Soaked Pizza dough

This is a great fun recipe from "The Bread Bible".  You must make it ahead.  It makes 3 large pizzas.  Becca and  Suz's favorite dough recipe. 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour (organic, non bleached) 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons organic sugar 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast (I used 2 1/2 teaspoon active yeast~just activated it first) 2 cups water/whey (1 cup water/ [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:39+00:00 March 29th, 2012|Probiotics, Recipes|0 Comments

Kefir Ice Cream

Kefir Ice Cream is refreshing and light.  There are many health benefits to eating kefir ice cream.  Probiotics (found in kefir) help keep an immune system strong and healthy.  The more friendly bacteria in your diet the better!  We eat probiotic rich foods, beverages, and desserts.  This is a great one. Ingredients for kefir ice cream: 2 cups kefir (can substitute yogurt, buttermilk, or Amasai) [...]

By | 2017-10-11T00:12:42+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Babies and Children, Nutrition, Probiotics, Recipes|5 Comments

Banana Smoothie

  (Picture from internet) Spring is here and that means more smoothies in our home.  The warm weather is perfect for a refreshing healthy smoothie.  I made this smoothie last night and for breakfast this morning.  So good. Ingredients: ~2 bananas (frozen or fresh) ~6-8 pieces of ice ~a few swirls of honey ~ 1 bottle Milk & Honey Amasai or yogurt/kefir Put all ingredients in [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:39+00:00 March 27th, 2012|Probiotics, Recipes|3 Comments

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, [...]

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 | 2017-10-05T20:40:40+00:00 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 [...]

Milk Cure Days 7-9

I am still on the Milk Cure and feeling good! March 6 (Day 7) ~Woke up tired, but went to bed late. ~Not hungry in the morning. ~My swollen tonsils are gone, but I am having lots of drainage.  Good detox sign. ~ Drank 2 cups of raw milk with 1/4 cup of raw yogurt mixed in. ~Bowel Movement, no constipation issues, light yellow color ~2 cups [...]

Milk Cure (Days 4-6)

I am doing the 10 day milk cure and feeling good! Day 4 (March 3rd) ~Woke up tired and hungry, but stayed up way too late Friday night. ~ Drank 10 ounces of raw milk, immediately felt great. ~Constipation in the morning- which NEVER happens for me. ~I added 1/2 cup raw yogurt with 1/2 cup raw milk and drank that 3 times today.  That [...]

Raw Milk or Pasteurized?

Which is healthier raw milk or pasteurized?  This is a great question.  Since I am doing the Milk Cure, many of my family members have been asking me lots of questions.  Like, what is so healthy about raw milk and how is it different from pasteurized milk?  I have been learning about raw milk for 5 years.  Understanding the health benefits of this super food [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:54+00:00 March 3rd, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Nutrition, Probiotics, Raw Milk|2 Comments

5 Health Benefits of Yogurt

There are many health benefits of yogurt.  Yogurt is a nutrient dense food and should be eaten often.  Whole organic yogurt has the highest probiotic content, but just buy the best quality that is affordable and most comfortable for your family.  Here is what Nourishing Traditions has to say about yogurt, "Yogurt aids digestions and prevents constipation.  The lactobacilli, lactic acid and enzymes that it [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:55+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Nutrition, Probiotics, Recipes|1 Comment