Y’all, I have finally learned the secret to perfect homemade mayo. Read More
These easy homemade apple chips are so….easy. And delicious. And did I mention how easy they are to make? Only one ingredient: apples!Read More
Have you ever wondered why prepackaged baby carrots stay fresh for so long?
Since carrots are one of the only vegetables that everyone in my family will ingest sans weeping and gnashing of teeth, we eat a lot of them.
And y’all, I cook homemade, real food meals 2 or 3 times every day. I’m in the kitchen a lot, which is why I’m always looking for ways to streamline my food prep time. Prepackaged baby carrots, sliced carrot “chips”, and carrot matchsticks were on my grocery list pretty much every week.
Until recently, when I finally decided to find out how in the world these magical carrots could last so stinkin’ long in my refrigerator.Read More
Looking for awesome Paleo travel foods?
Following a nutrient dense, grain-free diet is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. At home, that is. It can be a-whole-nother story when you’re traveling or even running errands for the day. Read More
If you’re in the market for safer, healthier kitchenware, you’ll love this list of my favorite nontoxic bakeware…
Nontoxic bakeware is an important part of reducing toxins in the home. When I first learned about the dangers of cooking and baking with plastics, certain metals such as aluminum, and nonstick coatings, it became a high priority to replace our unhealthy kitchenware with nontoxic solutions.Read More
I love coffee–the smell, the taste, the caffeine–but recently began drinking dandelion root coffee instead of the real deal. I’m loving it! It’s easy, tasty and good for you. Plus, it avoids the negative health impact health I experienced with regular coffee.Read More
When you start a gluten free real food diet, one of the first things you learn is that not all gluten free food is real food, and not all real food is gluten free.
And just like that, pretty much the entire content of your recipe box becomes obsolete.
- Goodbye, cookie recipes. Goodbye, all baking recipes, for that matter.
- Goodbye, casseroles and all recipes calling for cream-of-anything.
- Goodbye, pasta.
- Goodbye, flour.
- Goodbye, sugar.
- Goodbye, pretty much every ingredient I once knew. It’s been real.
When you spend lots of time in the kitchen, any tool that saves time is a winner in my book. And while I’ve seen many kitchens smaller than mine, my own culinary storage space is not particularly roomy. Any tools that take up room in a drawer or cupboard had better earn their keep!
With this in mind, I present to you six tools now considered indispensable in my Real Food kitchen…
By the way, have you checked out my new list of Favorite Things? I get lots of questions about my favorite ingredients, products, and resources here at the Yankee Homestead. Everything on my list of Favorite Things (including the 6 tools listed below) is something I use myself and recommend from personal experience.Read More
There’s still time to take advantage of these two all-natural Cyber Monday deals…
I just can’t say enough about the following small businesses. They both hold to extremely high standards of quality, use only the best natural ingredients, and provide some of my family’s very favorite safe and natural products. I hope you love them as much as my family does!Read More
It’s time to stock up on natural skin care and pure makeup–these goodies make perfect stocking stuffers and hostess gifts! It’s also time to restock the pantry with gluten-free baking goods and the hall closet with nontoxic household goods.Read More