soaking flour basicsThis video features one of the traditional methods of grain preparation:  soaking flour before making bread and other baked goods.

This traditional cooking technique is important to reduce anti-nutrients such as phytic acid in the grains which improves digestibility and absorption of minerals considerably. Other methods for reducing anti-nutrients in grains and improving digestibility include sour leavening (sourdough) and sprouting.

homemade kefirI prefer homemade kefir to yogurt because yogurt only has a 2-5 strains of beneficial bacteria. None of these aggressively attack and destroy pathogens in the gut like the probiotics in kefir do.

By the way, kefir is pronounced ku-feer (not kee-fer or ke-fer). 

Kefir made at home has dozens of beneficial bacterial strains as well as several beneficial yeasts. 

This recipe and video lesson features how to make homemade protein cookies that your family is sure to love.

This particular protein cookie recipe is really vanilla or cocoa macaroons without the shredded coconut added. Although I enjoy the flavor of coconut, I don’t prefer the texture in a cookie (and neither does the rest of my family),

advanced kombucha recipeDo you already know how to make kombucha, but wish you could easily make more than a gallon at a time? If so, this advanced kombucha recipe plus video series is for you!

The technique I’ve developed for brewing many gallons of kombucha at once involves making a sweetened tea concentrate that you can use to make as many gallons as you like in a single batch.

kombuchaKombucha is arguably one of the hottest beverage trends to sweep the world in recent years. The discussion, recipe, and video demonstrations below provide all the information you need to understand kombucha benefits to health and how to make this tasty probiotic beverage in your home.

The traditional probiotic drink made from fermented tea originated in China and then Russia.

Homemade mayonnaise with ingredientsThe topic covered in this article is how to make REAL homemade mayonnaise. No junky ingredients like soy or canola oil in this recipe (do some people STILL think canola is a healthy oil? Have they been living under a rock or something?).

I’m certainly no pro in front of the camera and this clip could have used some serious professional editing,

steak tartareThe mere mention of the words “steak tartare” frequently conjures up that hilarious episode of Mr. Bean (U.K.) where he unwittingly orders this popular raw meat dish only to spend the rest of his dinner trying to dispose of it in most amusing fashion. If you haven’t seen this episode and appreciate British humor,

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