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 [...]

How to make Water Kefir

Do you want to learn how to make Water Kefir? First, what is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains [...]

Homemade Gatorade

Homemade gatorade or sports drinks are the best.  We like to have both options available to the kids.  We have a busy active family of five and we live in a sunny and humid state.  My kids play sports and my husband is currently biking to work everyday.  There is a lot of sugar or fake sugar in store bought gatorade.  My kids are sensitive [...]

By | 2017-10-11T00:46:36-04:00 May 18th, 2012|Beverages, Probiotics, Recipes|4 Comments

Is pasteurized juice healthy?

Just a few years ago juice was regularly in my family's diet.  Most of the time it was organic, but not always.  I gave my oldest son (who is now 4.5 yrs) juice daily.  He was about 1 when I began giving him juice.  I actually thought that I was a pretty healthy mom.  Boy was I wrong!  Juice is not "healthy". Juice and soda [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:38-04:00 April 25th, 2012|Beverages, Nutrition|0 Comments

Nursing Beverages

Lactogenic beverages are great for mothers that are nursing.  These beverages promote healthy lactation and help to nourish the mother and baby. Oatmeal Tea Pour boiling water onto 1 heaping teaspoon of oatmeal flakes in a mug.  Add a pinch of powdered cinnamon and ginger, or other spices. Sweeten w/ honey, maple syrup, or other natural sweetener if desired.  The grain and spice will sink [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:39-04:00 April 3rd, 2012|Beverages, Breastfeeding, Green Living, Recipes|0 Comments

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 [...]

Hot Chocolate

It is perfect for the cool crisp Florida mornings. Nourishing Hot Chocolate: 2 cups Raw milk 1 tsp coconut oil/ 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbl organic cocoa powder 2 tsp organic sugar/ we use rapadura sugar (picture below) Warm up the raw milk gently on the stove.  I keep it at 3-4 until it warms up slowly.  I do not want to overheat the milk. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:41-04:00 March 10th, 2012|Beverages, Nutrition, Raw Milk, Recipes|1 Comment

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 [...]

10 Day Raw Milk Cure

From  http://www.milk-diet.com/ One century ago, milk was known as a healing food that cured people of many common diseases. Patients went on exclusive raw milk diets for three weeks or longer and, as a result, cured many common diseases that ailed them and still plague us 100 years later: Rheumatoid arthritis, edema, ulcers, indigestion, low thyroid function, congestive heart failure, asthma, hay fever, appendicitis, gallstones, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:55-04:00 February 28th, 2012|Beverages, Nutrition, Raw Milk|1 Comment