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Gluten Free Omega 3 Trail Mix Recipe

Posted in Gluten Free, and Homemaking

This naturally gluten free trail mix is packed with omega 3 goodness. It can easily be customized for taste preferences, but I personally love the sweet, salty combination of dried cranberries with nuts. Toss in some dark chocolate chunks for a more indulgent treat. I’ve found that this particular mix helps calm cravings in between meals or in the evenings. It gives an extra boost when I feel like I’m dragging. It’s a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, iron, protein, fiber, and other vitamins. It doesn’t have any cholesterol. If you use unsalted nuts, it will also…

Homemade Yogurt Fruit Leather

Posted in Gluten Free, and Reviews

Special thanks to Lucky Star 14 LLC for providing samples of their dehydrator sheets to use in our home for evaluation. Recently, I heard about a twist on regular fruit leather – yogurt fruit leather. It sounded like a snack that I’d really enjoy. We have lots of yummy fresh berries at the farmers market this time of year, so it was a perfect time to give them a try. (You can also used thawed frozen berries, if needed, which is what I did this time as we ate all of the fresh berries before I could make the yogurt…

Homemade Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups

Posted in Gluten Free

It took some time, but I finally have a method of yogurt making that produces consistent results for me. I’ve decided that making plain yogurt seems to produce the best yogurt, so we just sweeten (if desired) when we eat it. From the basic yogurt, I can then strain it to make greek yogurt as well as yogurt cheese. I like to make my yogurt 2 quarts at a time as that is roughly a week’s worth of yogurt for us. Because it’s easy to make, you can easily adjust how much you make at a time. I personally like…

Peach Fruit Leather

Posted in Gluten Free, Homemaking, and Homesteading

We had several pounds of local peaches on hand, and they were starting to get a little too ripe for most purposes. Of course, this makes them perfect for making peach fruit leather. I cleaned them up, cut them up, and placed them in the blender to create peach puree. Because these peaches were deliciously sweet, I didn’t add any sweetener. While I need to get a little more consistent with the thickness of the puree on the drying sheets, they turned out well. Even the ones that were a little too crisp made yummy fruit leather sheets. (They wouldn’t…