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Imagine a nutrient dense, traditional food that is equal to pastured meats but is completely storable for many years without refrigeration or freezing required. Seems hard to believe, but this humble food known simply as wild rice is surprisingly not technically grain at all, but a traditional grass based food native to both North America …

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Resolving a flea infestation in your home with natural, nontoxic methods is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Preventing and controlling fleas directly on your pet is another matter entirely. The difficulties of successful flea control for cats and dogs on a consistent basis is why most people resort to direct application of pesticides or oral flea …

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Traditional foodies know that feeding sourdough starter regularly is necessary to keep it active, bubbly and healthy. What if you are going on vacation or simply need to stop making sourdough bread for awhile, however? Life happens after all! In those cases, it is important to know the protocol for storing sourdough starter properly. Taking the necessary …

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Grapeseed oil is a popular cooking oil today that is manufactured via extraction from the seeds/pits of grapes. It is touted as a heart healthy fat and is attractively presented in dark bottles in gourmet shops and healthfood stores to lure choosy consumers. Check out the alluring packaging in the photo above. It shows a …

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There is no doubt that making your own red sauce with fresh, preferably heirloom tomatoes is best. What to do when fresh tomatoes are out of season? Or, you need homemade marinara in a hurry and don’t have time to run to the store or farmer’s market? In those instances, you may think that organic …

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As awareness of the benefits of sourdough bread increases, so does the potential for food manufacturers – both large and small – to exploit the term. And exploit it they most certainly do! I recently examined every single loaf of bread at a local healthfood store. I found only one out of over half a …

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Key lime pie is one of my family’s all time favorite desserts. Making it conventionally is a surefire way to risk a nasty cold or sinus infection though. The reason is the sweetened condensed milk that is a key ingredient of this dish. It is one of the most allergenic and unhealthy processed foods on …