Saturday, December 27, 2008

Venison Poppers

My husband, Jeff, is a deer hunter and we have a freezer full right now! :) This was such a treat! It could easily be an appetizer or a main dish... you decide!

1 lb venison backstrap, cut into 1/2" medallions
Dale's Seasoning sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Lawry's Seasoning Salt

1 can pickled jalapenos
1 sweet onion
Dairy Free cream cheese
1 package thick sliced bacon, cut in half

First let me apologize for not taking exact measurements while preparing. This was something that was just thrown together and worked out spectacularly!

Place the backstrap medallions in a large zippered bag. Add Dale's just to coat and then about 1/8 - 1/4 cup Worcestershire (to taste). Add in a few good dashes of Lawry's and mix well with your hands to make sure the salt is evenly distributed. Allow to marinate for about 15 - 20 minutes while you get the grill started.

While the meat is marinating, chop up the jalapenos and onion. (I stuck them together in a food processor.)

After marinating, add a large dollop of dairy free cream cheese on top of the medallion,

then a pinch of jalapenos and onion, to taste.

Wrap two halves of bacon around the stuffed medallion and secure with a few toothpicks so that the stuffing is held in the center.

Grill until the bacon is nice and done, turning as needed.

I know this wasn't a very specific recipe, so if you have questions.... PLEASE feel free to ask! :)

Frizzled Cabbage

Taken directly from here with only adjusting to dairy free margarine. Very simple and tasty!

1/4 medium green cabbage
2 tablespoons dairy free margarine (or more if you are feeling decadent)
salt and pepper

Core and very thinly slice the cabbage. Melt the margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. When it is bubbling, add the cabbage. Salt and pepper the cabbage. Stir occasionally and cook until mostly wilted, about 10 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium-low and let cook, stirring frequently, until cabbage is starting to caramelize (brown), about 10 minutes. Do not let burn. Taste, adjust seasoning, and serve immediately.

Chewy Non-Peanut Butter Brownies

Have you tried SunButter? Oh my word, it's good. At first it tastes like peanut butter, but then you get the sunflower seed in the aftertaste. Yum.

The original recipe is here, but I've altered it to fit our needs. Also, if you don't want to use whole wheat flour, just use a full cup of all-purpose. (I just like to try and sneak some better flour in where I can! {grin})

I could not tell that these were not peanut butter. So moist and tasty. This will easily become a family favorite!

1/2 cup Sunbutter
1/2 cup dairy free margarine, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together sun butter and margarine. Gradually blend in the brown sugar, white sugar, applesauce, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Combine flours, baking powder, and salt; stir into the sun butter mixture until well blended.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes in preheated oven, or until the top springs back when touched. Cool, and cut into squares.

(This recipe is featured on Allergy Sense.)