I love making all things pumpkin in the fall. Pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin breakfast pie, pumpkin chili, and more. So this means I use a lot of pumpkin. We buy pumpkins for home decor, but I also buy them for baking and pureeing. In today’s post I will show you how to make pumpkin puree so you can use your pumpkins in all your fall baking.[Read more…] about How to Make Pumpkin Puree – Canned Pumpkin from Scratch
It is so important for me to cook homemade, from scratch meals for us every single night. That’s one of the reasons I came up with this homemade meatball recipe, so I could provide more variation using ground meats. Mix up this quick and easy beef meatball recipe for homemade pasta, chili, and more![Read more…] about Beef Meatball Recipe for Homemade Pasta, Chili, and more
Learn how to make deliciously soft & chewy gluten free cookies with carob chips with this easy recipe. Carob chips are in the chocolate family, only they are packed full of healthy nutrients and they are lower in sugar and have no caffeine. A tasty and healthier version of regular chocolate chips, carob has been a family favorite since I was a little girl![Read more…] about Gluten Free Cookies Recipe with Carob Chips
These cupcake-like cheesy sourdough biscuits are dry on the outside and creamy on the inside. Learn how to make cheesy sourdough biscuits for the perfect gut-healthy appetizer or snack that takes a bread roll to the next level.[Read more…] about How to make Cheesy Sourdough Biscuits
Learn how to make homemade butter that is easily spreadable, farm fresh, and so much better than store bought. You can make this with just a mixer and some fresh cream. Be careful though, you may find yourself eating it all by itself![Read more…] about How to Make Butter
Make perfect farm fresh hard-boiled eggs with this simple stovetop recipe. What I love about this recipe is all you need are eggs, a pot, and a stovetop. With Easter around the corner, these eggs are a fun activity and a healthy breakfast.[Read more…] about Hard-Boiled Eggs
Learning all about making spaghetti squash is kind of like learning how to make fried eggs. Maybe it seems intimidating at first, but once you do it you realize how easy it really is (no shame if you’re someone who still breaks yolks – we do too!). But I can promise you that making spaghetti squash is actually way easier than frying eggs.[Read more…] about All About Making Spaghetti Squash
When I first started making homemade bone broth, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to do. I had been spending anywhere from $5 to $10 on store-bought bone broth, that we would use instantly and go through quickly. I thought there was some magic trick to making bone broth and I imagined some crazy process of stripping bones and turning it into soup. No, I couldn’t have been more wrong! Bone broth is such a natural food to make. Simply take bones, add water, add apple cider vinegar, and simmer for a long time. In this post I show you two ways that we make bone broth from scratch at the homestead.
Health benefits of Bone Broth
You may be wondering why grocery stores are stocked with bone broth now a days. The making of bone broth dates back to when our ancestors wanted to use every part of an animal for nutrition.[Read more…] about How to Make Homemade Bone Broth Two Ways
I started using the NutriBullet over 5 years ago when I bought it to use as a smoothie maker, juicer, food processor, and blender. Now, don’t tell NutriBullet that I said that, because it’s obviously not supposed to be all of those things! But I really got to know this device over the last 5+ years so I thought I would share its pros and cons with you. Maybe you are trying to decide whether to invest in a blender, smoothie maker, juicer, or food processor. All of these are a decent investment, so this should help you understand exactly what a NutriBullet does and how I use it. I am also sharing one of our favorite cleansing smoothie recipes. This recipe is detoxifying and an anti-inflammatory, and it just tastes great! Enjoy![Read more…] about Cleansing Smoothie Recipe and 5-year NutriBullet Pro Review
Ratatouille is a great way to get several vegetables on your family’s plate. Whether you’re cooking for two or for eight, ratatouille is a yummy vegetarian side or main dish. Ratatouille uses eggplants, zucchini, red pepper, tomato, garlic, onion, and olive oil. And this recipe uses NO salt. We make this healthy ratatouille about once a week. And if a party is happening, this is what I bring!
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Ratatouille is already very healthy for you with so many vegetables in one dish. This recipe also uses no salt, and each vegetable is cooked on its own to get the best nutrient and flavor before combining them all into the pot. I actually learned how to make this dish from an authentic French chef, and she gave me some great tips that I will share!
We love to cook with whatever vegetables are in season. If you have access to fresh zucchini, eggplant, peppers, or tomatoes, use those for the best and fullest flavor. If not, you can just grab some organic veggies from your local grocery store. I’ve done this recipe with vegetables that are in and out of season, and it always turns out great![Read more…] about Healthy Ratatouille