Traditional Cooking made simple.

Can Traditional Cooking be Simple? Yes it can! There are a few ways it can be easier on us (some of us are busy you know):).

Why cook traditionally in the first place?  The answer: health benefits.  People are becoming more educated on digestive health and understand its vast importance.  Children need nutritious meals for growth and optimal learning.  Adults need food that is real and […]

Benefits of Sauerkraut

What are the benefits of sauerkraut?  There are so many health benefits.  I have been eating a lot of sauerkraut this summer.  I am not sure why I am craving so much sauerkraut, but health experts believe that as your body (and gut) heals itself…even your cravings become healthier.  This must be the case with me.  My “bad” (unhealthy) cravings have almost disappeared these last […]

Homemade Cream Cheese

We are probiotic junkies in this house.  We have been incorporating more and more probiotics into our diet each day through beverages, snacks, dinner, and even dessert.  The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook is a great resource for understanding the link between gut health and diet.  It is important to consume good bacteria to fight off all the bad bacteria we encounter each day.  We want our […]

By |May 15th, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Probiotics, Recipes|3 Comments

All-Purpose Yogurt Dough

This all-purpose yogurt dough is awesome because it is so versatile.  It is fast, simple, and can be used for many things: pizza pies, pie crusts, cookies, and whole grain crackers.  This is a basic recipe that can be used often.  This recipe is soaked, so you do not have to rely on sprouted flour (which is very expensive to buy around here).   By soaking, […]

Benefits of Fish Oil

There are many health benefits of fish oil (and fermented cod liver oil).  The benefits of fish oil are well documented.  Researchers at Ohio State found that taking omega-3 supplements (a.k.a. fish oil) can help slow the body’s aging process by lengthening telomeres that often shorten with age. Telomeres are small DNA segments in white blood cells that shorten over time as the result of […]

Nourishing Our Children

Nourishing Our Children is a relatively new (2005) non-profit that is based in San Francisco, CA.  I want to help  get their message to others.

What is their mission?

“To address the dramatic deterioration in the health of our children. This decline is evidenced by the rise in child obesity, dental deformities such as crooked teeth, learning disabilities, behavior problems and chronic diseases such as asthma, allergies and […]

Fats are GOOD.

I stumbled upon a blog today called Eatin’ fat.  This blogger (Brittany) is a mother of 3 children and her family has been on the GAPS Diet for a year now.  She talks about the ups and downs of life on this diet.  The good, the bad, and the ugly detoxing.  Detoxing is part of any body cleanse.  We have lots of detoxing going on […]

By |March 19th, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Nutrition, Raw Milk|3 Comments

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is a very important vitamin.  When we eat processed foods, valuable vitamins and nutrients are lost.  I had no idea until after I delivered my first son that I was severely deficient in Vit B12.  A blood test confirmed this after I had nursed him for  about 10 months.  I had the early signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency.  I wish I had known […]

By |March 16th, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Nutrition, Probiotics|1 Comment

Kaley’s Quick Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is pretty simple: raw milk, raw yogurt, and a little organic flavored yogurt.  If you are not a raw yogurt drinker this may not make too much sense.  It is important to include  1/2 raw yogurt, so that the healthy benefits of the raw yogurt are not left out.  But as always, you can improvise and create your own mixture.  You will […]

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup is an all time favorite soup in our home.  My family really enjoys Potato Leek Soup around the holidays.  A great quote, “To me, true health is…achieved by following the laws of nature; when you break them, illness results.  Health is not something bestowed on you by beneficient nature at birth; it is achieved and maintained only by active participation in well-defined […]

By |March 11th, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Nutrition, Recipes|1 Comment