Egg Curry

Egg Curry

Yum! This is a recipe I found on Pinterest that really caught my eye. During the spring and early summer our chickens work overtime laying us lots of eggs. Finding ways to enjoy these eggs is always my goal.

The inspiration recipe is Punjabi Egg Curry from My Heart Beats. At that post she […]

Tomato-y Salad Dressing

Tomato-y Salad Dressing

One of my favorite pantry items is Tomato Powder. This little gem is incredibly useful. Dried, tomato powder may be used in every way that tomato paste is. Simply add water to make a paste. Or add it directly to items to give a tomato flavor. It can even be used to make ketchup, […]

Salmon Curry

One day while cruising Pinterest a Salmon Curry popped up. I have a fondness for all things curry and had to check it out. The original recipe looked delicious but had many ingredients that we don’t keep on hand — in fact, some of them I’ve never even heard of! But I […]

Homemade “French” Salad Dressing

Homemade "French" Salad Dressing

We’re definitely coming up on salad season. Salad greens are one of the things we tend to grow well in our garden and find easily at the natural grocery store and, later, the farmers market. Plus once it’s too hot to cook a main dish salad is a welcome meal.

When we […]

Favorite Less Beef Meals

The cost of beef is going up. I’ve read a few different articles that peg the increase anywhere from 4% to 10% and this is a following a record increase of 5% in 2013! When I was in Oregon last week I bought beef at Trader Joe’s I was shocked at the prices. Almost […]

Creamy Black Bean Soup

This is a family favorite. The recipe is based off of Black Bean Soup in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (that’s an affiliate link and additional affiliate links may follow).

One thing I love about this soup is that it’s the perfect way to use up the last of the beans. You know how at […]

Baked Custard

You may know that for several years I took a hiatus of sorts from cooking. For four or five years most of what we ate was dine out, take out or frozen. On occasion I’d cook something from ‘scratch’ but that was pretty rare. I was too busy pursuing my ‘career’ to take time to […]

Stewed Duck, Chinese Style

We raise ducks for eggs.

About every other year we get a new batch of ducklings either from a friend who incubates or from incubating them ourselves (with our neighbor’s little incubator). The trouble with these new ducks is they won’t all be females and obviously only the females lay eggs. So we end up […]

Kombucha Stewed Venison

Each fall we attempt to fill our freezer with venison and antelope. If we are successful I take it as a challenge to get creative with our wild game dishes. While my absolute favorite way to enjoy game is chicken fry I certainly don’t want to make it too often.

This Kombucha Stewed Venison […]

West African Beef

A few months ago I had one of those days when my menu plan fell apart. I happened to click on facebook and saw a post from Eat Nourishing for West African Chicken. The recipe looked delicious but I knew I could never get chicken breasts thawed out in time for dinner. Why not use […]

Almond Meal Pudding- Hotel Room Style

Travel season is officially here! When my family is away from home we still strive to stick with the traditional food style of eating that we enjoy at home. By eating the way we are accustomed we can help reduce any dietary distress and feel our best while we are out enjoying ourselves.

While sticking […]

Farmer Boy Pancakes

Most of our breakfasts are quite quick since someone is always trying to get out the door. But on weekends or days without school or work we’ll have a more leisurely breakfast. Pancakes are often requested. Due to cost, we very rarely have maple syrup with our pancakes. Sometimes I’ll make Buttermilk Syrup but […]

A Favorite Picnic Salad

I love to travel. As a child we didn’t have many family vacations but I do remember a couple of trips. One was a camping trip from our home in Kansas to Idaho and back. Driving most of the day and camping in a new campground at night was very fun to a young girl! […]

Favorite Meat-Free Meals

In my post yesterday, 5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget, I talked about how we ate less meat but still had high quality meals. In this post I share a few of our favorite meat-free meals.

Creamed Onions with Thyme and Sage

This is a dish that we love and […]

Potato and Salmon Patties

This is a tasty lunch that we enjoy as often as we can. Leftover mashed potatoes combined with wild caught canned salmon and an egg or two to hold it all together makes a super easy and delicious patty. These are great fresh out of the pan or served cold making them packed lunch friendly.

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