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Soy sauce, also commonly known as shoyu, is the best known flavor enhancer in Asian cooking. Made the old-fashioned way — through a careful fermentation process that can take as long as 18 months — it’s a healthy and nourishing product. Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel Kaayla Daniel PhD, CCN, is known as the Naughty Nutritionist. …

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I am a big advocate of probiotic and enzyme rich fermented beverages and homemade soda. A survey of ethnic drinks from around the world reveals that enjoyment of the unique, health boosting refreshment furnished by traditionally fermented beverages is nearly universal. …

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Heirloom vs hybrid produce?  Hopefully, you understand how to recognize the difference because it makes a big difference to the nutrition you’re getting! Yesterday at our buying club pickup, a local farmer dropped by to display and sell his beautiful selection of organic produce. Not just any old organic produce, however. Organic heirloom produce. Sarah …

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Great news! Homemade bread is making a comeback, frequently combined with the convenience of a bread machine recipe. More and more people are opting to make their own with quality ingredients they source themselves. Quality trumping convenience is an idea whose time has come in the bread department as the general public awakens to the …

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Stay tuned below for a very easy boiled peanuts recipe plus a video on how to eat them without embarrassing yourself! The peanut, which is actually a legume and not a nut at all, was originally cultivated in what is today Brazil or Peru at least as far back as 3,500 years ago. When the …

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Amid the worrisome and growing problem of bacterial contamination of food, there is some good news. Dairy products are some of the safest foods for consumers to eat. The chart to the right from a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows just how low the risk of foodborne illness in milk …

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I’ve been an athlete all my life, enjoying a wide variety of sports on land, water, and snow. When I got pregnant, however, I suddenly and unexpectedly became very much adverse to anything that was at all strenuous. I know a lot of women who run, lift weights and otherwise do not change their exercise …