Cooking Basics

Barley Soup

A few years ago I discovered The Prudent Homemaker’s website.  I love this site for the huge amount of frugal ideas. Brandy and her family built up food storage when times were good and had it to fall back on when times were not as good.  She shares many recipes featuring her food storage plus …

Campfire Broth

Homemade broth is an important part of a real/whole/traditional foods diet.  Making broth was one of the first things I started doing when we began to transition to real foods.  The homemade broth is wonderful for making soups, cooking beans, making sauces, etc.  Broth is a protein sparer which allows you to consume small amounts …

Sourdough French Toast With Nut and Fruit Syrup

My girls have always loved french toast. When we switched to real/whole/traditional foods over 3 years ago, french toast was an easy food to convert to real foods. Using eggs from free-range chickens and real milk along with sourdough bread makes a terrific breakfast/brunch or even quick dinner. Topping the sourdough french toast with a nut and fruit …