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Nut butter crackers are a favorite snack food for many children. For my family, peanut butter crackers are the fave with sunbutter crackers the distant second place winner. Unfortunately, the commercial options for nut butter crackers even from organic brands leave much to be desired in the ingredients department. Check out the ingredients list for …

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Have you ever wondered if all bone broths are the same or if one in particular is the healthiest and best bone broth of all? If so, this article should help clarify this for you! Most people would agree with the old adage that chicken soup is good for the soul as well as for …

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My recent article comparing the probiotic potency and overall health benefits of milk kefir versus yogurt spawned a lot of emails to my inbox with questions about how water kefir fits into the mix. After a bit of reflection on the subject, I came to the conclusion that the topic really deserved its own blog …

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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 …

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Those of us with grandparents born prior to World War II may well remember that they made a practice of soaking rolled oats in a pot of warm water overnight before cooking it up the next morning. In fact, prior to the 1950’s, Quaker Oats used to include an overnight soak in the instructions printed …

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  Salad dressings have gotten a bad rap in recent years due to confusion about fats, and this has led dieticians and nutritionists to frequently advise against them entirely – suggesting either lowfat dressings or lemon juice as alternatives. The problem is that salads dressed only in lemon juice are tasteless and unappetizing! Lowfat commercial …

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When I first got into Traditional Food nearly 14 years ago, I pretty much had to make anything and everything myself because there were few companies (and none in my local area) that made the type of food I was seeking – let alone understood what I was even talking about! Nowhere was this paradigm …