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Raw Sour Cream – Made with Fresh Cultured Raw Cream

  Sour cream is one of those ingredients that makes just about anything taste better. It’s right up there with butter in my opinion, especially when it’s fresh raw cream that has been cultured to boost probiotics and flavor!     Sour cream is an essential ingredient in so many recipes. This easy technique will …

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Hot Buttered Apple Sauce – with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

  A few years ago in my recipe group on Facebook I posted a picture of myself eating a bowl of hot apple sauce with lots of butter. The comment went something like this, “If you aren’t eating your apple sauce hot with butter and cinnamon then you aren’t living!” I was pretty shocked at …

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How To Make Thick Coconut Yogurt And Keep A Continuous Culture Thriving

  You are going to see a lot of new recipes featuring this rich and creamy coconut yogurt. I just can’t seem to get enough of this tangy, thick, fermented coconut yogurt. It is full of healthy satiating fats, great gut friendly probiotics and it is completely dairy-free! I love my raw cow’s milk yogurt but …

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Cranberry Apple Duck Liver Pâté

  When I’m brainstorming ways of cooking duck meat I always associate fruit. Duck has a strong, rich and earthy flavor that is smoothed and refined by adding a natural sweetener like apples, dried fruit or dark complex berries. Duck liver is essentially the same and needs a careful balance of sweetness to bring out …

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Everyday Elderberry – 29 Uses For Elderberries And A Bonus Recipe For Fresh Elderberry Poached Pears

  I only recently started to explore the magical world of elderberries, and there is so much to learn. I wasn’t introduced to elderberries as a child and I didn’t even know about them until about ten years ago. Now that I know how amazing they are, I scan the Oregon roadside and trails for …

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Grilled Baby Vegetables With Garlic Chive Oil Dressing

  The weather is improving and it’s time to fire up the grill. These Grilled Baby Vegetables with Garlic Chive Oil Dressing will be your summer go-to side dish. There’s a few things that I really love about grilling, the most important thing is that it’s a lot less dishes! You know that’s a good …

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Lacto-Fermented Cranberry Salad – A Nourishing Holiday Tradition

  Whether you call it Cranberry Sauce, Jellied Cranberry, or Cranberry Salad, no holiday meal is complete without the sweet tart taste of cranberries. I took my cranberry sauce in a whole new direction this year when I started reading about fermented cranberries. Like peeled whole garlic, whole cranberries can be covered in raw honey …

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Sugar-Free Cinnamon Maple Roasted Pecans

  If you love sweet pecans and cinnamon together then you will fall head-over-heels for these roasted nuts! These Sugar-Free Cinnamon Maple Roasted Pecans are sweet, cinnamon spiced and salty. They make a great addition to salads, or trail mixes. Use them to top mashed yams or mix them in with roasted butternut squash. They are …

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How To Make Raw Milk Labneh Cheese – Strained Yogurt Cheese

  Making this easy, probiotic, tangy labneh cheese is really as simple as straining some yogurt. When you strain yogurt the whey is removed from the milk solids. This leaves you with a soft, spreadable, cream-cheese-like product that can be added to recipes (like my Probiotic Blackberry Fool), eaten as a spread with roasted vegetables, fruit …

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Grilled Bavette Steaks With Jalapeño Peach Marinade

  You know summer is in full swing when the peaches and peppers show up at the farmer’s markets! This sweet and spicy jalapeño peach marinade is the perfect way to take advantage of both. In this recipe I use Bavette steaks but this marinade would be delicious on any cut of beef, lamb or …

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Fermented Pizza Green Beans – A Traditionally Fermented Foods Book Review And Recipe

  I just sat down to a nice little lunch featuring these amazing Pizza Green Beans.     They have been hanging out on my counter for the last 10 days traditionally fermenting with garlic, tomato and oregano. I will officially tell you I’m in love! I’m not even a huge fan of green beans …

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