Homemade hummus is incredibly easy to make at home. Doing this eliminates the use of BPA-lined cans and weird unnecessary ingredients. Plus, it saves you money!

How to Make Homemade Hummus (Basic Recipe)

In my continued quest for urban homesteading, foods made from scratch fit nicely into the equation. The more real, unprocessed food I can provide my family, the better Today I am sharing about some homemade hummus I am now adding to my cache of go-to snack foods. I know, I am totally behind on this as it seems everyone already …

Crazy Creamy, Über Cheesy Potatoes

I make a lot of potatoes in this house, in many different ways. Yesterday, I wasn’t sure what to make for my son’s lunch side dish. I opened a cabinet and Oliver (my 17 month-old) pointed at the bag of potatoes. Okay, son…potatoes you shall have!

Cooking beans from scratch is not only tasty and better for you, it saves you money AAANNND it's easy with the method I've shared. Check it out!

Cooking Beans From Scratch 101

Within the past several years I have been on a journey — a journey that includes living with intention. I evaluated my life and I wanted something better, not only for myself, but for my family. Living in the Pacific Northwest provided a blank canvas to start creating a more natural lifestyle. My husband and I agreed we wanted a …

You would never believe how easy it is to make raw milk yogurt. AND the benefits outweigh pasteurized yogurt any day. Learn more here.

How to Make Raw Milk Yogurt

I began my real food, #LifeFromScratch  journey in middle school; the same time I stopped shaving my legs and wearing make-up. My mom called putting on make-up putting on her “face.” She’s a beautiful lady but didn’t want people to see her without make-up. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my real face and I didn’t want to buy …

Real Food Meatballs - By Scratch Mommy (WAPF Approved!)

I hate meatloaf! …but, what about *REAL* food MEATBALLS?

A quote from one of my favorite movies of all time… Randy: Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf. The Old Man: All right, I’ll get that kid to eat. Where’s my screw driver and my plumber’s helper? I’ll open up his mouth and I’ll shove it in. For as long as I can remember, it’s been a tradition in my …

How to Make Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

I grew up in a large family where everyone was a part of the dinner-making process. From prepping to cleaning, all hands were on deck during dinner preparations. Our recipes were usually formulas that we had come to by trial and error. We had some beautiful cookbooks in our house, but for the most part our recipes came from our …

Quinoa Carob Mini Loaves Recipe

Quinoa Carob Mini Loaves

I’ve made this one a few times with a few changes each time and I think that I finally have it down. These cute little loaves never stay around for very long in my house. This tasty treat allows my family to get in our sweet fixes though a healthy means…it’s a win-win for all.

Guacamole In A Pinch (aka 5 Minute Guac)

This seriously took me 5 minutes to make. Literally…5 minutes! If you are reading my blog, you are probably a *real* foodie, too; meaning, you likely strive to eliminate processed foods, GMOs, and other unsavory “foods” from your diet. Well, then this recipe might come as a bit of a surprise to you. Let me explain… Yes, I, too, LOVE …

Easy Oat Crackers

Easy Oat Flour Crackers

This recipe grew out of a desire for crunchy things in my house…and easy to grab and eat, healthy food. Crackers have always been a hit here and these are no exception. These are so easy that you probably have all of the necessary ingredients and tools already in your home. Sweet! I love the taste of oats, so I …