Crispy Quinoa Sliders

quinoa sliders

It gets so crispy I can hardly STAND it. The outside is so crunchy and golden and the insides are soft, but thanks to some coarsely chopped garbanzos and (ugh) carrots, it’s not like they are complete mush. They are hearty and just… crazy. I had to make mine into sliders because I’ve had an ongoing convo with a twitter friend over some quinoa burgers she ate a few weeks ago, and I’m enamored with all things mini… and am also fanatical over anything in burger form with a million toppings. Mini just means you get to eat more and when that means eating more burgers?

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How to Make a Quick Shelter out of Pallets

free range life

If you are a farmer or homesteader you know that sometimes things just need to get done. Sometimes you run out of time for fancy buildings. Sometimes money is an issue. But whatever the reason, if you find yourself in need of a shelter now, here is a way to make a quick, shelter out of pallets.

This is a relatively inexpensive project. The bulk of the structure is made from free, recycled, wooden pallets.  You will also need t-posts, cattle panels, a tarp and hardware-such as nails, bolts, screws, etc.   Click the link for all the details!

{Organized} Slow Cooker-Freezer Meals

organized slow cooker freezer

{$100* for 14+ meals} and can be done super quickly {90 minutes for the meals listed below}. All true statements, guys. 14+ meals for approximately $7 each {approx. $2.50/serving}, and accomplished within 90 minutes. Pick your jaw up off the floor and read on.
*these are NYC prices, anywhere else I’m sure the bill is a bit cheaper!

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yeast cornbread

yeast cornbread

 Michael Sawinski Hush’s Yeast Cornbread dough
170 g Yellow cornmeal (1 cup)
345 g AP flour (2 3/4 cups)
30 g Powder Milk (1/4 cup)
25 g Sugar (2 Tbsp)
10 g Salt (1 1/2 tsp)
6 g Instant yeast (2 tsp)
45 g Butter, softened (3 Tbsp)
285 g Water, warm, 105* F (1 1/4 cups)

Add all dry ingredients, except use only 170 grams of the flour, into a bowl of a stand mixer. Mix with paddle until combined.
Add the softened butter and water, mix with paddle on low until combined. Increase the speed to the next level and mix till no lumps.
Switch to dough hook, add the remaining flour, mix on low till combined. Increase speed to the next level and knead until smooth and elastic, 5-6 minutes. Dough will be slightly tacky.
Roll dough into a ball and place into a oiled container, cover. Let rise until doubled, about 60-90 minutes.
Can be made in a 8×4 loaf pan, free form, or rolls.
Baked in a preheated 375* F oven.
Loaf: 35-40 minutes
free form: 25-30 minutes
Rolls: 12-15 minutes (depending on size/amount)

grow water chestnuts in a kiddie pool


What if I told you there was a way to grow a few thousand calories in a kiddie pool?

“What? In a kiddie pool? You mean, like, eating tadpoles, right?”

No. Not eating tadpoles. That’s gross.

I’m talking about another plant: the Chinese Water Chestnut. Known in Latin as Eleocharis dulcis, Chinese water chestnuts are NOT the same as the invasive “water chestnut” that’s invaded our native wetlands. Chinese water chestnuts are a member of the sedge family and look like a 2-4′ tubular grass. They love to grow in muck or shallow water. At the end of their growing season, at the base of the reedy growth under a mat of roots, you’ll find the edible corms, or “chestnuts.”

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800 + organized canning recipes for winter storage


From canned fruits, jellies and jams to how to make tomato paste and other vegetables. Whether you prefer cold water bath canning or you love your pressure canner, you will find recipes that you can use to keep those foods fresh all year. We even included many freezer recipes for those of you who prefer not to can at all.

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tea light oven for off grid cooking

tea light oven

What Is A Tea Light Oven? So maybe you’re not excited as I am (yet) because you don’t know what it is… A tea light oven is a small oven that is powered by… you guessed it… Tea Lights! You know, those tiny little 1/2 inch tall candles that you can buy by the dozen (or more) for pennies on the dollar? Yep! Those little guys can help you prepare a meal with ZERO electricity! How cool is that?