Welcome to our Homestead Kitchen Recipes!
Here you will find our favorite recipes. Our focus will be on several things.
Healthy recipes – One of the main reasons we decided to raise our own food was so that we could have easy access to fresh produce, from vegetables and fruit to farm-raised meats, milk, cheese, and eggs. Making it yourself means you control what goes into your recipes, and you are free to choose organic foods and unprocessed natural ingredients in order to offer your family the most healthful options possible.
Saving money – Whether by baking bread yourself (and there’s nothing like the smell and taste of fresh-baked bread!) or by copying expensive restaurant foods and making them at home instead of eating out (which also lets you use the ingredients you like and let you make healthier versions), we are always looking for ways to save money.
Using homestead products – Sometimes it’s not easy to find recipes for common farm products (like meat rabbits). We will feature recipes for what we produce here on the homestead, including rabbit, duck, goat, chicken, and goose, as well as eggs, fresh milk, and cheese and the produce from our garden, berry patch, and fruit trees.
Convenience – When you’re coming in from a long day of having too much to do, sometimes you don’t have time to prepare a complicated meal, or are just too tired. It’s important to have go-to convenience foods that can be prepared with a minimum of fuss and still allow you to offer your family nutritious food without having to resort to take-out or frozen, convenience foods. We will also focus on recipes that can be prepared in advance and frozen for later.
Taste! – we will feature some recipes just because they are oh-so-yummy and delicious!
And now, on to the recipes!
Copycat recipes – This section includes some excellent copycat recipes (start with pan pizza, coconut shrimp, orange chicken). Being more self-sufficient doesn’t have to mean being deprived. I enjoy the taste of those restaurant foods, but I don’t like not knowing what kind of ingredients goes into them, and I can do without the cost too. Enjoy your favorites while still eating fresh and wholesome ingredients, all for a fraction of the price.
Notes for further page development: Start with pies, breads, and meats. (and asap try the new chili trick learned from a friend — if it works out well, give him credit and post a chili recipe!)