Thanks to Shauna for trying out this awesome kid-friendly recipe from Working Mother magazine, which offers a ton of great from-scratch recipes that are geared towards food that works well for both dinnertime and then lunches the next day to cut down on food prep time. That sounds pretty helpful, whether you work outside […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
Meg from our Facebook community shared this recipe for these gluten, casein and sugar free bagels. Thanks, Meg! “Odd little recipe, but I actually had everything on hand. They ain’t bagels, folks, but if you dont do wheat, they’re ‘kinda tasty’ as my husband reluctantly admitted. I used them for breakfast sandwiches with eggs and […]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.
Jame and Kim from our Facebook community recommend these little babies from Edible Perspective. Almond Chocolate Chia Bites inspired by Chia Brownie Bites [yields ~18-20 bites] 1c chia flour 10 medjool dates 2.5T unrefined coconut oil, softened 6T unsweetened cocoa powder 1T chia seeds [optional] 2T unsweetened coconut [optional] 1/2t vanilla extract 1/4t + 1/8t almond extract 1/4t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Amanda from our Facebook community recommends these from the food blog, Healthful Pursuit. Sweet and spicy vegan pizza with tikki masala sauce, roasted potatoes, eggplant, chickpeas and cilantro. Yield: 1 pizza Servings: 1 Ingredients Sauce 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup roughly chopped red onion 1/4 cup diced red pepper 1 tsp diced garlic […]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.
Never have I met a cookie that rivaled the traditional chocolate chip. But after a couple of these, they might have just taken first place. This is a cookie you will be thinking about later on in the day. You will be wondering how many are left and when you’ll be able to make more. […]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.