Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter Whole-Fed Homestead

I’ve always thought sweet potatoes were only okay- I’ve never been crazy about them… even the beautiful glowing purple ones we grow in our own garden. And Karl is simply just offended by sweet potatoes, maintaining that they are indeed “not a potato.” I had to start calling them Yams, just so that he would […]

Double-Garlic Cast Iron Meatballs

double garlic meatballs feature

(paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, rustic) I’m pretty sure that these meatballs could cure the plague. Whatever it is that ails you, these meatballs will fix it. These super-hero meatballs are special in another way: they go with everything. A universal meatball! They aren’t Italian, not Greek, and certainly not Swedish. But they could be! Serve them […]

Harvest Cobb Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Harvest Cobb Salad Feature

I made something incredible the other night. Out of vegetables! Even Karl liked this Cobb Salad (read: big huge bowl full of vegetables)… and he’s still working through his vegetable-haters rehabilitation program. He’s conquered salad greens, asparagus, kale, and even Brussels sprouts! This year we’re working on squash. He gets so sad whenever I try to feed him […]

Beef & Kale Stroganoff

Beef and Kale Stroganoff

I just… really love kale. I know a lot of people don’t- they think that it’s old news, yesterday’s vegetable, yadda yadda. I whole-heartedly disagree. Kale is awesome and I put it in all the things. Not only because it tastes good, but because it is loaded with nutrients! Case in point: Beef & Kale Stroganoff. […]

Side Dish Series: Garlic & Onion Green Beans

Garlic & Onion Green Beans

(gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, paleo) A frozen and thawed green bean will never be as good as a green bean just plucked from the garden, still warm from the sun. So finding new ways to use and elevate our preserved garden produce throughout the year is a necessity. Especially since Karl and I love flavor. We NEED […]

Simple Salmon Patties with Dill Pickle Sauce

Salmon Patties Dill Pickle Sauce Feature

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) Do you have a favorite food that brings back fond memories? For Karl, one of those is salmon patties. Grandma’s salmon patties with cornbread and homemade strawberry jam, to be exact. It’s what she’d always make whenever he and his siblings would visit. Dinner was followed by BINGO, where Grandpa would call the […]

Homestead Eats: This Week’s Dinner Menu

Whole Fed Menu Feb 9

If you need some dinner inspiration, here’s what Karl and I are eating this week on the homestead! I make a weekly dinner menu every Sunday night- that way I can make sure I have everything I need for the week. And since life doesn’t always go as planned, I try to keep it somewhat flexible. […]

Bacon, Sausage & Ham Omelette Rollup with Kale

bacon sausage ham kale omelette rollup

(gluten-free, grain-free, paleo) Yes, all three meats! Because, why not? This is something you’d like to make on a Sunday afternoon for brunch. When you have highfalutin company coming over. For dinner, served with a fresh, crisp and slightly sweet salad. Or even just to keep in the fridge for easy re-heatable breakfasts for a few […]