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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Proper preparation for increased digestibility

(or, do I really have to give up lentils?) I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the Paleo diet lately. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Paleo, it is a way of eating (actually it is more of a complete lifestyle) that harkens back to the caveman hunter-gatherer days.  A Paleo food…

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Cheap, green superfood goodness all winter long…

UPDATE: since writing this post I have now put this magic powder into… spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, home made ice cream, curry, gravy, muffins, smoothies, and popsicles.  The finer the powder, the more it disappears.  I have also dried lettuce and it works well but needs a bit more drying time.  Arugula, mustard, dandelion greens,…

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Immune system boosters!

It’s that time of year again.  The weather is getting colder and damper… and for those of us who still have our warm coats and boots in storage, it’s time to do some digging.  Inevitably we’re all reaching for the immune system boosters… the echinacea, the elderberry, the zinc… whatever we’ve come to trust. Here…

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