Tools required: Immersion blender
1 slice bacon
Chicken juices reserved from Mediterranean Chicken recipe
Dried oregano and rosemary to taste
2 Tb mashed cauliflower (for use as thickener)
Salt and pepper to taste
In pan, cook the bacon – it adds wonderful flavor.
Remove the cooked bacon, but keep the grease (this is what we’re after anyway – feel free to snack on the bacon).
In the bacon grease, cook chicken giblets and remove from pan for more snacks (this step deepens the flavor of the gravy).
Now, add the chicken juices reserved from the roasted chicken and stir.
Add a tsp each of oregano and rosemary if you like.
Once combined, pour into your 2 cup measure along with 2 Tb mashed cauliflower.
Blend with immersion blender until you reach a gravy consistency (you may need to add more mashed cauliflower to reach your desired texture).
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour liberally over EVERYTHING. Seriously, this is delicious.
Tired of scrambled eggs? Add some veggies to your eggs and mix up your routine. Great for a weekend brunch or make ahead and bring to work with you.
salt & pepper to taste
Coconut oil to grease the pans
Veggie Lovers add:
1 zucchini & 1 carrot (or two of each) – shredded
Meat Lovers add:
2 pieces of bacon, chopped into small pieces
2 breakfast sausages, chopped into small pieces
3 small zucchini
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces of bacon (cooked)
6 eggs total
1/2 cup parmesan (shredded)
1/2 cup feta (shredded)
8 oz Monterey jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 pieces of toast cut up into small pieces
First make bacon waffles
Second fry up some eggs in the bacon grease
Then make fried chicken patties…
We used leftover chopped up chicken
Mixed it with mayonnaise
Dipped it in flour
Fried it in the leftover bacon grease
Finally pile everything together with garnishes
Enjoy with a beer! For breakfast? Well, it was a binge day!
Over a bed of lettuce, layer chopped up cucumber, celery, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, avocado and, of course, bacon. Dress with a pre-made vinaigrette or olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Pâté finger sandwiches are a super easy addition to any tea party! You can simply buy pâté at your local store, or if yo’re feeling ambitious (and not squeamish) bust out your food processor and make your own!
1lb chicken livers
1 small lemon, zested and juiced
1 medium onion
6 cloves garlic
6 strips bacon
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
sea salt to taste
Everything is better with bacon… brussel sprouts are greatly enhanced by bacon and cooking them in bacon grease! Very simple. yet very delicious recipe!
Cook the bacon, chop the brussel sprouts
Cool and crumble the bacon, cook the brussel sprouts in the bacon grease
Crumble the bacon over the brussel sprouts
Scramble some eggs, whip up the bacon waffles and drench them in agave nectar! A perfectly decadent, yet easy, weekend breakfast.
The world’s most ridiculous conversation took place while I was making this…
Peter asks what I’m making.I say “bread pudding with the left over cubed bread.” He eyes the bacon I’m frying and asks “with bacon?” “Well, yeah, bacon makes everything better!” I reply. “Even dessert?” he asks skeptically. “Dessert??? This has bacon, cheese, spinach and sun-sried tomatoes. I didn’t know where was such a thing as sweet bread pudding” I reply. Pause. “I didn’t know there was such a thing as savory bread pudding!” LOL
1 loaf bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (5-ounce) package spinach leaves
1 jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained well
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
(we threw in a mixture of all the cheeses we had on hand… gruyere, parmesan and a bit of asiago too)
3 cups milk
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 strips bacon, fried
Surprise your sweetie this Valentines day weekend with the only way you can possibly make waffles better… with bacon! And brown sugar!
Adapted from joythebaker.com
10 slices of bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 grapeseed oil
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
(we made our own butter milk with 2 cups of milk and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar)
Want to know the (not-so) secret ingredient? Bacon! Seriously… best split pea soup we’ve ever had!
1 cup split peas
3 cups water
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 slices bacon
1 stem celery
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery flakes
1 tablespoon parsley flakes