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Pumpkin Beef Chili

Where do Jack-o-Lanterns go for Dinner? Halloween came and went, leaving us sick of sweets and craving some real, hearty, stomach-warming food. Our choice of Pumpkin Beef Chili stemmed from two simultaneous predicaments: A very large pumpkin carved like a cat and an excess of ground beef.

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Making Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is delicious and extremely nutritious. This traditionally preserved "lactic acid fermented" food is full of health-promoting "good" probiotic bacteria that keeps our guts healthy. And it's sooooo easy to make!

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Grain-free Pancakes

Our quest to eat gluten-free has led us to experiment with a number of "alternative" flours. Sometimes, we compromise and us non-local flour. These delicious, very easy "treat" pancakes are made with lots of eggs and a little bit of coconut flour.

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Grain-free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

The full pizza experience without the grain.
Our family avoids most grains. But, we craved a real pizza experience—pizza you could actually pick up in your hands! This recipe is absolutely delicious. I'm not going to lie to you, it's a LOT of work and pretty messy too. But, it's worth every minute of it!

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Making Cream Cheese

Real, unprocessed, raw milk naturally sours in about a week in the fridge. Unlike pasteurized milk that just goes rancid and must be tossed, raw soured milk is still good and very healthful. So, what to do with the sour milk? Here's an easy process for making delicious cream cheese.

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Rendering Lard

Contrary to what has been drilled into our heads by the diet dictocrats, lard from healthy, drug-free, free-range pigs, is full of nutrition and safe for cooking at higher temperatures. Unlike tropical oils like coconut oil, it is also local.

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What to Eat

Does your food come from a farm or a factory? If there is one food philosophy that I have embraced and fully believe, it is “eat real food”—real, natural, whole, traditional foods that our ancestors ate…that we are therefore physiologically adapted to eat. Sticking...