Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

Gluten Free Sourdough Starter - Now you can have sourdough even if you're gluten free! It's pretty easy to do it and you can try with a whole variety of gluten free flours.

{From Adrienne - If you love sourdough like I do, but you've done on a gluten-free diet, I have the perfect treat for you. A recipe for Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter. I'm convinced the gluten is a big health concern for many, but I still love good bread.  And while this flax bread is one of our favorites, I've been thinking about sourdough a lot since I found out that I can tolerate fermented ...Read The Full Post

Easiest Dairy-Free Condensed Milk

Easy Vegan Condensed Milk - Make it in a flash for all your vegan dessert needs!

Due my son's life-threatening food allergies and our need to save money on whole foods, I am always looking ways to recreate some pantry basics. I've perfected recipes for Homemade Chocolate Chips, Homemade White Chocolate Chips, Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, Powdered Egg Replacer, and 5 Ingredient Salad Dressing.  Today, I'm thrilled to share with you another similar processed food ...Read The Full Post

Our Favorite Salad Dressing – Five Ways!

This Homemade Salad Dressing is our FAVE! 5 different ways -- http://wholenewmom.com/whole-new-budget/best-salad-dressing-homemade-salad-dressing/

I've been meaning to get this recipe for Homemade Salad Dressing to you all for awhile now. Life has been crazy and things really get in the way sometimes, you know? Anyhow, this one is a real keeper.  And it's a great homemade salad dressing for those with food allergies as well - no dairy and some substitutions that should make this work for anyone. ...Read The Full Post

Easiest Homemade Liquid Stevia Extract

Liquid Stevia Drops convenient, but sooo expensive. See how easy it is to make them yourself! Enjoy this zero-calorie, natural sweetener in your beverages and baking and save money!

I've been using stevia for a long time now--ever since I knew that I had candida. I personally think that stevia is one of the most safe "alternative" sweeteners and I think you can grow to like it even if you didn't when you first tried it. I know it can be hard to know how to use it, but here's a guide to help you use stevia. One of my favorite stevia products is liquid stevia drops. They ...Read The Full Post

How to Store Nuts and Seeds

How to Store Almonds

Have you been wondering how to store nuts and seeds? Once each year I organize a raw almond buy that also includes other nuts, seeds and health products.  Since during the almond harvest is the only time in the U.S. when one can purchase truly raw almonds before the government pasteurizes them (did you know that some are pasteurized using PPO, which is a fuel?), we buy enough to last us the ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe – Do It Yourself

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

{UPDATE, 10/9/12:  This recipe has been updated to be better, but still super easy.  See Easiest Coconut Milk - Improved!} Why make homemade coconut milk, you ask?  When it's easy to just pick up a can at the grocery or health food store? Well, you see, we love coconut milk. We also love dried coconut, fresh coconut, coconut oil, coconut butter (check out my post on how to make your own coconut ...Read The Full Post

Moroccan Vinaigrette

Homemade Salad Dressing

It might sound strange, but this salad dressing recipe is simply one of our overall favorite recipes. It's a homemade wonderfully-seasoned salad dressing that frankly, is on our table for every meal. This Moroccan Vinaigrette is modifed from the recipe of the same name in Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen, one of my many Lorna Sass cookbooks. I highlighted this cookbook in my post about ...Read The Full Post

Vegetable Broth Mix Recipe | All-Purpose Seasoning

Vegetable Broth Mix that doubles as an All-Purpose Seasoning--and there's another fabulous use for it as well! (Read the post to find out!) No need to buy boxed broths, or cubes with MSG and all that chemical ick anymore!

I love making my own homemade seasonings. By making your own celery salt, curry powder, taco seasoning, and more, you can be in control of the ingredients you use while you save money over buying pre-mixed containers at the store. While I am quite the fan of stock and just made homemade turkey stock a few weeks ago, I am trying to be balanced and I do not always have time to make stock, nor can ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Nut and Seed Butter

Homemade Almond Butter. Or Sunflower Seed Butter. Or Pecan Butter. Make your own Homemade Nut Butters and save TONS of money over store prices. They taste better too!

One of the best tips I have for saving money on special diets is to make most of your own foods from scratch. We pretty much make everything here--Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, Homemade Rice Milk, Homemade Jello, Homemade Ketchup, salad dressing, Liquid Stevia Drops, Homemade Baking Powder, Homemade Powdered Sweetener, and Homemade Protein Bars. Am I crazy?  Not sure, but it sure ...Read The Full Post