toasted teff porridge with fruitTeff is a nutritious gluten free cereal grain that makes an excellent bowl of porridge! Native to Africa, this tiniest of cereal seeds is becoming popular in the West due to the explosion of those with gluten sensitivity in recent years.

If you’ve discovered that the gluten-like protein avenin in oatmeal aggravates your Celiac symptoms,

keto pumpkin pancakes stacked on a plate

Almost any type of pumpkin puree makes an excellent stand-in for grain flour when making pancakes. Thus, it is quite easy to transform a conventional pancake recipe to Keto without any loss of enjoyment or satisfaction.

So, if you are low carbing it and need a change from almond flour pancakes,

red rice kernelsRed rice is a whole grain that is becoming more widely available across the world. Its popularity is on the increase as well.

While many people (me included!) assume at first glance that it is hybridized, the truth is that red rice has heirloom origins from more than a millennia ago.

grapeseed oilGrapeseed oil is a popular cooking oil today that is manufactured via extraction from the seeds/pits of grapes. It is touted as a heart healthy fat and is attractively presented in dark bottles in gourmet shops and healthfood stores to lure choosy consumers.

gag reflexThe gag reflex is a term used to describe an unpleasant, involuntary contraction of the back of the throat. It can be stimulated not only by touching the back of the throat but also by touching the roof of the mouth, the back of the tongue, or the area around the tonsils.

backyard chickensNot so long ago, the United States government actually advocated for people to keep backyard chickens – two per family member. The USDA took the lead on the push for families to own laying hens with the slogan “in times of peace, a profitable recreation, in time of war a patriotic duty”.

Posters prominently hung around communities proclaimed that:

how to grow a pineappleSo, you’d like to start a garden. Maybe you’d like to save some money at the grocery store or teach your children where their food comes from and encourage them to eat more fruits and vegetables.

A great place to start is to learn how to grow a pineapple! You don’t even need seeds to get started!

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