Thanksgiving Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets

Thanksgiving Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets | On a healing diet and at a loss over how to enjoy Thanksgiving without cheating? No worries, I've done all the work for you. Today, I'm sharing complete menu plans that will take the guesswork out of figuring out what you or your loved ones can eat on these five special diets: Traditional/WAPF-Style, Gluten-Free, GAPS Diet, Paleo, and Autoimmune Protocol. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

On a healing diet and at a loss over how to enjoy Thanksgiving without cheating? No worries, I’ve done all the work for you. Today, I’m sharing complete menu plans that will take the guesswork out of figuring out what you or your loved ones can eat on these five special diets: Traditional/WAPF-Style, Gluten-Free, GAPS Diet, Paleo, and Autoimmune Protocol. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Why We Love Cast Iron

Why We Love Cast Iron | My husband asked about the black specks in the mashed potatoes. "Oh, that's just my frying pan. The non-stick coating is wearing away." Then he brought home a box of old cast iron pans from a garage sale. I ignored them as long as I could, but now? I'm the biggest fan ever -- here's why we love cast iron. | GNOWFGLINS.com

My husband asked about the black specks in the mashed potatoes. “Oh, that’s just my frying pan. The non-stick coating is wearing away.” Then he brought home a box of old cast iron pans from a garage sale. I ignored them as long as I could, but now? I’m the biggest fan ever — here’s why we love cast iron. [by Paula Miller]

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (including easy pesto recipe)

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (plus easy pesto recipe) | Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. [by Andrea Sabean]

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]

Save Money on Whole Food Supplements by Using a Capsule Filler

Save Money on Whole Food Supplements by Using a Capsule Filler | Are you taking any whole food supplements like maca, cayenne pepper, or spirulina? You can save quite a bit of money by filling capsules yourself with the less expensive bulk powder options. I did the math. We save around $10 per month on just one person's supply of one supplement. Here's the whole scoop! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Are you taking any whole food supplements like maca, cayenne pepper, or spirulina? You can save quite a bit of money by filling capsules yourself with the less expensive bulk powder options. I did the math. We save around $10 per month on just one person’s supply of one supplement. Here’s the whole scoop! [by Wardee Harmon]

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce | Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it's the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don't mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let's talk about washing produce! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it’s the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don’t mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let’s talk about washing produce! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Organize Your Pantry — with Glass Jars!

Organize Your Pantry with Glass Jars | I have an obsession with glass jars! I don't know what it is about seeing all those beautifully God-made organic foods neatly lined up that puts a smile on my face. Maybe memories from great-grandma's cupboards. Or the thought that my food is pest-free. Or that I don't have to worry about BPA, PVC or other toxins. Interested in using glass for your pantry storage? Here's how to get started. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I have an obsession with glass jars and there isn’t any help line for that. I don’t know what it is about seeing all those beautifully God-made organic foods — neatly lined up in the pantry — that puts a smile on my face. Maybe memories from great-grandma’s cupboards with food stored in recycled jelly and mayo jars. Or the thought that my food is pest-free. Pests have a hard time finding their way into properly sealed glass jars. And, you don’t have to worry about BPA, PVC or other toxins! Interested in using glass for your pantry storage? Here’s how to get started. [by Katie Baldridge]