A couple of projects I made to make my morning routine easier:
– Coffee mug shelf mounted by the fence gate I take Cady (my doggo) in and out of daily for her bathroom routine. I got tired of setting my morning coffee on the ground to open the fence gate each day. I made a cedar shelf with a galvanized L-bracket and an extra fence brace band. Enlarged the L-bracket holes to accommodate the 2 fence brace band bolts.
– Pooper Scooper station with disposal can and a coffee mug shelf. Cedar board attached to a T-post. Welded I-bolts for chains to hold the can and lid in case of high winds. Hooks to hang the scooper rake and pan from.
Summer Chili – Homemade & Healthy
Ground turkey breast, multi-color bell peppers, purple onion, garlic, black-kidney-pinto beans, celery, diced tomatoes, smoked chilies, shredded carrots, sweet corn, chipotle salsa, pure tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Cook ground turkey, add other ingredients, bring to full heat, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally while cooking. Take 2-3 cups and puree in a blender and return to pot. Mix well and simmer for another 30-40 minutes. Garnish to your liking.
Almond Butter Bars – Homemade & Healthy
Raw honey, pure almond butter, chia seeds, oats and Raw Organic Protein plant formula powder vanilla. Heat honey and almond butter in a sauce pan. Mix together with oats and chia seeds. Spread over parchment paper on a sheet pan, bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool and add a melted 72% Cacao Belgian dark chocolate splash to finish them.
I’ve been looking for a recipe for sugar free, great tasting BBQ Sauce. I found a lot of recipes but they all had tons of sugar in them. So, I decided to modify a couple of them and came up with my own.
Blue Berry BBQ Sauce – sugar free
Fresh blue berries, apple cider vinegar, stevia, maple syrup, cumin, cinnamon, bay leaf, salt, chipotle chili pepper, ancho chili pepper or chili powder, onion, garlic and ground coriander.
You rough chop up the blue berries with the apple cider vinegar in a blender and then put them in a sauce pan to cook for 30-40 minutes. This is when you add all of the other ingredients. After it has cooked, pour the mix into the blender and blend it until smooth. (Be sure your blender can handle the cooked temperature of the mix). Put back into the sauce pan and simmer until reduced about 50%.
The blue berries give it a great fresh flavor and the apple cider vinegar gives it a little bite.
I made the same recipe in a Mixed Berry flavor using fresh strawberries, black berries and raspberries.
The BBQ Sauce tastes great on beef, pork, chicken and fish.
The Blue Berry BBQ Sauce cooking and then reducing.
The Mixed Berry BBQ Sauce cooking and then reducing.