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Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Red Onions

This is a great raw broccoli salad recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 lbs broccoli
  • 10 strips crisp bacon
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/3 c raisins
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 c toasted sunflower seeds

Directions

  • Cut broccoli and stems into bit sized pieces
  • Fry bacon until crisp and set aside. Crumble.
  • In large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, raisins and bacon
  • Add vinegar pepper and sunflower seeds and toss well to combine

The original recipe which I got from my Grandma, included a 1/4 cup sugar (most recipes from the 50’s era seem to have a lot of sugar :)). I omitted all sugar to make this a paleo salad, and it tasted great!

Enjoy! 🙂

dit-elle-Esther

Creamed Corn with Bacon and Leeks

Nothing says comfort food like Creamed Corn with Bacon and Leeks. Corn is starting to come into season now, and hopefully you can find it fresh and sweet and serve steamed – as is – or with a little salt and butter! This is a fantastic recipe for leftover steamed corn. Cut kernels off the cob and cook with some milk, leeks and bacon. Delish!

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Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 chopped leek
  • 4 slices bacon
  • Salt/pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cut kernels from ears of corn to measure 3 cups
  • Using the dull side of knife blade, scrape milk and remaining pulp from cobs into a bowl
  • Place 1 1/2 cups kernels, milk, salt and pepper in a food processor, process until smooth
  • Cook bacon in large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until crisp, turning once
  • Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan; crumble bacon
  • Add leek to pan and cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring constantly
  • Add pureed corn mixture, remaining 1 1/2 cups corn kernels, and bring to boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until slightly thick
  • Sprinkle with the crumbled bacon just before serving

Enjoy! 🙂

dit-elle-Esther

Baked Bacon

Ever felt stumped when trying to make more than a few strips of bacon, perhaps for a big breakfast, brunch or party? I usually microwave bacon, occasionally will fry it, but that works best in small batches and ends up taking a while and sometimes making a mess! Baked bacon to the rescue!

This is a super simple way to cook bacon! You’ll need a large glass dish (9″ x 13″) and you’ll simply lay the strips of bacon side by side – bake it in a hot oven until desired crispiness and then remove, let drain on paper towels and voila!

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Ingredients

  • Bacon

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400*
  • I recommend using a large dish with sides, e.g. a 9″ x 13″ glass dish
  • Lay strips of bacon side by side and bake for 20 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached

Serve with.. pretty much anything! 🙂

dit-elle-Esther

Soft Boiled Eggs + Bacon on Avocado Toast…Breakfast for dinner!

Breakfast for dinner, you say?  Yes, please!  It’s healthy, easy, and delicious.

When the Huz is out of town, and we don’t have the boys Maya asks for this a lot, and I couldn’t be happier to make it 😉

I honestly think soft boiled eggs, bacon, and avocado each on their own make any dish better, so putting them all together in one dish??  Y-U-M-M-Y!Blog Soft Boiled Egg Bacon on Avocado Toast-1 Blog Soft Boiled Egg Bacon on Avocado Toast-2I don’t think there’s any big secret on how to make this, except maybe how to soft boil an egg.  I like doing it this way sometimes vs over easy in the frying pan.  There’s less mess to clean up, and it’s easier to cook multiple eggs.

  • Bring water to a boil.  Lightly place all eggs into the water and let boil for 7 minutes.  Remove all the eggs that you want to have a runny yolk, and run cold water over them.  If you have a toddler or anyone else that wants their eggs a little more cooked, leave those eggs in the water, but remove it from the heat.  While you are peeling your soft boiled eggs, they will continue to cook in the water.  Take the other ones out after another minute or two and you’ll get a yolk like this.

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Turkey and Potato Soup with Canadian Bacon and Sage

Still have turkey leftovers? This is a fabulous soup to use some of those leftovers. Canadian bacon or pancetta gives the soup a great well rounded flavor and the mashed potatoes and turkey gives it a sense of comfort and warmth. The sage just makes it additionally interesting. A great fall or winter soup!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 large carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 or more oz Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups chopped cooked turkey (I cubed it, but think it would be good shaved as well)
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed cooked peeled baking potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage and additional fresh sage leaves for garnish
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

  • Heat butter in large pot, add onions and cook for a few minutes
  • Add celery, carrots, bacon and cook for another 5 minutes until onions are translucent
  • Add broth, turkey, potatoes and sage, stirring with whisk until blended
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Garnish with fresh sage

This soup freezes very well!

dit-elle-Esther

Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Dates

What’s better than Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates and Bacon Wrapped Dates? Throw all those ingredients together and make Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Dates! 🙂 These are so tasty, and a perfect dish for the upcoming holiday season! I like to serve these as an appetizer, or together with a light soup like a squash, mushroom or other mild soup!

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Ingredients

  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 6 strips of bacon, cut in half
  • small block of goat cheese
  • Fresh thyme as garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Stuff dates with goat cheese
  • Wrap one 1/2 slice of bacon around tightly
  • Bake for ~20 minutes at 400 degrees or until bacon is crispy and starting to turn brown

Enjoy!

dit-elle-Esther

Eggs and Bacon Tart

No gluten, no grains, no dairy.. just a pure protein power breakfast tart. Served with some sautéed veggies and fresh fruit and you’ll have a great meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic bacon
  • 1 cup thinly diced scallions, leaks or onion
  • 8 large eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives for garnish

Directions

  • Oven to 350*
  • Cook bacon in skillet until browned, ~5 minutes
  • Remove and cool and then mince or finely chop
  • Pour off and discard fat from skillet
  • Return bacon with onions or scallions and saute for a few minutes
  • Beat eggs, pepper and salt
  • Put bacon/onion mixture in a round glass pan (8″ or 9″ works well) and pour egg mixture on it
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm
  • Let cool a bit and garnish with fresh chives

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