Fried sage leaves are a gourmet snack. They are a lovely embellishment to cheese or meat platters. And they're a special garnish for soups, stews or casseroles. Seasoned with coarse sea salt, my favorite way to eat them is out of hand, crunchy and herbaceous. They are super easy to make, and quick, but technically they're deep fried. So they're good all by themselves, like kale chips, but more exotic.

Fried Sage Leaves

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Fried sage leaves are a gourmet snack. They are a lovely embellishment to cheese or meat platters. And they’re a special garnish for soups, stews or casseroles. Seasoned with coarse sea salt, my favorite way to eat them is out of hand, crunchy and herbaceous. They are super easy to make, and quick, but technically they’re deep fried. So they’re …

Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat will suit both kids and grown-ups. It's GAPS-friendly. The spices can be modified just a bit for it to be AIP. And since everyone loves pumpkin, it's a treat most people will enjoy.

Winter Squash “Fruit” Leather

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Those of us on whole food diets always appreciate a grab-and-go snack that’s super healthy, yields energy and isn’t necessarily fruit-based.  This vegetable leather is just the snack. Winter squash fruit leathers are perfect for little ones, lunches and even for grown-ups. They’re a novelty, yet they’re familiar and delicious. Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat is …

Grain-free Stuffing recipe

GRAIN-FREE STUFFING RECIPE with SAUSAGE {Paleo, Whole30, GAPS}

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Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. My 13-year-old daughter loves stuffing and had a tough transition several years ago to grain-free holidays.  But getting her to cook with me changed all that.  She loves being in the kitchen and innovating new recipes.  Among our fun collaborations is this grain-free stuffing.  It combines …

Poultry or Rabbit Organ Meat Saute with Garlic Cream Bone Broth Reduction Sauce

Poultry or Rabbit Organ Meat Saute with Garlic Cream Bone Broth Reduction Sauce

Megan Food Philosophy, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. I’ve been eating a traditional diet for over 10 years. This diet is inspired by the work of Weston A. Price and the book by Sally Fallon Morell, Nourishing Traditions (find it HERE). These educators helped many of us to understand how to prepare food for …

Stiffened Whipped Cream with Gelatin (sustainably-sourced)

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At our “gut-healing cafe” in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups?  Parfaits!  It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, and that’s me, parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff!  Maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

How to Make RAW MILK Yogurt

How to Make RAW GOAT YOGURT- Lactose-Free, Fully Cultured; EASY!

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

When making raw yogurt, the yogurt making process becomes simpler. No heating of the milk is necessary because there are no pathogens to kill, as there would be with pasteurized milk that doesn’t have beneficial bacteria to keep negative bacteria at bay! (The beneficial bacteria are killed in the pasteurization process, as is the lactase, the naturally occurring digestive enzyme …

bowls of sprouted nuts

HOW TO SPROUT NUTS AND SEEDS

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Soaking raw nuts and seeds overnight in salt water is essential for good general health, if you plan to eat nuts as a regular part of your diet.  Former cultures knew to ferment their grains.  Modern trends toward the healthfulness of raw food or even the benefits of a grain-free diet often miss this important step. This post contains affiliate …

dairy-free fermented veggies sauerkraut

How to Make Your Own Fermented Vegetables (dairy-free; does not use whey)

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 “If the meal consists entirely of cooked foods, then a lacto-fermented condiment is a must.”-S.Fallon Why eat fermented vegetables? Protect the body against infection by stimulating the immune system. Improve the digestion process, helping to break down proteins and carbs, thus requiring less insulin for digestion. Provide an excellent source of antioxidants. Help fight candida and other yeast overgrowth. Keep …

Here are two "molded" cheeses, pictured with soaked wet sunflower seeds, which went into making them.

How to Make Fermented Nut Cheese

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In love with legumes?  Me too!  White beans, mmm!  Refried beans, a childhood comfort food. Hummus, oh yes!! But legumes are hard to digest, requiring days of soaking and simmering to prevent gas in the GI tract.  And if you happen to also be struggling with any kind of health issue, it is better to give your GI tract a …

Organ Update! How to Eat Brains, Eyeballs, and Lungs!

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

Well, my wish came true MUCH sooner than I had expected.  When I wished to prepare brains and lungs for my family, I thought that perhaps in the next 6 months I’d have the opportunity, especially if I ordered them from one of the online sources that offers grass-fed organ meat, although these particular parts are much harder to find. …