If you’re like most people, you have days when you feel the extra water weight, or maybe you ate badly the week before and your body is suffering from it. If you’re feeling bloated and you’re looking for a way to detox your body, these healthy drinks may be the solution. These three hot drinks and teas have natural ingredients that replace unnecessary sugars and flush toxins from your body. Instead of reaching for the pot of coffee this week, try replacing it with one of these beverages.
Things are heating up in the kitchen. A big part of homesteading is a mindfulness about what foods you put in your body. Discover simple tips and tricks to preparing real food. Learn easy recipes that will thrill your family. Food has never tasted so good.
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Although it sounds fancy (and therefore difficult to make), crème brûlée is easy to make. It is the perfect dessert to follow a Valentine’s dinner. Heck, you can skip dinner all together and just have the crème brûlée. I won’t judge. It has milk (dairy), vanilla beans (bean = vegetable), fruit zest. A well-rounded meal in my book.
No torch necessary. We are going to caramelize these babies in the broiler.
You can make polenta for scratch, but a busy lady has to decide what is important in life. In my case, making polenta from scratch isn’t important to me. I’m happy to purchase it premade from time to time. Premade polenta may appear a bit odd. Many people see it in the health food store and just keep on walking, but you don’t want to miss out on this awesome side dish substitute.
Our family has made solar ovens in the past from cardboard boxes and aluminum foil. Such a tool made a great Boy Scout or grade school science project when I was young, a curiosity or home school activity more recently. We built devices that could at least warm leftovers on a very sunny day, but never produced anything sturdy enough to last, nor worthy of preservation for repeated use. I all too readily accepted the conventional wisdom that Alaska’s high latitudes made solar ovens all but useless, a tool better suited to sun drenched states in the Lower 48.
This hush puppies recipe uses the broccoli stems instead of the head. Sounds weird right? Aren’t you suppose to throw the broccoli stem in the trash, or better yet the compost bin? No way! Broccoli stems are chock full of vitamins and nutrients. They have the same taste as broccoli heads, just a bit milder.
I love applesauce. I eat it not only as a snack, but I transform it into other goodies. Don’t worry, I’ll share a few of them at the end of this post. Applesauce is very easy to make and it’s preserved using water bath canning, so it’s good for the beginning canner. Straight apples are enjoyable when you make it at home. You may think you know what applesauce tastes like, but you have no idea unless you’ve had it made fresh with no preservatives and gunk. Sometimes, however, I like to give it some pizzazz.