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Make Your Own – Almond Butter

This is a throwback post from 2 kitchens ago but its such an easy and healthy thing to make it is worth repeating!

If you have ever priced or purchased Almond Butter at the market then you will know how expensive it is. Well, if you have the supplies pictured above you can make your own for less and control the ingredients included (think sugar)! I did not attempt this without any guidance. I found this great recipe and tutorial at Katie’s blog Dishin’ and Dishes. She goes through the steps with great pictures so that I could make sure that what I was doing was right. It seems like your food processor will go on forever but just be patient, the almonds WILL turn into butter. A great addition to the almonds is Cinnamon Bark essential oil – you only need a drop or 2! (Here’s the kind I use.)

 

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Is it Fall Yet?

About this time of the year, I start thinking about the cooler weather coming. Down here in South Texas, we won’t see fall until about the end of October but I grew up in Kansas where we would have a crisp coolness in the morning air around September.

It doesn’t matter if we won’t feel it for a while, I’m ready for it so I’m making it happen in my mind. That’s why I’m starting in on soups! I recently got an Instant Pot to help alleviate the cooking heat in my kitchen in 100 degree summers and it is perfect for my step forward into soup season.

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What in the world are Antioxidents?

Accelerated aging, damaged or mutated cells, broken-down tissue, and an overloaded immune system… WHAT?!? Pretty scary!! These are some of the things that can happen when our body is short on antioxidents.

When I started hearing more and more about antioxidents lately, I thought I better look into what all of this means for living a healthier life.

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Get RAW!

Have you tried raw milk and raw cream? It tastes really amazing and is full of great health benefits. I was recently listening to a Wise Traditions Podcast with Charlotte Smith (#10 Raw Milk: One Story). She was so knowledgeable about what good raw milk can do. It helped heal her kiddos’ eczema. There are many other examples of why you should be drinking this healthy, creamy goodness. Do you drink raw?

By the way, there are many more amazing healthy things to learn from the Wise Traditions podcasts and the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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Soaked Flour Pancakes

In my journey to keep myself and my family as healthy as possible, I have been doing a lot of research into traditional eating and health. This has led me to Weston A. Price and the book and blog Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell. The need for fats and traditional cooking methods is pretty compelling. This way of eating is kinda like Paleo on steroids.

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