Category Archives: Food For The Good Life

Off Grid Cooking For A Crowd

We had lots of great help these past few weeks which means I’ve been feeding a crowd. These guys are working so hard and without fuel for their bodies they wouldn’t be able to keep on keepin’ on as well … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing

Oh my, this is good stuff.  It’s kind of sour creamish.  Yes, it’s raw vegan sour cream!  I’ve used it in it’s thin state as a salad dressing, today at lunch I used it on baked potatoes.  Then again at … Continue reading

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Our Garden and Greenhouse

We do a lot of gardening around here. And, as I’ve mentioned, my 15 year old is an avid gardener.  So, we’ve built a greenhouse!  He has been having such fun with it.  We have as well.  We’ve started all … Continue reading

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Master Cleanse Day 1

Today I started doing the Master Cleanse.  This is a cleanse that has been around for a long time, 50 years maybe?  Basically, it is an extreme detox where only a special lemon drink is consumed.  I make a drink … Continue reading

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Night time ramblings

I can’t believe it’s almost midnight and I am still awake, this rarely happens! I went to an awesome talk on homeschooling with our local homeschool support group.  It was so inspiring! Did you know that we eat, as a … Continue reading

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A Great Week!

We had  really fun week. . . homeschool was very productive.  We are still really liking Oak Meadow for 6th and 1st grades.  It seems, especially with the 1st grade, the ‘schooling’ just fits right in with family life.  Maya … Continue reading

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Harvesting Good Life Food

One cool thing about Homeschooling and living here is that part of the kids’ school includes the science of gardening!  Soil building, sowing, cultivating, harvesting etc.  Kyler absolutely loves gardening – and he’s really good at it.  He started all … Continue reading

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Vegan Gado Gado Recipe

Or at least my version of it.  This is a great Vegan meal.  Super healthy and one of my family favorites!  I know it probably has nothing to do with real Gado Gado, an Indonesian staple, but it’s my healthy … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle Green Smoothie

This is just delicious!  Stinging nettle is a wild edible that grows in many areas of the United States.  It will leave a sting if you touch the leaves, but if you squish the leaves and stalks and put them … Continue reading

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

* use a dry erase to label your jars, so you don’t forget what it is! Ok, I know it’s pretty red, but it’s because of the beets.  Read on and you’ll find out a great, easy way to keep … Continue reading

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Tea Party ~ with real tea, no politics allowed!

My daughter loves a tea party.  To dress up in something with lace, put a floral tablecloth on the grass, bring out the china, bake some cookies and drink tea! That is a perfect day for her.  I try to … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Spring Rolls

100% Garden Food I harvested today made these beautiful ‘Spring’ rolls. So, today we are starting off on a family friendly raw food kick.  What does this mean?  We will be trying to eat way more raw foods.  This doesn’t … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Granola and Apples

THE PERFECT, SIMPLE, QUICK, RAW BREAKFAST TREAT YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE, SO WILL YOUR BUDGET.  This is super cheap, just a few dimes a serving, especially since we gleaned the apples and pick our berries.  To make it as least … Continue reading

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Kale, Chard & Collards, Oh My!

We have sooooo much kale, collards and chard.  I can only use so many in my green smoothies, and we have so many other kinds of salad greens that we just aren’t using these up fast enough and they are … Continue reading

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My Go-To Green Smoothie

Around here, part of our Good Life Food is eating lots and lots of fresh greens.  Even the kids.  We grow rows and rows of different lettuces, swiss chards, kales, collards, parsley and cilantro.  One really great way to get … Continue reading

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Making Sauerkraut

So, if you saw my garden post, you will have seen that I have planted a lot of cabbage.  It would be impossible to use that all up before it goes bad, especially with all the other greens and lettuces … Continue reading

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Yummy Zucchini “Chips”

These were really, really good.  Even my non-zucchini loving kid loved them.  We were fighting over the last one.  Really delish dipped in spicy garlic mayonaise, which my son always makes.  Yummy! Medium Zucchini (as many as you think your … Continue reading

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Garden Vegi Calzones-Vegetarian

OK, so I kinda got confused when writing the last post.  I actually saved out some of the filling from the casserole to make some calzones or empanadas or whatever you want to call them.  I knew we were going … Continue reading

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Garden Vegi Casserole

This was really good.  I just made a yeasted pizza style dough with 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 unbleached flour.  I used kale, chard, zucchini, leeks, onions, garlic, parsley, red pepper, carrots and whatever other vegis were in my garden.  … Continue reading

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A Garden Salad

So, garden food for The Good Life. We try to make a huge portion of our food be in the form of raw vegetables. In the summer, this is an easy task. We have made it easier by making our … Continue reading

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Linae’s Taco Soup

Linae is the sister. She does once a month cooking and she’s all around amazing.  Here is her recipe: 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion 1 can green chilis diced taco seasoing 1 packet ranch dressing mix 4 cups corn … Continue reading

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Garden Tour

Here is a photo tour of our garden. We have it worked out pretty well.  Isaac does all the heavy lifting, dirt moving, building of things and ‘squaring off’ (or else everything is crooked and catty-wampus, which I think is … Continue reading

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Chantrelle Ceviche, Fresh Figs Food for the Good Life

Oh to go back to Gardening Harvesting Season! It snowed today, like 4 inches. Uhg. I like the snow is Nov & Dec, but it’s almost March and we had a taste of some really good Springtime weather. It was … Continue reading

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A Good Life Day ~ Foraging & Gathering

So, we love to forage and gather and just find food for the taking. There is something so great about finding free food that our Earth provides for us, it just makes me wonder why we didn’t know about these … Continue reading

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