September 2011

If you are following a dairy-free diet it can be challenging to find something creamy to use as filling or icing. Fear not! This coconut whipped cream recipe will solve that problem for sure. It may be used as a filling or as an icing. It comes out light, creamy and as smooth as diary cream.

Starting October 5, 2011 I challenge you to follow a grain-free diet for 28 days. That will be just enough time to determine what benefit removing grains from your diet will have on your health. There is just no getting around the fact that you will have to stop all grain products; bread, cereal, rice, pasta, cake and cookies. However, eating fruits and vegetables as your main source of carbohydrates is so much healthier.

From Subsidies to Junk Food

While Monsanto markets it's GM crops as the solution to world hunger, it should come as no surprise that a new study released from the US Public Interest Research Group shows that the majority of USDA subsidized produce is used to produce junk food.

The study, aptly called "Apples to Twinkies," showed that between 1995 and 2010, out of the $260 billion spent on subsidies, 17 billion went to four common food additives: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch and soy oils.

Fat Tuesday: September 27, 2011

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official start of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!

Video/Recipe: Pecan Crusted Apple Crisp

I always love the fall, when the apples start to come in and you can bake and cook them into seasonal delicacies. Fresh, sweet,organic apples may be used for so many easy and fun treats! This pecan crusted apple crisp has a wonderfully crispy crust with the buttery flavor of the pecans that is reminiscent of graham cracker crust. Combined with fresh organic apples it makes for a wonderful dessert. These ingredients are simple, pure and whole -- so nutritious and satisfying.

Sunday Snippets: September 25, 2011

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn't have time to read the whole post this "snippet" will give you the gist of it.

Ebook Topic Survey

In this post I am asking you to please let me know what topics you are interested in for an ebook. I am interested in writing an ebook but have too many ideas and I am just wondering what you would think engaging enough to want to read. Here are a few ideas to choose from...

How to Choose the Best Olive Oil

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Olive oil has been valued for centuries for it's nutrient content and beneficial effects on health. There are actually hundreds of healthful compounds in olive oil some of which are phenols; which have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticoagulant properties; monounsaturated fats which are known to be heart healthy; and the fat soluble vitamins E and K. While there are many types of olive oil to choose from, only the highest quality will offer the greatest health benefits. Let me explain.

Fat Tuesday: September 20, 2011

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official start of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!

Recipe: Brisket With SCD/GAPS Gravy

Brisket is probably my favorite cut for braised, slow cooked meat. It is a great treat for any holiday (it is a traditional meal for the Jewish New Year coming up) or just a wonderful savory meal. There are many recipes for brisket that add cans of soup or boxed flavorings. Clearly we do not follow those here. Actually the tastiest cut to get is the whole brisket that has not had any fat trimmed at all.

Sunday Snippets: September 18, 2011

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn't have time to read the whole post this "snippet" will give you the gist of it.

Celiac: Inherited or Acquired?

In the past 50 years celiac disease has increased from 1 in 700 to 1 in 100. While many think it is mainly an "inherited" disorder, the pattern of inheritance is complicated. Additionally, there is a lot more involved than inheritance. It's easy to blame a disease state on inheritance. So, what then is causing this increase in gluten sensitivity? There are several reasons listed below which I will explain further:

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Fat Tuesday: September 13, 2011

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official start of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!

Video/Recipe: Homemade Ghee

Ghee has been used in Indian cooking for thousands of years and is also used in religious ceremonies and as part of the Aruvedic healing arts. Much like the springtime butter of the traditional cultures studies by Dr. Weston Price, ghee is also considered a sacred food.