Have you seen most recipes for bread and butter pickles? They involve 4 - 5 cups of sugar and vinegar. While this will certainly preserve the slices of cucumber, it clearly doesn't add value to the food – not to mention all the added sugar. The… Click to Continue →
Condiments appropriate for Real Food, Ancestral, Grain-Free, Weston Price, SCD, GAPS, Paleo, Primal and diets
I procured some organic peaches and pondered what to do with them. Of course they are delicious raw, but I had enough to cook with. I waited until they were beautifully ripe – you always want to eat ripe fruit – so much of what… Click to Continue →
Summer savory has to be one of my favorite fresh herbs. I use it in so many things like soups, stews, marinades, eggs, roasts and sausage. Some say it is milder than sage and perfect for sausage! I grew a bunch this year and I… Click to Continue →
At the market today I noticed a basket of fiddlehead ferns. I love this nutrient dense, earthy, evanescent delicacy that only appears for 2 weeks in early spring here in the East. As a forager (sort of) I get excited when I see budding, tender… Click to Continue →
With holidays just around the corner, those of us on grain-free and other restricted diets start to think about holiday meals and how to make them delicious without the additives and chemicals in packaged foods. Now that making bone broth is in my food making… Click to Continue →
Fats are the innocent bystanders in a health war founded on bad science and economic greed. Perhaps the worst misinformation given to the American public is regarding fats. I've written about coconut oil, tallow, butter and now I want to discuss vegetable oils and the… Click to Continue →
A sweet and spicy salsa adds dimension to any meal. This sweet salsa compliments salmon and other seafood as well as chicken very well. With summer light fare and lots of outdoor eating, this seasonal Avocado Peach Salsa is a treat to look forward to… Click to Continue →
For me, these Moroccan preserved lemons evoke the sights and sounds of a Moroccan marketplace; vendors calling out their wares, the savory aromas of roasting food, the crowds of people bargaining, all amidst the dry heat of the northern African climate. What better way to… Click to Continue →
Before refrigeration many foods were cultured in order to prolong shelf life. What this also did was to add nutritional value to the food by encouraging probiotic growth in the food. Beneficial bacteria are very important to our general health and well being and to… Click to Continue →
I am so excited to show you this video of Jenny from Nourished Kitchen making fruit chutney. It is from her awesome class, Get Cultured! How to Ferment Anything. The class is on sale right now through May 22. If you want to start to… Click to Continue →
Freshly pressed vegetable juices are an important step in moving along with your detoxification. Juicing for health may be traced back to Ayurvedic practices in ancient India. Juicing is a 5000 year old tradition. Experience has shown that the juice of specific fruits and vegetables… Click to Continue →
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 →
Yogurt is so easy to make at home that it is crazy to spend money on store bought yogurt. At home, you can control exactly what goes into it -- and what stays out of it -- like additives such as carregeenan, guar gum, sugars… Click to Continue →
Thanksgiving is a time for comfort foods and one of my favorites is stuffing. It is very simple to convert a traditional recipe to accommodate grain free eating. I cut my coconut flour bread into cubes and it tastes just like traditional wheat bread. No one will know the difference! Add all the flavors from the other ingredients and you have a savory grain-free favorite that is special on Thanksgiving, but certainly may be used any time of the year!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I am starting to think about what I can prepare ahead of time. Homemade cranberry sauce is one of those condiments that really add to the festive meal and it freezes well! This cranapple sauce recipe is a huge hit with those used to conventional canned cranberries that are made with huge amounts of high fructose corn syrup. It is also much healthier when you choose organic cranberries and organic apples.