Homemade BBQ Sauce

bbq sauce

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Makes about 2 cups

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup homemade ketchup (or a clean store-bought variety like Annie’s Naturals brand)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped onion or 2 TBSP dried onion flakes
1-2 TBSP hot sauce (optional) – look for a brand that contains only “peppers, vinegar, & salt”

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes, until thickened. If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to check out our RECIPES PAGE, too, for more natural deliciousness!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

grilled corn on cob

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This side dish is SO super simple and yummy!

Just preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, remove the husk completely from each ear of corn. Scrub under a faucet if necessary to remove all of the little “hairs.”

Grill the corn for about 20 minutes, flipping each ear about 4 times so that every side gets roasted. Serve with butter! MMMmmmmmm!!!!!

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Homemade Ketchup Recipe

ketchup with title

Want to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup and other additives that are in many store-bought ketchup brands?

Here’s a simple recipe for making your own ketchup from scratch…

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp honey (preferably raw)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon powdered cloves (or a “pinch,” to taste – – better to start low and add more if needed!)
  • 1 can tomato paste

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DIRECTIONS:

Whisk together vinegar, water and honey.

Add seasonings and mix well.

Whisk in tomato paste and combine well.

Transfer to air-tight jar or container and refrigerate. Keeps about 1 month in the fridge.

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Video tour of our new tiny home on wheels

Two months ago, we purchased a  new (to us) tiny home on wheels – this 2003 Fleetwood Bounder 39Z diesel pusher motorhome. See video below.

It was a looooooong process of shopping for months and months and months to find exactly what we wanted.

It required many, many road trips several hours away…as well as sacrificing all of our free time on our days off week after week after week.

Oh my gosh, it got really old to be RV shopping ALL of the time instead of out enjoying the things we normally like to do (hiking, biking, etc.).

There were soooooooooo many times that we thought we should just give up. Buuuuuuut….I’m soooooooo glad we didn’t because it was all SO worth it in the end!!!

After living full-time in a 20-foot-long Roadtrek motor home for 4 1/2 years (and in a fifth wheel for a year before that), we are so excited to have so much more room and so many more amenities (e.g., washer/dryer) than we had in our previous RVs.

Seriously, every …single…day…. I rejoice in how amazing it is to have this rig – all 300 square feet of it! We feel so incredibly grateful and blessed that it all worked out so wonderfully! Thank God we didn’t quit!!! Whew!

Wanna take a peek inside our new tiny home on wheels??? Check out the video below, and let me know if you have any questions….