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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Red Lentil Muffins

I believe this recipe can be adjusted to make sandwich rolls and donuts and will update accordingly in the future. When I originally baked these, I had a crowded oven and adjusted the temperature to 365F for 18 minutes. Take that into consideration when you are checking on the doneness for these.

Red Lentil Muffins

  • Servings: 22
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 16 oz dried lentils, soaked for 8hrs and rinsed twice
  • 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • ~2 tsp salt
  • Optional: spices of your choosing

Directions

  1. Soak the lentils for 4 hours in the refrigerator. Drain, rinse, and repeat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Prep muffin liners/tins for baking.
  3. After 8 hours of soaking, drain and rinse the lentils once more and add them to a food processor. Add the egg whites. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Add the cheese and pulse until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  5. Add the vinegar, baking soda, salt, and spices via the food processor’s tube while pulsing.
  6. Add the mixture evenly to 22 muffin holes/liners. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until the tops spring back when touched. Some cracking of the tops may occur from the steam.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Serve or store in the refrigerator.


I used Lucerne egg whites in the carton for this recipe and it came out to 18 tbsp (1 cup + 2 tbsp or 1 + 1/8 cups). The spices I used are as follows and are approximate: 1.5 tbsp caraway seeds, 0.5 tbsp smoked paprika, 1.5 tbsp rosemary, 1.5 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tbsp dried minced onion.

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Cherry Yogurt Jello

I am exploring new breakfast ideas and want to make sure I am getting more protein in my diet. Please note that you may use whatever juice you want to use for this recipe. I used the Lakewood Organic brand of cherry juice. My preferred gelatin powder is from Great Lakes. Enjoy!

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Cherry Yogurt Jello

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cups black cherry juice, or juice of choice
  • 1/2 water
  • 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups half & half yogurt or dripped whole milk yogurt

Directions

  1. Heat the cherry juice in a small saucepan until it reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the gelatin to the water and allow to bloom for about a minute. The liquid will solidify.
  3. Pour the cherry juice into the bloomed gelatin and stir until dissolved completely.
  4. When the cherry gelatin mixture cools to under 110 degrees Fahrenheit, add the yogurt and whisk together until no more yogurt lumps exist and everything is liquid.
  5. Pour the gelatin mixture into 6 single serving containers and allow to set in the refridgerator for at least 4 hours.


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Eggless Baked Meatballs

I really needed protein to help with a little mini-flare (super mild) and was craving some authentic fried meatballs. I also didn’t want to introduce eggs again while flaring as I am a tad reactive to them (higher end of the LEAP scale). I decided to try it with banana and it worked great! I’ll be making this recipe using turkey for Thanksgiving and will post the recipe after the holiday. I decided to lightly fry the tops and bottoms of the meatballs to get that wonderful crisp before baking. I wasn’t sure how well my body would handle a totally fried meatball. All in all a wonderful treat.

Eggless Baked Meatballs

  • Servings: 12 to 15
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 to 1.5 lbs ground meat (beef used here)
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dry curd cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup pecan flour (or any nut flour)
  • 1 mashed banana (instead of an egg)
  • optional: 1 tbsp spice of choice (turmeric used here)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Hand mix all ingredients until well incorporated.
  3. Form balls – taking into consideration that larger means longer cook time.
  4. Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet or use muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes depending on size. Check internal temperature to ensure doneness.
  6. ***I pan fried mine very lightly in olive oil to get the crust on the meatballs before placing into the oven. This can easily be used for a meatloaf.