All posts in Meat and Protein

How to Soak Beans (and Cook Them)

By | December 15, 2011

Image by cookbookman17 Learning how to soak beans is very easy, but it’s a staple of any traditional cook’s kitchen.  Soaking beans makes them easier to digest and more nourishing.  Learn why that is — and how to do it! How to Soak Beans Many places talk about doing a “quick soak” which can mean Read More

Recipe Collection: How to Make Crispy Nuts

By | December 1, 2011

**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

By | June 15, 2011

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 Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Got Eggs?

By | June 13, 2011

Image by **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 Read More

High-Quality Meat: How to Tell, How to Find It

By | December 20, 2010

If you’re into healthy foods, chances are you’re looking for (or have found) a source of high-quality meat.  If not, you should!  What is high quality meat?  Where do you find it?  And why does it really matter? First, if you haven’t seen the movie Food, Inc., you simply must.  There’s so much information in Read More

How to Purchase from a Farm

By | November 29, 2010

Photo by s.wood79 **Today only, 30% off Real Food Basics using code CYBERMONDAY!!** On a recent trip to “my” farm, I was having an interesting conversation with “my” farmer.  He told me: “I had arranged a drop point for turkeys nearby.  Sometimes people who’ve ordered don’t show up, and sometimes people bring a friend and Read More


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