These easy, gluten-free chicken nuggets are a favorite at my house. I like to make a huge batch and store some in the freezer. Easy to reheat in the toaster oven, they’re perfect for a quick lunch on those days when the fridge seems empty. We’ve also eaten them cold, packed in our favorite LunchBots. Alternatively, you could keep them warm in a thermos for packed lunch purposes.
This gluten and dairy-free pizza recipe was a big hit with my Yankee Homestead family, all the way down to our last little pickiest eater. Little Brother is four, and will not eat cheese or tomatoes. Which sort of rules out traditional pizza.
So we’ve been experimenting with slightly non-conventional pizza toppings, like this Thai pizza, in an effort to slowly acclimate him to the idea of eating pizza. My hope is that once we accomplish that, we can work on getting him to eat pizza with tomato sauce, and maybe even cheese!
Until then, I’ll be relying on this recipe for our easy pizza nights. Enjoy!Read More
Did you know there’s junk in just about every bottled BBQ sauce on the market? Just like with ketchup, commercially prepared BBQ sauce contains some sort of sweetener. I probably don’t need to tell you that most of those sweeteners are terrible for your health!
What’s the solution? Make it yourself. Granted, I have yet to find a healthy homemade BBQ sauce that tastes just like the real thing, so if you’re going directly from Kraft or Baby Ray’s to straight up homemade, you’ll likely be disappointed.
At our house, we had avoided bottled BBQ sauce for so long that by the time I experimented with recipes like the one below, we were ready to embrace it. One tip: don’t call it BBQ sauce and no one will expect it to taste like BBQ sauce. Just call it Special Sauce or Awesome Sauce or Fill-in-the-blank Sauce. 🙂
This White Chicken Chili was a huge hit with my entire family. Little Brother actually stopped, mid-bite, and declared “Nan-oo, Mommy, for making dis yummy soup. I weally wike it.”
And that’s saying a lot for soup. With green things floating in it, no less. And small pieces of red vegetables that might be peppers.
We enjoyed this soup for lunch on a cold, snowy day, and then both boys requested it again for dinner that same night. Success!
Have you heard about the coming changes Chick-fil-A announced concerning some of their yucky ingredients?
The popular fast food chain has promised to remove dyes, HFCS and artificial coloring from several products and is testing new, healthier methods of preparing certain other products.
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Why We Stopped Eating Chicken from the Grocery Store
Did you know that most grocery store chicken is laced with arsenic?
Fact: arsenic is highly toxic. It is considered a carcinogen and endocrine disruptor. In other words, eating arsenic can lead to cancer and all sorts of autoimmune diseases.
Of course, no one in their right mind would consume arsenic, or feed it to their families. But when we bring home commercially grown chicken from the grocery store, and then cook it (of course), that’s in fact what we are doing.
Slow Cooker Season
I use my crock pot pretty heavily all year long, but fall always seems to kick off the slow cooker season. Don’t you agree?
Here are a few favorite recipes just right for colder weather, many of them made in the crock pot…
Tortilla soup can be found on just about every restaurant menu back in the Lonestar State, which is where I learned to love it. It’s one of our very favorite soups, and below is our favorite version.Read More