Making Coconut Milk

I choose to elevate both my mind and body through beautiful nourishing whole foods. Natural homemade coconut milk is a refreshingly light, dreamy milk that pairs beautifully with fresh herbs and the tastes of summer.  Whether imbibing in coconut milk straight up, or on the rocks with fresh chocolate mint muddled into a fabulous summer…

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Banana Cashew Milk

I choose joy. I choose to gently nourish my body. Since the loss of my beloved Miss Coco, I have chosen to once again embrace plant based milk.  Without my beautiful raw milk, I am in a position to either let go of milk completely, or plow fully head on into the wonderfully wide world of…

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Maple Bacon Kale

Mmmmmmmm…… Everything is better with bacon. Especially rich, dark leafy greens.  Combining kale with the creaminess  of thick cut, home-cured smokey bacon is a match made in heaven, kissed with a tease of maple, you can’t go wrong. Maple Bacon Kale 1 1/2 lb. Fresh Kale, washed, stems removed and chopped 1/2 lb.  Thick cut…

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Gluten-Free)

There is something about chocolate that soothes the soul.  Perhaps it’s all those gorgeous antioxidants flooding your system, or yet more likely, the sweet release of endorphins into your bloodstream as you bite, that makes chocolate that much better.  Whatever the case may be, these double chocolate zucchini muffins will bring deep and imminent satisfaction…

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Making Keifer

Keifer (rhymes with deer), is a wonderfully effervescent probiotic cultured dairy product.  Think of it as drinkable yogurt, but with a kick.  I have made keifer for years with the starter powder, loving it made from coconut milk, but with our recent addition of Coco, our very lovely and affectionate homestead milking goat, I decided…

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Adventure Bread

Because life is nothing if not an adventure. Adventure Bread lives up to it’s name and then some.  It is a gluten-free delight of a loaf.  Having made the switch to eating gluten-free several months ago, in pursuit of a happier, healthier life, bites of toast had become distant, lovely memories.  I could have lived…

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Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter

Nut and seed butters can be a tasty treat and a healthful addition to a nourishing diet.  Full of good for heart and soul oils, fats, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and proteins, they not only taste lovely, they are deeply satisfying.  Store-bought versions can be laced with copious amounts of refined sugars, preservatives, and additives, as…

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Homestead Style Dark Chocolate Cake

mmmmmmm….. I may need to wipe the drool from that title, sorry about that, folks!!! 😉 All silliness aside, in honor of valentines day and all things delicious and lovely, I bring you my favorite cake recipe.  This was originally my Mom’s recipe.  Some of you may have grown up with a crazy cake recipe, and if so,…

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Handmade Pizza

Friday nights are pizza night on the homestead.  I love pizza, communally prepared, many hands customizing slices, working side by side, elbow to elbow, loud laughing chaos.  This is what pizza looks like in our kitchen. Thursday night I prepare the dough for the simple handmade artisan crust.  It takes five minutes.  Honestly.  The dough then…

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Simple Granola

Happiness is… Simple granola goodness. This is the recipe to end all recipes.  I love this granola.  It has the perfect texture, crunch and sweetness. This is our favorite homestead granola recipe that I have used for years, that was lovingly passed to me from my childhood BFF, Star. We met on the school bus the first day of…

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