I’m about to go HAM… Healthy as a mutha….!
If you’re not familiar, here’s the reference!
As I’m sure you’ve discovered, this week’s two recipes are centered around ham!
This past Sunday, we bought a ham from a pig that had been fed organic whey and other healthy treats – we are super careful about the quality of meat we eat, as well as how the animal was treated when it was alive!
We wanted to get a bone-in ham (there is so much more flavor, and we can use the bone for both broth and soup), but the bone-in hams were HUGE, so we got a smaller one!
The first thing I made… Was ham. Haha, duh! Here’s the recipe I followed… I thought it was pretty fantastic, because when you (or at least I) think of ham, it is usually covered in honey or maple syrup or some other sugary substance, but this one is whole 30 compliant/paleo/primal!
Doesn’t it look delicious? In case you haven’t clicked through yet to the recipe, it is covered in spinach and basil, and laying on an asparagus bed (which doesn’t sound as comfortable as it does delicious)!
I served it with the asparagus from underneath, and mashed cauliflower with a pat of Kerrygold butter on the top!
It was even better than it looks!
Now ideally, had we bought the bone-in ham, I would have used just the bones for the split pea soup I made, but without the bone, I had to improvise!
If you HAVE a ham bone on hand, start with that, and let it boil for about an hour. If you don’t have it, take a piece of your ham and put it into some boiling water for a while to get the flavor into the water! Then add a small diced onion, 16oz of frozen cauliflower, 16oz of frozen green beans, and a stalk of celery with the leaves and all (chopped into pieces) to the water, and let it boil until the veggies are all super mushy! Once it’s mushy, drain the water (which you can drink so you don’t lose nutrients, if you’d like!) and blend the veggies in the food processor until it is split pea soup consistency. At this point, I had cut up chunks of ham, too, so that it is meaty and delicious…. And voila! Split pea soup, with no peas!
I have an extra exciting treat in store for you next week. Stay tuned!
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