Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Mash-up - My favorite "Pins" of the week - Thanksgiving Edition!

A list of my favorite pins of the week.  - Thanksgiving Edition!

                                                        11 Paleo Thanksgiving Sides 

                                                                Sweet Potato Disks

                                                  Rooted Blessings Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

                                                              World's Best Paleo Gravy

                                                    Pumpkin Oat Muffins (Gluten Free) 

                                            Grain-free and Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie (SCD, Paleo)

What "Pins" have you been gathering for this Thanksgiving??

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

One BIG ass turkey for Thanksgiving!

Ok folks, earlier today I posted a photo of this tom and hen asking if you could guess how much the tom weighed after we processed it today.  It was the biggest turkey we had ever dealt with. 
HE WAS HUGE!! This photo does not do him justice.  
Are you ready???   Drum roll.....
A whopping 48.25 lbs fully dressed (aka ready for the oven). He was the biggest turkey I have ever seen!  I think he could feed at least 50 people!!  That is what you call a turkey dinner!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to Seed a Pomegranate in Less Than a Minute!

If you are like me, you go crazy when you see this fall fruit start to hit the produce section of the grocery store.  You know Thanksgiving is around the corner and you can get your little mitts on this tasty, ruby red, super good for you, fruit. 

I have memories of plucking this tasty treat from the trees on my parents property when I was a little girl. My brothers ans sisters and I always knew we better change our clothes before attempting to pluck the sweet seeds from the fruit or prepare for the wrath of mom when we came home with stains on our clothes. I always thought there had to be a better way!

Ladies and gents I am super excited to share with you an EASY, minimal mess, fun, and dare I say kid friendly way to seed a pomegranate.  Now you will probably not want to do this in your favorite white tee, but you also will not have to go rain poncho style either!

Are you ready to learn how to seed a pomegranates in less than a minute?

1) Cut the pomegranate in half

2) Cut little slices (about 5) into the edges of pomegranate about 1/4 inch deep.

3) Place your first half face down on this super nifty tool --->
OR you can hold it in your hand over a large bowl, or place it over an oven rack over a large bowl.

4) Now smack the top of your halved pomegranate with a heavy spoon or spatula.

5) Keep smacking/hitting the pomegranate until it flattens (this is why you do step #2)

6) Flip it over and check out the MAGIC.  Seriously if you have ever seeded a pomegranate by "hand" you know how amazing this new method is.

7) Lift up your bowl or super super nifty tool ---> and collect your ruby jewels!

8) When you go to do the other half, trim off the stem before hitting it with the spoon, otherwise it breaks off and flies in the air, nearly misses your eye, then falls into your seeds.... don't ask me why I know this. 

Now you have no excuse, you can enjoy this tasty treat in a flash!  

How do you like to enjoy pomegranate seeds?? 
I would love to hear from you, post a comment below.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November Giveaway - Enter to Win a $400 Amazon Gift Card (CLOSED)




Can we say WOWZERS!   1) Christmas is in less than 2 months, and 2) Yes, I totally watched inspector gadget (and want the new Samsung Watch that is like Penny's watch on that show)... I digress, but seriously a $400 gift card to Amazon, I don't think it can get better than this.

Last month's giveaway for the Le Creuset 5 piece set was such a hit, I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you another giveaway. It is just my way of saying THANK YOU to all my readers. I just love you guys!

Oh and before we talk about the giveaway have you heard about the Fall into Health Bundle? Umm ya..I just have to remind you about this sale because it is like its own little giveaway!  $2000+ value for only $39!

Check it out!
47 ebooks covering topics like Reversing your Allergies and Paleo Treats
15 exclusive podcasts from food rockstars! 
3 online video classes including how to eat paleo by Stupid Easy Paleo!
2 meal plans - A Paleo version and a Real Food Version
2 magazines and 20 discount coupons from great brands. 

Over $2,000 worth of downloads for just $39 -- for one week only!

Learn more about this one time sale by clicking here - remember it ends Nov 7th so hurry!

Enter to win a $400 Amazon Gift Card

It is super simple to enter and you are more than welcome to tell your friends and family about it - heck, shout it out from the roof tops - it is pretty freaking awesome!


1) Click here to see what I would buy if I could enter to win,  or maybe I would get this, ugh decisions decisions, but the first one goes with my gadget watch!  After you check that out (and maybe do a little shopping) come back here to complete steps steps 2-5.

2) Subscribe to Yuppie Farm Girl Newsletter highlighting the latest posts from me! I will not share your email address with a third party. It is solely used for my newsletter and updates from The Yuppie Farm Girl. 

(If you’re already a subscriber (we will have to verify), just continue to step 3!)

3) Complete the mandatory skills question on the Rafflecopter. This is to make sure you are not a computer, we want to make sure our prizes go to our great readers!

4)Leave me a comment (if you have trouble with this, please leave a comment on my FB page) and let me know what YOU will buy if you with the $400 gift card.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to confirm your entries and unlock more! 
You can earn extra entries by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget. 

Be sure to check out this giveaway's co-hosting bloggers for more chances to win! It is all because of these lovely bloggers that I was able to bring you another HUGE giveaway.  By showing them some love, you get extra entries!! Yes, you heard me right. You can go to each blog below and enter again:

Blue Yurt Farms
Don't Mess with Mama
Good Girl Gone Green
Green Thickies
Hollywood Homestead
House Barn Farm.
Naturally Mindful
Oh Lardy
Real Food Outlaws
Thrive Style

One winner will be chosen via We will announce the lucky winner on Monday, November 18th, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. There is no purchase necessary to win.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall into Health Package- $2000 value for $39!

Don't walk but run over to the Village Green Network and get your Fall into Health Package!!  This package is over the top amazing.  Ebooks (for your kindle, ipad, computer, or phone), podcasts, online classes, meal plans, coupons, and magazines.  Wait did I just say meal plans - umm HELLO!  Yup $2000 worth of goodies for $39.  

$39 is a price of a mediocre dinner out for two, save yourself and buy this bundle instead!  You can thank me later!
You see... Village Green Network is a group of Bloggers dedicated to Real Food, Green Living, Urban Farming, Homesteading, Paleo, and more.  They have joined together to bring you a package of all of their books, podcasts, classes, meal plans, and more so you can get them all at one time in one place.  Many of these books sell for $20-$30 EACH!  But for this week only you can get them ALL for $39!
Do you wish you could
  • Reverse your food allergies?
  • Loose weight with a diet that doesn't make you count calories or go nuts trying to figure it out?
  • Cure you or your child's Eczema?
  • Teach your kids how to farm - in YOUR backyard!?
  • Do you wish someone would make you a meal plan with shopping lists that was Paleo or only made with Real Food!?

If you said yes to any of these (plus a million other reasons) This package is for you!

The Fall into Health package has over $2000 in products for just $39!  It is a steal and it is around for one week!  
With all these items you are paying around fifty-cents each PLUS getting coupon codes for items you and your family regularly buy.  

Items included in the bundle:

You will not find all of these products anywhere else at this deep of a discount. I am blown away that Village Green Network was able to pull this package together, it is like no other! 
This is only going on for 1 week - order now so you don't forget!

Remember — this special Fall into Health package will be over one week from today: November 7, 2013 at midnight Pacific. Don’t miss out!
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