Honeychick Homestead

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Turkey Pumpkin Chili

I knew with all the rain headed our way, I’d be craving a warming soup, or stew for dinner last night. I dug this oldie but goodie out of my recipe box.

It had been several years since I made it, and one thing I remembered is that while it had potential, it was also a bit bland. Since then, I’ve gained some experience in the kitchen so I tweaked it to make it more flavorful. I hope you enjoy this unique version of chili!

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Gluten Free Waffles

Coconut Flour Waffles

Coconut Flour Waffles

A couple of weeks ago, on a foggy Saturday morning and I was craving waffles! I think the cool morning made me want to eat something warm and comforting. I have two favorite “go to” gluten-free waffle recipes. Which one I make, depends on what ingredients I have in my house when I get the craving!

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Chicken Broth from Scratch – Picture Tutorial

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Chicken bone broth is one of my FAVORITE things to make! It’s very easy, and so, so, so good. It is a true healing food!

The bones provide your body with much needed minerals, amino acids, and gelatin. Gelatin is full of collagen, and can help reduce joint pain, heal digestive issues, and cavities.

Bone broth is definitely a superfood, that most of us rarely consume. Store bought stock cannot compare in taste or nutritional value to the homemade bone broth. I use bone broth instead of water when I cook legumes, or rice, then the minerals are absorbed into them, and it gives them great flavor.

Every time I make a whole chicken, I keep the carcass in the freezer, and when I collect a couple, I’ll make bone broth. I always have a stash in my freezer 🙂

In addition to the carcass, I use the neck, giblets, feet, and head of the chicken. Those parts are the most nutritious, and are sure to infuse the stock with lots of gelatin. I purchase those parts from local farmers, that pasture raise their animals.

It’s not necessary to include those parts, however, your stock may not have much gelatin. Even without the gelatin, your homemade bone broth is a nutritional powerhouse. I’ve included ingredients and instructions for chicken bone broth. Also, if you continue you scroll down there is a step by step picture “tutorial.” My first time making bone broth, I would have greatly appreciated some pictures of the process, I hope you find them helpful! View the pictures →

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Thai Coconut Shrimp (or Chicken) Soup

It’s unseasonably cool here today, so I’m making soup for dinner. This soup is a warming, protein filled dish, that’s easy to make. I originally found this recipe at All Recipes.com and I changed some things to make it real food friendly.

I thought the original recipe had to much broth, so I reduced the amount. As always, try to use as many organic ingredients as possible!

This soup takes about an hour to start to finish. Even though there’s just two of us, I usually make the full recipe because I like it that much. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Serves 8

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Peanut (or Almond) Butter Cups

Years ago, candy was almost a food group for me, I’d eat some every day! Working next to a 7-11 helped maintain my sugar habit. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were one of my favorites.

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Amazingly YUMMY and HEALTHY!

I still enjoy homemade, healthy sweets every now and then. I love it when I find a treat has ingredients full of healthy fat, and nothing fake, or processed.

I found a recipe awhile back from Oatmeal with a Fork that I tweaked to satisfy my taste buds. It is quick, easy, and doesn’t even require using your oven!

It’s so simple, I bet many of you have the ingredients in your pantry right now. I usually make a double batch because we practically inhale them! I’ve made them for guests, and they are always a big hit. So don’t file this away for later, make it now, you won’t be disappointed! Continue reading