The Soy Decoy: Don’t Be Deceived

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Guest Post by Katie Fox I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I’m here today to tell you that I don’t eat soy products, and I don’t think you should eat soy products, either. There.  I came right out and said it.  Might as well get the controversy right out in the open from the start, right? (wink) Honestly, I’m not looking for a fight.  In my real off-line life, I almost never talk about dietary choices with […]

Simple Ways to Improve your Digestion and Gut Health

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Image by David Niergarth “We tend to take our gut for granted, and it costs us dearly. We continually eat wrong foods that are rarely digested properly. The by-products of incomplete digestion clog the gut with accumulated debris. This coating becomes a perfect breeding ground for dangerous forms of bacteria and other microorganisms.” Jordan Rubin, The Maker’s Diet I’ve been sharing lately about the GAPS diet for gut health, and why our family is doing it. Nonetheless, it’s not for everybody, or certainly not in […]

A Simple Plan for Healthy Food: The GNOWFGLINS Fundamentals eCourse

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Edit: Wardeh just sent me a link to watch a video sneak peak! Learn how to make Soaked Muffins and get a feel for what this eCourse will be like. Let Wardeh show you how to make soaked muffins! Image by Elena Ho All those who read Nourishing Traditions for the first time and felt entirely overwhelmed, raise your hand! (Yes, that’s my hand raised along with all of yours!) If there’s one thing that I hear over and over again from the women that […]

Real Food Recipe Roundup: January

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It’s time to share a few favorite recipes and recent finds with you once again! Here are some that we are either really enjoying these days, or that I’m dying to have again once we’re finished with our grain/sugar/starch free diet (the Maker’s Diet): Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos With the odd combination of sweet potato and black beans, I would have not guessed just how good these would be, but they really are amazing and addictive! We like to eat them with sour cream/creme fraiche […]

Pickle Recipes: Dill and Bread & Butter

Mmmm, I love me some pickles (and no, not just because I’m pregnant)! As promised, ladies, here are my two favorite pickle recipes. Both are cold-pack, non-canning recipes, making them a snap to prepare. Even better, the pickles are raw and the recipes are a very simple, very tasty introduction to the lacto-fermentation method of food preservation. The Bread & Butter recipe isn’t a true lacto-fermentation recipe, but it still contains far more enzymes and nutrients that you’re going to get with any store bought […]