Author Archives: Heather Wellman

The struggle is already real

We have finally moved full-time onto our property! We are there. And, as my husband says, “it is one thing after another.” Moving was hard enough, but we also got a puppy. Maybe not the wisest decision ever. So, the … Continue reading

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How to choose your property

When we set out to buy property, it was overwhelming. How on Earth do we choose the right property that we are going to live on for the rest of our lives? How will we know we found the right … Continue reading

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Happy Homesteader: Why we are moving to property

I have a life update! My life is taking a new direction. A drastic change. We are living in Colorado. This has been a huge adjustment. We are 3,000 miles away from our friends family. Here in Colorado, there are … Continue reading

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How to make a Flax Egg

Always wanted to make a really good egg replacer, but didn’t want to spend a fortune at the grocery store for those fancy brands? Have no fear! Use the Flax Egg. The great thing about the flax egg is that … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Like a Boss

You can download my weekly menu plan here! I also made a video on how I made this menu plan, so visit my youtube channel to check that out!   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfRLJ11PwzDe4rE5Ut11DKQ Monday1

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Recipe Makeover: Delicious Gluten Free, Vegan Cookies (Monster cookies)

My daughter, as you may know if you have been reading this site for awhile is gluten free. My older daughter’s friend’s mother makes these monster cookies based off a recipe published by Bob’s Red Mill. They are gluten free, … Continue reading

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Unbeatable, One Bowl, Oat Snack Cookies that you can’t mess up

As you can see in the title, I can’t oversell these. I mean, they are awesome. Like you might flip out when you taste them, so make sure you have a cheer mat near by. You will be all like … Continue reading

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Beans, beans . . . The musical fruit? Batch cooking Pinto Beans

When I was a kid my grandpa would sing this little song Beans, beans, the musical fruit the more you eat The more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So eat your beans at every meal! … Continue reading

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Oil Free Hummus (It is what you’ve been waiting for)!

The number one recipe people request is an oil free hummus. Well in my world, we call that party hummus or just plain delicious. But there is something weird and off about oil free hummus. It is in the consistency. … Continue reading

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Vegan Marinara Sauce — Batch Cooking (Oil free, Salt Free)

    Everyone has a favorite marinara sauce. I like to say you have a favorite you buy in a bottle and favorite you make at home. The problem is the bottle one usually has tons of oil, salt, and … Continue reading

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Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito (Batch Cooking)

    As part of our batch cooking series, I bring to you . . . Tofu Scramble. My husband loves tofu scramble. Like in a major way. This is great make ahead food. It is perfect for breakfasts. It … Continue reading

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Cheap Vegan Taco Tuesday (on Sunday) 70 cents per portion (Cheapamole recipe)

Over here at Live, Eat, Be Well it is everybody’s favorite day: Taco Tuesday . . . only its Sunday, but still . . . TACOS! Who doesn’t love a good taco? We love ours piled high with goodies like … Continue reading

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Grocery Planning (One Week Menu Plan) $147 (including some staples)

Grocery shopping can be stressful. Creating a grocery budget can just about send you into a full blown panic attack. Don’t ever look at the receipt, am I right? No, of course not. You can make grocery shopping fun and … Continue reading

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I can’t have a party… It’s too expensive (Cheap Vegan Party Menu)

Happy New Year’s! 2015 is going to be epic. I can feel it in my bones. It is going to be the year of the VEGAN! So, I just did my shopping for our New Year’s Eve party tonight. It … Continue reading

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New Series for 2015! Cheap Vegan.

I am a member of many vegan facebook groups. One of the recurrent themes is about cost and grocery bills. After my daughter’s 16th birthday and Christmas, our own food budget was feeling a pinch. I have been feeding our … Continue reading

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My year of transformation: Day 1.

I wrote 9-8-2014 on the front of a blue journal because that is the day I died (figuratively, of course). I will never be that person again. I am going to be someone new. I have been watching a cheesy … Continue reading

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Can dancing change your life?

I have never gone out dancing without my husband. I’ve just never gone out by myself. He doesn’t dance, and I love to dance. I am not a good dancer. In fact, I’m down right bad. But I love it. … Continue reading

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10 Best Kitchen Utensils

I find the utensils you have in your kitchen can be super awesome in helping cook delicious meals. But I’ve also found that all you really need is a knife and bowl. That being said, I love my kitchen utensils. … Continue reading

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My top 10 Foods for Weight Loss

It seems that as Americans, we are obsessed with weight loss. And is it really any wonder? Our population is growing and growing. In some demographics the rate is as high as 49% (CDC). I too have been one of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Motherhood. My daughter turns 15.

Today, my oldest child turns 15. Fifteen. I don’t even know how that is possible. For some reason, this birthday is hitting me hard. Maybe because she is going to start learning to drive. Maybe because I offered to keep … Continue reading

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