Beef Tongue into Delicious CRISPY BEEF – with an Instant Pot option

Megan Main Dishes, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Some posts are more fun and exciting to write than others. Surprisingly perhaps, beef tongue had me twitterpated the whole time. FUN! Beef tongue=fun! No fooling. Perhaps you’re new to beef tongue. Perhaps you’re only curious with some horrified fascination. Perhaps you’re like me, genuinely interested …

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew~ Paleo, Crock pot, GAPS, Traditional

Megan Main Dishes, Soups and Stews, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 14 Comments

Engaging feasts are often marked by a table with bowls of toppings, to pass and share. A hearty bone-broth-based stew that’s rich and (optionally) spicy may ground the meal. The condiments are fermented, or zesty, or fresh and they each add conversation and harmony to the table. The food draws us together and gives us joy at the end of …

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How to Make Bonito Bone Broth~ Introducing a New Pantry Staple

Megan Soups and Stews, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 29 Comments

We pretty much always have the crock pot going, with bone broth. So we are never without. Almost. Every once in a while, life gets too busy and the pot gets too low. Enter bonito, a pantry staple. If there was ever an easy and nutrient dense broth, bonito broth is it.  Bonito flakes are taken from a bag, thrown …

How to Make Yellow Dock Tea for Anemia

How to Make Yellow Dock Tea: Iron Wine~ For Anemia

Megan Drinks, Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 29 Comments

This post contains affiliate links. Recently diagnosed with anemia, my super-doc put me on 3 cups of yellow dock root tea a day. I like the side benefits of yellow dock: it aids those with low stomach acid (me!), heals the liver and improves digestion. It can also be used topically to help with acne and psoriasis and is excellent for …

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Parenting Sick Kids~ Wholesome TV Tricks and Comfort Remedies

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

We don’t do much screen time. We save it as a special treat, for rare nights when we’re all exhausted or for when we’re sick. Even with infrequent viewing, it’s easy to run out of great programming.  We love the older Disney classics like Mary Poppins and Swiss Family Robinson, as well as incomparable masterpieces like The Sound of Music.  …

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RAW EGGNOG RECIPE with a dairy-free option

Megan Drinks, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 11 Comments

TEXTURE Commercial brands of eggnog use thickeners such as carageenan and guar gum, some of which have been linked with inflammation and are undesirable for a pure, whole food diet. However, truth be told, I like a thick eggnog, one that is almost custard-like. So I have added that all-time healthy thickener, sustainably-sourced gelatin, to my recipe. The added step …

Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing tea, and one that I wish to share with you, a nourishing version that includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free version). It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia.

Saffron Milk Tea: A Recipe for Depression and General Wellness

Megan Drinks, Health & Nutrition, I am not a doctor. Please consult your practitioner before changing supplements., I may receive a commission if you purchase through links in this post, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 13 Comments

Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing beverage. This nourishing version includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free variation).  It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia.  The elixir has a lovely flavor, floral and tea-like. See if it helps to bring general wellness to your life… SAFFRON’S HISTORY AND USES The filaments of …

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 …

Rose bud Hibiscus Tea

ROSEBUD HIBISCUS TEA (depression, constipation, anxiety, immune and more)

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Rosebud Hibiscus Tea tastes awesome, but as with all herbal teas, there’s more: it treats depression, constipation, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes; it provides immune boosting AND a record-high dose of antioxidants. Will it help you feel better? Better is a relative word.  I have definitely felt BETTER on coffee.  It’s a drug-high-happy.  These flowers aren’t going to do that for you; …

HONEY SPICE LASSI~ Most beverages dilute stomach pH… this is one drink you do want to enjoy with your meal.

Megan Drinks, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Lassis are functional as well as delicious. In Indian and Ayurvedic tradition they are used as digestives. Ginger, too, is prized for this property, helping our bodies digest and assimilate nutrients with greater ease. There are two kinds of lassis served in India, savory and sweet, both made with thinned yogurt, providing probiotics, potential grass-fed fat, protein, and help with …