I use my Bosch mixer to mix the Brown Sweetener Mix. I allow it to mix for 3-4 minutes. 

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Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles THM-FP

I grew up in a gardening family and have fond memories of helping my mother in our large garden. Pickles were a staple growing up and we loved dills the best. I enjoy preserving pickles but dislike mushy/soft ones. Since I have a second fridge, I cold-brine pickles and we love them. These pickles stay crunchy and will keep up to a year if they don’t get eaten before. 

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Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles THM-FP

  • 2 tablespoons dill seed, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric*
  • 2 cups vinegar**
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canning salt
  • whole small cucumber or cucumber spears

Wash cucumbers to remove spines. In each quart jar, place 2 teaspoons dill seed and 2 garlic cloves. Pack cucumbers/spears in jars. Heat Stevia, turmeric, vinegar, water, and salt until Stevia and salt are dissolved. Pour brine over cucumbers in jars. Add lids and rings.

Refrigerator Pickles: Allow jars of pickles to cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator. I have kept jars of pickles up to a year in my spare fridge without spoiling. This is our favorite way for a very crunchy pickle.

To Can: Place in a water-bath canner, cover completely with water, and bring to a boil. Remove immediately.

*The turmeric adds color to the pickles. It can be omitted if desired.

**I use 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.

***If you are using whole cucumbers it may take more brine to fill a quart than if you are using spears. I fill each quart jar with dill seed and garlic,  add the brine, making more as needed until all jars are filled. The Stevia amount may be adjusted if your prefer sweeter pickles.  Sugar Alcohols soften pickles  so I do not recommend using erythitol, xylitol, or any sweetener blends.

Whole cucumbers packed into 2 quart jars.

Dill weed, garlic, and brine added to jars. These jars have plastic lids because they were placed into the refrigerator for refrigerator/coldbrined pickles which are our favorite.

                                   

There are a few of Mrs. Wages Pickle Mixes that do not have maltodextrin in. I do use those for cold-brined pickles, too.  Mrs. Wages Zesty Bread and Butter Pickle Mix I replace the 7 cups of sugar with 6 cups water and 2 teaspoons THM Stevia.  Mrs. Wages Spicy Pickle Mix I mix as directed on the package. I pour the brine over the pickles, add lids and store in my spare fridge. So delicious and crunchy.

***Pickles are the best made with pickling cucumbers. Here are a few of my favorite kinds. National Pickling, Wisconsin SMR-58 Pickling,  Boston Pickling 

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Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles THM-S

Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Calories 5 kcal
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dill seed, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 cups vinegar*
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • small whole 3-4 inch cucumbers or cucumber spears

Instructions

  1. Wash cucumbers to remove spines. In each quart jar, place 2 teaspoons dill seed and 2 garlic cloves. Pack cucumber spears in jars. Heat Stevia, vinegar, water, and salt until Stevia and salt are dissolved. Pour brine over cucumbers in jars. Add lids and rings.

  2. Refrigerator Pickles: Allow jars of pickles to cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator. I have kept these for a year in the fridge without spoiling. This is our favorite way for a very crunchy pickle.

  3. To Can: Place in a water-bath canner and bring to a boil. Remove immediately.

  4. *I use 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
  5. **If you are using whole cucumbers it may take more brine to fill a quart than if you are using spears. I fill each quart jar with dill seed and garlic, add the brine, making more as needed until all jars are filled. The Stevia amount may be adjust if you prefer sweeter pickles. 

You will find many more canning/preserving 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.