Category Archives: Healthy Foods

How To Make Miso the Traditional Way

white chickpea miso

Perhaps the hardest thing about learning how to make miso is simply obtaining all the ingredients and equipment. Soybeans are pretty easy just load up your square foot garden and you are all set. However, if you are like me, you probably fruitlessly looked all over several local health food stores searching for koji. This is the one ingredient you will probably need to order online from a specialty website. How to make … Continue Reading »

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Good Old Fashioned Potatoes with Scrambled Eggs Recipe

scrambled eggs and potato recipe

Every once in awhile you make a meal that just works, it is easy to make and everyone loves it. (if you have kids or a picky spouse that instance can be quite rare and always treasured). That was the case with this potatoes and scrambled eggs recipe. Just this past Christmas Santa’s little elves came up with a winner and granted my wish with the book Nourishing Traditions. If you haven’t heard … Continue Reading »

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How to Make Yogurt in the Desert

making yogurt at home

Making yogurt at home is an amazingly simple, inexpensive, and fun thing to do on a hot summer night. Some people use thermometers, special double boiler pots or fancy yogurt heaters, but not me. Who says there aren’t advantages to living in the desert? I used just two ingredients: 1 quart of whole milk (for a creamier yogurt), and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt from the store. It really is easy-just make sure … Continue Reading »

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Is food grade mineral oil really food safe?

curing bamboo cutting board with mineral oil

I just received a beautiful bamboo cutting board as a gift and I’ve been looking into how to cure it or season it before use. Every where I look suggests using food grade mineral oil to first cure the bamboo cutting board and then re-apply once a month to maintain a good luster. Now my dilemma is this: is mineral oil, even supposedly food grade mineral oil really safe? Here is the definition … Continue Reading »

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Pass the farmers market please: Cell-nique 31 Super foods in a bottle

cellnique superfood drink

I just drank a farmer’s market in a bottle, well at least part of one – I think they left out the organic lotions and grass fed beef thank goodness. This time of year when my garden is two feet under snow it gets a bit hard to just step outside and enjoy some fresh greens not to mention the 31 varieties of super foods that are found in a bottle of Cell-nique. … Continue Reading »

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My Water Kefir Recipe: a Fermentation Experiment

water kefir grains for making water kefir

I went to a local fermentation meetup group about a year ago, eager to learn more about how to make kombucha tea at home, and in the process I stumbled across a “new” (at least to me) type of fermented drink called water kefir. Water kefir has actually been around for thousands of years and goes by many different names including Japanese water crystals. The girl who had brewed this tasty lightly carbonated … Continue Reading »

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Naturally Healthy Coconut Water Without Risk of Injury

vita coco coconut water

If the thought of wielding a massive cleaver gives you goose bumps, but you have a hankering for some fresh coconut water take a look at Vita Coco. All the natural health goodness of fresh young coconuts without the risk of missing fingers, yikes sorry for the graphic image let’s stick to a more inviting picture – the image of good health. • Coconut water is low in sodium and sugar and very … Continue Reading »

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I’m Hooked on Nancy’s Organic Blackberry Kefir

nancy's organic kefir

My girls absolutely love kefir, a delightfully delicious cultured milk similar to yogurt. (and I admit I’m a little addicted as well) Someday we’d even like to make our own if we can find a good source of milk kefir grains, but until we do we like to try various store bought kefir when we find it. We recently found a good one at a local co-op made by Nancy’s – Organic Blackberry … Continue Reading »

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