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Homesteading Mom

Homesteading Mom is run by Cat Ellis, an herbalist, prepper and aspiring homesteader. Cat is the author of two books, Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Cat Ellis also blogs at KetoCat.com, HerbalPrepper.com, and TheOrganicPrepper.com.

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Crockpot Portuguese-Inspired Pork Stew

By Homesteading Mom / September 5, 2013

Growing up in a heavily Portuguese city, I was totally spoiled rotten on gloriously delicious food. Two of my favorite dishes, ca├žoila (a type of Portuguese pulled pork) and pork alentejana (pork and littlenecks) have many similar ingredients. My mom and I used to out to eat once a month for alentejana, and she would […]

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Recipe: How to Cook A Maple-Spiced Fresh Ham

By Homesteading Mom / September 4, 2013

The best way to buy meat, hands down, is to buy an animal direct from a local farm. Small, local operations are your best bet for the best quality at the best price. Thanks to market demand, more and more farms are raising grass-fed/pastured cows, pigs, chickens, and goats. We recently bought a 600lb cow […]

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Homesteading for Health

By Homesteading Mom / September 3, 2013

A lot has been weighing on both my mind and my heart the past few months. Sitting at my laptop, a few lines would manage to find their way to my screen, but would be ultimately deleted. Nothing that I wrote seemed to sound quite right. My mother passed away this past April. She’d had […]

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Slow Cooker Indian-Spiced Steak

By Homesteading Mom / March 18, 2013

It’s time to show a little love for some wonderful people, a new favorite cookbook, and for a must-have appliance- the slow cooker. All three have been lifesavers this week since I sprained my ankle. Last week, I fell and severely sprained my ankle. While this has totally disrupted my┬ároutine and ability to do simple […]

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Portuguese Kale Soup

By Homesteading Mom / January 31, 2013

Portuguese Kale Soup was something my grandmother would make every week. There is the crazy idea out there that eating nourishing foods is either too expensive or takes too long to cook, but this is a recipe that defies both of those myths.  This soup is a great way to use up the leftovers from […]

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