Fermented Kumquats

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Can I just say that these fermented kumquats have been the best little orange surprise??  What that heck is a kumquat anyway?  Kumquats are an edible fruit that closely resembles an orange, but is the size of an olive.  The fruit can be eaten whole with the peel being slightly sweet and the center being slightly sour. My parents just … Read More

Butter is Back: Processed Foods are Identified as Real Culprits in Heart Disease

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butter is better

By Dr. Mercola Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and for the past 60 years, saturated fat and cholesterol have been wrongfully vilified as the culprits. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to see the light of day.Last December, the New York Times1 featured Dr. Fred Kummerow’s research on fats, and a recent article in Time … Read More

Fast Ferments – Chicagoland

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Fermentation is an ancient form of food preservation full of enzymes and probiotics, which can help your digestion and health. Examples of common fermented foods are yogurts, kombucha tea, sauerkraut, kimchi, and real pickles. Learn the health benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet with these simple, tasty treats. Recipes demonstrated include fermented versions of delicious foods such as … Read More

Organic, Antibiotic-free Meat: Why is it Better?

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By Leslie Vandever If you like meat, you’ll probably agree that there’s hardly anything tastier than a thick, savory hamburger fresh off the grill with all the fixings. But what if that hamburger is instrumental in making you sick? Like most of the other meats available for sale in your local grocery stores, hamburger and other cuts of beef are … Read More

Fermenting Fruits and Vegetables – Chicagoland

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Lacto-fermentation is an ancient preservation method that greatly increases the vitamins in vegetables and other foods, and also makes the minerals more available. The food is preserved for a long time by the lactic acid produced during the fermentation process. Many fruits, vegetables and dairy products can be fermented. Fermeted foods are bursting with enzymes and ‘good’ bacteria and are very beneficial for … Read More

5 Reasons to Ditch Low-Fat Dairy

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5 reaons to Ditch Low Fat Dairy

I grew up drinking 2% milk.  As a child I did not like skim milk because it didn’t TASTE like anything (I was on to something).  Once I was in college, and in charge of buying my own food, I only bought skim milk because I WOULD GET FAT IF I DRINK ANYTHING ELSE.  Seriously, everything I bought was fat … Read More

Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Baby’s First Foods

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Are you trying to get pregnant or are you currently expecting?  Do you know someone who is?  Do you have children and are you concerned about the food they eat and their health and wellbeing? Kristen Michaelis, aka Food Renegade, has written an amazing book available on Amazon that is a must read for people trying to raise healthy children … Read More

Soaked Oatmeal Breakfast

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Breakfast, Recipes31 Comments

I love having a hearty oatmeal for breakfast in the morning.  The warm and gooey texture, topped with whatever toppings I am craving in the morning is a delightful breakfast treat.  When I was a child, my favorite oatmeal was one that was in a little package – Maple and Brown Sugar.  Considering both “Maple” and “Brown Sugar” don’t appear … Read More