Tomato Cheese Powder – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#40)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an article that has introduced me to an AMAZING concoction! Tomato cheese powder! Scroll down for a link to the article! Home Grown Tomatoes Are My Favorite! If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, or if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might have realized by now that I LOVE me some tomatoes! I grow far too many every year, and use them throughout the year in many different forms. Cheese Is My Favorite! Cheese is also one of my very favorite foods, and thankfully, it goes really well with tomatoes! I usually enjoy the two together in forms of pasta, pizza, bruschetta, cheese and tomato sandwiches……and now I have found a new way to enjoy them, and I cannot wait to make it this year, tomato cheese powder! Other articles you may be interested in: Seed Starting 101: Planting Tomato Seed Benefits to Freezing Your Tomato Harvest Free Tomato Plants From Cuttings Our favorite homesteading and gardening tools in our Amazon Store! Dehydrated Tomato Plus Cheese = Tomato Cheese Powder Simply put, tomato cheese powder is exactly what is sounds like. You use tomato powder from dehydrated tomatoes, and parmesan cheese, and blend them together! Oh my word, how have I not heard of this before??? I will for sure be making this very shortly. I still have frozen tomatoes in my freezer that I need to make into sauce, and now I know I will also be dehydrating some to make this! Stay tuned for my update to this post when I make it hopefully in the next week or two! Tomato Cheese Powder Variants I am already starting to imagine a couple of variants. Add in…

Homestead Favorite Smoothie Recipes – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#39)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am sharing some homestead favorite smoothie recipes, and featuring an article with a delicious spinach smoothie recipe! Smoothies for Health How are you doing with your fruit and vegetable servings per day? I know a lot of people struggle with getting in your recommended 5 plus servings a day. Our homestead favorite smoothie recipes are an easy way to get all those fruit and veggies in. Smoothies are also usually packed with super food which include lots of nutrition, vitamins and minerals that many of us are lacking. So trying to get one smoothie in every day is a great way to meet lots of your body’s needs. Other articles you may be interested in: How to Freeze Your Berry Harvest How to Use Your Berry Harvest Yummy On the Go Breakfast Ideas for Kids Our favorite homesteading and gardening tools in our Amazon Store! Smoothies for Kids Many smoothies are super yummy, and kids won’t even know that they are eating something good for them! Since everything is blended together, they won’t even know what is in them most of the time. Throw some blueberries in and turn it a fun shade of purple and your kids will be hooked! Some fun smoothie ideas for kids: Chocolate, peanut butter and banana: add a cup of milk (dairy, almond, soy…your choice!) 1 tbsn peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate flavored protein powder and a banana! Purple mixed berry smoothie: add a cup of water or juice, add 1 cup of berries, 1 banana (sneak in a handful of greens if you can, they blend right in!) Pink strawberry banana smoothie: add a cup of water, juice or milk, add 1 cup of strawberries…

Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#35)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a yummy recipe for spaghetti squash cauliflower alfredo sauce casserole….putting this on my must make soon list! Winter Squash: One of the Easiest Vegetables to Grow! If you are new to vegetable gardening, winter squash is one of the easiest things that you can grow. It is also easy to store for a long time, in a cool dark place. It is also a food where you get a lot of bang for your buck. Spaghetti squash is one of those winter squashes! And it is always good to have a couple recipes on hand for how to use it, so that you don’t grow tired of it quickly. And who doesn’t love alfredo sauce? I hope you enjoy this recipe that I have chosen to feature this week! It has another added benefit of being low carb and keto friendly! I know I will be trying this very soon. 🙂 Our Featured Post this Week: Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole from My Slices of Life Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts and more info on all the rules as well…

How to Cook Winter Squash in an Instant Pot – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#28)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a post that shares how to cook a winter squash in an instant pot! Perfectly timed before Thanksgiving! Winter Squash for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is just a little more than a week away, and many people will be cooking winter squash for the holiday. But why take up an extra burner on the stove? Use your instant pot, and get the job done quickly and efficiently! Also a great idea for those busy week day evenings! Pressure Cooking Winter Squash There are several ways to cook winter squash in a pressure cooker or instant pot. You can leave it whole or halve it, which might work well for spaghetti squash, delicata or acorn squash. Or you can cube it, which might work better for butternut, jarrahdale, sweat meat or blue hubbard. See our featured post down below for more info on how to cook a halved squash. Increase the time to 25 minutes for a whole squash, and let it naturally release for at least 10 minutes. For cubed squash, peel and seed the squash or pumpkin, cut into 1″ cubes, add to pressure cooker with 1 cup of water. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes if you want them to hold their shape or for 4 minutes if you plan to mash them or want them softer. Than do a quick release. Also, be sure to check out some other helpful posts I have on winter squash: How to Preserve Your Pumpkins & Winter Squash by Roasting and Freezing 7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Blue Jarrahdale Squash Pumpkins Hearty Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats Recipe   Our Featured Post this Week: How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Instant Pot How to Cook Acorn Squash…

Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews Recipe – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#24)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an amazing recipe for a Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews! This sounds sooooo good! Fall Foods = Salads? I know when fall rolls around, that all I crave are warm dishes like soups and stews. But we must remember to eat our veggies! Even though I am a pescatarian (a vegetarian who eats seafood), I still sometimes struggle to get in enough veggies. A hearty salad is just one way to do this. This recipe (scroll down for link to my featured article this week) for a Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews caught my eye in last weeks blog hop, and I have it on my list to give it a go in the next week. Even though it calls for bacon bits, it’s easy to omit them for a veggie/vegan/plant based option. One of my all time favorite hearty salads is this Galicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chick Peas that are seasoned with Indian spices from Minimalistic Baker. So when I saw this salad with the curried cashews, I was instantly interested! Another favorite hearty fall salad of mine, is this Kale Salad I shared in a previous Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop post, Planning Dinner from Your Garden Harvest. Favorite Fall Recipes on the Blog I have shared a couple of other fall favorite recipes here on the blog, including my Hearty Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats. And on another previous Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop post, I shared these Fall Flavored Cupcakes and Muffin Recipes. Our Featured Post this Week: Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews   Curried Cashew Salad with Pears and Grapes from Carol’s Kitchen at Comfort Spring Station. Welcome to our Farm…