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Easy Homemade Yogurt

I figured out how to make homemade yogurt, without a packet of starter culture or a yogurt maker. I am pretty excited because this is saving me money. Healthy food is expensive. I truly believe in paying the farmer instead of the doctor, but ouch, it can be hard on the wallet. I have grown vegetables, joined a CSA, and preserved food, but the food budget is still pretty high.…

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Water Kefir – A healthy soda alternative

Soda addiction is very common. Though I am a recovering sugar addict, I have never been a fan of soda. But I know many people who have a soda addiction. I also know many parents who struggle to get their kids to drink something healthy or eat probiotic foods. Water kefir is a good alternative to juice and soda and it actually tastes good. I was first introduced to water…

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Ginger carrot sticks – with probiotics

Do you love the idea of introducing fermented foods to your child, but have no idea how to get him or her to eat them?  If the answer is yes, this recipe is for you. It only involves a few ingredients, one of which is a vegetable that even picky eaters can usually tolerate. Carrots. I love the idea of having pre-cut veggies in the fridge to grab as a…

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Homemade Yogurt

Kefir was my “gateway” ferment. Surprisingly yogurt was not the first “cultured food” I experimented with. A few of my friends make yogurt regularly, and I thought about trying it, but I was a little weirded out by the thought of leaving milk out of the refrigerator overnight. (This was before I made kefir). I also contemplated buying a yogurt maker, but I was not sure I would use it…

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Kombucha

This flavorful fizzy drink has become popular, even outside the small circle of “real foodies”. What is it? It is Kombucha. If you are trying to break the habit of drinking soda while improving your health this is a good choice for you. Though I made poor food and drink choices in my younger days, soda consumption was not one of them. Sure, I drank soda on occasion, but I…

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