Category: Whole Kitchen

The Whole Kitchen is the place for nutrient-dense, healthy food recipes without processed grains, sugars or other questionable ingredients.  A great deal of your life becomes involved in the production, harvesting, processing and eating of food when you homestead.  Buon Appetito!

different breads with butter

Easy Bread: 3 Limited Ingredient Recipes

Are you out of flour? Yeast? Only have wheat kernels but no grinder?  Here are three easy bread recipes for beginners and seasoned bread bakers alike.  Each recipe allows for a key missing ingredient from classic bread recipes.  If you can’t get to the store before you need to make bread, don’t worry!  You can make easy bread recipes with these tutorials!  different breads with butter

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milk kefir grains on a wooden spoon

How to Make and Use Milk Kefir

Have you heard of milk kefir?  Maybe all you know is that is has some connection to probiotics and everyone seems to pronounce it differently.  Well, here are the basics on how to make milk kefir, along with the benefits and ways to use it.  milk kefir grains on a wooden spoon
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shamrock cookie with dried green powder

3-Way Naturally Dyed St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

If you’re frustrated trying to find homemade, natural green dye that actually works for your St. Patrick’s Day cookies, look no further! I have three cookie decoration methods, including buttercream frosting, that I’ve started using to incorporate that tricky green natural food coloring.  I finally found a way to decorate St. Patrick’s Day cookies that’s easy and homemade!  shamrock cookie with dried green powder

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mayonnaise on a spoon

Homemade Mayonnaise

Here’s how to make healthy, homemade mayonnaise in mere minutes.  This recipe is low carb/Keto compliant and is easily included in any homemade salad dressing, sauce or sandwich. We’ve included troubleshooting advice, as well as how to use up failed mayonnaise because, hey, it happens sometimes!mayonnaise on a spoon Continue reading “Homemade Mayonnaise”

Meals in a Jar + Curry Mayo Recipe!

Here are some of our favorite meals in a jar ideas for easy, ready to eat, homemade to-go food for families who insist on nutritious meals even when they’re busy.  From dance class to lunch bags, these meals in a jar will keep the family full and happy.  As a bonus, I’ve included my favorite curry mayo recipe that goes well with many of the recipes in this post.  As ANOTHER bonus, we’re introducing you to Kristy Bernardo’s latest book, Weeknight Ketomeals in jars

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Irish soda bread

Golden Irish Soda Bread

Here’s our family’s twist on a traditional Irish soda bread made bright by saffron and golden dried fruit.  As a magical bonus we also show you how to change up the ingredients a bit to make the color of your bread match your favorite redhead.  Liven up your St. Patrick’s Day with this easy, sweet yet savory golden version of soda bread! *Gluten free option provided, FYI.Irish soda bread

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Elderberry No Bake Granola Bars

These healthy, nut free elderberry no bake granola bars are so easy to make that they’ll show up in your lunch box every week.  With soaked oatmeal, coconut oil, dried elderberries and honey these bars are homemade treat you and the kids will love! 

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Elderberry Chocolate Torte – Low Carb!

This easy flourless chocolate torte is not only gluten free and low carb, but it’s also made deliciously healthy with elderberry-infused cream and farm-fresh eggs.  This is the best herbal plated dessert recipe you’ll ever find!

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Fresh Cranberry & Dried Persimmon Sauce

Combine the benefits of heart-healthy cranberries with foraged persimmons for a richly flavored holiday sauce.  This homemade cranberry sauce recipe includes cinnamon, oranges, dried persimmon and a hint of vanilla. Stop eating store bought cranberry sauce this year and replace it with this healthier, tastier homemade version! 

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Instant Pot Grape Juice Recipe

Here’s how to make a healthy grape juice recipe the easy way in the instant pot.  You can drink the grape juice fresh, make jello or prepare it for canning.  In just minutes you can be drinking your own fresh, grape juice! 

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