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Sunflower Granola

Sunflower Granola Ingredients: 5 cups old-fashioned oats 1½ cups raw sunflower seeds ½ cup ground flaxseed meal ½ cup dark brown sugar ¼ cup pure maple syrup ¼ cup raw honey 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp fine sea salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350°, lightly… Continue reading Sunflower Granola

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Apple Sunflower Granola

This is a bit of a two-part recipe – the apples come first, then the apple sunflower granola. Fall is here – preserve all you can! Dried Apples are incredibly easy to make, and so delicious to snack on. Especially if you use a “premium” apple such as a Honey Crisp. The final product depends on… Continue reading Apple Sunflower Granola

Backpacking · Gardening · Homesteading · Recipes

Lavender Granola

Who doesn't have at least one pretty Lavender bush? Lavender provides a nice crop yearly - for both edible and aromatic, and food for the bees. Our Lavender bushes are covered in both honey and native bees, from spring to mid fall! Some varieties are better than others for eating, Grosso is often the most… Continue reading Lavender Granola

DIY · Homesteading · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Grinding Rice Flour

Grinding your own rice flour may not save you money in the end (although brown rice is very cheap, especially in larger quantities), but the end results are worth the effort. You will have a hearty fresh flour, that hasn't sat ground for months (or years) on the shelf. You can also easily source organic… Continue reading Grinding Rice Flour

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Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

This recipe was originally a backpacking meal I made often for the oldest kid and I, and then I turned it into a family sized pantry staple. It's quick to make, and easy to store. It's also gluten-free (read your chicken choice though to be sure!) and can be made vegetarian as well, with drained… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice