May 2011

Real Milk Not Shaking in Finland

Real Milk Not Shaking in Finland post image

This McDonald's ad, which is running in Finland cracked me up. It just goes to show you what we are up against when McDonald's can advertise their milk shake as "real" because it has some milk in. But what's up with the upside down udders? Sadly, it appears that the cow is confused with up from down. And gravity. Maybe it drank one too many milk shakes! Now let's take a close look at the other ingredients in one of their shakes.

I apologize to all my SCD/GAPS readers! Today's recipe is not appropriate to those on SCD or GAPS. It is a simple rice dish that satisfies gluten-free eaters as well as those who can eat anything. I make it when company comes and I need a good carbohydrate side dish. It is a big favorite amongst my friends and family.

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Breathe Deeply: Eat Butter

Misunderstood and maligned for the last few decades, butter is probably one of the healthiest fats you can eat. As studied and documented by Dr. Weston Price, many traditional cultures held butter up to be a sacred food. "Isolated Swiss villagers placed a bowl of butter on their church altars, set a wick in it, and let it burn throughout the year as a sign of divinity in the butter." Butter made from the milk of properly raised grass fed cows is indeed sacred.

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It never ceases to amaze me when young people become passionate about a subject and take action to change things. It was recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, that two teenage girl scouts, Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva, from Michigan have done just that.

I wondered whether to call this creation a pudding, or a custard. So, I looked up the aforementioned words and found this: the original pudding was formed by mixing various ingredients with a grain product or other binder such as butter, flour, cereal, eggs,or suet resulting in a solid mass.

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The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is sponsoring legislation in over 40 states, at this very moment, that would greatly affect the future of alternative nutritionists. They want to lump all nutritionists with registered dieticians into one licensing scheme.

The State University of Old Westbury was host to the unprecedented Small Farm Summit on Long Island on April 15, 2011. The conference was a project of the Long Island Small Farm Initiative, and it marks the beginning of an on-going effort to cultivate active community support for sustainable local agriculture.

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what to grill. On my excursions through the blogosphere I came upon a wonderful recipe at Savoring Today for grilled Tri Tip Roast. It is a great alternative to london broil. It is much more savory and flavorful. Definitely purchase it from your grass fed farmer. It will be more succulent, earth friendly and healthier than conventional beef.

6 Reasons to Eat Grass Fed Beef

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Certainly many people are aware that grass fed beef is better than grain fed beef for human health. Here are six reasons why.

CLA: The Udderly Healthy Trans Fat post image

We have all heard how unhealthy trans-fats are for us. Synthetically produced tran-fats can be found as partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil as well as margarine. These fake fats are found in many commercial products from salad dressings to baked goods. For thirty years nutritionists have been saying that trans-fats are bad and recently the conventional medical community has finally agreed. So much so, that certain municipalities (like New York City) are actually banning them from use in restaurants. Surprisingly, there is one naturally occurring trans-fat that is tremendously healthy for us called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).

As I mentioned in my previous post about making coconut milk, living dairy-free can be rather challenging. One of the hardest foods to give up is yogurt. The smooth texture of cool yogurt on a hot summer's day is deeply refreshing. You do not have to miss out! This recipe is easy once you get to know the steps. Just add some fresh berries and it is as satisfying as any fresh dairy product -- more so, because this yogurt is truly hand crafted.

EXTENDING THE PROMOTION Good News! Kelly the Kitchen Kop is extending the promotional period to end on 5/12 instead of 5/7.

You can still get the class for the $145 promotional price instead of the $190 regular price, which goes into effect on 5/12.

If you are new to the ideas of real and traditional foods and the proper preparation of foods, you may be confused by everything that you hear. Why reinvent the wheel? There is GOOD NEWS! Kelly, over at Kelly the Kitchen Kop is presenting her Real Food for Rookies class again. This is on-line learning at it's best. Read what people are saying about the class. [More...]

Coconut Oil: A Healthy Oil

Many people are confused about the coconut products and coconut oil. Unfortunately, there is a widespread misconception that coconut oil is bad for you because it contains saturated fat. Although coconut products have been used for thousands of years by natives of the Tropics, India, and Asia, westerners have been told it is unhealthy. These native populations enjoy good health because coconut oil is truly one of the healthiest oil you can consume.