Spring foraging

One of my favorite parts of the changing seasons is when spring comes around after the snow melt and life begins to grow again on the homestead. Springtime means free food to us folk who enjoy foraging and with the right amount of patience, determination and sheer luck, one can really supply themselves with a…

Garlic Knots

This classic Italian side dish is as simple as they come. Garlic knots are quick and easy to throw together on nights when unexpected house guests stop by and are always devoured within minutes of being pulled from the hot oven. I mean seriously, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t love a garlic knot!?…

Spring frenzy

Spring is a very busy time of year on the Homestead.  The “to-do” list grows exponentially fast with the melting of snow.  There is SOOOO much to get done. Technically speaking, we have 6 weeks to complete our to-do list before we need to transplant our seedlings outdoors(usually around June 1st).  Being that our growing seasons…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This recipe is often misunderstood because one of its main ingredients is scary to most people.  For some reason people run from Tofu.  I think it’s because they havent had it prepared by someone who knows how to cook with it. Tofu is actually very versatile and delicious, and it’s packed with loads of great…

Pauline’s Mango Salsa

This recipe was given to me by a co-worker when I previously worked at a pediatricians office downstate.  We would have pot-luck lunches at the office on special occasions, birthdays or holidays and at one of those pot-luck lunches, in walks Pauline, our Nurse Manager, with a bowl full of the best salsa I’ve ever tasted….

Vegan Sloppy Bob’s

Sloppy Joes remind me of childhood, which is funny because my mother never made sloppy joes much when I was a kid.  I was at a friend’s house the first time I laid eyes on a sloppy joe.  I was confused by its structure (I have a pet peeve: if I bite into a sandwich…

Lentil Loaf w/Onion Gravy

Say what you want about Lentil Loaf but this homesteading family LOVES a good leftover lentil loaf slider smothered with gravy.  Comfort food in veggie version is always welcome here. Throw down a side of our amazing Baked Sweet Potato Fries and you’ve got yourself a tasty meal! If you try out this recipe, or any other…

Butternut Squash & Sage Soup

I don’t know about you guys, but it has been extra chilly around these parts and nothing makes me feel more warm and cozy than a good, thick, hearty soup and a chunk of crusty bread to go along side. Butternut squash (or any squash really) has become an integral part of our winter menu…

Chocolate Cream Pie (Vegan)

Every night at about 7:30pm my sweet-tooth having husband walks into the kitchen and says: “I need something sweet, what do we have?” To which my usual reply is: “Jelly”. Laugh all you want, but we try really hard not to keep any sweets in the house as Jeremiah cannot control his urges. If, for…

California Dreamin’

My desire to travel has always been a very prominent and present fixation in my life, and up until about 10 years ago, it was more a dream that I could not afford. I had wanderlust on my mind and an empty wallet. I still did an occasional trip somewhere once a year, but traveling on…

Chopped Detox Salad

Sometimes we come upon a recipe that is soooo good, it requires NO altering.  That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we celebrate the perfection of the recipe by sharing it with others. Although we can’t take credit for this recipe, we can certainly share in its delight by posting it for our followers…