Recipe Collection: How to Make Crispy Nuts

**Quickly, before I begin this post…I just found out that the senior midwife who delivered both our boys, Abby, has died tonight, Nov. 30. She went peacefully, in her sleep — she was in her 60s. We are in shock, she was happy and fine only on Thanksgiving! Please say a prayer for her family.**

Nuts are an excellent food — high in protein and fat and a lot of key nutrients, including magnesium (which many people are lacking in). However, they’re also high in phytic acid, an anti-nutrient which binds a lot key nutrients and makes them hard to digest. It also means the nutrients aren’t available to your body.

How to Purchase a Whole Animal

Image by s.wood79 **This post has been entered in Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop!** When you are eating “real food” on a regular basis, you know that meat prices, always one of the higher areas of the food budget, can be even higher.  Boneless, skinless chicken breast is often $6.50/lb. or more.  […]

Monday Health & Wellness: Got Eggs?

Image by epSos.de **This post has been entered in Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist!** Few foods have fallen in and out of favor with the mainstream “health” community like eggs.  Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad.  Most people are so confused that they have just ignored the advice altogether and either eat eggs […]