It’s Easy to Homemake Bone Broth!

During the Fall and Winter seasons, when the temperatures drop, the leaves fall to the ground, and germs are running rampant, there is one food remedy that has graced the hearth of homes for centuries, but is only just now being studied for it's awesomeness in helping boost immune function during an illness. In the Hippy world, it's a well-known fact that there is nothing like a good cup of bone broth when you are feeling under the weather, and today we're going to learn ALL about bone broth and how to EASILY make it at home!
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Sweet Potato, Lentil, and Kale Soup for the Manliest of Bearded Lumberjacks…and everyone else too

I used to think that I didn't like soup. I believed, that soup was just this bland watered down stomach filler, that usually made me hungrier than every just an hour or two after eating it. Now, a year and a half into a vegetarian life-style and I have discovered my love for fragrant flavor bursting soups that are so hearty, even a manly bearded lumberjack would go home with a full stomach.  Continue reading

Vegetables & Dumplings Hippy Homemaker Style

If there is one thing I just LOVED to eat, that my mother would make when I was a kid, it was Chicken n' Dumplings. There are two ways that your dumplings can turn out; light and fluffy, or dense and doughy. My dad was a big proponent of the “light and fluffy” dumpling, so if they turned out that way, there were rarely any dumplings left for the rest of us. This, made me fall in love with the dense and doughy style dumpling because if that's how they turned out, my dad wouldn't eat them at all (which meant LOTS for me!!). Continue reading

Vegan Black Bean Chili with Quinoa

Chili is a family favorite around here. When I make chili, I have to make it in big batches because everyone wants to eat all of the leftovers before I can vacuum pack it and put it in the freezer for another day! Chili is traditionally a meaty dish, but I have learned that you can bring that big Texas chili flavor even with a vegan chili! While I have made plenty of batches of bean chili and love them, there is something to the texture that quinoa brings to a veggie based chili! It gives the chili that ground beef texture while adding protein and vitamins to the dish! 

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