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Homemade Groceries: Make Your Own Chili Seasoning

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Here at Healthy Homestead Living, we love chili.  It falls into that category of comfort food and there’s nothing better at the end of a long day than to sit down to dinner with a steaming bowl of delicious chili goodness.  True Homestead chili is made with home-grown beef, garden canned tomatoes, and our special homemade chili seasoning.  With no …

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Best Ways to Preserve Apples

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead, Preserving the Harvest by healthyadmin

It’s apple picking season!  This year produced an abundant crop of big, juicy apples in our orchard so we have been busy preserving apples here on the homestead.  Not only did our trees give us bushels of apples, but our neighbors trees were also full and they graciously offered their harvest to us as well.  So, we have had plenty …

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How to Re-Liquify Crystallized Honey

In Herbs, In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Do you love honey but find it frustrating when you go to use some honey and find that it has become crystallized honey and no longer spreadable?  We have the perfect solution! Honey is, next to Stevia, our favorite sweetener here at Healthy Homestead Living.  Not only does honey taste good, but it can be good for you too!  Honey …

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Homemade Groceries: Make Your Own Vanilla

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Vanilla is one of those amazingly delicious ingredients that makes almost any dessert, smoothie, or batter recipe taste better!  We love vanilla and use it extensively.  Good vanilla can be hard to find, however and crazy expensive.  It’s super easy to make yourself and is fast, fun, economical, and a popular gift idea.  Check out this video to learn how …

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Pickled Watermelon Rinds

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Watermelon is a summer favorite here on the homestead.  Such sweet and delicious goodness, and so refreshing on those hot, summer days.  Watermelon is one of those fruits (like so many) that tastes significantly different when fresh and in season.  For this reason, we enjoy it as much as we can over the summer and then preserve extras for that …

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How to Dehydrate Watermelon

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Summer is wrapping up here at the homestead and we’re starting to see the “Back to School” items in the stores.  Summer flavors of fresh fruits like watermelon can be preserved to enjoy throughout the coming school year as healthy snacks for the kiddos (and adults alike)!  Here is a short tutorial on one of the ways we preserve watermelon…dehydration! …

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Cinnamon Spiced Nuts Recipe

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

  Save Print Cinnamon Spiced Nuts Author: Coach Green & Megan Recipe type: Snack Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 15 mins   Ingredients 4 Cups Nut of Choice (Pecans, Almonds, Cashews, or combinations) 1 Egg White Pinch of Salt ¼ Cup Honey 2 teaspoons Cinnamon 2 teaspoons Vanilla Instructions In a medium bowl, combine egg …

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Welcome Kisses and Cream to the Homestead!

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Here at the homestead, we enjoy growing and raising as much of our own food as we can.  We decided a long time ago that with the current commercial trends in food, increased use of pesticides and GMO products, and over-all health of the food, we wanted to know the origins and handling of as much of our food as …

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

A common misconception I hear is that eating healthy is expensive.  Too often, I’m told that eating healthy just isn’t in the budget, and therefore just isn’t an option despite said person’s complaints about various health concerns or ailments.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not pointing fingers and I totally understand where you’re coming from.  Money is tight and …