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There’s no doubt that a glass of orange juice is firmly entrenched in our cultural psyche as an important part of a healthy breakfast. Nothing could be further from the truth! Let’s start this New Year by debunking a glass of OJ as the Holy Grail of a healthy breakfast, shall we? Sarah The Healthy …

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One of the holiday traditions in our home is eating waffles on Christmas morning after all the presents have been opened.    In past years, I have always used the waffle recipe from Nourishing Traditions cookbook.   I dutifully soaked the freshly ground, whole wheat or spelt flour in buttermilk, yogurt, or kefir the night before and …

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Did you know that a clabbered raw milk smoothie tastes very similar to one made with drinkable style yogurt?  This is perhaps the best and most economical way to use farm fresh milk that is no longer at its best for drinking! Back in 2004, I wrote an article for Wise Traditions magazine called Learning to …

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We go grain free in our home every weekend, and this past Saturday, everyone had a hankering for muffins.   I found this recipe from Organic and Thrifty and it looked absolutely perfect for what I was looking for. I used the original recipe pretty closely, with the exception that I added 3 TBL of …

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I devised this recipe for almond flour pancakes one Friday night some years ago when my husband and I got the late night munchies. I recommend a food processor (doesn’t have to be a Vitamix) rather than a grain grinder to make almond flour due to the oiliness of the nuts. Grain grinders don’t work very …

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Tried this smoothie alternative out for a quick lunch on the go today and really liked it. Give it a try and see what your taste buds think. Smoothie Alternative 1 cup full fat organic cottage cheese, preferably raw (sources) 1 organic peach, sliced 1 Tbl carob powder (sources) 1 Tbl local, raw honey  (sources) 6-8 ounces …

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Want to change your breakfast for the better in a hurry?  A morning kefir smoothie will do the trick like nothing else. You can tell a lot about people just by finding out what they eat for breakfast. When people ask me how to improve their diet for the better, this is a typical first …