Wednesday, August 26, 2009

12 year old girl speaks against abortion

Here is a link to a great video on a girl who QUOTES HORTON (!!!)) in her speech against abortion. Seriously, it's worth seeing.

Contemplate this . . .

Why is it that raw milk is either illegal or has to be sold under the label of 'pet food', yet raw meat, which is NOT well-known for having antimicrobial substances to go with its microbes, is legal? Meat is always sold raw, because you are expected to cook it. So why not milk? The FDA could advise everyone to pasteurize their own milk, and smart people who don't trust the FDA wouldn't listen.
Okay, I know this is highly unrealistic. But I am just making a point, really. Seriously, why is it so hard to get nutritious raw milk, yet so easy to get questionably safe raw meat?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Food Renegade - win free starter cultures!

Click here to enter to win starter cultures, including kombucha, sourdough, and water kefir!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An easy GAPS breakfast

Here is an easy GAPS-friendly breakfast: almond pancakes. Whisk with a fork an egg and some almond meal. I never measure it, but about enough to halfway fill a small bowl. I suppose you could also add honey and/or salt, but I haven't tried this. Put some coconut oil in a small skillet and cook as 2 small or 1 large pancakes. You may need to press down with a spatula after flipping. Serve with butter and/or nut butter and/or honey.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Delicious GAPS coconut muffins!

I found this recipe on the internet, and modified it to make it absolutely GAPS legal.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you don't have fresh bananas on hand, thaw a couple frozen ones in the following manner:
Put the frozen bananas in a bowl. Put the bowl in a bowl of hot tap water. When one side gets mushy, flip. Ta-da! A microwave free banana thawing solution!
While the oven is preheating and the bananas are thawing (of course you may not need to thaw if you have fresh ones), whisk 6 eggs (yes, you heard me, half a dozen!) in a mixing bowl. Whisk in 2 tbsp each of butter and coconut oil (I successfully used all butter, so I bet you could use all coconut oil as well if you needed non-dairy) and milk (I used water and they turned out just fine). Also add 3 tbsp of honey, 1/8 tsp of salt, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. (I left out the vanilla because I didn't know the ingredients, and they came out just fine.) Stir in the bananas and 1 cup of coconut flour. Grease 12 muffin cups with coconut oil and bake (for around 20 minutes, I guess). Makes 12 muffins. Mom and I love them. Now if I could only get my brother to eat them . . .

Does everything have a use, perhaps?

Did you ever have the notion that just maybe, everything is useful. It probably is because God is good. Anyway, I was reading a blog called GAPsters and found a use for that 'useless' weed plantain.
Plantain can be used as an itch remedy, apparently! Not that I have tried it, but according to the blog, you chop up the leaves and mix with olive oil for an itch remedy. But it gets better. If you get bitten by a mosquito or stung by a bee, and need an instant remedy, you can chew the leaf up, spit it out, and apply like a poultice. Isn't that neat?