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The Superior Health Benefits of Eating Fish (Yes, Even Though It Has Mercury)

So you’ve been told to avoid fish because of mercury, have you? It’s true, fish contains mercury. But did you know that there is an important mineral – one that most of us are lacking in – which helps the body to excrete the mercury content in the fish we eat? It’s selenium. Mercury is […]

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Turn Leftovers into Nourishing School Lunches in Minutes!

School has started again for many families, whether your children attend public or private school, or you are in a family fortunate enough to home school. And with school days comes school lunch staring us in the face again with that age-old question: “What on earth will I feed my child today?” Finding nourishing, appealing, […]

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What I Think of Meatless Mondays

The term “Meatless Mondays” has become synonymous in health communities with “going green” and having a lesser impact on the environment, and its supposed positive effect on human health. You’ll see this highly marketed term used in many places, and especially where vegetarian diets are promoted.  While I’m not necessarily being critical of vegetarian diets, […]

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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 […]

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Changing Ingredients For A Nutrient-Dense Diet

Are you thinking about making changes in your dietary choices that are more traditional and nutrient-dense? This process can seem daunting, even to the most experienced cook. But making those changes can cause a huge impact on your health – in ways you might never imagine. It may seem like too much to go into […]

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9 Reasons to Make Bone Broth

Bone broths have sustained people all over the globe for thousands of years, and are a foundational component of any cooking done in the  kitchen. Whether it’s daily nourishment or needing a boost when trying to get over a cold or flu during the winter months, bone broths are the ultimate way to provide healing […]

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What Are Traditional Foods?

You may hear the term traditional foods and wonder, “what exactly does that mean?” When you think about traditional foods, do you think about hunter-gatherers of long ago? They did everything by hand and from scratch. Or do you think about the pioneers living out on the prairie or edge of the forest who began […]

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The Truth About Raw Milk, Part II

In yesterday’s article about raw milk,  we learned about the history of pasteurization, health benefits of raw milk, and some very specific information about the nutrient-dense value of milk and how it positively impacts health. Part II will include our family’s personal testimony of our experience drinking raw milk for the last three years, questions […]

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The Truth About Raw Milk, Part I

Raw milk is a hot topic in the news and media these days. And with good reason. It’s a subject that is near and dear to my heart, and it’s very important to become informed about it, but not because drinking it will make you sick. Today you will read about the history of pasteurization […]

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Restaurant Review and Venturing Into New Real Food Territory!

Photo credit, Raven L. On our family vacation last week, my husband Bruce and I went to a French restaurant we had visited on our last trip to Las Vegas last year – Marche Bacchus. This little bistro and wine market is located away from the strip (which makes it more affordable) and only about […]