GF Coconut Protein Pancakes

GF Coconut Protein Pancakes

We admit it...we love pancakes.  Over the years, we have come up with so many ways to make pancakes healthier that it's become a challenge to see how many nutritious foods we can get stuffed into one pancake.  We tend to do gluten free (GF) pancakes, using a little flour as possible, but this one has a special twist with added coconut flour and hemp seeds.

Poor Gal's Pasta

Poor Gal's  Pasta

 This is literally the very first dish Hillary cooked for Ryan way back in the day. It's cheap to make, quick, and packed full of garlic, which is a favorite in the Sthealthy garden and kitchen. It adds a flair of Mediterranean flavor with pepperoncini peppers, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and parmesan.

Wild Game and Vegetable Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Wild Game and Vegetable Cauliflower Crust Pizza

As discussed in our HHH Food Friday Episode #14, we really like making pizza crust with cauliflower.  It makes the base of a wonderful pizza that we like to add wild game, veggies, and cheese too.  This recipe is 100% grain free, but is not dairy free, because we like cheese on our pizza!  Removing the heavy breaded crust allows you to enjoy this recipe without the bloat!  

Make your own Kombucha

Make your own Kombucha

Today, kombucha is frequently seen in most grocery stores throughout the country. Originally known as a "hippie" drink,  kombucha is now more accepted and is a great way to get beneficial probiotics into your diet. If you want to save money and have kombucha ready to drink whenever, you can make your own kombucha easily and affordably. Let's go over a few of the very important  ingredients and rules to brewing your own kombucha.

Wild Game Nitrate Free Summer Sausage

Wild Game Nitrate Free Summer Sausage

In the HHH Episode #11 we talk all things meat prep- getting your wild game out of the mountains, home, and then how to make things like summer sausage yourself.  This is a simple way to enjoy your deer or elk, AND knowing what exactly is going into it!  

Opposites Attract Smoothies

Opposites Attract Smoothies

In our house we absolutely love smoothies. They are a great way to get large amounts of complex carbs, fiber,  healthy fats, and protein in one meal. Our kids also love them, it's a great way to get foods into them that they might not normally like.

Sthealthy Backcountry Bars

Sthealthy Backcountry Bars

For the last few years, we have been experimenting with making our own healthy snacks.  Protein bars are good for quick energy, but they can be expensive and full of binders, sweeteners, and poor quality proteins.  So we started making our own.

Bone Broth- Liquid Gold

Ox tail bone broth with some yummy fat...recipe adapted from  Natural Solutions for Digestive Health. 

Ox tail bone broth with some yummy fat...recipe adapted from Natural Solutions for Digestive Health. 

In our household, we call bone broth "liquid gold".  It's a wonderful way to get healthy and healing compounds into the gut to help restore and heal the lining.  You can make your bone broth out of the following bone types:

  • Beef bones (or we call ox tail)  preferably from grass fed cows.
  • Wild game of any kind, if you are so lucky to get them out of the backcountry!
  • Poultry, chicken or turkey - use the neck, skin, and all bones.
  • Seafood, heads, tails, and bones of fish, fish heads.  

To make your broth, place the bones of choice in a 6-7 quart slow cooker/crock pot.  Cover completely with COLD water and then 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar. (this helps bones release collagen- very important step!) 

For more flavor, add vegetable such as onions, carrots, celery, garlic, greens, garlic, herbs.  

Cook overnight or 8 hours, and then strain out all solids, pouring the "liquid gold" into glass jars, or ziploc containers for the freezer.  Once it is totally cool, skim off the fat and then store immediately in 2  to 4 cup portions.  

Use for all soup bases, or eat alone.  This is the best gut healing food around!

 

Ryan's Backcountry Mountain Mush

Ryan's Backcountry Mountain Mush

Breakfast is an essential part of starting any day, but especially a backcountry hunting or travel trip.  Ryan's favorite food is an oatmeal concoction that he's labeled Mountain Mush.  It's full of healthy carbs, fats, and protein, and has calories to fuel any long day of hiking.