Traditional cooking tips…Soak brown rice and other grains to get rid of phytic acid and make them more digestible.
Whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat, oats, etc, contain phytic acid, which stores phosphorus for the young bean plant. The problem comes when we humans try to eat untreated beans. The phytic acid in the bean acts as an enzyme inhibitor, which are needed for digestion. Pepsin, in the stomach, for protein, Amylase for…
Whole Food Recipes…Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie with Pea Micro Greens
There are just those time when you have to have something sweet. Maybe you’re craving ice cream, or a shake. This little smoothie fits the bill, even with the micro greens added. Don’t add too many, or they will over power the flavor. To boost the nutrients even more, I’ve added some of my L.A.P.S.…
Traditional cooking tips…Soak beans to get rid of phytic acid and make them more digestible.
Beans, beans the magical fruit…Well, we all know that little saying. Beans are notoriously difficult to digest, causing many people digestive distress. Beans contain phytic acid, which stores phosphorus for the young bean plant. The problem comes when we humans try to eat untreated beans. The phytic acid in the bean acts as an enzyme…
Boost your Vitamin and Mineral Intake with L.A.P.S. Nut and Seed Mix
What would you say to a nut and seed mix that would supply nutrients to improve health throughout the body? This nut and seed mix, L.A.P.S., (linseed/flax-almonds-pumpkin seeds-sunflower seeds) does just that. L.A.P.S. provides a range of nutrients that help the body in many ways which include: improving skin, hair and teeth, boosting immunity, building…
Daily Traditional Cooking Tip: Make your own butter in 5 minutes or less
Have you ever bought a pint of cream for a recipe, and have a bunch left over? Make your own butter with the left overs. With our modern appliances, it’s so easy. Of course you can also make it by shaking cream in a mason jar, for about 10-15 minutes. A bit of a work…
5 Recipes From My Mother’s Kitchen
My Mom is an absolutely AMAZING cook! I’d like to think my love of cooking came from watching her work magic in the kitchen. Like my Grandmother before her, it seemed that Mom didn’t measure anything or directly follow any recipe. She could take any recipe, change amounts, or remove/change ingredients entirely and come up…
1940’s Banana Bread ~ The Settlement Cookbook
Over the weekend, I had at some really sad looking bananas on my counter and decided to make a vintage banana bread recipe. I chose a recipe from the Settlement Cookbook copyright – 1940: Inside the cover of the book, was a bit of history of the book’s past. The book was initially given as…
Israeli Unleavened Bread~ The Flatbread of the Bible
I’m back from a 2 year hiatus from blogging on my little kitchen blog. My reintroduction to blogging began on July 26, 2022, my 53 birthday, with the reopening of my spiritual blog The Wholistic Hiker. (Originally My Walk in the Woods) Here is a quote the article I posted that day. I’ve been really…
Kooky Grape Kefir~ My recipe for Concord Grape Water Kefir
A Concord Grape Kefir recipe.
10 Delicious & Healthy Chocolate Desserts to Share with the Ones you Love
Middle-Age Wisdom Recipes…I decided to search the internet for delicious chocolate recipes, but that are still on the healthy side. Many of these are vegan and/or gluten free. I hope you enjoy!