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Ice Cream Keto

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As promised (a LONG time ago), I want to share with you a tried and true low-carb (and very high fat) ice cream recipe from genius Peter Attia.  (The ice cream is quite good, but if you haven’t listened to any of Attia’s podcasts, you’re really in …


Basic Mayonnaise and more

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A top priority in starting a healthy eating program is eliminating inflammatory foods, and one of the foods that is most hazardous and most common is vegetable oil. Even “healthy” canola oil belongs in the “not-so-fast” category with cottonseed, safflo …


Chicken Liver Mousse

  With gracious permission, I am offering the most wonderful mousse recipe, one I found on Ben Greenfield’s website, at the end of a nice discussion of the ketogenic diet for athletes. Patricia Daly offered the recipe, and she credits Jasmine and …


CoCo Bars

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Cocoa has been found to confer many health benefits, particularly for blood pressure and other markers of cardiovascular fitness and best when it’s not combined with an excessive sugar indulgence! Here is a great way to enjoy a daily aliquot of unsweet …


Creamy Paté

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Chicken livers are wonderfully nutritious, and milder than livers from larger animals. Livers made into paté are even tastier, and in this case – offer more nutritional benefits! This recipe comes from my rowing and weight-lifting friend, Leah Wingfiel …


Persimmon Soup

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I love spotting the beautiful orange persimmon globes on wintry trees this time of year, almost as much as this wonderful soup made from the fruit!Peel 6-8 persimmons. Slice if firm (fuyus), or scoop out if soft (hachiyas).Combine with 1 chopped onion, …


Sauteed Red Cabbage with Cheese

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My red cabbage recipe is modified from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Chevre! The Goat Cheese Cookbook by Laura Chenel and my friend, Linda Siegfried. You can still get a copy of it from Amazon if you’re lucky.Serves 4-6Cabbage is such a good f …


10 Non-Muffin Ways to Enjoy Blueberries

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Summer is over, but hopefully you have frozen some blueberries for use over the winter months. As with many colorful fruits and vegetables, blueberries are rich in a variety of healthy anti-oxidants. Blueberries seem to carry a specific advantage in th …


Grilled Summer Supper

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Grilled wild salmon and vegetables: fresh salad.Wild-caught salmonSalmon, lemon or Basil leaves or bothOlive OilGrilled vegetablesSquash, eggplant, olive oil, and fresh garlic.Summer saladFresh tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, olive oil and vinegar.Shopping …


Post Workout Smoothie

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A basic smoothie recipe is useful in two situations: for folks who need to gain or maintain weight, and for athletes looking for a way to eat whey protein after a workout. Here’s my post-workout smoothie recipe.In a blender, mix to dissolve the protein …


Easiest Roasted Chicken

Sunday afternoon and it’s sunny! Let’s spend the day outside, that sounds like a great idea – except for the chicken I was planning to cook for the evening. No problem – easiest roasted chicken is always good and takes little time to prepare.Start with …


Beef Heart Chili

A wonderful warm dish for a winter’s evening that nourishes your heart. Chili made with ground beef and beef heart and a flavorful array of spices is the perfect meaty meal. Although many people think that chili must contain beans – difficult to d …


Hearty Greens Soup

Ingredients4 Tbsp butter1 yellow onion2 cloves garlic4 bunches of kale and/or spinach, cleaned and chopped, roughly 12 cups4 cups homemade chicken brothhalf a lemon In a big soup kettle, melt the butter. Add in the chopped onion and garlic and in melte …


Sauerkraut

Makes 1 quart1 medium cabbage, green or red, cored and shredded1 tablespoon caraway seeds or celery seeds1 tablespoon sea salt4 tablespoons whey (if not available, use an additional 1 tablespoon salt)Grated carrots or beets for variety   …


Chicken Liver Pate with Pzazz!

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I love chicken liver pate, and now I have a new favorite recipe.  I usually make a double batch, one for the fridge, and one for the freezer, and almost always have some ready to eat. It’s my favorite quick healthy snack. I hope you enjoy it! …


Kombucha

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Makes 1 gallon3 quarts filtered water1 cup sugar4 tea bags of organic black tea1/2 cup kombucha from a previous culture*1 kombucha mushroom**  Bring 3 quarts filtered water to boil. Add sugar and optional salt and simmer until dissolved. Remove from he …


Sprouting Seeds and Grains

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Seeds and grains (the seeds of grain plants) are specially designed to survive unchanged in nature until they land in a situation just ripe for starting a new version of whatever plant they come from. The vital nutrients for growth stay encased in a fa …


Liver Pate

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1/2 cup butter (1 stick)1 lb organic chicken livers, preferably from pasture-raised hens1 yellow onion2 clove garlic1/4 cup red winesalt and pepper to tasteChop onion and garlic and saute in 2 Tbsp butter until soft and transparent.  Add salt and …


Crispy Nuts

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Makes 4 cups4 cups raw walnuts, almonds or cashews, preferably skinless1 Tbsp. sea saltfiltered water    Mix nuts with salt and filtered water and leave in a warm place for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain in a colander. Spread …


Whey and Cream Cheese

Makes 5 cups whey and 2 cups cream cheese2 quarts piima milkwhole-milk buttermilkyoghurtWhey is useful in many recipes – as a starter culture for lacto-fermented vegetables and fruits, for soaking grains and as a starter for many beverages. The cream c …


Yogurt

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Makes 1 quart1/2 cup good quality commercial plain yogurt, or 1/2 cup yogurt from previous batch1 quart pasteurized whole milk, non homogenizeda candy thermometer  Yogurt is easy to make – neither a yogurt-maker nor a special culture is neces …


Whole-Milk Buttermilk

Makes 1 quart1 quart whole milk, preferably raw but not ultra pasteurizedabout 1/4 cup buttermilk culture*This is the easiest of all the cultured milks. Place milk in a glass container, add the buttermilk culture, stir well and cover. Keep at room temp …


Piima Milk

Makes 1 quart1 quart fresh whole milk, non-homogenized1 Tbsp. starter cultureThis is a good way to add enzymes and restore nutrients to pasteurized milk. The resultant product is not too thick and can be drunk like milk and used in infant formula. Try …


Beet Kvass

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3 medium or 2 large organic beets, peeled and coarsely chopped ¼ cup whey (optional) 1 Tbsp. sea salt filtered water   This drink is valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrie …


Piima Starter Culture

1 cup good quality cream1 envelope piima powder*Piima culture (also called vili or Finnish culture) is derived from the milk of cows that feed on the butterwort plant. Centuries ago, Scandinavian farmers discovered that milk clabbered better when their …


Piima Cream

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Makes 2 cups1 pint good quality cream1 Tbsp. starter culture    Cream cultured with the piima culture is similar to European-style crème fraiche Use the best quality cream you can find. Raw cream is best but pasteurized will do. Do not use ultra pasteu …


Creme Fraiche

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1 pt good quality cream1 Tbsp. commercial or whole-milk buttermilk or commercial creme fraiche    European-style sour cream, called crème fraiche (and pronounced “creme fresh”) is a key ingredient to French cooking. It has a delicio …


Cream of Vegetable Soup

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2 medium onions or leeks, peeled and chopped2 carrots, peeled and chopped4 Tbsp. butter3 medium baking potatoes or 6 red potatoes, washed and cut up2 quarts chicken stock or combination of filtered water and stockseveral sprigs fresh thyme, tied togeth …


Chicken Stock (Bone Broth Soup)

1 whole free-range chicken or 2 – 3 pounds of bony chicken parts, such as necks, backs, breastbones and wings gizzards from one chicken (optional) feet from the chicken 4 quarts cold filtered water 1/2 tsp salt per quart of water 2 Tbsp. vinegar 1 larg …


Chicken Rice Soup

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2 quarts chicken stock1 cup brown rice1 cup finely diced chicken meat and/or chicken liver and heart (leftover from making stock)1 1/2 cups finely diced vegetables such as carrot, celery, red pepper or string beanssea salt or fish sauce and pepperBring …


Crispy Almonds

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4 cups almonds, preferably skinless, whole or slivered1 Tbsp sea saltfiltered water Skinless almonds will still sprout, indicating the the process of removing their skins has not destroyed the enzymes. (The skins are probably removed by a machine …