Hey Ohiohomesteading.com has moved, as we did. Join us on our new website www.homesteadingpodcast.com for podcasts/videos of our adventures in setting up our very own homestead on the big island of Hawaii in the rain forest; taking raw land and making it a working homestead. We will be building a house, setting up gardens, orchards, and animals all on a shoestring budget. Our recipes will become more and more Paleo in design as we move away from grain, legumes and dairy. We intend to release a cook book of our own and start possibly offering homemade (by us) products for sale through the site. So check back often as we are moving towards making our intentions a reality. In the future there will even be opportunities to visit our farm and help.
This is a pretty quick and easy recipe for Lasagna that is lower in fat and sodium.
1 lb 97% Lean Ground Beef – cook and drain
1 16 oz can cut Tomatoes (diced) Rinse
1 6 oz can Tomato paste
8 – 12 oz Classico (Tomato and Basil)
1 tsp Basil Dryed
1 tsp Salt or
6 strips of whole wheat or glutin free Lasagna noodles – cook w/ 1 tsp Oil + Salt
Drain & rinse in colander
2 ½ cups Ricotta Cheese
½ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 Tbsp Parsley
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
In 13 x 9 pan, layer:
½ of Noodles
½ of Ricotta mixture
½ of Mozzarella (shredded)
½ of meat
Sprinkle ¼ cup Parmesan or Romano on top
Bake 30 – 35 min. at 375
Nontoxic homemade cleaning products
Here at the Cunningham homestead we are attempting to switch to all nontoxic homemade household cleaning agents. I have posted a few recipes on this topic in the past but today I want to talk about what supplies you need in your pantry and what they are good for. Baking soda, borax, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, salt, castile soap, washing soda and lemons are the ones I want to talk about today. Let’s start with baking soda.
Water for your emergency kit.
When an emergency happen you might not be able to count on your tap to supply the water you and family needs to survive. Prepare yourself by building a supply of water that will meet your family’s needs during an emergency.
Questions to ask yourself include:
How much water do I need?
How should I store water?
How do I prepare my own containers of water?
What should I store my water in?
How do I make my water safe to drink if it comes from outside?