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People are going totally nuts over Greek yogurt these days. It’s so popular, in fact, that folks who aren’t even that interested in Real Food are choosing it over regular processed yogurt at the supermarket. What’s up with the Greek yogurt trend anyway, and is it healthier than regular yogurt or kefir, its cultured dairy cousin? …

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If you prepare a lot of home cooked meals, you have probably already figured out that it’s fairly easy to end up with burnt rice. It doesn’t matter if the rice is white or brown – they both seem to burn fast if you get distracted and leave the pot untended. Kids, laundry, phones ringing, …

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Banana fritters are one of my all time favorite evening snacks while watching a movie or a sporting event on TV. While I usually make banana fritters with gluten free flour or einkorn, I wanted to share this alternative, grain free recipe that I put together using almond flour for those of you who don’t …

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The clear liquid on the top of a newly opened container of plain yogurt is the first experience most people have with whey in its healthiest form. This golden colored liquid was recommended for consumption by ancient Greek physicians Galen and most especially Hippocrates, who famously said that “all disease begins in the gut”. A …

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A favorite fermented beverage in our home is homemade root beer. Root beer is a healthful and very traditional North American beverage brewed with sassafras bark (Sassafras albidium) or sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata). If you like hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find sassafras trees growing wild nearly everywhere you go. A handful of sassafras …

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Raw, unpasteurized milk directly from the cow is considered a dangerous food in the United States and Canada. Yet, all across Europe, this probiotic and enzyme rich traditional food that has nourished humans for millenia is available via vending machines that conveniently dispense its healthful freshness from stainless steel refrigerators. I recently returned from a …

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It seems that the eating habits of ancient hunter-gatherers living in Europe prior to the advent of farming was far more sophisticated than previously believed. The Archaeological Institute of America has recently reported the surprising results of tests conducted by scientists at the University of Florence. The tests involved a stone pestle recovered in the Apulia …