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Avocado Ranch with Burroughs Family Farms Organic Olive Oil

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Avocado Ranch with Burroughs Family Farms Organic Olive Oil
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
 
This is a fast and easy solution when you're out of salad dressing, its also just a great alternative to store-bought, junky salad dressing anyway. I love homemade dressings because I can get real creative with my ingredients, with a simple base like eggs, vinegar, milk, oil, etc, the rest is pretty easy to tailor your dressing to your exact meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 room temp Burroughs Family Farms organic egg
  • ¾ c Burroughs Family Farms Organic Olive Oil (garlic flavored if you're feeling inventive)
  • ½ c almond milk
  • 1 tsp garlic mustard
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 avocado
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a wide-mouthed mason jar and blend with an immersion blender for about 1 minute. If you don't have an immersion blender, add all ingredients to a blender and blend.
  2. Great served over a greens salad with pizza and wings.

 

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Gluten-free Pigs in a Blanket Cake Pops

People, I present to you Pigs in a Blanket Cake Pops!

A pigs in a blanket that’s pop-able! This definitely was a good idea! I made 3 batches of these for batch-cooking, but my family hit them pretty hard, so we have a few less than I planned on for the week. My thought was to make them ahead of time for quick breakfasts, but they are so easy to make, I could easily make a batch in the morning, too, with prepped ingredients.

I used an entire bag of Pamela’s Gluten-free Baking & Pancake Mix to make approximately 72 cake pops. I make them at the beginning of the week and we eat them for quick fix breakfasts to dip in syrup, throw in a baggie for recess snack, or for a fun breakfast for lunch addition to a lunch box. These are a huge hit and they do not last long, do not let the size of this batch fool you. Your family will gobble these up fast.

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Gluten-free Pigs in a Blanket Cake Pops
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Meal Prep
Serves: 72 cake pops/ 4 per serving
 
Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS: (Makes 72 cake pops)
  • 1 22oz. pkg. Pamela’s Gluten-free Baking & Pancake Mix
  • 3 Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured eggs
  • 2¼ c coconut milk (or cow, almond, etc)
  • 3 tbsp Burroughs Family Farms lemon olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar or alternative sweetener
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, optional
  • 24 breakfast sausage links, each link cut into 3 equal parts, about ½″
Instructions
  1. Generously grease cake pop pan, both the bottom and the top. I prefer to use coconut oil.
  2. Cook sausage, then cut each sausage into 3 equal pieces. Set aside.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients into a large pourable mixing bowl. Mix until all lumps are gone.
  4. Pour batter into one side of cake pop vessel. I like to fill them generously. Add one piece of sausage.
  5. Place top on cake pop pan, put brackets in place.
  6. Bake on 350 for 15-17 minutes, or until cake batter pops out the top.
  7. Cool for about 5 minutes, remove brackets, gently pull off top ( slide a knife between the top and bottom pan to make it easier to separate them). Using a small rubber spatula or spoon, gently ease the cake pops out, then cool on cooling rack.
  8. Store in a large glass rectangle glass container with each layer separated by wax paper.

 

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Orange Vinaigrette

This homemade orange vinaigrette is a family favorite, both in my house and in my extended family. Made with Burroughs Family Farms organic, cold pressed Orange Olive Oil, it has a bright sunshine-y taste that is perfect for the summer months ahead. If you are looking to make your own salad dressing, this is fast and easy, requires ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and will please even the pickiest salad eater. I pair it with crunchy sweet cashews because its my husband’s favorite treat, over a bed of greens with fresh veggies and peppered salami, and flatbread pizza on the side!

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Orange Vinagrette
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp ACV
  • ¼ BFF organic, cold-pressed Orange Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp parsley
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in oil decanter and shake until mixed.

Crunchy Sweet Salad Cashews

1/2 c raw cashews
2 tbsp coconut sugar
Cook cashews and coconut sugar over low until sugar melts, coats cashews, and nuts brown.
Toss with green salad.

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Gluten Free Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich

Given my food allergies, I try hard to eat as well as I can. I often miss the things I used to eat though, like breads, bagels, sandwiches, etc, and the breakfast sandwich is no different. I really miss those things. It makes eating on-the-go tough, too, when I am on a road trip  with my family who all want to grab a breakfast sandwich at a drive-thru and I am reduced to just coffee. It really is true, people with food allergies do feel left out often, because they want to enjoy the same things as everyone else, especially if an egg mcmuffin use to be a favorite. Sad, but true.

It’s no secret that I have often not been a fan of many gluten-free breads, but I recently found a brand that does not disappoint. The Schar Gluten-Free Ciabatta bread is out of this world. And it is true, there are many gluten-free brands out there pumping out some mass-produced breads that do not live up to the hype. The jokes about cardboard tasting gluten free breads are all true, until you start asking around. Schar does an amazing job of making bread that is soft and spongy that compliments any sandwich really well. The ciabatta bread is a gluten free roll like no other and when I first tasted it, I immediately thought of breakfast sandwiches!

Paired with Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured eggs and grass to gold Gouda, a little bacon, avocado or guac, and any other veggies you have on-hand, this breakfast sandwich will start your day right. This recipe is similar to my Omelet In A Cup  recipe. Making the eggs is similar, but if you don’t like using a microwave, you can scramble your eggs and add them to the sandwich with all the other goodies. But for those on the go and in a hurry, this speedy version will get you a great breakfast and out the door for your day in no time flat!

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Glutenfree Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich
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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 6 sandwiches
 
This sandwich is great for an easy fix breakfast, meal prepping in bulk ahead of time, or for grabbing on the go. The combinations are endless, and whatever you have on hand works. You can cook your veggies into the eggs and cheese for added flair, or pile on the breakfast meats. Whatever you love about your favorite fast food breakfast sandwiches goes just the same here.
Ingredients
  • 6 Ramekins
  • Burroughs Family Farms organic olive oil to prep ramekins
  • 8 Burroughs Family Farms large eggs
  • ¼ c milk
  • 1 c Burroughs Family Farms grass to gold Gouda
  • Seasonings, to taste, i.e. salt, pepper, garlic salt, etc.
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 8 slices bacon
pkg Spicy Wholly Guacamole
  • Sliced tomato
  • 8 rolls of Schar Gluten Free Ciabatta Bread
Instructions
  1. Grease 6 ramekins with olive oil, or in turn if you do not have enough to do all 6 at a time
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and seasonings
  3. Pour equally into 6 ramekins
  4. Divide cheese into 6 ramekins
  5. Microwave ramekins with egg, milk, cheese mix for 2-2.5 minutes. May take longer if cooking more than one at a time, depending on your microwave.
  6. Turn all ramekins over onto plates and allow to cook slightly.
  7. Dress ciabatta with guacamole, tomato, if desired.
  8. Add one egg to each bun.
  9. Top with bacon.
  10. Drizzle with desired hot sauce.
  11. Try not to eat them all at once.
Notes
If the microwave doesn't work for you, you can scramble your eggs and assemble sandwiches as directed.

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Almond Butter Birthday Cake for Dogs (yes, really)

Today is the day my pit bull Cookie was born. I know, I know, a dog’s birthday, really?

Yes, really.

Cookie, the birthday girl!

Cookie, the birthday girl!

If you own a dog, you probably get it. My dog, well, one of three, is just about the gentlest soul ever. Despite what the media tells you about my dog’s breed, most pitbull owners will tell you that they are the best dogs they have ever owned. Cookie, a shepherd and pit mix, is the smartest, sweetest, and silliest dog I have ever had, and we love her like a member of the family. And the day we adopted her, one of my kids was smart enough to ask the Valley Oak SPCA what her birthday was, so that we would always remember to celebrate it. I didn’t think at the time that we would ever really do so, but here we are on year 4, and I baked her another birthday cake today.

So, happy birthday to my favorite pooch and the sunshine in my day, Cookie.

If you need a cake recipe for your dog, this is guaranteed to please! And let’s face it, our dogs bring us so much joy and love, a simple gesture like a special treat would make your dog’s day. Try it!

For this recipe we used Burroughs Family Farms organic eggs, almond butter, and lemon olive oil. 

Cookie's first birthday cake.

Cookie’s first birthday cake.

Almond Butter Birthday Cake for Dogs (yes, really)
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups Otto's Cassava Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (or sauerkraut)
  • ½ cup Burroughs Family Farms almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Burroughs Family Farms organic, lemon olive oil
  • 2 large Burroughs Family Farms eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • FROSTING:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • DECOR:
  • Grainfree doggy treats (or fresh fruit)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. I used a heart shaped cake pan. I greased it with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cassava flour and baking soda. Add the shredded carrots, almond butter, honey, olive oil, eggs and water.
  4. Spoon the batter into the cake pan. Smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and cool about 10 minutes. Flip cake onto a cake pan. I used a large bowl so that my dog's crumbs would stay inside the bowl. Well, hopefully, most of them.
  7. To make the frosting, add the cream cheese and honey together and mix thoroughly.
  8. Spread the frosting evenly over the top.
  9. Decorate with the doggy treats, if you're fancy.
  10. Happy Birthday, pooch! Enjoy! Woof!
Notes
Instead of doggy treats for decor, you can use fresh fruit. My dog LOVES bananas and we've used those in years past. She really loved the one pictured in the blog post here.

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Cool completely.

Cool completely.

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Flip baked and cooled cake onto large plate or bowl.

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Spread frosting evenly over the cake.

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Decorate!

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Woof! Best doggy birthday cake ever!

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Simple Homemade Mayonnaise (Paleo)

This is it. The perfect version of homemade mayo I’ve been searching for. I’ve tried so many different versions and this one tastes best, takes 10 seconds, the ingredients are superb, and it’s fool proof. Also, it’s a great base for more salad dressing recipes (see our olive oil recipe files for other ideas)

If you’ve made mayo before you know about other versions that require you to drizzle slowly, hold your breath, or pray incessantly, to insure even remotely decent mayo. This version is easy. Dump it all in a jar and blend. Sincerely the easiest! You’re gonna wonder why you’ve ever bought pricey jarred mayo loaded with horrible ingredients before.

We then use this on EVERYTHING! I do love my mayo quite a bit. We love it, of course, on a great sandwich, like a BLT, but have you ever had a Waffle BLT or lettuce wrapped BLT? Family favorites here that are so easy to put together for a lunch box or quick bite at home. Having a base like homemade mayo ready at home also makes making homemade delicious salad dressings easy, too, and much yummier than anything you could ever buy.

With quality ingredients like Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured eggs and olive oils, you simply cannot go wrong. You can rest assured that you are making a mayonnaise your family will love and that contains great ingredients that you can feel good about.

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Simple Homemade Mayonnaise (Paleo)
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 room temp Burroughs Family Farms organic, pastured egg
  • 1 c organic Burroughs Family Farms olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp white balsamic
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a wide-mouth Mason jar, insert immersion blender and start blending. Gently bring immersion blender upward to incorporate all the ingredients. Takes about 10 seconds and fifty cents to make a delightful jar of this yummy Mayonaisse.

These are some of our favorite ways to use our homemade mayo:

 

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