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Sprouted Blue Corn, Buckwheat and Blueberry Muffins

As autumn turns to winter, and the cold creeps into the creaking, century-old mining shack we call home, I find myself spending more and more time in the kitchen, hovered over stew pots and tending a hot oven full of baked goods, if only to keep warm. So, I bake cookies with my little boy. I… 

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Sourdough Rye Crepes with Sorghum-Cinnamon Apples

As summer slowly fades to autumn, we are found in one of the busiest times of the year here on our off-grid homestead. Central Texas provides us with a fall gardening season and so many days this time of year you can find us planting kale seedlings, direct-seeding carrots and beets, picking dried beans, and… 

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Easy Weeknight Meals: No Recipe Frittata

Late in the afternoons, after my husband and I pick up our son from school, drop him off (and pick him up again) at his martial arts class, I find myself tired, and far too harried to try to worry about supper. So I look for easy recipes, things I can throw together in a… 

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BREAKFAST SANDWICH (1 of 1)

Avocado, Turkey and Pepper Jack Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast in my household is a harried mess, no matter how well I try to keep everything planned, in order and tidy.  It’s not.  Breakfast in our home is a mess of half-done dishes from the night before, school work on the table, milk mugs, tea mugs.  Yet, one of the things I try to… 

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Coco-Nutty Granola

Coco-Nutty Granola from I Quit Sugar

Many, many cookbooks find their way to my kitchen, and, among the more recent books to land on my table was I Quit Sugar by nutrition activist and long-time colleague of mine Sarah Wilson, sent to me by Random House.  It’s a lovely, simple book with gorgeous recipes, and simple, well-balanced recipes. I Quit Sugar:… 

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Dried Apricot and Plum Breakfast Bars with Coconut: Super Easy, Delicious Real Food Snack

Dried Plum, Apricot and Coconut Breakfast Bars

This post is sponsored by VitaCost, which ships natural foods, dry goods, supplements and personal care items to your door.  Thank you for supporting companies I believe in, as it helps me to continue developing recipes, and crafting unique content for you to enjoy.  I hope you love these Dried Plum, Apricot and Coconut Breakfast Bars…. 

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Stinging Nettle and Sharp Cheddar Omelet

I have a love of wild things and of old things.  When the season’s right, I spend my time venturing on foot into the hills that surround our little mountain town.  There, with a mindful and ethical approach, I gather wild foods in a basket slung over my arm at the elbow, and bring them… 

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Farm Cheese

How to Make Simple Farm-style Cheese at Home

Each week, from April through November, we pick up 4 gallons of fresh, raw milk from our local dairy. We like to visit the farm that houses our milk cows – all doe-eyed guernseys and jerseys with their pale tan-colored coats and their soft muzzles. Like many traditional foods enthusiasts, my family belongs to a… 

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sourdough pancakes

Traditional Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough pancakes keep us going through the winter when the days are short and cold.  They have staying power – like soaked porridge or baked oatmeal.  As my grandfather said, sourdough pancakes make for a breakfast that’ll stick to your ribs.  And on those cold days when we make our way outside for sledding or snowshoeing,… 

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Grain-free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

  Grain-free pancakes may sound like an oxymoron; after all, how can you make a decent pancake without flour or buckwheat or even old-fashioned corn meal? I tend to shy away from pancakes in my cooking anyway. I rarely think ahead to soak the batter overnight in buttermilk to make them in the morning.  Never… 

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