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Nourishing Broths

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Remember the old saying, “Have some chicken soup, and call me in the morning…” when you were sick?  Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul, and there’s a good reason doctors (and grandmothers) would prescribe it in the old days to help you get better when you’re sick.  But it’s not just any old chicken soup…rather it’s the broth …

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Swedish Bitters- The Bitter Truth

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Every so often, we come across products that make a significant impact in our health and/or our homestead and we would like to share those products with you in our new monthly product review and spotlight series.  This month, we’re going to give you the Bitter Truth.  Our featured product is Maria Treben’s Swedish Bitters. Bitters are an often overlooked …

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Detox Naturally

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Now that the holidays are over and we’re starting the New Year, many of us with resolutions to lose weight and/or get healthier.  What better way to start your goals out right than with a good detox program?  If you’re like most, the Christmas holidays are a time where we are bombarded with temptation…. from chocolates, Christmas cookies, sweet treats, …

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History of Kombucha

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

No one knows for sure the primary origins of Kombucha, but this fascinating beverage has a long and colorful history. Some believe that Kombucha can be traced back around 4500 years to an Egyptian healer at the time of Pharaoh Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid. Most accounts will pinpoint the history of Kombucha a bit more recently to around 220 BC during the Tsin …

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Make Your Own Kombucha

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

As we mentioned in our previous posts Kombucha: A Living Food You Just Have to Try and Kombucha: Drink for Health, we love this fermented tea for so many reasons.  It has benefited our family in ways I never dreamed when I was first introduced to it years ago.  Through our posts, classes, and networks we have heard countless testimonials …

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Kombucha: Drink for Health

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Awhile ago, we wrote an article called Kombucha:  A Living Food You Just Have to Try where we explained a little bit about this amazingly powerful living superfood.  If you haven’t had the chance to try it yet, I recommend giving it a whirl.  Not only is it delicious, loaded with beneficial probiotics, and great for your gut but it’s a …

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Choosing the Healthiest Water to Drink

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

In our previous post, we talked about why you need to drink more water and how important drinking water is for our health.  But now that you’ve decided to drink more water, is any water good enough?  Unfortunately, no.  It’s a sad truth that although we have many choices in the United States for drinking water, not all of them …

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Clean Without Chemicals

In In The Garden, In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

I have a confession to make.  I’m not a big fan of housecleaning…or doing the laundry.  I always have so many other fun things I could be doing, like playing with my daughter, being outside in the garden, going for a ride on my horses, working on my businesses (which I love to do), or maybe cooking up some new …

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A New Idea for Preserving Your Tomatoes

In In The Garden, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

This year in our area, the tomato harvest was a little slower getting going due to cooler weather well into the spring-time months.  I was a little worried for a while that those tomato plants, despite loving care and lots of gentle coaxing wouldn’t do much.  Once the hot summer days rolled in, I was pleasantly surprised to see my …