Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 16oz bag of green split peas
  • 8oz uncured turkey bacon
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic poweder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp dried minced onion

Directions

  1. Soak the peas for at least 8 hours in the refrigerator. Drain, rinse, and add to an Instant Pot liner.
  2. Cover with water at 1 inch above the peas. Add the dried spices and stir.
  3. Set the IP for Bean/Chili mode for 30 minutes on normal. Let the course run and allow the valve to naturally release. While the peas cook, fry the bacon slices and chop them.
  4. Remove the liner and stir in the bacon and chives. Add salt, if desired, to taste.
  5. Optional: serve with shredded cheese, croutons, and/or dripped yogurt (or sour cream).

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Banana Panna Cotta

I suddenly keep finding myself with way too many bananas ripe at the same time. So, I wanted a somewhat healthy snack that is easy to make and fast. I was able to come up with this panna cotta recipe to suit my personal needs and without adding too much fat to the nutritional value.

I did find it annoying to remove the panna cotta from the liners I used and it will require running a butter knife around the edge of the muffin slot to release. I think individual silicone muffin holders or individual ramakins may work best and can be used to serve without a need to remove the panna cotta at all. That’s just my personal opinion as I am not above eating an ugly panna cotta if it tastes good.

Banana Panna Cotta

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1.5 cups nut milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 inch section of a vanilla bean

Directions

  1. Place the gelatin and water in a small bowl or cup to bloom.
  2. Add the sliced bananas and yogurt to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the nut milk, blended banana and yogurt, honey, and sliced vanilla bean to a saucepan. Heat slowly until it is hot, but not boiling, while whisking occassionally.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and fish out the vanilla bean. Scrape the seeds into the saucepan mixture.
  5. Whisk the bloomed gelatin into the saucepan mixture until smooth.
  6. Fill a 12-count silicone muffin pan on a cookie sheet with the mixture and let set for at least 4 hours in the fridge.


I used whole milk yogurt, Elmhurst unsweetened cashew milk, and Great Lakes gelatin.

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Chicken Nuggets (Banana, SCD)

I found a chicken nugget recipe online that uses sweet potatoes, but I cannot have those nor many of the replacements one might use in their place. So, I opted to go with bananas in this recipe. These are great with honey mustard or ketchup.

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Chicken Nuggets (Banana, SCD)

  • Servings: 30
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced bananas (~3 bananas)
  • 1 egg yolk, large
  • – 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp cashew flour (or other nut flour)
  • 2 tbsp minced onion, dried
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all but the ground chicken together well. Mix in the ground chicken using your hands until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Using two tablespoons, portion out ~1 tbsp of the mixture for each nugget. Lay out on the baking sheet and use the spoons to shape/flatten into a nugget.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperate is over 165F. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes before serving.

**A variety of squash, such as pumpkin or butternut, can be subbed 1:1 to replace the bananas. I intend to attempt using celeriac/celery root to replace the banana down the road. If you sub the banana with any of the aforementioned items, I suggest reducing the coconut flour to 2 tbsp and omitting the nut flour.

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