How to Make Bone Broth

How to Make Bone Broth

Megan Soups and Stews, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 131 Comments

For the best, most nourishing bone broth, harvest your bones’ broth at least two times: once after 2-3 hours for a very healing, high-fat broth, once after 24 hours, and again, optionally, between 48 and 72 hours. Each time you gather the broth from the bones, you simply add more water and sea salt, and keep going! If you’re using …

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 …

HEALED OF ASTHMA!~ How we put our daughter’s severe asthma into remission

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 29 Comments

Asthma: it is the problem that fueled our entire GAPS journey.  The purpose behind healing all of our ailments was propelled mostly by this danger that plagued us, starting five years (now almost 7 years) back.  Our medical pediatrician, who is an expert on asthma, told us our daughter would be on steroids her whole life, that she would always …

American Food Timeline

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets 11 Comments

Who would have guessed that infant formula and high-heat processed vegetable oils were already developed and being marketed as healthy in the late 19th century?  Or that processed cheese was consumed in greater quantity than real cheese as early as the 1940’s?  I hope you enjoy this look at the history of food in America.  Feel free to add to …

Basil Simple Syrup with Macerated Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Honey-Basil Simple Syrup with Fresh Local Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 4 Comments

Fresh strawberries and summer basil, both backyard-grown, or sourced from the Farmer’s Market, are sumptuous, titillating, natural treats. There is really nothing like a strawberry, for sweetness and flavor; it is queen of the fruits.  I mean, look at its color!  It is beckoning us to know what an epiphany to the mouth it is. And what can’t be said …

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What is Biodynamic Agriculture?- A Quick FYI

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In case you are not familiar with this term, I thought it lovely to do just a quick post defining this form of agriculture.  Why?  Because biodynamic farming emphasizes and defines all that is honorific, all that we strive for with rotational farming, with proper organic farming, with learning from our ancestors. Biodynamic Farming helps characterize the culture and value …

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How to *Thrive* on the GAPS INTRODUCTION Diet

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 51 Comments

We all know by now that it’s about the journey, right?  But when it comes to healing one does want to arrive. Ironically, although we are people who like to make progress, to strain forward, to hurry to the finish line, we can not operate on our own time frame when it comes to healing. We can not arrive if we don’t go …

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HONEY MERINGUE RECIPE- soft and marshmallowy! (GAPS-friendly)

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

When you’re off sugar, there are so many desserts that need replacing!  It is exciting to learn what you can have.  Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, creator of the GAPS Diet, has a cookbook which features a meringue topping.  When we first started the regimen our kids were delighted we could still have a variation of meringue. We remember fondly the first time I …

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The Truth About Conventional Dairy (& meat) and the great alternative!

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This article is dedicated to my husband, Tim, who cares passionately that all consumers know what conventional dairy and meat cows eat…and what we’re supporting when we eat conventional dairy and meat.  This article is written to Americans.  It’s a bit “spicy;” but hang tight for the ride and please hear the cry. Kids are great. They are great at …

The Incomparable Egg and a Honey Meringue Recipe

Megan Food Philosophy, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 3 Comments

If an egg had arms, they’d be raised up high, goal-post style, in victory.  If an egg had a waist, it would bow to throngs of applause.  And if an egg had a head, it would be a big one. I reckon eggs are the most perfect food in the world.  I have long been enchanted by them.  Visually, they’re …