Sweet Potato Skins THM-E

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Some days I forget that healthy carbs are so important in our diet, too. Today, I was in my basement and saw three bushels of sweet potatoes that we harvested from our garden last fall. My husband had wrapped each sweet potato individually in newspaper and packed them in crates. They are still as nice as when we first harvested them. I decided to try something different with them. Roasted Potato Skins were a former treat for our family and sweet potatoes worked wonderful for a healthy option. They were a hit with our family and I hope you will enjoy them, too. The Air-Fry Crisping with the Ninja® Foodi™ Pressure Cooker created a caramelizing crispness to these sweet potatoes.

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Coconut Saffron Cauli-Rice THM-S

Our family loves rice made many different ways. There are times when I want rice with Sweet N Sour Fried chicken and that is where this recipe comes in. It is so delicious!! My nephew is in mission/relief work in Nepal and keeps me supplied with saffron. Saffron is an expensive spice but a little goes a long way and I do use it in certain dishes. Coconut Saffron Rice

Coconut Saffron Cauli-Rice THM-S

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or butter
  • 4 cups riced uncooked cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 10 strands saffron
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fine unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • green onions or chives for garnishing

Melt oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add riced cauliflower, water, saffron, garlic, and onions . Saute until tender, stirring constantly. Add coconut milk, salt, unsweetened coconut, and turmeric. Heat thoroughly. Garnish with green onions or chives.  Serves 3-4. THM S

This is a tasty side dish with grilled chicken or curry.

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Coconut Saffron Cauli-Rice THM-S

Servings 4
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or butter
  • 4 cups riced uncooked cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 10 strands saffron
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fine unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • green onions or chives for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Melt oil in a frying pan. Add riced cauliflower, water, saffron, garlic, and onions . Saute until soft, stirring constantly. Add coconut milk, salt, unsweetened coconut, and turmeric. Heat thoroughly.  Serves 3-4. THM fats category.

Recipe Notes

This is a tasty side dish with grilled chicken or curry.

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Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos THM-FP

Cleaning out the remains of my garden this fall, I had a small bucket of Jalapenos to use up. Maybe I was being lazy but I didn’t want to take the time to can them. This recipe saved my day. It can be made in a very short time and best of all, they are so delicious.  The Jalapenos are not super hot like you would imagine but have a mild sweet flavor.   I may even have to buy some Jalapenos this winter to replenish our supply!


Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos 

  • 3/4 cup hot tap water
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • sliced jalapenos to fill a quart jar
  • additional water

Wash and slice Jalapenos, discarding the tops and stems. Pack into a quart jar. Fill the quart jar with water and shake to loosen some seeds. Pour the out the water and discard. Combine 3/4 cup water, vinegar, salt, and Gentle Sweet together. Stir until salt and Gentle Sweet are dissolved. Place garlic cloves and oregano on top of the jalapenos. Pour brine in to fill the jar. Add lid and ring. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks before using if you can wait that long.

These are so tasty on wraps, burgers, omelets, and just about anything. They have a sweet mild flavor and we just love them.

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Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 60
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • sliced jalapenos to fill a quart jar
  • additional water

Instructions

  1. Wash and slice Jalapenos, discarding the tops and stems. Pack into a quart jar. Fill The quart jar with water and shake to loosen some seeds. Pour the water out and discard. Combine 1/2 cup water, vinegar, salt, and Gentle Sweet together. Stir until salt and Gentle Sweet are dissolved. Place garlic cloves and oregano on top of the jalapenos. Pour brine in to fill the jar. Add lid and ring. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. These are so tasty on wraps, burgers, omelets, and just about anything. These have a sweet mild flavor and we just love them.

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Amish Macaroni Potato Salad THM-S

Amish Macaroni Potato salad has always been a favorite with our family and for carry-in dish dinners. I have often wished for a healthier version (without potatoes) and after numerous attempts  I have come up with this recipe using spaghetti squash. Our family loves it and the serving dish comes back to the kitchen completely empty.  Most people are surprised what is used to replace the potatoes but comment on how tasty it really is.

Amish Macaroni Potato Salad  THM-S

  • 1 box  Dreamfield Elbows 
  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups finely diced celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped

Dressing:

Cook pasta following instructions on box. Drain and rinse well. Chop spaghetti squash so the strands are no longer than 3/4 inch. Toss together elbows, spaghetti squash, celery, carrots, onion, and eggs. Combine mayo, salt, apple cider vinegar, mustard, Gentle Sweet, and garlic powder together. Pour over salad and stir lightly. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours for flavors to combine. 12-14 servings.

**I often cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave, each half for 8 minutes.

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Amish Macaroni Potato Salad  THM-S

Course Salad
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 box  Dreamfield Elbows
  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups finely diced celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 6 hard boiled eggs

Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise sugar free
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta following instructions on box. Drain and rinse well. Chop spaghetti squash so the strands are no longer than 3/4 inch. Toss together elbows, spaghetti squash, celery, carrots, onion, and eggs. Combine mayo, salt, apple cider vinegar, mustard, Gentle Sweet, garlic powder, and celery salt together. Pour over salad and stir lightly. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours for flavors to combine. 12 - 14 servings.

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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.

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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.

 

Savory Tomato Pie THM-S

Warm summer days are not complete without Savory Tomato Pie made from freshly picked tomatoes. This has become a summer favorite and it is especially tasty with smoked cheddar cheese in the filling.

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Biscuit crust:

  • 3/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of Mineral Salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons  butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onions

Filling:

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch-thick
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Duke Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Whisk dry crust ingredients together. Blend eggs, butter and sour cream together. Stir into dry mixture. With a spoon spread over the bottom of a 10 inch baking dish. Layer onions over the top of the crust. Sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes. Squeeze the tomatoes to remove the seeds. Layer on top of baked crust. Sprinkle on basil. Mix mayonnaise and cheese together. Spread over tomatoes. Return to oven and baked until cheese is puffy and slightly browned. 10-12 minutes. Serves 8.

I used mozzarella and smoked cheddar cheese in the filling. I, also, use fresh basil leaves from my herb garden. 

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Savory Tomato Pie THM-S

Servings 8
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Biscuit crust:

  • 3/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch Mineral Salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onions

Filling:

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch-thick
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Duke Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

Whisk dry crust ingredients together. Blend eggs, butter and sour cream together. Stir into dry mixture. With a spoon spread over the bottom of a 10 inch baking dish. Layer onions over the top of the crust. Sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes. Squeeze the tomatoes to remove the seeds. Layer on top of baked crust. Sprinkle on basil. Mix mayonnaise and cheese together. Spread over tomatoes. Return to oven and baked until cheese is puffy and slightly browned. 10-12 minutes. Serves 8.

You will find many more vegetable dishes 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.

Pickled Red Beets THM FP

Pickled Beets have been a favorite in my Mennonite /Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage. My grandmother canned these and I’m sure her grandmother did, too. These beets are eaten cold and often the brine is used to pickle hard-boiled eggs.  This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

 

Pickled Beets

  • 2 gallons small-medium red beets
  • 6 cups red beet juice*
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Mineral salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 2 cups water

Cut tops off red beets leaving about 1 inch of stems. Leave tail/root attached. Scrub red beets well to remove dirt. Add 2 quarts water to beets and cook until semi soft. Remove beets from liquid and allow to cool. Strain liquid through a cloth to remove all grit. Set red beet liquid/juice aside. Cut stems and tails off of beets and remove the skin. Slice the beets or if they are small leave them whole. Fill canning jars 3/4 full of beets. In a kettle combine reserve beet juice, vinegar, salt, stevia, and water. Heat brine until boiling. Pour brine into jars leaving 1 inch head space. Add rings and lids. Place in a water bath canner. Cover jars completely with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow jars to set for 10 minutes. Remove from canner and allow to cool for 12 hours. Check from sealed lids. Store in a cool place.

*Insta-Pot is your best friend when cooking beets. I put 1 quart of water and 1/2 of the beets in my Insta-Pot. Choosing the manual setting I cooked them for 2 minutes. They were perfect. No splattering mess cooking on the stove top.

Pickled beets are a THM-FP with 1/2 cup serving. A larger amount will be an THM-E.

A favorite ways to use these beets is to add 12 hard boiled eggs to one quart of beets and juice. Refrigerate. The eggs get a delicious pickled flavor and I love to set them alone or on a salad.

Scrubbed beets in the Insta-Pot ready to cook. 

Cooked beets waiting to be peeled. When you cut the tops and tails of the rest of the skin just slides off.

Trimmed and peeled beets and brine ready for the canning jars. Jars filled 3/4 full with beets.

                      

Jars in the canner covered with 1 inch of water.  Sealed jars of beets ready for storage.

           

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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Pickled Beet THM-FP

Pickled beets

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 gallons red beets

Brine

  • 6 cups reserved beet juice
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut tops off red beets leaving about 1 inch of stems. Leave tail/root attached. Scrub red beets well to remove dirt. Add 2 quarts water to beets and cook until semi soft. Remove beets from liquid and allow to cool. Strain liquid through a cloth to remove all grit. Set red beet liquid/juice aside. Cut stems and tails off of beets and remove the skin. Slice the beets or if they are small leave them whole. Fill canning jars 3/4 full of beets. In a kettle combine reserve beet juice, vinegar, salt, stevia, water, and cloves if desired. Heat brine until boiling. Pour brine into jars leaving 1 inch head space. Add rings and lids. Place in a water bath canner. Cover jars completely with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow jars to set for 10 minutes in canner. Remove from canner and allow to cool for 12 hours. Check from sealed lids. Store in a cool place. 8 quarts

  2. *Insta-Pot is your best friend when cooking beets. I put 1 quart of water and 1/2 of the beets in my Insta-Pot. Choosing the manual setting I cooked them for 2 minutes. They were perfect. No splattering mess cooking on the stove top.
  3. Pickled beets are a THM-FP with 1/2 cup serving. A larger amount will be an THM-E.

  4. A favorite ways to use these beets is to add 12 hard boiled eggs to one quart of beets. Refrigerate. The eggs get a delicious pickled flavor. 

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.