My children and I will be working our way through Food Renegade’s “Real Food Nutrition and Health” book during the fall and winter months as part of our homeschooling curriculum. We’ve hit on nutrition in other homeschooling curriculum options and let me tell you, it has always been disappointing. Until now.
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Hey, everyone! Please meet Joy, who blogs at A Well-Armed Laura Ingalls Wilder. For this week’s Sourdough eCourse lesson, Katie, Erin, and I each answered 10 questions about how sourdough fits into our lives. Then we asked the eCourse members to share their answers, too. Many have, much to my delight! Joy’s answers were particularly entertaining. I know you’ll enjoy them as much as we all did on the eCourse forums. Thanks, Joy!
It’s time to share probiotic snack ideas! In the past and coming weeks, we’re going to hit every meal and then some. The goal being: to share ideas and recipes for getting probiotics with every bite. Today I focus on snacks. Feel free to add your probiotic snack ideas in the comments, as well as link to blog posts.
Iced teeccinos… something we’ve been having alot lately. I can’t figure out if the cold teeccino is the perfect vehicle for the raw milk or the other way around. We love them both, and they’re really great together. Teeccino is a coffee alternative made from roasted grains, roots, nuts and seeds. My favorite flavors are hazelnut and chocolate mint. There are two ways to make an iced teeccino — the foamy way (pictured) and the not-so-foamy way. Take your pick; they’re both delicious.
Apple cider vinegar (raw) and garlic: good for goats, too! Apple cider vinegar is a source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, in particular phosphorus (for goats). It helps strengthen the immune system, improves digestion, and balances internal pH. When added to water, it helps keep the water fresh. Garlic, we all know, has amazing anti-fungal and anti-biotic properties. Want to share those benefits with your animals? Here’s how you can, with every drink.
It’s time to share probiotic dinner ideas! In the past and coming weeks, we’re going to hit every meal and then some. The goal being: to share ideas and recipes for getting probiotics with every bite (or at least every meal). Today I focus on dinner. Feel free to add your probiotic dinner ideas in the comments, as well as link to blog posts.
Green beans are in season! How about for you? When I get green beans, I make this salad. It couldn’t be more simple, and it tastes amazing.
You’re going to love this! Jen, a GNOWFGLINS eCourse member, came up with a do-it-yourself airlock for fruit and vegetable ferments. She got the idea from seeing a commercially available product and thought, “I can do this, and at a fraction of the cost!”
This salad is delicious, flexible, and easy. And it’s really refreshing on 100 degree days, or even mild spring days. I served it on a bed of tender salad greens, with a generously buttered piece of sourdough bread. The added lacto-fermented salsa (given to us by Christina) confers many probiotic benefits and makes the salad taste amazing. I added diced raw cheese for beneficial organisms, too. Enjoy!