Hello and welcome to Moose Head Homestead! This blog is to share the adventures of a simple homestead in the Midwest. I share about real food, homesteading, prepping, outdoor activities, getting back to basics, encouragement, God's beauty, and of course Miss Daisey Mae! Thanks for stopping by! 🐔🐥🐾🦋🌿
A couple weeks ago we had to have our house appraised because we were
refinancing. (We have since completed the process and looking forward
to money saved!) We obviously wanted to have the house clean when the
appraiser got here. I needed help. Hunter decided he would help me and
one of the rooms that needed some work was the office. He did his thing
and when I went in to check it was wonderful looking. Very organized and
looked like someone actually used the room as an office lol.
It was probably a week or so later and my husband needed something out
of that room's closet. You can probably guess what happened. Things fell
on him! LOL The things that were in the room were put into the closet
like you see in cartoons and when you open the door...well. ;) We
REorganized it and now it's nice again like Hunter's intentions were in
the first place.
That scenario reminded me of our lives. We, like that room, can look
good and put together on the outside, but if we open our "closet doors",
we see that we are not really put together. There may be chaos and
disorganization, etc. Having a clean heart starts INSIDE. It starts with
cleaning up the hidden things that no one sees but God and you. When
you clean the inside first, the outside naturally starts to clean up. So
many people, including myself, tend to clean up the outside first. When
we do that, we can forget the inside because what we see on the outside
seems to be just fine and there is no need to go further with the
I have recently had a heart change. I had a very popular page on
facebook called Homemakers and Homesteaders. I had 2400 fans. I began to
feel like I was too focused on it. I started losing focus on Christ. I
spent the majority of my morning (hours) researching items to post on
that page for those folks to enjoy. It became too much. The very thing
that I am all about (God and my family) became compromised and 2400
strangers took it's place. After MUCH prayer and thought, I have deleted
that page. I had tried in the past to simply discipline myself to spend
less time with that page, but it never worked out. I was not putting
Christ first first thing in the morning...That has changed and I have
again begun to put my Lord first in my day and in my life. He is the
reason I want to be the best helpmeet and mother I can be. He is the One
who gives me strength for the day.
It feels so good to get back on track with the Lord. I am so thankful
for the Holy Spirit's prompting in this matter and for acting on it.
I will continue to blog here. I am also on Twitter now. (My son is on
there and I wanted to keep an eye on him) I found that with Twitter, I
can post there and it goes right over to my personal facebook page and I
only have to post in one place and I can get on with my day. With
Twitter, it is fast, convenient and you are not tempted to comment or
"like" everyone's statuses. :) You just read and move on. My kinda
thing. :) So if any of you are on Twitter and would like to follow me, I
am @titus2baker (you can click the widget at the end of this post) You can get to me on the right side of the blog also
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I pray everyone has a blessed day. I know I will! :)
These are a tasty treat when you need a boost of energy! Packed with protein from the peanut butter and oats, these will help you power through a workout. The fiber in the oats and the good fat in the peanut butter will keep satisfied until your next meal. Give them a try! As always, use organic ingredients when possible. Peanut Butter Power Balls
2/3 c organic peanut butter
1 t vanilla
2 T raw honey
1 c quick oats
1/2 c mini chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life if dairy free) Shoot for dark chocolate.
Add peanut butter, vanilla, and honey in a bowl. Mix well. Add in oats and chips and mix until well incorporated. Use a small cookie scoop and roll to make small balls. Makes about 18. Enjoy!
To change it up, you can replace 1/4 c of the mini chocolate chips with dried cranberries and dried apricots. So good!
I love the flavors in this bowl! It is one of my husband's favorites and it doesn't even have meat in it!
I hope you give it a try and love it as much as we do. You can adjust the heat by adding a bit more cayenne if you'd like. Remember to use organic as much as possible, especially for the corn!
Elote Sauce 4 T dairy free plain yogurt 2 T vegan mayo 1/8th t cayenne 1/2 lime zest 1/2 lime juice pinch of salt & pepper to taste Mix and set aside
Bowl cooked rice of choice (I like jasmine) 1 can chickpeas 1 can corn 1/2 lime zest 1/2 lime juice pinch of salt & pepper radish pumpkin seeds cilantro
Thinly slice radish and chop about 2 T of cilantro. Add lime zest and juice into a small bowl. Heat skillet with a bit of coconut oil and crisp the chickpeas. Cook undisturbed for about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with lime zest and juice and sprinkle with a pinch of salt & pepper. Add corn to hot skillet and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until blackened in spots. Sprinkle with salt.
You know the slogan. Milk does a body good. Well, no, not really.
Dairy has been shown to have a negative affect on endothelial cells. This cell layer is a one cell thick lining of all of our blood vessels. Endothelial cells manufacture a protective molecule of gas called nitric oxide, which protects our blood vessels. It keeps our blood flowing smoothly, it is the strongest dilator of our blood vessels, it inhibits the formation of blockages, and it inhibits inflammation.
Dairy, along with all animal products, damage that layer of endothelial cells in our blood vessels. Without that functioning layer, nitric oxide cannot be produced. Without enough nitric oxide, the plaque blockages build up eventually creating heart disease and strokes.
Dairy is loaded with hormones. Even if you buy organic milk without recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), it will still have high hormone levels. Why? Because dairy cows are always kept pregnant so they have lots of circulating hormones that pass to…