candied pecans

Candied Pecans

These are stupid simple to make and amazing to keep around for dessert. You can also sub the pecans for other kinds of nuts.

barbacoa

Beef Cheek Barbacoa

Beef cheek barbacoa is what you wish Chipotle tasted like. It’s tender, fatty, and falls apart in the pot.

russian sauerkraut

Russian Sauerkraut

I’m a big fan of home fermentation projects, and homemade sauerkraut is excellent for DIY probiotics. We eat a couple of spoonfuls of this kraut nearly every day.

whipped cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut whipped cream actually tastes VERY similar to the dairy variety, and it saves the pumpkin pie every time.

brownies

Mint Chip Brownies

These mint chip brownies, therefore, are lighter and cakier than most brownie mixes you’d find in the grocery store. And there’s a special ingredient.

dandelion root latte

Dandelion Root Latte

For those days when I just miss the taste of coffee, I make this dandelion root latte. Dandelion supports the liver, and when boiled, the roasted root is the closest coffee substitute I’ve ever tried.

chocolate no-bean chili

Beanless Chocolate Chili

I know chocolate chili sounds kind of weird. Kind of like putting a candy bar in your burrito. But let me assure you: cocoa powder, paired with cinnamon and cayenne, really steals the show on this one.

hollandaise sauce

No-Cook Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is the Blessed Mother of sauces. It ups the delicious factor on any savory food tenfold.

toothpaste

Toothpaste

I LOVE how clean and smooth my teeth feel after using this. And you don’t need very much—just a dab will do.

dry shampoo

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo: the eighth wonder of the world. But also incredibly simple to make. If you’ve never tried dry shampoo at all, you’re missing out!