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DIY Sauerkraut Recipe

Fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut are essential to gut health. Commercial brands are pasteurized, which kills the probiotic microbes. In less than 30 minutes, you can make a supply that lasts up to six months.

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is the easiest of all the plant milks to make. And honestly, it’s my favorite. No tedious advance preparations are necessary, though *soaking is beneficial. The flavor is so good it needs no additional ingredients.

How to Dry Herbs

While I ran around the kitchen trying to decide which blender or chopper would get the leaves off the stems, my daughter sat on her stool, playing with the parsley. I asked her to please “play” over a bowl. Once I’d assembled my tools, I realized I didn’t need them.

What To Do With Green Tomatoes

While I declare my first-year garden to be an awesome success, I did pull over 25 pounds of still-green tomatoes from the imminent threat of first-frost. They've been confidently plump for over a month, unconcerned with the dropping temperatures and diminished...

Homemade Peanut Butter

Things got a little crazy today at lunch when we ran out of peanut butter.  As I am sure you know, it’s a never-ending chore keeping the pantry and refrigerator stocked with the daily “necessities.”  Peanut butter is a big one in our house, so I...

Roasted Almonds

Roasted Almonds Ingredient List: 1 lb almonds 2 T pumpkin pie spice 2T grapeseed oil 1T vanilla Directions: Toss almonds with pumpkin pie spice, grapeseed oil, and vanilla. Arrange on cookie sheet.  Bake 350 for about 7 minutes, turn, then bake for an additional 7...

Sweet or Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

If you are tired of the standard dish-o-nuts on the table at parties, try utilizing your jack-o-lantern by-products. They are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, oleic acid and even tryptophan (nature's sleeping panacea). I've tried to cook these a couple of times, and...

Why and How to Grow Sprouts at Home

How to Grow Sprouts at Home...From hair dressers to lawyers, dietitians and doctors, when I admit to being a vegan, the standard response is a furrowed brow, concerned eye contact and the question "What do you do about protein?" If I'm lucky, I might even get a pat on...

Crispy Kale Chips

Kale chips don't sound as delicious as they taste. I got the kale memo. Kale is the new beef. It's a superfood and eating it will make you superhuman. That's great. But enough is enough.  And then I discovered kale chips. I loved them.  And I served them to my kids....