{Food & Gardening} DIY Pantry

Mayonnaise ingredients by Flickr user RJL20

Across America, the average family’s pantry looks something like this, though maybe not as neat and tidy. (Photo above is by Flickr user Mullica) Shelves and cabinets are crammed full of cans and boxes of prepared and quick-cooking food. Canned soup, jars of pasta sauce, boxes of macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, mayonnaise, salad dressing […]

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{Food & Gardening} Creamy Rice

Being on a special diet doesn’t mean you have to cut out some old favorites. I’m using dairy free and gluten free items to make a creamy rice side dish almost like a risotto or a white macaroni and cheese. You can add whatever you like to it like meats or veggies since it’s a nice hearty base. Ingredients 2 cups unsweetened coconut […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Seasonal Eating: Caramelized Fennel Pizza


The New Year is here and with it come a mound of goals, resolutions, and if you’re anywhere north of Alabama, snow. To address our need for warm comfort food and sustainable seasonal eating I am sharing my favorite recipe of the month: Caramelized Fennel Pizza. Follow the directions below and you’ll be mmmming and […]

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{Eco-Tutorials} Sunflower Seed Butter

After finding out many of my allergies were common, I had to figure out other ways to enjoy my favorite foods by substituting. I love peanut butter and jelly, I mean who doesn’t? Since I’m allergic to tree nuts and peanuts as many are I had to find an alternative spread to pair with my […]

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What to Do with Green Tomatoes

Debbie from Larson Farm Naturals tried making fried green tomatoes. Her results prompted her to try this recipe for green tomato jam instead! So we had our first freeze here the other night.  That means end of gardening for me.  I could go all out and try to cover everything each night.  Ya, I tried […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Oven Roasted Veggies

I know there’s no enticing photo this week, but I promise one next week. This recipe has actually become my mom’s favorite way to eat veggies especially broccoli. Ingredients: your favorite veggies (can be frozen or thawed) sea salt pepper garlic powder oil (I use sunflower) Preparation: Cut veggies in bite size pieces and arrange […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Homemade Caramel Apples

Boiling water and sugar.

There’s nothing that beckons the dawn of fall like crisp yet rich caramel apples. The moment I see them hit the grocery store end caps I know that autumn is in full swing. If you’re an addict like me, try your hand at this simple recipe that will not only give you the freshest results […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Pizza Dip

I figured with the football seasons just starting up, a yummy game day snack would be a great post for this week. It’s not exactly a really healthy recipe to begin with, but you can add ingredients to make it a wholesome munchy for your crew. Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature) 1/2 cup […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Homemade Popsicles for Pooches

Homemade Pooch Popsicles

If your dogs are anything like mine they love rolling and romping through the summer heat. And while we already know how important it is to keep our furry friends hydrated on warm sticky days – what’s some summer sun without tasty frozen treats?! To give your canine a yummy snack that will cool them […]

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