Blend with an immersion blender in a wide mouth mason jar all ingredients, except herbs for approximately one minute. Start with the immersion blender at the bottom of your jar working your way up to the top. Don't start moving your blender upwards until you see it thickening up.
Incorporate the herbs during the last 15 seconds or it will turn your ranch green. Store in the fridge for up to one week.
A large handful of fresh herbs of your choice can be used in place of dried parsley. Our favorites are cilantro, parsley and dill.
If your ranch is too thin:
Make sure you are using full fat canned coconut milk. If you want a dip like consistency use only the solid cream, but for a dressing, use the cream and the liquid. It may also thicken up just being in the fridge for a few hours.
Make sure you're using an immersion blender for guaranteed success.
Use a small container, like a mason jar or salad dressing container.
HERE IS THE TRICK TO SAVING YOUR DUMP RANCH... If your ranch never thickens it probably didn't emulsify properly. Just add another egg! Yep, that's all it takes to quickly save all those ingredients.
Set Instant Pot to saute. Wait for it to heat up (it will say "hot").
Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Add a little oil to the pot and sear meat for 10 minutes per side.
Hit cancel button.
Add 1 1/2 cups water to pot, along with the remaining ingredients. Set to manual pressure for 60 minutes. When time is up, release pressure naturally for 20 minutes.
If you have a 3 lb. roast, cook for 75 minutes. You don't need to change anything else.
If you would like, you can make a gravy from the broth. Remove the roast and put on a platter. Set the Instant Pot to saute. Combine a couple tablespoons of cornstarch or potato starch with enough water to make a thin paste. Drizzle it into the broth as you whisk continuously, until thickened.
Put about 2 cups of water into a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir until smooth. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, milk and heavy cream, and continue stirring until thickened to desired consistency and smooth. Add to peas and cream sauce to potatoes. Stir together and serve.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cut the steak into 8 equal portions and trim fat from the meat. Pound with a good meat tenderizer. I highly recommend OXO Softworks Meat Tenderizer. Mine came from Amazon. (Pounding is not necessary if you are using cubed steak.)
Crack the eggs into in a shallow bowl. Beat well.
Combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, 2 tsp. sea salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper in a pie dish.
Place large skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil to cover bottom of pan. Meanwhile, dredge the meat pieces in the flour mixture. Transfer to the beaten eggs. Then back to the flour mixture. Cook in skillet with oil until nicely browned on both sides. Remove the cooked meat to cookie sheet and place in warm oven, as you continue cooking the rest of the meat. This will keep it warm while you finish cooking the meat and make the gravy. Continue cooking the meat until all pieces have been browned. Reserve flour mixture.
Leave drippings in skillet and add 4 T. butter to skillet. Melt over medium-high heat. Stir in 4 T. flour mixture left from dredging meat (or use fresh flour). Combine well with butter and cook until it begins to thicken. Slowly whisk in milk and continue to cook, whisking frequently, until thickened. Stir in the heavy cream, thyme, and season with more salt and pepper.
Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem. Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and brown the ground beef.
As the beef is cooking, slice the mushrooms and add the mushroom slices to the partially cooked ground beef.
Combine the seasonings as that finishes cooking.
Add all other ingredients, except sour cream, to the cooked beef. Stir to combine and cover.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through. The time may vary depending on the type of noodles you use. Read the directions on the package. This gluten free Barilla fettuccine takes 13-14 minutes, but white spelt pasta takes 7 minutes!
Add the sour cream and stir. If it is too watery, let sit for 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.
My husband and I both loved this fish! It was so good that we were wishing that I had made more than one filet for each of us. Mild white fish seasoned and cooked in a skillet, then topped with a cilantro lime butter. Delicious!
If you prefer, you can use flounder or tilapia instead of cod.
This tastes better than the box of Hamburger Helper, but is nearly as easy! No nasty chemicals or preservatives and it is easy to make it gluten free, wheat free, or soy free, since you are in control of the ingredients!
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and brown the ground beef. As the beef is cooking, slice the mushrooms and add the mushroom slices to the partially cooked ground beef.
Combine the seasonings while that finishes cooking.
Add all other ingredients (except sour cream) to the cooked beef.
Stir to combine and cover. Bring to boil, then lower heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through. (The time may vary depending on the type of noodles you use. Read the directions on the package.)
Add the sour cream and let sit for 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.
Preheat oven to 400. Line baking sheet with heavy duty foil, then parchment paper. (The foil makes it so you don't have to wash the pan and the parchment paper prevents the meatballs from sticking to the foil.)
Combine all ingredients for meatballs. Using a small cookie scoop, form meatballs and bake on baking sheet for 15 minutes.
While that is baking, put oil in skillet and dice onion. Begin cooking the onions while you slice the mushrooms. Add to onions.
When onions and mushrooms are nearly done, add beef base, black pepper and garlic powder. Add 2 cup of water to the pan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch with remaining 1/2 cup of water. Gradually add cornstarch mix to pan and stir as you are pouring. Cook, stirring often, until thoroughly mixed.
Add cooked meatballs to mushroom sauce, cover with lid and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Note that the meatballs will grow when cooking because of the raw rice in them.
Nutrition info on 5 meatballs with sauce: 258 calories, 11 g fat, 81 mg cholesterol, 581 mg sodium, 193 mg potassium, 20 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 20 g protein
Since I have a soy allergy, I obviously cannot have soy sauce, which is in nearly every Chinese recipe out there! This is a great substitute for soy sauce, and it is reduced sodium! It will keep in the refrigerator for months.