Christmas is Coming… U.S. Wellness Meats!

Guys, Christmas is coming!
Christmas is coming!

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We’ve been searching for a reasonable SCD ham to purchase for Christmas or Christmas Eve dinner.
We finally found one that we are going to try!

The one or two sites that we’ve seen with sugar free ham options tend to sell the ham itself for 60 -70 buckaroos or it is HUGE.  This site you can get a 2.5 ibs. sugar-free ham (Pork, Water, Sea Salt) for $23.68.  The only downside is you have to buy at least 7 ibs. of meat per order…  BUT HEY, let’s make the best of it!  We’ll be getting the ham to try along with some beef sticks and a variety of jerkies (plan, spicy, beef, turkey) for the road trip snacks to and from family’s homes!  How about some breakfast sausage to have on Christmas morn?!

There are more SCD options than posted below on their website, these are just the ones we are interested in for ourselves:

Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner?

Sugar-Free Ham

Traveling Snack Options?

Long Beef Snack Sticks

Beef Jerky Portions Plan

Beef Jerky Portions Spicy

Beef Jerky Sticks Plain

Beef Jerky Sticks Spicy

Beef Jerky Sticks Plan Self Stable

Extra Spicy Beef Jerky Sticks

Sugar Free Turkey Jerky Plan

Turkey Jerky Sticks Spicy

Easy Christmas Morning Breakfast Options?

Sugar Free Bacon

Beef Breakfast Sausage Sliders – currently out of sock

Beef Polish Sliders – currently out of stock

Sugar Free Pork Breakfast Sausage

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“Crushless Spinach Quiche” Better than the Junk Quiche

This recipe graciously stolen from ANY14TNS at allrecipes.com.

The Goods
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
5 eggs, beaten
3 cups shredded Muenster cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

The Gettin’
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
2.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
3.  In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.
4.  Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

The Take
It is pretty good quiche.  We’ve only made it with cheddar, so we’ll have to try it with the Munster. Like like like it! Oh and the name change?  Lauren’s family had a crustless quiche recipe, but when typing it, input crushless… we like that better. 🙂

Total Time: 50 minutes
Prep –  20 minutes
Cook–  30 hour

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy


“Jimmy Dean” Breakfast Sausage

This recipe graciously stolen from Christy of BTVC Yahoo.

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The Goods
16 oz ground pork
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp dried coriander

The Gettin’
Mix everything together, patty out and fry in coconut oil.

The Take
Delicious!  Adjust the salt to taste.  I love sausage, and although we really didn’t have Jimmy Dean growing up, this tastes like “Breakfast Sausage!”

Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep –  5 minutes
Cook–  15 hour

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy

Crustless Cheeseless Quick Junk Quiche

This recipe inspired by a craving, allrecipes.com, and the fridge.

The Goods
6 strips SCD bacon
1/2 onion chopped
6 small portabella mushrooms chopped
10 oz. frozen spinach
8 eggs
liberally salt and pepper

The Gettin’
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
2. Cook bacon strips in skillet until crispy, then set aside to cool.
3. Pour out bacon grease leaving about 3 tables spoons in pan.
4. Add chopped onions and mushrooms to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft.
5. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
6. Chop cooled bacon into bacon “bites”.
7. In a large bowl, combine eggs, , salt and pepper.
8. Add spinach mixture  to bowl and stir to blend.
9. Scoop into prepared pie pan.
10. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

The Take
Very good quiche, but I would add more bacon… we love bacon…

Total Time: 1 hour
Prep –  20 minutes
Cook–  30 minutes
Cool– 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

Simple Boiled Eggs

This recipe graciously stolen from eHow.com.

The Goods
eggs (the quantity is up to you)

The Gettin’
1. Place the raw egg in a saucepan.
2. Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 1 inch above the egg.
3. Place the saucepan on a stove and cook over medium heat until the water begins to boil.
4. Reduce the heat to low.
5. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 10 to 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs
6. Remove the egg with a spoon or ladle and let it cool slowly, or run cold water over it to cool it more quickly.

The Take
Simple quick breakfast you can make for the week that gives good protein for a good fill me up!  Lauren likes them with a Muffin.  Jordan prefers bacon.  Bacon needs nothing else to Jordan.  Why even eggs?  Well if you’re like Lauren, you want variety.  If you’re like Jordan, there is no such thing as too much of a good thing- bacon!!!!

Also you may like to know that hard boiled eggs can last up to one week in the fridge when the shell has not been opened already.

Total Time: 10- 15 minutes
Cook–  10-15 minutes

Yield: however many eggs you start with

Level: Easy

Sweet Cinnamon Buns!

This recipe graciously stolen from comfybelly.com.

The Goods
Muffin Goods

1/2 cup SCD yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cinnamon Topping Goods

2 Tbs. cinnamon
4 Tbs. honey
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted (coconut butter will work too)

The Gettin’
1. Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.
2. Combine all the muffin ingredients and blend well (we used food processor, but hand is great too).
3. Place cupcake liners in a baking pan, and fill the liners halfway with batter.
3. Blend all the topping ingredients well with fork.
4. Add about a tablespoon of topping to the center of each muffin.
5. Place another scoop of batter on top of each muffin until the batter just about reaches the top.
6. Evenly distribute the remaining topping over the top of each muffin. Optionally, use a toothpick to poke at the top of each muffin to allow some topping to drip into the batter.
7. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center of a muffin comes out clean and the tops are starting to brown.

The Take
They are moist, flavorful, and glamorous!  These buns are better than J. Lo’s!  THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!  The most amazing part to me is that if you handed these muffins to a friend, they would have no clue they were made with the nontraditional ingredients.  if you like cinnamon, you’re just gonna die.

Total Time: 55 minutes
Prep –  30 minutes
Cook–  25 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Level: Easy

Jim’s Fluffy Pancakes

This recipe graciously stolen from nomorecrohns.com.

The Goods
1-1/4 c. almond flour
4 medium eggs
4 Tbs. Honey
2 Tbs. vanilla (containing vanilla and alcohol only)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbs. real butter

The Gettin’
1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender for a light, fluffy texture.
2. Pour onto a buttered electric griddle (preferably) set at 275 degrees or a buttered pan.
3. Cook slowly until golden brown; (a bit longer than for regular flour pancakes).
4. Serve with warmed honey and/or jam.

The Take
Flippin’ floppin’ good!  Lauren loves to infuse hers with SCD butter and Jordan likes equal parts jam or honey to pancake.  The almond flour gives a nice sweetness.   Oh and stay tuned for banana pancakes… also divine…

Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep –  5 minutes
Cook–  20 minutes

Yield: 9 medium pancakes

Level: Easy