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By John Moody Years ago, when our family transitioned to locally raised, pastured meats, we had to learn a host of new skills for how to season and cook them. No more store bought pre-seasoned, saline injected McNugget mixtures for us! Crockpots, marinades, and wet brining became our thing. The first year we purchased a …

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With each passing year, more people seem to be making the effort to source pastured poultry over conventionally processed birds. Several folks in my neighborhood now raise Thanksgiving turkeys in their backyard! Such a cool trend, don’t you think? If eating pastured turkey is something you would like to try this holiday season, it is …

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It’s might be hard to believe at first, but back in the days of the Great Depression, chicken was hard to come by in the cities. It was so rare, in fact, that when it was available, only the rich could afford it. To compensate, a regional dish known as city chicken became a popular substitute …

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Back in my lowfat eating days, I used to eat a lot of veggie burgers to limit the amount of red meat in my diet.  Thankfully, those days are but a distant memory! I now know, of course, that grassfed beef is one of the healthiest meats you can possibly consume and I usually eat …

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If your family loves steak but is a little light on the vegetables, try serving them cauliflower steak one night for dinner! Cauliflower is one of the few vegetables that works very well as an all natural veggie steak without all the additives, fillers and MSG of store bought versions. It is easily sliced into …

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Fish fingers are generally considered junk food by parents seeking to feed their children a healthy diet. A little investigation of the commercial brands available at the supermarket quickly reveals why. Typically fried in cheap, rancid, genetically modified (GMO) vegetable oils like soy or canola with a long, eyebrow raising list of ingredients filled with …

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The small, locally owned health food store where I have shopped for nearly 20 years has a wonderful deli and juice bar that is a favorite of the locals. I frequently drop in to see what homemade soups are available on the hot bar as my family consumes so much soup and broth that I …