End of Summer Tomato & Herb Pot-Roast

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The fall harvest season is my favorite time of the year. I love that every surface in the kitchen and dining room is covered in fresh garden produce, the dehydrator is always running, and canning jars are all. over. the. place. Open windows allow a light breeze to travel through the house, and I am wearing sweaters […]

Napa Cabbage & Radish Salad with Butter Toasted Nuts

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(gluten free, paleo, vegetarian, grain-free, easy side dish) There is an “original” version of this recipe. You’ve probably had it at a potluck, birthday party, or family reunion. You’ve probably wolfed down four servings and then demanded the recipe. My recipe has all the same flavors, but uses only whole foods and garden fresh produce. No […]

Smothered Farmhouse-Chicken

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(gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, easily dairy-free) No live chickens were actually smothered in the making of this blog post. I don’t know if it’s because spring is almost here and our chicks will arrive soon, or because our ducks finally started laying eggs– but I just can’t stop making (bad) fowl-related jokes. Chicken is the quintessential […]

Homemade Smokey Taco Seasoning that Makes the Most Velvety Taco Meat

Homemade Healthy Smoky Taco Seasoning

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, paleo-friendly) How’s that for a title? Homemade is always better, right? Well, I can think of just a few things that I actually prefer store-bought, and for a long time taco seasoning was one of them. Maybe it’s because I grew up on taco meat from a packet, or maybe […]

What’s for Dinner: Crockpot Shredded Salsa Beef

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It has been a record book winter in Wisconsin. And not in a good way! The low temperatures, along with a few other factors have caused a severe propane shortage for the Midwest. We’ve been trying to drastically reduce our propane usage by wrapping ourselves in blankets, wearing woolly socks, and eating almost exclusively out […]