All in Recipes
Have you ever thought about making your own dehydrated apple snacks? It's so easy to do. Don't waste those fresh apples! Here are simple directions for dehydrating apples, even if you don't have a dehydrator. I've also included my recipe for cinnamon apples too---Find out how to dehydrate apples for healthy snacks for your kids and you, too!
Here is a recipe for the most amazing Paleo Banana Bread I've ever made! Gulp! I hate to admit this, but my husband and I ate the whole thing in a day! Try this Grain-Free low sugar banana bread! You'll LOVE it! :-)
Have too much eggplant? Or some large eggplant you don't know what to do with? How about trying fermentation? Here is a DELICIOUS way to preserve eggplant! You'll be giving your body some probiotic goodness at the same time! :-)
I have become addicted to fermenting foods--ALL the foods! So when I was gifted with about a million lemons about a month ago, I had to find some great ways to use them! Of course, I turned to fermentation, which is a way to preserve your food so it lasts longer while (magic of all magics)---supplies probiotic goodness to your body! I'm a fan of fermentation because you have two great things going on at the same time: preservation AND raw health benefits and probiotics in your food to serve your body. Here's how to ferment lemons!
What IS that plant??? All last summer, I had this plant I thought was probably just a "weed" growing crazily in my yard! I was ready to rip them all out, but I decided to wait. Happily, I discovered that although considered a "weed," Lambsquarters is actually an edible plant that is more nutritious than spinach! Here is how to identify Lambsquarters and how to use it too!
You've probably heard how good it is for your body and health to drink a cup of water with honey and lemon every day? Well, after being given bags of beautiful fresh lemons, I thought I'd go ahead and make some lemon infused honey! Not only is this honey absolutely delicious, you can use it for so much! It's great for soothing sore throats and coughs, you can sweeten your herbal tea with it, use it on toast or as a topping....or just take a spoonful because it's just SO good! And of course, you can use it in your lemon-honey water! :-) Here's how to infuse your honey with delicious, great for you lemons!
I was gifted recently with LOTS of lemons! The real ones, by the way---not the metaphorical lemons, thank goodness! Bags of them! Fresh, beautiful, sweet-smelling lemons! When I received all these lemons, I immediately began thinking about what to do with them! I have always wanted to try making lemon curd, and I found one of my mom's old recipes. I adapted it quite a bit because I didn't have all the right ingredients (like caster sugar?). The ingredients I used are those that most everyone has on hand, and it turned out SO delicious anyway! Here is how I made lemon curd---which is kind of like a buttery lemon pudding!
I just love spice! The hotter the better, in fact! I also can't stand waste. I recently was gifted a huge bag of jalapeno peppers, and I couldn't possibly use them all before they spoiled. Fermenting for food preservation is a healthy, quick, and workable way to extend the life of your foods---especially when you have too much to use right away! Find out how to make these fermented probiotic-rich jalapeno pepper rings. They are delicious to eat by themselves, as a tangy, spicy topping, or use them to add a little kick in all kinds of recipes!
Sometimes you just have too many eggs, or you can't use them before they get too old, right? Once of my solutions to that dilemma is to make a bunch of pickled eggs! They are delicious, last a super long time in the 'fridge, retain all the health benefits, and best of all---they won't go to waste! Here are my strategies for making perfect pickled eggs!
Here's how to make the best, easiest bread you will love! I've been struggling with baking bread for a long time. I actually just gave up for about 30 years! No kidding! When my kids were young, I tried...but it was just too much work. And frankly, to have bread not turn out after all that time is disheartening to say the least. BUT! I happened upon a great recipe from the Minimalist Baker and it inspired me to create a recipe that works for us! I tell you, I love this recipe and I am so grateful to Minimalist Baker--all her recipes look fabulous! Here is my take on her recipe:
OH! My. Gosh!!! Is there just anything better than ROSES and CHOCOLATE? And CHAI?!! I've been making this herbal tea blend for a few years now, and it's become a favorite of many. It's a spicy, chocolaty mix with a hint of lovely rose. Here's a rundown of the health benefits of the herbs involved...but just be assured...It is the MOST delicious Chai you will ever experience! PERFECT for these cool Fall and Winter evenings, mornings and afternoons! :-)
Ever had tomatoes coming out your ears? Or just wanted to know what to do with them? Here is a way to preserve your tomatoes without canning them! Try these easy, delicious, and healthy fermented tomatoes. The recipe is based on a traditional Ukraine recipe, and I know you will just love them!
Ever wanted to make your own bone broth? There are so many health benefits to bone broth, and when you can make your own from clean meat...isn't that even better? Here is a Turkey Bone Broth recipe for you, as well as reasons why you should drink some every day!
This is the BEST sauerkraut you'll ever eat! Because it's fermented, it's filled with probiotic awesomeness too. Here is how to make yours!
This is a great summer recipe for fermented dilly beans! If you have too many beans, and you need something to do with them, this is a terrific option that will provide exceptional probiotics to your diet. Plus, they are DELICIOUS!
Have you tried growing your own sprouts? Here are simple steps for perfect sprouts every time and why you should eat your sprouts!