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10 Ways to Kiss Processed Foods Goodbye and Get More Nutrition in Your Diet

  We all need more nutrition in our diets – especially if you eat a lot of processed foods. Processed foods are full of chemicals, preservatives, dyes, fake fats, and other harmful ingredients. And, packaged foods tend to have less nutrients due to the way they are produced, leaving you feeling hungry and unsatisfied soon […]

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Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin: Book Review & Giveaway

I am a big advocate for fermented foods, and have committed to making them a regular part of my dietary habits. That’s why I am reviewing another great book about fermentation this week, Alex Lewin from Feed Me Like You Mean It’s recent book Real Food Fermentation. Whether you are new to fermenting and are […]

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon & Giveaway

Today I’m reviewing The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS. I myself have become quite an enthusiast for fermented foods over the last few years with the observance that it has made amazing changes to my own and my family’s health. Since May of 2011 I have been on the […]

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Homemade Mayo and Tartar Sauce Recipes

Some years ago I attempted to make home-made mayo a couple of times in my old-timer blender. It was a flop. I got frustrated and gave up.  I did not have the patience to stand there and drip olive oil one drop at a time for 5 minutes to get the consistency to be correct. […]

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Are You Getting Enough Iodine in Your Diet From Real Food?

Iodine is an important nutrient no one should be without. Our soil used to contain adequate amounts of iodine and other important minerals, but commercial farming methods have depleted our once fertile soils. Iodine deficiency is a common problem in the U.S., even though all refined table salt has iodine added to it. This is […]

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On-The-Go Power Breakfast: Home-made Smoothie

Want a quick breakfast that is nutritious and delicious? Here is a great recipe for a fantastic smoothie that is fast and provides the nutrients and energy you need to start your day off right. Unlike processed cereals, breads, and other high-carbohydrate foods that are empty of nutritional value, this breakfast will satisfy your hunger, […]

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GAPS-friendly, Grain-Free Pancakes w/Vanilla, Cinnamon, & Raw Honey

Here’s my answer to everyone’s pancake craving that is gluten-free, grain-free, and guilt-free in every sense of the word. These pancakes are so easy, even the most throw-away cook will love making them.  A great alternative to allergy-inducing and health problem causing gluten and grains, these fabulous cakes can be made in a variety of […]

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Ghee and Recipes

We’ve been using ghee in our house for a few years now, and I love its versatility and taste for so many of the things we eat. Ghee is an ancient food that has been eaten by people around the world for thousands of years, is extremely nutritious, and is also one of the greatest […]

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8 Reasons to Use A Food Dehydrator & Jerky Recipe

Dehydrating is one of the easiest methods I’ve ever found to prepare foods. I like how I can leave something in the dehydrator for hours and not worry about for awhile…and then when I come back to open it up, there is something delicious to eat awaiting me inside. People have been drying food since […]

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The Forgotten Craft of Rendering Lard

When I first heard the term “render lard”, I can’t tell you how many visions of difficulty swelled up in my head. I imagined a long, labor-intensive process that would leave me frustrated and my kitchen a mess, stinking of pork. What was surprising to learn is that none of those things happened. I didn’t […]