DIY Backyard Smokers & BBQ Pit ideas:
Animal trough + landscape yard pavers:
Shopping cart BBQ:
Computer case BBQ:
Cute + affordable terra cotta flower pot BBQ smoker:
Animal trough from Tractor supply / Lowes / Home Depot + landscape pavers:
Brick & walkway backyard pavers + buried trash can:
Welded horse shoe BBQ with tire rim base:
Fancy concrete fire pit:
Tire rim BBQ with wood base & roller wheels:
HUGE concrete rebar DIY BBQ:
Tire rim wheel BBQ pit:
Directions: Add lemon juice, black pepper, turmeric, honey, and cinnamon to a glass of lukewarm water.
Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for the best energizing effect. Stir constantly while drinking to prevent the turmeric & honey from sinking to the bottom of the glass.
Q. Why should you drink Turmeric Lemon Water? A. Lukewarm lemon water is great your body. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, B, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, enzymes, antioxidants, and fibers. This adds healthy nutrients, aids digestion, boosts the immune system, fights inflammation, and hydrates & energizes the body.
Exact items I used (from image above):
I found this recipe & information on NaturalNews.com http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/heres-will-happen-body-add-turmeric-morning-lemon-water/
The last smoothie I made (using greens) didn’t go well, but this one tastes great! For anyone looking to add more probioitics into their diet, natural yogurt can be helpful. The yogurt that most people buy from a grocery store is full of harmful ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavoring, etc. Kellogg’s yogurt contains BHT & High Fructose Corn Syrup, Chobani contains added flavors and concentrates, many of Dannon’s yogurts contain artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, & other harmful additives.
I personally cannot stand the flavor of natural yogurt – it’s too sour/bitter/blah for me…so I prefer to mix it in with other foods like a meat dish, or in this case – a smoothie. Do NOT cook the yogurt – it will kill the good probiotics – add it in afterward. The ingredients I used:
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe almost filled 2 red solo cups – makes plenty for you to have one now and put the other one in the fridge for later or share with a friend. You could easily add other ingredients such as ginger, coconut, parsley, cinnamon, etc.
Specific brands I used:
Yogurt: White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt (I think it’s made in Austin, I bought it at HEB – it’s the best I can find near me)
Unsweetened applesauce: HEB Unsweetened Applesauce 6pk
No ice cream maker? No problem! You can make ice cream in a tin can, a jar, or even a ziploc baggie.
Coffee Can Ice Cream How To:
http://theysayitsmylife.blogspot.com/2012/09/tin-can-ice-cream.html (step by step pix)
Jar Ice Cream How To:
Ziploc Bag Ice Cream How To:
Looking for an interesting, creative, or economical way to make your own swimming pool? Here are some ideas:
livestock water trough:
4×4 lumber pool:
sea containers (things 18 wheelers and trains haul):
Wood pallets + IBC liquid container = pretty nice little hot tub:
Wood pallets + large sheet of (painter’s?) plastic = nice big pool:
plywood & 4×4 lumber + tarp pool:
Bill Murray swimming in a dumpster pool:
Whatever object you use, you may want to coat it a time or two with a water-proof epoxy, and/or put a tarp in it:
Heavy Duty tarp (better at holding water than cheap blue tarps)
Paint & seal almost anything & turn it into a pool with this:
You may also want to buy a pump/filter from Walmart, Academy Sports, etc.
These options may not be more practical or less expensive than traditional pools from the store…but if you or someone you know already has one of these items and some free time on your hands, you could be swimming in no time! 🙂
– 3 egg yolks
– 16 ounces of heavy cream or canned coconut milk
– 1/2 a cup of maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil while whisking constantly. You don’t want any lumps
– Remove from the heat and let cool, then strain into a medium mixing bowl, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
– Pour the cooked custard into an ice cream maker and run following directions.
– Put the finished ice cream into a container and store in your freezer.
Once you have your basic ice cream, you can make lots of variations such as :
While your ice cream is making, saute a cup of chopped pecans in a skillet with a teaspoon of butter. When they are toasted, remove the nuts, then add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of your sweetener of choice to the pan and heat a few minutes more to make a caramel sauce. Add back the nuts and mix until well coated, then pour onto a plate and leave to cool. The sauce will thicken slightly. Once your ice cream is made, mix in the nuts and the sauce, put into a container, and store in your freezer.
Add a few drops of mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring (optional) to the cooked custard base before freezing. When your ice cream is made, mix in a cup of chopped dark chocolate, put into a container, and store in your freezer. [Jane Grok note: I strongly advise against using any artificial food colorings, as they are all toxic & damaging to humans.]
Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa to the ingredients when you make your custard base. Follow the directions above. When your ice cream is made, mix in a cup of chopped dark chocolate, put into a container, and store in your freezer.
One of the best ways to serve your french vanilla ice cream is with chocolate. Melt some dark chocolate in the microwave and pour this over your ice cream. This will form a hard coating like the kind you get on Dairy Queen dipped cones, but much tastier.
This is, of course, incredibly rich, and not the sort of thing you want to eat more than a couple of times a year. But when you really want to indulge, it’s much, much better for you than anything you can buy.
3 cups of chopped fresh fruit
3 1/4 cups of heavy cream or 2 – 14 oz cans of coconut milk
1/2 cup of maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Put all the ingredients into your blender or processor and process until pureed. Taste to make sure the sweetness is right, then pour the mixture into your ice cream machine and freeze according to the instructions.
The variations on this are endless.
Add the salt, honey, egg yolks, colza oil and give it a good whisk. Now you have a fat and smooth mixture that should make a very tasty ice cream! Let the mixture cool in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Chop the pistachios in a mixer and roast them in a dry frying pan. Be careful not to burn them.
Run the ice cream mixture in the ice cream maker and add the pistachios halfway through.
Serve with a bunch of pistachios and enjoy!
A 3 ingredient ice cream. You won’t know what hit ya! Anyone can make this and it’s a pretty darn good (and cheap!) switch-a-roo for store bought coconut ice cream or the likes.
Remove the peels from the bananas and discard. Place the bananas in plastic wrap and stick in the freezer for at least 5 hours. Once they’re hard all the way through, you’re ready to start making the “ice cream.”
Take out your food processor and toss in the frozen bananas, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Blend until everything is smooth. Done!
Either eat immediately or stick it in a covered dish and freeze it. Take the ice cream out of the freezer about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat. It can get pretty hard in the freezer.
14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerate before using if possible–I didn’t do this and it was fine)
14-ounce can light coconut milk (I actually just used 2 cans of full fat coconut milk and my ice cream was super creamy!)
½ cup honey
⅔ cup cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (I omitted this as I wanted plain chocolate ice cream, but I think I’m definitely going to add it next time!)
Pinch kosher salt
Ingredients for Frozen Custard
1 medium butternut squash (will need 2 cups cooked)
1/2 T salt
a few tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 C coconut chips
1/4 C almond slivers
1 t salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg (fresh preferred)
1. Combine coconut chips and almonds in a pan (clean stainless steel preferred) over medium high heat, stirring often, until the fragrance of the nuts and coconut come out and a light brown color develops.
2. Toss in a bowl with remaining ingredients.
3. Serve on top of ice cream or snack on it obsessively. Store in an air tight container for a LONG time, although best served fresh.