The green and abundant home.

 

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I just put this book together and it will be free as an ebook for the next few days.  It is very different from my previous homemaking books.  In this book, I put plenty of delicious vegan recipes, a beyond fantastic new laundry detergent recipe, tons of referenced links, books, and people to help you run your home in the greenest, most sustainable way that is also fun and affordable.  I also cover the whole idea of living abundantly, even on a small income or with a sizeable family.  We will talk chickens and starting a mini backyard farm in town and what is truly important so you cut cost in less important areas and really have a great, luxurious, and thriving life.

Start brewing some coffee!!

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53 comments

  1. YIPPEE! Headed over to order it now. Heck, I am still working my way through the Housewife As A Writer. I read a little one day, then have to wait a week while I complete projects, then read a little more. It’s really good, by the way.

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  2. Squeal! What a good day, just downloaded your new book and got my teaching license renewed. And living in the very rural countryside, I too use the library (just as you write about in your books) for your wonderful videos. Nothing wrong with that!

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  3. I am at my library now, downloading videos. My biggest treat was downloading American Psycho, The Musical! Yes, I am strange, but I am cute and fun too! I just picked up Clean Protein by Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedkin. It’s about plant based proteins, and some of the recipes look pretty good.

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      • Will try and let you now how they taste. I’m glad you like my lumberjack video. I am working with my camera so I can start making vlogs again. I may start out with another 100 videos in 100 days challenge. Those get insane after a while.

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      • Ummm….I gotta say the recipes in the book are a bit, well, blech. However, I am making black bean brownies today, because I got several cans of clearance priced black beans at 50 cents each, and I am curious as to how they will taste (honestly, that’s your fault, because you are always showing them in your videos). I also found this recipe for sweet potato brownies you might find interesting–https://cleaneatingrecipes.com/sweet-potato-clean-eating-brownies-recipe/. I gotta go bring in the laundry–the wind here today is so strong, the clothes are drying at an unprecedented rate!

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      • Lol! Well, just try some of the recipes before you start your bleching. I thought that too but I love this stuff now. Ok, it could also be due to a limited foraging field now. Hey, I miss my Dump Dinners, my chicken gravy, my sausage gravy and biscuits…

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      • I did try a few, and they are blech. Like I said, I enjoy vegan food, but the recipes I tried are really bland. Vegan cooking is just as flavorful as non vegan, but these recipes are not.

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      • I think we are miscommunicating. I was talking about the recipes in the book Clean Protein, not yours! LOL! No, I LIKE the recipes you do, they have FLAVOR. I had never thought of putting nutritional yeast in mashed potatoes until you mentioned it in one of your videos. Tried it for Obie and I, and we liked it. I’m sorry, I thought I was clear on which book I was talking about.

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      • Thank God you cleared this up, Evelyn!! I was just looking through my new book at the recipes and feeling disappointed I had failed to produce some good food ideas! I have not read Clean Protein. Who is that by? I really prefer High Carb Hannah for my food ideas.

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      • I don’t recall who wrote it, and I already took it back to the library. Let’s just say that neither the book nor its authors are memorable. I made black bean brownies from Gluten Free Dad, and I was amazed at how they looked, and the creaminess of the texture. I tasted them, and was surprised to taste chili, until I looked at the empty can and realized I had accidentally used the ‘spicy sauce’ beans! Fortunately, I am a fan of Mexican hot chocolate made with chili spices, so it was all good. Next time I will check the label. I am not saying these are good, but I will be taking a batch to our church’s ‘grub Sunday’ next month. I may even be able to sneak them past the Redneck, but not holding my breath.

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  4. I just read the chapter with your take on Proverbs 31–BRILLIANT! By the way, the Redneck announced that we won’t be building a barn at the back of the property after all, so I will be planting blackberry bushes on the back fence, and I am planning to plant several types of fruit trees back there. He, um, doesn’t now it yet, but ummmm…I will also be putting a chicken coop back there probably next spring. There’s a lot I can do with my little four acres, it’s just gonna take a slow and steady approach. Your book is great, and I have already tried many of the recipes after seeing you talk about them on your vlog. They are delicious!

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    • 4 little acres!! Lady, you’re dirt rich! Oh my, you could have a huge garden, tons of hens, an orchard…the list goes on. I want more land. I’m land greedy. I don’t care about a big house but this yard won’t suit me for long. I’m so glad someone said something about that proverbs 31 chapter! I love that Proverb. And I’m relieved to know you do like the recipes, I was a bit traumatized today when I thought you meant mine were blech. They aren’t that exciting but you can up them with sauce, chili…I’m a bit bland but I love my gravies and sauces. Bone Sucking bar b q sauce is supposed to be great. I’ll try that one soon.

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      • I don’t need exciting recipes. I need simple, tasty and nutritious, and yours are exactly that, so don’t worry about them not being good. Obie likes them, and that is the best endorsement you can get at this house! I am actually working on doing more of an urban farm set up–utilizing techniques to increase yields without wearing me out or taking up too much land, since I have to share that four acres with four horses. I only need a few hens to supply egg needs for our family. I love Proverbs 31 too.

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      • You have to use chickpea flour, not chickpeas. The flour is called Besan flour. I have a lot of it from a friend who was moving, but I hadn’t found too many ways to use it yet. Will let you know how they turn out. I think you can make flour from the chickpeas in a blender…need to check that too.

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