10 Easy Ways to Pack More Fermented Foods in Your Child’s Lunch

10 Easy Ways to Pack More Fermented Foods in Your Child's Lunch | Fermented foods pack a nutritional punch for any meal. But, what to pack and how to provide variety? Here's how to make the most of your child's school lunch with fermented foods -- without adding lots of prep time. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fermented foods pack a nutritional punch for any meal. But, what to pack and how to provide variety? Here’s how to make the most of your child’s school lunch with fermented foods — without adding lots of prep time. [by Kresha Faber]

Going Gluten-Free: Fad or Necessity?

Going Gluten-Free: Fad or Necessity? | I went gluten-free a little over a year ago. Since then I've heard gluten-free eating called a "craze" that lacks common sense, hurts the wheat industry, and randomly condemns an entire food group. Is gluten-free eating a fad -- or is it a necessity? After intense soul-searching and research, here is my answer to this question. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I went gluten-free a little over a year ago. Since then I’ve heard gluten-free eating called a “craze” that lacks common sense, hurts the wheat industry, and randomly condemns an entire food group. Is gluten-free eating a fad — or is it a necessity? After intense soul-searching and research, here is my answer to this question. [by Lee Burdett]

Lacto-Fermented Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Lacto-Fermented Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | Hummus is a beautiful food! It's the only dip I make -- because of its delicious flavor and versatility. I love to experiment with a variety of flavors. The peppers in this roasted red pepper hummus make it slightly sweet while the lacto-fermentation adds a bit of tanginess. It's amazingly easy and really scrumptious. | GNOWFGLINS

Hummus is a beautiful food! It’s the only dip I make — because of its delicious flavor and versatility. I love to experiment with a variety of flavors. The peppers in this roasted red pepper hummus make it slightly sweet while the lacto-fermentation adds a bit of tanginess. It’s amazingly easy and really scrumptious. [by Katie Mae Stanley]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]

The Big Flat Reuben: A Real Food Big Flat Sandwich

The Big Flat Real Food Reuben Sandwich | Who knew that making a big honkin' loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I'd seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich -- the Reuben. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Who knew that making a big honkin’ loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I’d seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich — the Reuben. [by Kresha Faber]

How to Create a Scoby Hotel

How to Create a Scoby Hotel | Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you'll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament -- completely overrun -- and then I discovered the scoby hotel. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you’ll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament — completely overrun — and then I discovered the scoby hotel. [by Jenny Cazzola]

The Ultimate Cheese Press is Updated (New Video)!

The Ultimate Cheese Press Is Updated! (New Video) | Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It's design is improved, it's now being made from hardwood maple, and it's being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that's got an oil we love to use -- and she listened. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It’s design is improved, it’s now being made from hardwood maple, and it’s being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that’s got an oil we love to use — and she listened. [by Wardee Harmon]

Homemade Sourdough Cold Cereal

Homemade Sourdough Cold Cereal | It's been fun to tackle the cereal challenge over the years, discovering everyone's preferences and searching for the perfect crunchy texture. This may sound silly, but we like a cereal that doesn't immediately go soggy once submerged in milk. For a long time, I achieved all of this with my oven, but my husband blessed me with an Excalibur dehydrator this last Christmas, which has greatly improved the texture of our cereal! | GNOWFGLINS.com

It’s been fun to tackle the cereal challenge over the years, discovering everyone’s preferences and searching for the perfect crunchy texture. This may sound silly, but we like a cereal that doesn’t immediately go soggy once submerged in milk. For a long time, I achieved all of this with my oven, but my husband blessed me with an Excalibur dehydrator this last Christmas, which has greatly improved the texture of our cereal! [by Tracey Vierra]

Sourdough Cobbler — Allergy-Friendly (with soaked variation)

Sourdough Cobbler | We've enjoyed this tasty cobbler filled with low bush cranberries from the patch down the road, last years frozen rhubarb from the plants next to the driveway, frozen blackberries from the store for something a little different, frozen raspberries from last summer's harvest, and blueberries off the mountains lovingly picked and frozen by my mountain-climbing husband. Delicious! | GNOWFGLINS.com

We’ve enjoyed this tasty cobbler filled with low bush cranberries from the patch down the road, last years frozen rhubarb from the plants next to the driveway, frozen blackberries from the store for something a little different, frozen raspberries from last summer’s harvest, and blueberries off the mountains lovingly picked and frozen by my mountain-climbing husband. Delicious! [by Erin Vander Lugt]