Most families I know (ours included) keep a few boxes of mac and cheese in the pantry for those nights when you don’t have a ton of time to cook, or just need something fast and easy. You could use one of those to make this super creamy and healthy dish, but it really is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our family loves eggs. They are an incredibly nutritious whole food, especially when they come from chickens on pasture (or in our case, free ranged on “lawn and garden”!) We love eggs so much that we’ve raised a baker’s dozen of chickens so far and have a handful currently laying. So when I find a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From the Urban Homesteading Is a Way of Life Facebook Page, an excellent recipe for homemade ketchup that has a flavor similar to the store bought stuff, but of course, way yummier! If you’re not a canner, the excess can also go into the freezer in small jars for you to remove and use up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever since I came across this recipe, I’ve been anxious to try it. After all, what’s not to love about a cheesy bread that gets whirred up in your blender, poured into a mini muffin pan and baked for a super quick side dish or awesome finger food? I’m not kidding when I say I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Oat Porridge (Or Gluten-Free Amaranth Porridge–Just Cook Longer!) Ingredients: 1 cup Rolled Oats, organic 1 cup Warm Water 2 Tbsp Whey, plain organic yogurt, cultured organic buttermilk, kefir, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar Directions: Mix all together and let sit on the counter 12-24 hours (or more!) I suggest 24 hours or more for infants and children. Remember, this is a pre-digestion […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Need a new way to sneak more veggies into your kid(s)? Sarah found a great recipe for some healthy muffins, but we both agreed that the instructions could use a little help. I love how little sugar this requires–without tasting like wet cardboard! Here’s my rewrite, along with some great ideas for optional mix-ins. Yields […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our family has been blessed with a huge amount of fresh fruit this year. Unfortunately it seemed to come all at once, so some of it must be preserved somehow. Jam is an obvious choice since it’s ridiculously expensive to buy those jars of fruit flavored stiff syrups they sell at the grocery store, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My husband happens to have a slight obsession with smoking things. Not cigarettes or cigars. Meats, spices, veggies, whatever he can get on the grill (and he is a charcoal purist I should mention–propane and natural gas just don’t do it for him). Normally I indulge him because it means less for me to cook […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Roasted Vegetable Whole Wheat Calzones from Lauren’s Latest yield: 8 calzones Ingredients: 1 lb. whole wheat pizza dough 3 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 medium zucchinis, diced 2 large carrots, peeled and diced 1 medium onion, large dice 4 large cloves garlic, smashed 1/2 teaspoon dried basil salt pepper ——————— 1 cup good pizza sauce 2 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s that time of year…. If you are a home gardener (or live next to one), you know what I mean. Zucchini and yellow squash coming out of your ears! If you are lucky, perhaps you already have tomatoes also. In my zone, I’m lucky to have any ripen before fall. I live for this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our family loves tacos, burritos, etc, but I will admit that I am a terrible meal planner. I buy a variety of staples and produce when I grocery shop and our meals often revolve around whatever is in season at the moment paired with random flashes of inspiration (usually in the form of Pinterest). We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This has become the go-to pizza dough recipe in our house which we make about once a week. My husband is the yeast bread expert who came up with this recipe, but it’s easy enough that even I can make it! Yields two medium pizzas or one very very large. Estimated time is 3-9 hours, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yogurt is one of those things that sometimes feels like you need to know magic in order to make. Actually, every batch I make does feel like magic! Could it really be so easy? I mean, yogurt at the store is pretty expensive, especially in those little single serving size cups with all the fruit sweeteners, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Laura from our Facebook community shared this cake recipe from Poor Girl Eats Well. Cake 1 c whole wheat flour 1 c cooked red quinoa 3/4 c raw sugar 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, melted 1 T vanilla extract 3 eggs 1 t baking powder 1 large Granny Smith apple (or other tart variety), chopped […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I made this as a holiday side dish some time ago and fell in love with the beautiful colors and hearty but simple flavors. It’s so easy to put together using ingredients we almost always have on hand, that it now makes an appearance on our dinner table quite often. I’ve even gotten so lazy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m lucky to be a stay at home mom, which means I often spend some time in the morning or afternoon prepping for dinner. I’m also a self-taught (internet taught??) cook who is still learning, so I frequently spend 1-2 hours making dinner, sometimes more. That sounds like a lot, but I try to make […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you have ever wondered what the big deal about sourdough bread is, or questioned how and why you should soak your grains (no? that’s fine too!), this post is for you. This is also for those of you who are celiac or may be thinking about going gluten free after noticing bloating or other […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
The name for this recipe does not reflect a state of dress (that’s up to you!), but rather that these are good enough to eat without any sugary toppings, making them a healthy, delicious choice for not only breakfast, but also for snacking, even on the go. They are incredibly moist on the inside, with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.