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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that I love getting the critically important collagen complex from homemade bone broth. I always emphasize how important it is to have homemade bone broth on hand for making soups, stews and gravies. A cup of bone broth or soup made from bone broth each day is a prescription for healthy skin, bones and joints. However, it is not always easy or convenient to have a cup a day. Here is another method I use for getting enough collagen complex on a daily basis. [click to continue…]

Fat Tuesday: March 31, 2015

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: Vanilla Plantain Cookies (Grain-free, Paleo, AIP)

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If you are missing oatmeal cookies you may like this recipe. It has the texture of oatmeal cookies and a nice chewy feel. Add a little frosting and wow! It’s a real treat that anyone would love!

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Sunday Snippets: March 29, 2015

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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 some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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Autoimmunity: Just One Disease Expressed in Different Body Parts

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Autoimmunity is a broad condition that has been segmented by medical specialties. There are over 80 different diagnosable autoimmune diseases and they are all treated in different, yet somewhat similar ways with the ultimate goal being to suppress the inflammatory immune response. However, in conventional medicine the patient is never regarded in a holistic way.

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Recipe: Vanilla Frosting (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, AIP)

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I don’t use frosting a lot because it is so sweet. But when you need to make a special treat you don’t have to use bad fats and refined sugars. You can make a very good frosting with good fats and natural sweeteners.

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Fat Tuesday: March 24, 2015

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, AIP)

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Avocados are so popular these days! It’s no wonder. People are learning about the great nutrition and the healthy oils contained in them. Instead of just slicing avocados onto a salad, I thought a dressing would be really creamy and delicious. And it is!

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Sunday Snippets: March 22, 2015

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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 some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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Biofilms, Bacteria and Candida

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Biofilms begin with individual bacteria. When conditions are favorable, they start forming communities by adhering to a surface. This surface could be liquid (as in pond) or solid. Examples of biofilms are plaque on teeth or the slimmy stuff in your drain. Whether we like it or not, they are all around us and within […]

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Fat Tuesday: March 17, 2015

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: Deviled Egg Peeps

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It’s that time of the year when you start to see those adorable candy peeps in the stores. They ARE cute but do you really want your kids to eat them? They are full of chemicals – in fact, there is nothing real in them. Here is a recipe that you can make with your […]

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Sunday Snippets: March 15, 2015

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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 some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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Announcing the Winner of Make It Paleo II!

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Make it Paleo II is another gorgeous book by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley that is truly eye-candy. They are well known for their food photography and I am so happy they are in the Paleo community. Their food is not only gorgeous – it is truly healthy. And the winner of Make It Paleo II […]

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MTHFR, Methylation Cycles and Their Impact on Your Health

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Have you seen or read about the MTHFR genetic mutation? It’s the new kid on the block and a lot is being said about it. Do you have it? Does it contribute to your health condition and is it making you sick? Here’s the lowdown on MTHFR.

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GMO Mosquitoes! What Will They Think of Next?

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If you thought genetically modified food was bad enough, think again. Now they are coming out with genetically modified mosquitoes and intend to let them loose in Florida!

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Fat Tuesday: March 10, 2015

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival!

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Recipe: Braised Chicken with Mushrooms, Capers and Artichokes

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Braising is a cooking technique that is typically used on tougher cuts. The method is to sear the outside of the meat to increase flavor and then slow cook it in liquid. The cooking relies on heat, time, and moisture to break down the tough connective collagen tissues in meat. Simply put, it means cooked […]

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Sunday Snippets: March 8, 2015

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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 some or didn’t have time to read the whole post […]

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