Russian Fries

Russian Fries

My mom used to make these when I was a kid.  There’s really no name for it, so they look like fries to me.  I had some organic potato’s in my weekly delivery of fruits and vegetables, so I decided to make some for dinner.




Coconut oil

Garlic, salt, pepper

1. Peel and cut potatoes lengthwise


2.  put a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan and heat.  add the sliced potatoes and seasoning.  Fry until the potatoes are no longer translucent and easy to cut.

3.  enjoy!



Firecracker Blue Cheese Burgers

Firecracker Burgers

This is a great summer night recipe.  Easy to make the 10 servings and freeze the burgers.  For a more healthy recipe leave out the bun, and just have with your vege’s.  For a fun twist, add 4 ounces of blue cheese. My husband loves this!




1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 large egg yolks (I always buy free range organic eggs)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (we use grass fed 85% lean beef)
10 whole-grain buns (we use gluten free)

Makes 10 servings


1. Whisk together mustard, onion, garlic, egg yolks, and cayenne in a large bowl.


2. Add beef and stir until combined.


3. Form mixture into 10 patties, about 3/4″ thick.


4. For my lovely husband, here are the blue cheese ones


5. Lightly oil a grill or grill pan and heat to medium-high. Cook burgers 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Lightly grilled buns.


Place in cling wrap first.  Then put in air tight bag.

freezing bc

Nutritional information 

Per serving (without bun):
210 calories
10 g fat (3.5 g sat)
2 g carbohydrate
29 g protein
0 g fiber
320 mg sodium
Per serving (with bun):
340 calories
12 g fat (4 g sat)
24 g carbohydrate
33 g protein
3 g fiber
520 mg sodium

Recipe from Southbeach Diet

Italian Sausage in Red Sauce

Italian Sausage in Red Sauce

This is a Hansen family recipe and it’s one of our favorites. The best part of this is that it serves a lot of people or you can freeze the left overs for a night you don’t feel like cooking!

Italian Sausage in Red Sauce


  • 1 lb of mild pork italian sausage (you can also substitute chicken sausage)
  • 1/2 lb of spicy pork sausage (you can use just mild if you do not like spicy)
  • 1 Tbs Organic Coconut Oil (this is refined for high heat)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion (i like to use red onion)
  • 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped (i use the organic chopped garlic that comes in a can)
  • 1 Can (28 oz.) Italian style plum tomatoes, with juice (I use organic for this as well)
  • 1 Tbs tomato paste
  • Dash of: red pepper flakes, oregano, italian seasoning, fennel seed, basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bag of Shell Pasta (I use gluten-free), I used 2 cups

Serves 4, 1/2 cup serving each

How to make this yummy dish:


1.  Sauté the sausage in a large skillet, over medium heat until well browned.


2.  Drain off excess fat or liquid and transfer meat to a warm plate.

3. Add coconut oil and onion and cook, stirring over low heat, until tender.  Add garlic and cook 1 minute.


4. Add tomatoes and tomato paste.  Add spices and cook over high heat until boiling.



5. Add the sausage back in and cook, stirring occasionally, over low heat for about 35 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

6. Serve over prepared pasta.  Cook per instructions on package.


7.  I like to mix the pasta and sauce together and heat it before serving.  If going to freeze leftovers, do not add pasta into the sauce.

8. Serve with a side salad or alone.