Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Forewarning; I used honeycrisp apples so my apple sauce came out a bit chunky and tart. Regardless of this fact it was actually pretty fun and easy to make and it tastes delicious, but next time I might use a type of apple that’s a little softer and sweeter. Ingredients 4 Apples 1/4 cup Water 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Directions  Put all … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

The first time I tried to make toothpaste I swear I almost threw up. If you haven’t heard it before; baking soda is salty. This time went a whole lot better and now I’m hoping to stick with it. Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Baking Soda 20-30 drops Peppermint Oil 1/2-1 teaspoon Sugar or Sweetner (Optional) Directions Combine all ingredients Add more baking … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

This is a recipe that is much easier than I ever would have thought. It’s cheap too! Ingredients 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas (Drained) Juice from 1 Large Lemon 1/4 cup Tahini Approx. 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 clove Garlic Directions Put all ingredients into food processor Blend everything together until smooth Add olive oil as needed for desired consistency Enjoy! See what I mean? … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

This one may or may not actually need instructions but I think it’s still worth sharing. Charcuterie boards are great at parties, for holidays and any other special occasion you can think of. Ingredients Cheese (at least 1 hard and one soft in most cases) Cured Meats Fruit Olives and Pickles Crackers Veggies Sauces (Mustard, Jam, Hummus, etc.) Nuts (optional) Directions Cut all ingredients into … Continue reading How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

Make it Yourself Monday: Peanut Butter

This was the easiest recipe I’ve ever made, hands down. But more than that it was also one of the yummiest. Ingredients 2 cups Peanuts 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or Honey Canola Oil or Sunflower Oil as needed for texture Directions Throw everything into a blender or food processor Let it run for 3 minutes or so Add oil or sweetener as needed Blend to … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Peanut Butter

Make it Yourself Monday: Bread

The world’s oldest food… maybe. But regardless, bread is a classic, a staple in American life. I tried one of many recipes, I particularly wanted to make seed bread as I try to incorporate more seeds when I can.  Ingredients 2 1/2 cups Rolled Oats 1 cup Sunflower Seeds 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds 1/2 cup Chia Seeds 1/3 cup Ground Psyllium Husks 2 teaspoons Sea … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Bread

Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto

What is one to do with spare walnuts… Oh right, Pesto! And yes I know that most people use pine nuts, but walnuts are easier to find so I use them instead. Ingredients 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3-4 tablespoons Walnuts 2 cloves Pealed Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste Directions Throw everything into … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto