Real Foods Party Food: Marinaded Goat Cheese

If you want a beautiful, flavorful Real Foods recipe to bring to a party, this is it! Marinaded Goat Cheese can be spread on bread, crackers or veggies. If you have any leftover, the goat cheese rounds are delicious stirred into mashed potatoes.

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Ingredients:

one 6-ounce goat cheese “log” one sprig each fresh rosemary, thyme and marjoram 1 tablespoon mixed peppercorns (lightly crushed with the back of a spoon) 2 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon coriander seeds olive oil (good quality!)

Instructions:

Finely chop the herbs and mix them in a shallow dish with the peppercorns Cut the goat cheese into one-inch rounds Roll each goat cheese round (like a wheel) in the herb and pepper mixture and set it in […]

Refried Beans

There are tons of recipes for refried beans out there and they are all pretty much the same and very easy. All you need to do is plan ahead a little and you’ll have something much tastier and healthier than what you’d get from the can!

Refried Beans

6 to 7 cups dried beans (we like black beans, but you can use whatever kind you prefer) One medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons cumin 1 tablepoon salt (add more to taste)

Instructions:

The night before, put beans in a large bowl and cover with water. The next morning, drain and rinse beans, then put them in the crockpot and cover with water or broth (liquid should be about 2 inches higher than the beans). Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours, then check to see if the beans are soft. If not, add a little […]

Crockpot Roast with Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Roast with Green Beans

This is the BEST comfort food! We just finished having this for dinner… yum! This is a make-over on a very processed recipe. We are thrilled to have a successful “real foods” version of it!

Ingredients:

One 3-pound beef roast, frozen 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 Tablespoon onion flakes 3 teaspoon marjoram 2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt 1 teaspoon mixed pepper 1 teaspoon thyme 10 ounces frozen green beans 1 cup beef broth One batch of mashed potatoes (use your favorite recipe!)

Instructions:

The night before, put the frozen roast in the crock pot and sprinkle it with the spices. Cover and cook on low. Around lunchtime the next day, add the beef broth, and the frozen green beans. Just before serving, shred the meat. Serve over mashed potatoes. Print […]