I first had this dish as a teenager at a fellow church member's house one Sunday afternoon. Since my dad was the pastor it wasn't uncommon for us to be invited to church members' homes for lunch. On this particular Sunday my grandparents were in town visiting, and a family invited us all over to their house. You would think that when you invite guests over you would have a plan of what to make in advance, but these people were very "fly by the seat of your pants" type people and did not even...
By Tayla Roy 2022-08-30 18:06:14 0 447
Homemade yogurt and my favorite ways to use it
Homemade yogurt is something that intimidated me for a long time. I had friends who made it in a crockpot, friends who used an instant pot, and one friend who used a special proofing setting on her oven. It all seemed so complicated to me so I just continued buying it from the store. However one day my neighbor told me she was surprised I did not make homemade yogurt since I made so many other things from scratch, because yogurt was incredibly easy. After that day I decided to give it a shot....
By Tayla Roy 2022-08-14 21:46:58 3 663
Homemade Fruit Snacks
I don't think I've ever met a kid who doesn't like fruit snacks, but store-bought ones can be tricky because most are made with gelatin. These are also made with gelatin, but since you are making them yourself you can choose what type to use. This recipe takes such a short time to make and tastes way better than the store-bought ones made with fake fruit flavors. Ingredients:1 1/3 c Orange juice, fresh squeezed or store-bought1 1/3 c fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, and...
By Tayla Roy 2022-07-21 20:47:55 0 1047
Italian Orzo Veggie Soup
I came across this soup recipe a couple years ago as I was attempting to learn how to make vegan meals. We had some friends who visited us often and always had lunch with us when they came, and I didn't want them to have to bring their own lunch each time. I've made this soup several times since then because it's absolutely delicious, and I usually always have the ingredients for it on hand. I love that it's packed with veggies, and the orzo pasta makes it fun! I leave out the red...
By Tayla Roy 2022-07-19 17:23:33 0 1024
Cuban Black Beans
We never ate a lot of beans growing up, and boy were we missing out! It's only been recently that I've started experimenting with more bean recipes, since we are trying to consume less meat in our house. A vegan friend brought these beans to a Shabbat get together one time and we were instantly hooked! I got the recipe from her and now make them fairly regularly. I love them served over a bed of cilantro lime rice (a great use for that other half bunch of cilantro the recipe doesn't use), but...
By Tayla Roy 2022-07-12 18:39:31 2 1139
What I've Learned about "Kosher" and Eating Biblically over the past 15 years
In this article, I share my observations regarding the main dietary/food-related commands in written Law, including those beyond "clean and unclean". We distinguish between what the commands say as opposed to how they are often taught, and we consider many practical aspects in today's society and the misconceptions about food processing and avoiding certain ingredients. Issues of Command Leviticus 11 & Deuteronomy 14Leviticus 3:17 (consider preceding verses)Leviticus...
By Jacob Eben 2022-07-11 16:12:37 0 1196
Oven Roasted Corn
It's corn season! I love a good ear of corn, and this is my family's favorite way to eat it. Roasting it gives the corn so much more flavor than when it's boiled. Bring this to your next cookout and everyone will be sure to ask you for the recipe! Ingredients4 ears corn, shuckedUnsalted butterSalt and pepper DirectionsPreheat oven to 400°. Butter a 9x9 baking dish. Butter the ears of corn. You can do this two ways: 1. Use a cold stick of butter and unwrap it halfway. Holding onto...
By Tayla Roy 2022-07-10 18:14:07 1 1157
Copycat Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper
This dish is one of my absolute favorites. It's one of those lunches I can throw together quickly when we're knee deep in schoolwork and at 10:30 I'm wondering, "What am I going to feed these kids for lunch??" Quick tip: Brown several pounds of ground beef at once, portion them by the half pound into freezer bags, and store in the freezer. That way you can skip the first step and then this meal REALLY comes together quickly! If you grew up on the boxed version of this meal like I did, you'll...
By Tayla Roy 2022-07-06 20:21:17 0 1219
Gravy is a staple in most southern homes, and I grew up on many varieties. Chocolate gravy, tomato gravy, brown gravy, and my favorite white pepper gravy all made an appearance in my parents' house. This gravy is wonderful poured over piping hot biscuits straight from the oven, or equally as good on top of chicken fried steak. Ingredients:3 Tbsp butter4 Tbsp all purpose flour (if you mill your own, I like soft white wheat for this)2 c milkScant 1 tsp salt (I use pink Himalayan salt....
By Tayla Roy 2022-06-27 17:00:21 1 1375
Yellow Rice Casserole
This is a recipe my mom made growing up, and took it to many a potluck! However once I got married and started learning about eating more cleanly (chemical wise, not necessarily Biblicly) I stopped making it because of the packaged yellow rice and cream of chicken soup. Over the years I've found some healthier versions of them at the store, and also learned to make them homemade, so it's back on the menu! I'll share homemade versions of cream of chicken soup and yellow rice another time, but...
By Tayla Roy 2022-06-20 18:44:38 2 1460
French Toast Casserole
This is a recipe I make anytime I have bread I need to use up. A few weeks ago I was testing out sourdough recipes and they didn't quite have the texture I was hoping for, so into this dish they went. I've also made this with leftover hamburger and hotdog buns, french bread, regular sandwich bread... this is a very forgiving recipe. As long as the bread doesn't have a strong flavor like garlic bread or maybe rye, you can use it. The story behind this recipe involves that same friend of my...
By Tayla Roy 2022-06-09 00:28:08 0 1656
Vegetable Beef Soup
This soup is something my mom is famous for. She made it all the time when I was growing up, and now I get to make it for my kids. It's a family favorite! The tricky thing about this soup is it's not so much a recipe as a method, so in this post I'll give you the steps and you can modify it to fit your family's tastes. Ingredients:1/2 lb ground beef (or more if you want)46oz can tomato juiceWater1/2 onion, diced3 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds2/3 c frozen corn3 medium red...
By Tayla Roy 2022-05-29 20:54:05 0 1761
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