so my first recipe for 2013…
the truth is I made this in 2012….it was between this and a donut muffin recipe.
yeah I opted for the salad…which this salad isn’t healthy really…bacon dressing…sorry
BUT it was really good. I’ve never made bacon dressing before…I was somewhat traumatized by the main ingredient…which I’ve had bacon dressing before at restaurants…I guess I just never really thought what it was made with. hahaha
I share either way since it was good. And the point of my blog is share what I make that is good. Sorry for you new years resolutionist out there that had healthy eating or no bacon. no worries there will be a lots of recipes for you as well in 2013
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
- 8oz package organic baby spinach
- 2 Large farm fresh eggs
- 1 Large carrot (shredded)
- 8 pieces thick sliced bacon (chopped)
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
|Remove the stems from the spinach wash and dry. Place into salad serving bowl.|
|Place the eggs into a large pot and cover with cold water by at least 1-inch. Heat on high. Once the water comes to a boil turn the burner off. Leave the eggs in the water for 15 minutes. Remove and peel off the shell. Cut up each egg - I quarted mine. Set into salad bowl with spinach.|
|While the eggs are cooking cook the bacon. I prefer to cook mine in the oven. I cook for about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Make sure it is cooked all the way through. Save 3 tablesoons of the bacon grease.Crumble the bacon into salad serving bowl.|
|Transfer the bacon grease to a small saucepan set over low heat and whisk in the red wine vinegar, sugar and Dijon mustard. Season with a small pinch of salt.|
|Add dressing to the salad and toss together. Serve immediatly and enjoy.|
recipe from the food network Alton Brown
what I also wanted to incorporate into my blog this year is the importance of REAL food. I have a passion for this. I strive to learn more – to keep my children healthy, me & my husband and hopefully with these tidbits of information to help you be more healthy…it is truly awful what is happening in our world with the food industry…as I rambled about in this post. again I am not perfect I don’t cook/bake my meals 100% real…but it is something I strive for…and for the majority of our meals to be farm fresh.
In this post and many of my others I talk about getting farm fresh eggs here are a list of 5 reasons why:
1. Bugs, Worms, and Live Food. Having chickens roam free is part of the natural cycle of life on a farm. Pastured chickens eat bugs, worms, seeds, and grasses for protein. Eating live food makes their eggs better-tasting and healthier.
2. Happy Chickens. It is more humane to allow a chicken to roam free in a pasture than to be cooped up without any fresh air to breathe or space to move.
3. More Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Pastured eggs contain over two times more Omega-3 fatty acid than industrial eggs. Omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory fats and are heart healthy.
4. More Micronutrients. These eggs contain higher quantities of minerals and vitamins, like A and E.
5. Home Grown: Buying pastured eggs is the closest to raising chickens yourself. Although this is a growing trend, I much prefer the convenience of buying them at a farm.
information from here
and my own #6 – they taste better! much better!