Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies | Roots & Boots

Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies

One of my favorite easy recipes for a healthy treat, these yummy Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo.  They’re a staple at my house!

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Gingerbread Cookies (Babycakes Graham Crackers)

This recipe is adapted from BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles.   (Clicking on the book’s title, above, will take you to googlebooks where you can view the contents of the book online, purchase the e-book or click through to a variety of online retailers to buy a hard copy.  You can…

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raw cranberry sauce

Raw Cranberry Sauce (and more)

I love Elana’s Pantry! I do NOT love agave (more on that another time), which is heavily employed in many of her recipes.  Her recipes are a great springboard, however, although some recipes-with-agave are harder to adapt than others. We’ve used her recipe for Raw Cranberry Sauce for several major holiday meals now and really…

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Tender Marinated Steak Bites

Marinated Steak Bites

Marinated Steak Bites are a new favorite amongst the menfolk here at the Yankee Homestead.  Older Brother refers to it as “that steak cooked in lard.”  Mr. Native Texan calls it “perfect.” And to think, just a few years ago I was still refusing to eat red meat, let alone buy it or cook it for…

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Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

Whole Chicken in the Crockpot is one of my go-to recipes for simple, real food meals.  With only the chicken plus four additional ingredients, I could probably make it in my sleep!

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Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey: a frozen, sugar-free treat

  This is one of Mr. Native Texan’s favorites, but we all love it here at the Yankee Homestead.  We relied heavily on this recipe at the beginning of our Strange New Journey.  Sometimes we’re too impatient to chill (ha!), but the chilling really does make a big difference.  The ingredients and amounts are suggestions; we…

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Coconut Crusted Salmon

Coconut Crusted Salmon

While there’s nothing wrong with simply prepared salmon, this Coconut Crusted Salmon brings a fun twist.

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Healthy Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper (the Real Foods version)

This Healthy Hamburger Helper recipe came from The Nourishing Cook, a blog based on the recipes from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook.  I tweaked the recipe a bit, but you can see the original recipe here. I usually double or triple this recipe, to have lots of leftovers.  This requires using two pans at the same time,…

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Roasted Veggies (and the dangers of heating olive oil)

Roasting is hands down one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare vegetables! Favorite veggies for roasting: carrots (Find out why I stopped buying baby carrots) cauliflower (It turns out I’m the only cauli-fan at my house, boo.) broccoli butternut squash spaghetti squash sweet potatoes

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Raspberry Basil Chicken

Raspberry Basil Chicken

Raspberry Basil Chicken is a new favorite at our house, a big hit with all three of my boys.  Just the other night, Mr. Native Texan suggested that I serve the sauce at every meal, so he can pour it over everything he eats. I’ll take that as a compliment!

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