Around The Farm: A Small Harvest…And A Surprise

The largest sunflower, a volunteer that defiantly sprouted from a seed that the chickens either missed or couldn’t reach because it bounced outside their run, has reached the point where it’s ready for harvest. While I’m always delighted to find these kinds of volunteers, I also discovered a surprise growing amidst the other sunflowers that I had intentionally planted. What kind of surprise? Read on to find out.

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Under Pressure: Crazy-Good Coconut Keto Porridge

I haven’t forgotten you, my low-carbing friends. Even though I don’t follow keto strictly (or any other diet), I do try to focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods, good carbs and fats, and plenty of fiber. And I generally lean toward low carb meals. So when I ran across a recipe for keto porridge, I had to try it!

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Under Pressure: Perfectly-Cooked Porridge

Does the word “porridge” make you think of a Dickensian-type gruel, watery and unfilling? It doesn’t have to be like that – and you also don’t have to deal with a crust of burned porridge stuck to the bottom of your pan when you use your Instant Pot. Just 6 minutes on the Porridge setting, and you could be enjoying thick, creamy oatmeal!

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Under Pressure: French Dip – From Frozen Roast!

French dip and air fried eggplant are made for each other

Can you imagine being able to turn a solid block of frozen roast into delectable tenderness by cooking it in its frozen state, rather than first defrosting it in the microwave or waiting days for it to thaw in the refrigerator? I can, and it made an excellent French dip!

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Air Frying Fun: Low Carb Crispy Zucchini And Eggplant Slices

A countertop deep fryer sits forlornly on a shelf, its box gathering dust. I know I’ll likely never use it – with an air fryer oven, I can fry food quickly and easily, so why bother with a messy deep fryer? If you like tempura-style vegetables, you’ll love these low carb zucchini and eggplant slices!

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