Beyond Soup: Six Ways to Eat More Nutrient-Dense Bone Broth

Soup and stews have been a traditional food for many societies, and for good reason. Not only does that pot stretch precious ingredients, it also makes use of one of the most nutritious, healing foods available – bone broth. Bone broth is having a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The humble simmering of meat and bones has become all the rage in some circles, with broth shops opening up next to coffee shops in large cities. This ingredient has a long list of benefits for everything from skin health to gut health to joint pain relief and more. There is a reason that Mothers and Grandmothers handed out bowls of broth and soup to their ailing loved ones in times past. They knew it was some of the most easily assimilated nourishment they could offer. But eating a cup of broth or bowl of soup at every meal - or even once per day - can be a challenge for some. Though this may be the simplest way to ingest broth, it isn’t everyone’s favorite and can lead to burnout very quickly. To avoid broth burnout and keep things interesting and delicious, here are some ideas for using broth in your daily meals.

Four Methods for Making Homemade (and Raw) Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the most recognized cultured foods in North America. Often over-sweetened and generally made with low-quality ingredients, it is one of the few fermented foods easily accessible at any grocery store. But it isn’t all it could be – not by a long shot. Good quality, probiotic-rich yogurt can be cultured fairly simply at home using the best milk available to you. Unprocessed cow’s milk, goat milk, and raw milk of all varieties can be used to make yogurt from thick to thin. It can then be sweetened with raw honey or fresh fruit, making a delicious breakfast or creamy treat.

Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balms

by KerryAnn Foster
Cooking Traditional Foods
Before I made the switch to natural body care products, I lived with a tube of lip balm always within reach.  Despite constant application, my lips were always dry.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, I was chronically dehydrated and eating too little fat.  Both your fluid and your fat intake […]

Home-made Coconut Oil Deodorant

by KerryAnn Foster
Cooking Traditional Foods
Of all of the body products I have made at home, coconut oil deodorant has made me the happiest. I was thrilled to be able to get away from the paraben and aluminum-filled commercial deodorants but still find something that works well. I’ve used this deodorant and it has worked wonderfully well for everything except […]

Homemade Coconut Lotion Bars

Making your own coconut oil skin care products at home is simple with this easy recipe. These coconut oil lotion bars are made with natural, non-toxic ingredients and are great for the whole family. They also make excellent gifts, so make some extra and share the coconut oil goodness!