January 2012

Why I Never Eat Commercial Bread

Why I Never Eat Commercial Bread post image

Years ago, when I was still eating bread, I would roam the bread aisle of the super market looking for a loaf of whole grain bread that did not have so many additives, preservatives, dough conditioners and other toxic ingredients. Even then, I certainly knew… Click to Continue →

Fat Tuesday: January 31, 2012

Fat Tuesday: January 31, 2012 post image

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… Click to Continue →

Healthy Whole Grains: Soaking, Sprouting and Sourdough post image

Introducing a brand new class from Ann Marie at Cheeseslave. It is a comprehensive guide to properly preparing grains. While whole grains contain lots of vitamins and minerals, these nutrients are not available to you unless you prepare them by soaking, sprouting or fermenting. In… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Milk Kefir

Video/Recipe: Milk Kefir post image

This has to be one of the easiest ways to get high quality probiotics into your diet. Start with the very best milk you can get; preferably raw milk from well kept pastured cows. If you cannot get that milk, try to get organic, unhomogenized… Click to Continue →

Sunday Snippets: January 29, 2012

Sunday Snippets: January 29, 2012 post image

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 this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed… Click to Continue →

Probiotic Food Challenge Week 3: How are we doing? post image

Today is nearing the end of the third week of the Probiotic Food Challenge. How is everyone doing? What is everyone doing? Let's use this post to share our successes, our failures, to brag, ask questions or to vent if need be. I've been doing… Click to Continue →

Announcing: Winner of The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking post image

In line with our Probiotic Food Challenge, this week we had a fun giveaway for The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking by Sharon Kane, gluten-free baker extraordinaire. Apparently many people are gluten-free and crazy to win this book! Finally we get to see who! And… Click to Continue →

Giveaway: Caldwell’s Fermented Organic Juice Variety Pack — $42 Value post image

My friends at Wise Choice Market are giving away a variety pack of Caldwell’s Fermented Vegetable Juice to my readers. The winner will receive a selection of Caldwell’s naturally fermented organic vegetable juices including Sauerkraut, Beets, Carrots, Red Cabbage, and Radish. Hurry and enter! This… Click to Continue →

Guest Post: Preserving Tradition With Science post image

My friends over at Wise Choice Market are experts at lacto-fermentation. Their specialty is fermented vegetables and vegetables juices that have the utmost quality and available nutrition. The parent company is Caldwell Bio Fermentation. For over 15 years, Caldwell Bio Fermentation has been using scientifically… Click to Continue →

6 Reasons to Drink Fermented Cabbage Juice post image

Why would I want to drink fermented cabbage juice? Doesn't it have a "yuck" factor? It might seem to be yucky, but it actually tastes pretty good and it is super protective and rich with easily available nutrients. In the digestion and absorption of cabbage… Click to Continue →

Fat Tuesday: January 24, 2012

Fat Tuesday: January 24, 2012 post image

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… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Whey and Yogurt Cheese

Video/Recipe: Whey and Yogurt Cheese post image

Yogurt is one of the most "value added" foods you can made at home. In my previous video I showed you how simple it is to make yogurt at home from the best milk available. You can take this one step further by dripping the… Click to Continue →

Sunday Snippets: January 22, 2012

Sunday Snippets: January 22, 2012 post image

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 this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Homemade Sauerkraut

Video/Recipe: Homemade Sauerkraut post image

This is a basic staple in any real food home. Fermented cabbage -- sauerkraut -- is a traditional food eaten all over the world. It is readily available in grocery stores, but unfortunately, most is no longer made the traditional way. Commonly, store bought sauerkraut… Click to Continue →

Giveaway: The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking — $30.00 Value post image

Those of you who are gluten-free, or know someone who is gluten-free know how hard it is to find a decent gluten-free bread that does not have any chemical additives. In fact, it is nearly impossible. That's what Sharon faced when she found out she… Click to Continue →