Vegetarian Stock

Is there such a thing as a vegetarian stock?  Vegetarians sometimes ask me what they can do if they don’t want to partake in the bone-broth party.  If you’ve been reading my blog or browse my site you know that I am not a vegetarian and that I am a huge proponent of animal fats…

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How to Make Chicken Stock

It is easy to make chicken stock and it’s super nourishing.  Chicken stock is the first to start with if you are a broth/stock newbee.  It takes about 12 hours (up to 24) to make a good stock, so I like to do mine in a slow cooker.  I will sometimes use a whole chicken…

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Beef Bone Broth Stew

When I make beef bone broth I usually use it right away in a stew such as this. It only takes about five minutes of preparation but needs a long time to cook. You can also make the broth on a day you intend to be home all day and freeze it. Add the beef…

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The Difference Between Broth and Stock

Broth and stock are super-foods… plain and simple.  They are simple to make, inexpensive, and fill the house with a delicious aroma. What’s the difference between broth and stock? The premise behind both is the same: using the process of slow simmering to leach minerals and other nutrients from  food into  water.  The difference? Broth…

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Strawberry-Lemon-Lime Soda

This bubbly Strawberry-Lemon-Lime soda has quickly become a family favourite this summer. The kids love it cause it’s bubbly and refreshing and is a nice alternative to what they usually get… water. I love all that too… but I love it even more because it is fermented. If you don’t already know about fermented foods…

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Homemade coconut milk

There are a few reasons I started making my own coconut milk once I learned how to do it…. It is super easy – it takes about 5 minutes for me to make a week’s worth of milk It is way cheaper than buying cans of coconut milk.  I now buy big 5lb bags of…

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Technology Gone Bad

Guest Blogger Kristen Ragno is writing today to let you know what you need to understand about GMO foods and your kids.   Quietly, in the late 1990s, a variable was introduced into our food system that is now being scrutinized as a health and environment game changer. As if it were merely a product…

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Foods to leave out of the real food kitchen

In my last post I talked about how I shop for groceries.  I use a combination of home delivery, wholesale, direct consumer-to-farmer, and the grocery store. So what do I leave behind?  There are no strict do’s and don’ts.  But here are 10 foods I don’t buy….

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6 tips for easy grocery shopping

Ever find yourself peering into other peoples’ shopping carts at the grocery store and giving their food choices the once over?  Yes, I admit, I’m THAT person (though I’m subtle about it!). I’m not judging, but sometimes I just can’t help looking.  I’m curious. Having a “real food kitchen” means cooking from scratch.  It means…

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Why going organic won’t save your health

  Don’t get me wrong… I’m all for organic. I’m all for eating food that is as clean and real as you can possibly get. Join a CSA, grow a garden, do whatever you can to get good quality, clean, organic food. But if there is only one thing you are willing or able to…

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