Basil Simple Syrup with Macerated Strawberries and Cultured Cream

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

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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How to *Thrive* on the GAPS INTRODUCTION Diet

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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Dairy-Free Vanilla Custard (Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto, Low Carb)

Dairy-free Vanilla Custard is a comfort food dessert that’s also nourishing, with plenty of omega-3-rich egg yolks and healthy cholesterol. This creamy treat is perfect for Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto and Low Carb diets, and you’ll never know the dairy is missing! English Vanilla Custard Comfort foods vary in texture, flavor and temperature: homemade fried chicken, chocolate cake, ice cream. …

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How to Make Fermented Vegetables with Any Veggie! — From Basic Sauerkraut to Probiotic Vegetable Medley Pickles (dairy-free; does not use whey)

Eating fermented vegetables may be excellent for your health, but making them is also one of life’s pleasures. The more you make probiotic pickled vegetables, the more you’ll experiment and love making them. This post gives you several recipes, a template for how to make sauerkraut and fermented veggies (with a saltwater brine) and also shares the tools you’ll need …

Pantry and Shopping Caution

  That’s Funny: Foods NOT to Eat (And why…) 1) Monounsaturated canola oil and polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as sunflower, soy, corn and safflower Historically, the oil from the rapeseed plant, (now commonly known as canola), was used a lot in Asian countries.  Likely extracted at low heat it was probably a healthful oil, not yet changed molecularly and being …

Mamas Are Supposed to Have Secrets

It’s not just what’s in holiday stockings that mamas keep a secret. Some secrets are better than holiday gifts and can, if helpful, remain a secret. Shhh…. This post is about….organ meats!  Ha, HA!  Perhaps there is a child in you, too, who is wiggling? Here is the painless truth: organ meats are so good for you that they are not to be …

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KIMBAP (Korean feast of bowls, with nori seaweed)~ Paleo, GAPS, KETO, Whole30

Our family categorizes most good meals as feasts — especially when there are abundant colors, options and variety on the table (like this Pad Thai recipe!), when family-style bowls abound, each with their own magical treat inside. One such feast is Kimbap, pronounced [KIM’-bop], also called Gimbap. More than sushi, this interactive meal is fun to share, delicious to eat and is …

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WHY MOST ALMOND BUTTER IS BAD FOR YOU

Why IS most almond butter bad for you? Almond butter replaced peanut butter in many people’s pantries years ago, touted as being healthier. Americans also love almonds themselves for snacking. Almond flour is quite common in gluten-free and grain-free baking. Almond milk replaced soy as the most popular dairy-free milk. Are we operating off of misinformation? Certainly it’s common to …