Maple Poppyseed Vinaigrette Dressing

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) I love maple season! The absolute first sign of spring, making syrup is the first thing we do outdoors after being cooped up all winter. For the past few years we have made our own maple syrup. We collect sap for as long as mother nature allows, then spend an entire day boiling it down over an open fire. A glorious …

Vanilla Bean Truffle-Covered Walnuts for Valentine’s Day

(Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) A gift from the heart and from the kitchen is the best kind of gift, Valentine’s Day or otherwise. I know you homesteaders and whole-food lovers feel the same way. I love everything about these truffled walnuts. Let me entice you… buttery, nutty walnuts vanilla-bean spiked chocolate smooth and silky chocolate truffle coating rustic cocoa powder outside- have I mentioned …

Italian Venison Stew

(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) Don’t have venison? Use whatever ground meat you want! I mean it, anything! This is a great recipe to feed to people who don’t like venison, especially those who you might have lied to and told them it was ground beef. You wouldn’t do that though, right? Karl and I crave Italian food all the time. And I use the term …