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Is it Safe to go Grain-Free During Pregnancy?

Grain-Free During Pregnancy

One of my specialties is prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes, and I have heard so much controversy on whether or not it’s safe to ditch the wheat (or grains altogether) during pregnancy. 

 Personally, I believe it is (and many times offers benefits) as long as you are eating a real food, nutrient-dense diet. I’m…

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No Knead Raw Sauerkraut Method

Raw Sauerkraut

I enjoy making raw sauerkraut and I’ve gotten to the point where I make more than one batch at a time.  This creates a problem: my hands are too sore kneading that much cabbage to create the juice for the raw sauerkraut.  Kneading salt into the shredded cabbage is tedious and although it only takes…

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VGN End of Summer Bundle

Village Green Network, which I am a member of, is offering an end of summer bundle (read more info here).  This is your chance to collect numerous ebooks for dollars (kinda crazy because most of them sell for $20+).  Great reading while the kids are away at school. What You’ll Learn from this Bundle I…

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How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha

Kombucha is my favourite drink.  I practically live on this stuff and go through withdraws if I’m on vacation.  Here’s a tutorial on how to make kombucha.  This recipe produces 3 gallons.  See my notes at the bottom to learn how to adjust the recipe as you increase your amount of starter tea. Let’s get…

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How to Grow a Kombucha Scoby from Bottled Kombucha

How to Grow a Kombucha Scoby from Bottled Kombucha

Months ago I wanted to start making my own kombucha.  I was buying bottles of kombucha from the health store and the costs were adding up and I felt it was time for a cheaper way.  I researched a few ways for how to grow a kombucha scoby.  A scoby is the white alien looking…

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How to Bake Better Series: Grain Free Baking Tips

Grain Free Baking Tips

I have a slew of baking recipes to post on the blog but first I wanted to make sure you know some basic baking techniques.  I did not invent these techniques.  They have been used in baking for a long time and are used for a reason.  A lot of paleo bloggers often write recipes…

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Fermented Dill Pickles

Fermented Dill Pickles

My summer job when I was in college for marketing was working at the local pickle factory.  It was my first “real” job.  I started as one of the summer students working on the production line.  It was awful and an 8 hour day felt like it would never end.  My job was to push…

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How to Make Beef Bone Broth: Just look at that Beef Jello!

Beef Bone Broth

I’ve been making beef bone broth for months now and I truly love the results.  I feel some things are overhyped and but beef bone broth isn’t one of them.  When I drink beef bone broth on a regular basis I see less puffiness in my face, I sleep better, I noticed the difference in…

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How to Grow Water Kefir Grains

Water Kefir Grains

I was curious about how to make water kefir but first I had to tackle how to grow water kefir grains.  Did you know you can ferment water?  It’s mind blowing, I know!  My fermenting adventures have taken me from raw sauerkraut to kombucha (post coming soon) and now to water kefir.  To make water…

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How to Cook Liver so you Actually Like it!

How to Cook Liver so you Actually Like it!

I started eating liver a few months ago.  I wouldn’t touch the stuff as a kid.  I found that liver tastes excellent (yes, excellent!) when you a) season it and b) don’t overcook it. If you are new to the idea of eating head-to-toe (eating the whole animal, not just the fancy parts) liver is…

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DIY Toothpaste Recipe

DIY Toothpaste

I thought it would be neat to try to make my own toothpaste.  I didn’t have high hopes for a DIY toothpaste recipe.  I thought how clean could baking soda plus peppermint make my teeth?  I’ve made this recipe twice and stopped buying store bought toothpaste.   Here is my version from DIY Natural’s toothpaste recipe.…

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Grain Free Herbed Biscuits – A Lesson in Converting Regular Recipes to Coconut Flour Versions

Grain Free Herbed Biscuits

My friend Starlene wrote this wonderful book called, Baking with Coconut Flour.  This book is amazing and will appeal to anyone who is an avid baker.  Baking with Coconut Flour walks you through the process of switching a regular recipe to a coconut flour version.  Coconut flour is like flour that has PMS all the…

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