Category Archives: Recipes

Why Kefir is a Healthier Choice than Yogurt

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist January 26, 2015

kefir is healthier than yogurt

I was chatting with a neighbor recently about her first attempt at culturing a quart of yogurt on the counter at room temperature, which unlike kefir, another type of fermented milk product, can sometimes be a little tricky to pull off.

The end result was soupy, and the culture didn’t seem to “take” unlike the heated yogurt she produced with her yogurt maker.

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The 5 Reasons Why Grains Are The Hardest Food to Digest

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist January 23, 2015

grains are hard to digest

By Monica Corrado, MA, CNC

If you’ve heard of the GAPS Diet, Autoimmune Protocol, or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), you know that elimination of grains is a major step in reclaiming the health of your gut.

But why?

Grains have been consumed for thousands of years by many healthy, degenerative disease free ancestral cultures without an issue. Why all of a sudden do folks need to stop eating them in order to arrest symptoms of autoimmune disease?

Isn’t there an easier way?  The foundation of the Food Pyramid is “heart healthy” whole grains after all. Can’t a person even eat rice when on a gut healing protocol?

Let’s delve into this controversial subject and discuss what it is about grains that makes them so hard to digest for humans especially when there is any sort of compromise in gut function.

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Tiny Teff Grains Deliver Big on Nutrition

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist January 6, 2015

gluten free teff

I first tasted the delicious, gluten free grain known as teff shortly after my husband and I were married. We met after work at an Ethiopian restaurant that we’d been wanting to try for quite some time. My husband was born and lived his early years in Uganda, and he was eager to introduce me to some of the flavors of his home continent.

I was immediately enthralled and delighted by the basket of soft, spongy flatbread that was brought to our table to use as an edible utensil for our meat stew.

Never having experienced the light, slightly nutty flavor of teff before, I asked the waitress about the bread’s origins. She proudly explained that injera is a traditional fermented bread made from teff flour that is a staple in Ethiopia.

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Homemade Fermented Almond Milk

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 27, 2014

homemade almond milk fermented in a carafe

A healthy milk substitute such as homemade almond milk is an important drink to know how to make yourself in light of the skyrocketing cases of dairy allergies today.

Almond milk made at home can also be fermented to add probiotics and beneficial enzymes that enhance the digestive process and boost the immune system in much the same way as grassfed raw milk. While homemade almond milk is high quality, nutritious and digestible, industrialized versions at the store even if organic should be avoided. The reasons for this are threefold:

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10 Thanksgiving Recipe Faves Made Healthy

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 24, 2014

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Can you believe it?  Thanksgiving is this week!

If you need some last minute ideas for healthy Thanksgiving recipes to make and share, below are ten to consider for incorporation into your Holiday meal.

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for this blog, as it marks the anniversary of filming and posting videos of how to incorporate Traditional Cooking techniques in your home.

The very first video I posted five years ago was of me making turkey stock with my leftover Thanksgiving turkey bones.

That video was a total lark (not to mention my crazy hairstyle) but folks responded so positively that I decided to start doing them regularly. There are now well over 100 videos on The Healthy Home Economist YouTube Channel!

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