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Cultured Foods/ Recipes

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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Sweet Potato Fries

One of the many foods I miss from South Korea are sweet potatoes. The Korean sweet potatoes are not the same as the sweet potatoes that are common in the United States. Fortunately I have been able to find sweet potatoes locally that remind me of the Korean sweet potatoes. The variety I like have a purple skin and a pale flesh inside. One variety is called a Japanese Yam.…

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Health and Diet/ Recipes

Elderberry Syrup

Tis the season of runny noses, high fevers, ear infections, and stomach viruses. There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We do a lot in this household to prevent getting sick, and it usually works out pretty well for us. (Even when illness strikes it is usually mild. Probiotics, cod liver oil, and fermented foods have been very beneficial for my…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

I have a confession, I get tired of cooking. It happens quite a bit. Morning meals usually involves three different breakfasts for my husband, daughter, and me. I am always looking for a way to simplify life in the kitchen, without sacrificing the quality of the foods we eat. Making meals ahead of time and freezing them is one option I have been SLOWLY exploring to help me accomplish that…

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Beef Broth

I love chicken broth but there are other options for broth that are delicious and nutritious. Beef or bison broth is one of them. It’s very easy to make, especially if you use a slow cooker. Storing small quantities is very handy for various recipes. (For example, I needed 1/2 cup of beef broth for a Shepard’s Pie recipe recently). Cooking vegetables in broth can make food taste better, and it increases…

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