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Butterscotch is a delicious whole food confectionary that gained widespread popularity starting around the mid-1800’s as a flavoring for puddings, cookies, and other desserts like ice cream. Unfortunately, because one of the main ingredients of authentic butterscotch is, of course, butter, its popularity declined precipitously and in lockstep with other full fat foods as the hysterical …

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Switchel, also called Haymakers Punch, is a refreshing drink that originated in the Caribbean. It is a tasty, slightly effervescent beverage made of water mixed with vinegar, sweetened with molasses, and sometimes lightly flavored with ginger. Honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup are also used in various locally adapted versions. Switchel made its way from …

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I am so excited to add this amazing recipe for no knead einkorn sourdough bread to the catalog of Real Food creations on this blog! This particular recipe comes from Carla Bartolucci, one of the world’s foremost experts in the cultivation and traditional preparation of einkorn, the only nonhybridized form of wheat left on Planet Earth. …

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In the Western world, cottage cheese is nearly synonymous with dieting and all things related to the pursuit of skinny. Cottage cheese is typically served with sliced fruit on top as an ultra low calorie meal. It’s been the poster child for losing weight since the lowfat dogma of the 1960s took hold and escorted …

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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. It is a huge favorite of the locals. I frequently drop in to see what homemade soups are available on the hot bar. My family consumes so much homemade soup and nourishing bone …

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It is very concerning to me how much chocolate children consume today. It seems that chocolate has become a regular feature in the modern diet with many children consuming it on a daily basis. What’s more, some adults seem to think it’s ok to push it on children which contributes greatly to the problem encouraging …

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If you are looking to replace coffee based lattes with something that is naturally caffeine free and absolutely delicious, I would suggest that you try a (red) rooibos latte. Rooibos lattes are very popular in coffee shops in South Africa, which makes sense given that the rooibos, or redbush, plant is native to that continent. …