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Sourdough, Sharp Cheddar, and Thyme Monte Cristo

The beloved Monte Cristo, always and forever my favorite sandwich. If you’ve never had one, let me explain. The Monte Cristo is America’s version of the French Croque Monsieur. Basically it’s melty cheese, ham, and turkey sandwiched between two gloriously fried pieces of French toast. If that wasn’t already amazing enough, you get to eat …

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Raw Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – Only 4 Ingredients and Refined Sugar Free

Aww, sweet simple vanilla bean ice cream. I love you. I love you by yourself, with berries, I love you à la mode on top of cakes and pies, with sauce, with toppings, on cold days, on warm days, before dinner, after dinner, really, I just love you. That would be the love letter I …

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Super Fudgy Fruit-Sweetened Brownies – Made in Your Food Processor

Yep! You read that right! 100% fruit-sweetened brownies… Made in your food processor. Does life get any better? Since starting my whole food, no refined-sugar journey I’ve craved brownies. I kept looking longingly at my brownie recipe and wishing there was a way. In 2013 I started sweetening all my baked goods with dates. I …

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Easy Classic Caesar Dressing With Simple Salad Instructions

All hail Caesar! No, really… is there a better salad in all of history?! I think not. My life would surely be incomplete without my beloved Caesar salad. The simplicity of the crisp romaine salad is the perfect palette for the bold flavors of the intense lemon, garlic, Parmesan, and anchovy dressing. I guess if …

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Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies – Make Them in Your Food Processor

Chewy, soft-baked pillows of goodness. Yeah, I said it. You’ll be saying it too once you devour six of these right off the cooling racks. They are really tasty and oh, so easy. Let’s face it, no one has much extra time these days so an easy cookie recipe is really great when you just …

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Spiced Fruit and Nut Cake – A Wholesome Honey-Sweetened Winter Holiday Tradition

To fruit cake or not to fruit cake? That is the question! When you taste this spicy cake you will instantly realize why people have been making fruit cakes for centuries. Naturally sweetened and packed with the healthy nuts and fruits of the season, this spiced fruit and nut cake seems more like a full …

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Quick 12-Egg Quiche With Fresh Spinach and Cheese

This 12-egg quiche is one of the best ways to use up extra eggs. It also has the special ability to become breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! In this recipe I pair it with my Ultimate Lard Pie Crust, fresh spinach, and organic white cheddar cheese for a super savory, traditional flavor. I always like …

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Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs – Plus a Recipe for Soaked and Fermented Chicken Feed

Increase food security with backyard chickens! Chickens are probably the easiest, most affordable, and most accessible livestock for a small urban farm, homestead, or backyard. They produce eggs and meat with relatively little space, time investment, or cost. Keeping chickens only requires about 10 to 15 minutes of direct attention each day. This is enough …

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