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Parmesan and Sourdough Crusted Chicken Strips – Fried in Traditional Fat

Every so often I get a real hankering for fried chicken strips! Chicken strips are one of those comfort foods that are so crave-able. I used to make them once in a while with panko and vegetable oil (before I knew better). But now that I have completely quit eating vegetable oils and all commercial …

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Japanese Eggplant Stir Fry With Cauliflower Rice – Low Carb and Grain Free

You know what’s nice about Japanese eggplant? They are as easy as they are beautiful! This purple-hued, thin-skinned beauty is perfectly palatable after a quick stir fry in some healthy oil. The fact that it cooks quickly and doesn’t need to be peeled or salted prior to cooking makes it a great weeknight choice. I …

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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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Dutch Oven Whole Chicken With Root Vegetables and Mushrooms

Roasted chicken is one of those comfort foods that I can’t live without. And if it’s as easy as putting a whole chicken and some veggies in a pot together to cook, then I’m all in. Especially if it comes out of the oven infused with an earthy flavor and so juicy and tender that …

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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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Traditional Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Is there anything more satisfying than warm biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy? No, I didn’t think so. Real, from-scratch biscuits and gravy are the ultimate comfort food. This recipe will warm your insides and transport you to a simpler time. I imagine this IS what true American food used to be. Before the plastic …

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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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