How to Buy Organic Gluten Free in Bulk

If like me, you’re trying to make a simple living by being largely self-sufficient, finances are probably one of your constant concerns. But along with pinching pennies, I also have high standards and I bet you do, too. Everyday I’m trying to find the best ways to save money while still eating high quality, organic,…

Gluten Free and Organic Bread Options

  We, the gluten intolerant and celiac-afflicted really miss the taste and texture of wheat bread. Yes, there are substitutes,  but once you make your way around the gluten-free bread section of the grocery store you will notice a few things:

Gluten Free Sourdough Starter Recipe

Most of us have probably heard that fermented foods are healthy for us, increasing the biodiversity in our microbiomes. Fermentation is also an exciting way to see nature at work – seeing an inert mixture develop bubbles and start to smell heavenly is a fun science lesson and provides a tasty cooking ingredient.

Homemade Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Recipe

Last summer, shortly after our move back from Oregon, Chad and I had one of the best welcome home presents ever. Our sour cherry trees were covered with fruit and the birds weren’t eating them yet. Years before, Chad had planted a few small cherry saplings – volunteers from his dad’s orchard – shortly after…

Gluten-Free Sourdough Pancakes

Life-Changing Two-Ingredient Pancakes How many times have you wanted pancakes but didn’t have a mix on hand? This recipe will show you that you’ll never need to buy a pancake mix again – gluten-free or not. Really. I make my pancakes with only TWO ingredients: eggs and sourdough starter. You can use either gluten-free sourdough…

No Clue about Paleo? Here’s the Answer.

Fellow food-intolerant friends, As mentioned here recently, I have spent some weeks (months?) of frustration on the food intolerance front, despite some fairly valiant efforts to avoid suspect items. During this period I started feeling like my food-gut issues were a puzzle, and that there were too many missing pieces for me to (ever) have…

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What we do At the Healthy Homestead, we garden in a permaculture style, cook & preserve healthy organic and gluten free meals, take care of our pets and farm animals, and try to take time for creativity and artistic expression. Living with Intention To cultivate the best possible lives, we believe it’s important to bring…

Cauliflower and Mushroom Sauté

Last night as dinner time approached, I looked in the fridge. Nothing to eat, or so it seemed. I looked in the cupboard. I considered cooking a box of (gluten free) pasta and tossing in some vegetables. But pasta, when it’s a fallback and not an excitement, is never a good thing. For me, eating…

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A Quest for a Healthy Diet

I thought I had my healthy diet all figured out. Vegetarianism was my eating style of choice. For me, this choice lasted for twenty five years.  After a long struggle with debilitating IBS, I discovered that I had a sensitivity to corn, and was gluten intolerant. And then my body let me know that my…

When Food Was Making Me Sick

About 15 years ago, things were bad. I’d come home after work nearly every day holding my stomach, collapse on the bed, and writhe in pain. When my stomach wasn’t bothering me, I might be having a migraine, the storm taking its merry time to pass through my head. One night I woke up in…

Vegetarian: To Be Or Not To Be?

Why I Embraced Vegetarianism… And Why I Gave It Up One evening as a young teen I was babysitting for some family friends. The baby was safe and sound in bed and all I had to do was eat my dinner and peruse a pile of magazines. I happened upon a blurb about Madonna being…

Food

Food at the Healthy Homestead At its best, eating provides us with delicious flavors, pleasing textures, and… nutrition! Making just a little bit of effort to feed ourselves well can mean the difference between food as “fuel” and food as something that elevates life. Eating for Food Sensitivities For some of us though, food is…

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Harvesting Apricots

Harvesting Apricots in July in Utah We have one mature apricot tree on our property. Mostly every year it blooms a bit early, then a frost comes along and kills all the blossoms off, knocking them to the ground, meaning that there will be no apricots for us. When we noticed the tree covered in…

Alternative Christmas Traditions

Even those of us who don’t celebrate Christmas for religious reasons might still choose to enjoy the festivities of the season. At this time of year I enjoy taking some time to read about the pagan roots that lie behind our Christmas traditions. Since these roots came from rituals honoring Nature, it seems like a…

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The Craving For Homesteading I started gardening when I was in high school, working at a local nursery. Thanks to this experience I discovered that I was smitten with herbs, moments of solitude among the plants, and doing active work. At graduation, my path took me away from gardening and into the city – first…