Category Archives: Breakfast

Homemade Rice Krispies Cereal

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist July 6, 2014

homemade rice krispies

Eliminating processed foods from the pantry is a difficult road at first. Probably one of the hardest items to stop buying is the ubiquitous boxed breakfast cereal, without a doubt, America’s favorite way to start the day.

The problems with conventional boxed cereals like rice krispies are many … genetically modified ingredients, loads of sugar, additives, and chemicals with plenty of synthetic vitamins added to the mix to hide a multitude of dietary sins from the consumer via an artificially fortified nutrition label.

The issue with organic boxed cereal is less clear. Examination of the ingredients for many brands seems harmless enough with just a few whole foods listed.

The apparently healthy label hides a nasty little secret, however.  Violent factory processing is required to manufacture it.

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Bone Marrow Custard: Nutrient Dense Delight

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist March 31, 2014


A casual scan of the shelves of your local bookstore quickly reveals an overwhelming array of cookbooks. For one interested in truly healthy cooking, the choice can be overwhelming – which to choose, what recipes are best?

I don’t recommend many modern cookbooks on this blog for the simple reason that few are authentic from cover to cover from a traditional cooking perspective. Most are only partially accurate with excellent recipes here and there with the remainder promoting faddish, misleading, or incorrect information to the detriment of those earnestly seeking a wholesome, balanced cooking style.

I am pleased to say that in recent weeks, a giant among cookbooks has joined the ranks and it contains recipes and information that I can get behind 100% and wholeheartedly recommend for anyone interested in a time tested cooking approach that is worthy of learning yourself, but also priceless knowledge to pass along to your children and grandchildren.

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How to Make Orangina (Fermented Orange Juice)

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist March 19, 2014

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Oranges are the most commonly grown fruit tree in the world. A hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly the pomelo and the mandarin, the orange is widely grown in warm climes with Brazil and the United States (California and Florida) predominant.

The elementary school I attended in Dunedin, Florida happened to be located only a few miles from a Hood’s orange juice factory, now owned by Coca-Cola.

Many days, my classmates and I could smell the distinctive aroma of burning citrus peels from the belching smokestack. While the smell didn’t bother me too much, many of my classmates found it nauseating with some even choosing to stay indoors for recess on days when the wind was blowing in the school’s direction.

While burning citrus peel waste may not seem too problematic, the process of extracting the juice from the oranges in a factory setting definitely is.  Read more…

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Grain Free Granola (Nutola)

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist February 24, 2014

One of the more popular articles on this blog is No Granola is Good Granola which outlines why granola or muesli made with rolled oats or other grains is not only very indigestible but potentially harming your long term gut health – possibly even contributing to autoimmune disease like allergies or worse.  Even homemade granola made with soaked or sprouted oats is not a very digestible choice at all which initially can come as a shock to granola lovers who thought it was a healthfood.

I don’t like to point out problems without also providing a solution if possible.  For you granola fans out there, here is a grain free granola recipe from San Diego Weston A. Price Chapter Leader Kim Schuette and founder of BioDynamic Wellness and GAPSInfo.com that should satisfy that hankering for a bowl of granola without compromising your digestive function.

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Quick Quiche from Holiday Leftovers

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 28, 2013

Quick Quiche
The holiday weekend is here and for many of us, family and friends will be dropping in to visit. Or, you may be doing the visiting yourself. Here is an easy, quick quiche recipe to share with those who drop in for a chat.

I use leftover steamed veggies to make this dish super fast and easy. You can use whatever veggies you want. My favorite combinations are asparagus/red pepper or broccoli/onion.

I like the Wholly Wholesome brand of organic pie shells if I don’t have the time to make it myself. Many healthfood stores carry them. These pie shells are made with a healthy traditional fat and have no questionable ingredients.

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