Are you hot? I sure am! We’ve had a major for the east coast heat wave over the past few weeks. Which is why I’m so thankful for this easy way to cool off…Read More
If you’ve kept chickens for any amount of time, I’m sure you know the heartbreak of raising chicks to adulthood only to have them nabbed by a predator just when they’d started laying eggs.
Losing even a few chickens from a small backyard flock is enough to make any homesteader sad, mad and determined to outsmart those wily predators!
In more than four years of raising backyard chickens, we’ve discovered snakes, a possum and a raccoon in our chicken coop. We’ve also had trouble with foxes and hawks.
Our three-acre homestead is situated at the top of a hill with few trees, and hawks are definitely our worst predator.
At least they were.Read More
Paleo Plantain Chips are the perfect grain-free substitution for tortilla chips. Even if you’re not looking to cut down on grains, you’ll love these crunchy little chips. We like them withRead More
I’m hungry. Can I have a snack? If you hear this phrase as often as I do, you’ll love this list of simple real food snacks for kids.
It can be tricky to find acceptable real food snacks for kids, especially if you’re switching over from packaged snacks. But with a bit of planning on your part and a little training for the kids, it’s totally doable.
Hearty Lentil Soup with Balsamic Glaze has a few rockin’ things going for it:Read More
Oh my word, these are the best paleo tortillas! I’ve been on the hunt for a great paleo tortilla recipe and this, my friends, is it.
The Grain-Free Taco Dilemma
We eat this Seasoned Taco Meat frequently. It’s easy, tasty, and I can hide a bajillion veggies in there. Shhh, don’t tell my boys!
Before these awesome paleo plantain tortillas came along, we Read More
This Paleo Almond Butter Bread is amazing. With only 5 ingredients, it’s super easy to whip up a loaf. And it’s so filling that a little goes a long way.
We’ve eaten it for breakfast (toasted and topped with almond butter and sliced fruit) and for lunch (toasted and piled high with sandwich fillings). It also makes a great late-night snack, which I may or may not know from personal experience.Read More
All spring long, I needed a good way to use up lots of lettuce. We’re talking buckets and buckets full.
It was growing like crazy in our garden! It was way too much lettuce to eat, even if we’d had salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I hated to waste it, but you can imagine how salad three times a day would go over with the youngest people at my house.
So I searched the internet for great ways to use up lots of lettuce. I found ideas like “lettuce soup”. It tasted just like you’d imagine. Mr. Native Texan said lettuce soup reminded him of an appetizer at a fancy restaurant.
If you’re a true foodie, you may love it. My family did not.
There were a few other good ideas for salads and stir fries and tossing lettuce into smoothies. We fed lots of lettuce to the chickens and even gave bags away to family, friends and neighbors.
Still, none of this put a dent in our lettuce supply.
So I did a little experimenting, and found a brilliant solution…Read More