The Bacon Board

  1. ♥BACON HUMMUS♥

I made some bacon hummus last night…. not my first time, and I always try to do it just a bit different each time.

I LOVE hummus. I love it because it’s yummy (at least I think so lol!) and it is versatile.

1st… make your hummus the way you always make it.

~~MUST Ingredients:~~
You must have chickpeas or white beans, some other bean, or a mixture.
You must have tahini.
Some water (helps to blend lol)

~~What I like in my hummus & use almost always:~~
Sea salt (sea salt because better minerals)
Lemon juice (I use it straight from the lemon)
Garlic powder or Raw garlic
Peppercorns
Coriander (I’m a coriander freak) (dried or better yet, fresh)
Rice or Coconut vinegar (little bit)

~~What I might use in my hummus:~~
Cumin
Little bit of (fresh) lime juice
Bay leaves (fresh)
Cucumber (yum)
Bacon (CLEAN bacon … no preservatives, etc!)

K. So …. how much of the ingredients that you put together is entirely up to your tastes.

Do drain your bacon well before tossing into the blender.
The more beans you have, the less you’ll taste the bacon. Last night, I wanted a stronger bacon taste … I added too many beans, which was okay, I wanted a lot of food LOL… but my hummus ended up having a smokey, less potent bacon taste.

Experiment!
🙂


2.  Pineapple Rolled In Bacon AKA Heaven♥

Pineapple rolled bacon is a must-have Christmas food in our family but you can have this anytime, of course!

To begin, you’ll need to take your clean (preservative/junk-free bacon) and fry a bit in a pan with coconut oil, dried oregano & mint, & sea salt. You want your bacon to soak in that oregano & mint…

Have your pineapple cut into little chunks… the size of the first segment of a finger. Your wrapping the bacon around it to just overlap the chunks. You CAN add a toothpick, but I don’t.

Let the bacon cool for a minute then wrap the bacon around the pineapple….

Have your sheet pan ready & lined with some parchment paper. No need to oil the sheet.

Line up your pineapple wrapped bacon on the sheet. Put a dollop of honey on each! And a bit more mint…
Pop into the oven at 325. Watch. They won’t take long! Get them a little bit crispy but not too crispy.

Yay bacon!


3. ♥HOW COULD SCALLOPS BE ANY BETTER? WRAP THEM IN BACON!♥

What do you need?
12 slices of bacon!
And 12 sea scallops
1/2 teaspoon of salt or to taste
butter (Real butter. No margarine shit. I have to use alternatives due to allergies)
bamboo skewers.

ALSO:

Mix all this together for Yumminess:

2 TBS Salt, 2 TBS Garlic powder, 2.5 TBS Paprika, AND 1 TBS of each :
Pepper, Onion powder, Thyme, Oregano, and Cayenne if you wish

Now preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place bacon strips on parchment paper & bake until the bacon just begins to get golden around edges. Like 12 minutes. Remove from oven & set the bacon aside until it cools so you handle it.

You can grill these on Medium-High. Season with all those herbs. Wrap each scallop in 1 piece of the bacon – pinning it through the center with a bamboo skewer or a toothpick. Brush grates with oil. Turn frequently. Do this for about 7 minutes. Dab with butter or even cream cheese.

OR:

Fry your scallops in a pan until at least half cooked. Season with all those herbs. Wrap each scallop in the bacon. Pin it with toothpicks or the bamboo. And pop in the over for a little bit at 350. Dab with butter or cream cheese.

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4. ♥ BACON NUTS – A natural party snack!♥

Here’s a little something that no one’s expecting!
This little recipe is easy to put together.

1. Beat one egg white until frothy.
2. Then add 2 cups mixed nuts, any kind, preferably a variety, then mix with egg white.
3. Mix in with 2 TBS Brown Sugar.
4. Mix in the 4 pieces crumbled COOKED bacon.
5. Stir together in equal parts of salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, & red pepper flakes. Add this as liberally as you would like  – to that mixture. You can substitute whatever spices you wish. (Experiment!)
6. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.

ENJOY!


5.  ♥BACON GUACAMOLE (THIS IS THE SHIT)♥

You’re in for a treat with this bacon guacamole!

Here’s what you need to do:

5 strips of somewhat thick and CLEAN (preservative-FREE) bacon, cooked in the oven & then cooled.
3 medium to large ripe avocados: cut in half & pitted.
1/2 white onion: chopped into small dice, rinsed, & drained.
1 TBS red pepper flakes.
1 ripe tomato: cored, seeded then diced.
1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh cilantro chopped.
1-2 TBS fresh lime juice
Salt, as you want it.

Scoop avocado flesh into a large bowl & mash. Add about 2/3 of the bacon, along with onion, red pepper, tomato, & most of the cilantro – saving some for garnish if you want.

Stir gently to combine. Season with lime juice & salt. Garnish with the remaining bacon & cilantro). Serve with chips, rice cakes, pretzels, etc.

This unique guacamole recipe is an excellent addition to any party, whether birthday or Superbowl. 😉
Lastly but importantly, remember to get your bacon clean.