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Coconut Oil Giveaway and Recipes!

I’ve sent people to Mountain Rose Herbs for their extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil, for years. I’ve never had a complaint, because their product is fabulous, and we’ve gotten tons of testimonials about skin conditions clearing and other exciting benefits of beginning to use this lauric acid-rich, medium chain fatty acid (missing in most people’s […]

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CHI Recipes, part 2 of 2

Sweetened Almond Milk 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight and drained 4 cups filtered water 4 dates (pitted) or ¼ cup chopped dates ½ tsp vanilla Blend until very smooth (about 2 minutes) in BlendTec. Optionally, if you want smooth milk without sediment, strain with nut milk bag, or cheesecloth. Use pulp in green smoothies […]

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one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, pumpkin waffles

So my Breakfast class at the Zermatt Resort last week was great fun. Just one strange thing, I discovered after class when I went to sample the food: the chef apparently made my Pumpkin Waffles . . . without pumpkin! Weird. But my newsletter with these recipes went out, and one reader immediately went out […]

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Phytates??

Okay…so I was doing some research and I have come across a lot of conflicting information regarding phytates. What I really want to know is what grains, etc. require “soaking” before eating/cooking to prevent any negative effect and release nutrition. I have read that cereals should be soaked overnight as well as batters, doughs, etc. […]

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Difference between oat groats and steel cut oats?

Robyn, What is the difference between oats groats and steel cut oats?   Isn’t the groat just the uncut grain?   Also, what kind of wheat is bulger made out of?   I thought it was a different variety than hard white or red.   Just wondering? -Monica

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Reflecting on nutrition, food storage, and hard economic times

What a year this has been.   The much-predicted failure of  American investment banking  has come to pass,  our nation’s net worth has plummeted precipitously, and we’ve started into what promises to be a long recession.   I just came across this quote by a wise man named Joseph Smith, from 175 years ago: “Our […]

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Phytates . . . part II

The phytate issue is fiercely contested in the nutrition world, with some believing that soaking grains is critical, and others believing it’s unnecessary.   I have studied compelling evidence on both sides, leading me to the following recommendations. Regardless of whether phytates in whole grains lead to mineral deficiencies, soaking and slightly fermenting your grain […]

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