I guess I can tentatively say that spring is finally here. I see many of my plants coming back after a long hard winter. Exciting! I was even more excited when I saw that my parsley and chives were already in nice bunches! Perfect for… Click to Continue →
Soups appropriate for Real Food, Ancestral, Grain-Free, Weston Price, SCD, GAPS, Paleo, Primal and diets
As we age, the body's production of collagen slows down - which is why making sure you get plenty of collagen in your diet is the best anti-aging strategy you can have. You can take expensive supplements for this, but the cheapest and the best… Click to Continue →
Chicken feet broth is made by simply adding chicken feet to filtered water with onion, celery and carrots. This makes a nutrient dense, collagen and gelatin rich broth that can be eaten as is, or used as the basis for wonderful soups and gravies. My… Click to Continue →
With the cooler weather coming in I wanted to use up all the greens still growing in my garden. I had planted a small patch of sorrel in the spring and I have gotten several bunches from it. There is was, growing back again and… Click to Continue →
Homemade broth and soups are among the most nutrient dense foods to eat. Using the bones (and meat) from pasture raised animals raises it up to the best possible quality. Making homemade stocks and basic is very simple and then making tasty soups from that… Click to Continue →
No one in my house wants to drink hot soup in summer. But I want us to get the benefits of drinking my fantastic chicken broth that is loaded with collagen and gelatin. The solution is to make some cold summer soups! This Avocado Cucumber… Click to Continue →
Raphanus sativus or daikon radish is a winter root vegetable. The word daikon literally means large root. Daikon is a large white carrot shaped root that you may have seen in the market and wondered about. Daikon has a slightly sharp taste and a crisp… Click to Continue →
My Paleo Pal this month is Maggie, who blogs at m=1. She sent me a bunch of beautiful asparagus. This month I sent her leeks. Check out what she did with them! Generally, I simply blanch asparagus quickly for 5 minutes then run them under… Click to Continue →
At this time of year, savory meats and poultry are on the menu. Before I went grain-free it was easy to make a gravy from a commercial mix. Of course, it had none of the nutrient benefits of a real bone broth and it was… Click to Continue →
With the cooler nights and shorter days, comes the last harvest of my tomatoes. I had so many all at once I decided to make tomato soup. Though it was never a favorite of mine, I set out to create a version that did not… Click to Continue →
Egg drop soup -- literally -- egg flower soup, has become my breakfast during the Detox Challenge and I am loving it! It is fine for Stage 2 if you leave out the seasoning and scallion and by Stage 3, you are good to go… Click to Continue →
I love to make beef bone broth in the dead of the winter. It can be such a great comfort food. However, this winter has been so warm, I never got the urge to make it. But now I need it. Bone broths are major… Click to Continue →
The best way to cook a pastured chicken is to slow cook it. I have found that slow roasting in a dutch oven works really well. This will take about 3 hours to cook, but once you put it in the oven you can forget about it for a few hours. I have also found that soaking the chicken in a brine will make it more juicy and tender. Aside from having a savory and nutritious meal, you may use the bones in your crock pot for a nutrient dense bone broth. How's that for using every part of the animal in gratitude and respect?
Many people ask me for advice on natural ways to alleviate joint pain and to improve their bone health. They ask about expensive supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin for their joints and minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc for their bones. My answer is usually an explanation that you can take all the supplements you want but you may not be absorbing much of it. Here are three incredibly cheap super foods that will surely support your bones and joints and will relieve joint pain.
What to do with the windfall of tomatoes? This year I was able to dehydrate the extras in anticipation of the long winter without tomatoes. I never buy store tomatoes at all as they have no taste, are mealy and are not organic. This year I grew a lot of tomatoes, especially the mini plum tomatoes and I have too many to eat raw. I also make tomato sauce with some, but since I now have a dehydrator, I thought I would dry them.