Oct
17

Un-trendy

Food trends are nothing new.  We see popular culture influencing art, clothing, cars, education, and more, so we probably shouldn't be too surprised that the food bandwagon keeps changing its stripes too.  There's a real pull towards the la...

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Dec
12

Gut Health, frugality, and The Funniest Food Compliment I Ever Received

​Probiotics. Fermented Foods. Kombucha. Sourdough. Sauerkraut. Yogurt. Kefir. Gut Health. These ideas and products are becoming more common in general American society. I've seen big boxes of Kombucha for sale at Costco and an end-cap ...

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Dec
06

Say "Goodbye" to Cold Cereal

Cold cereals are a huge financial ripoff. Consider this: in a year when $9 million was made on Puffed Wheat, the rats tested on it lived for two weeks. Otherwise they got the same nutrient solution given the rats fed whole wheat, who lived over a yea...

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Dec
04

Build-A-Cereal

Porridge is the mother of us all. A Russian Proverb Low-carb diets not withstanding, our favorite and most frequent breakfast is a bowl of cereal. Let's make it a hot and hearty whole grain,1 embellished, by God's grace, with a variety of some of our...

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Dec
02

Fighting the Battle of the Bulge

Here are some constructive ideas when planning to lose weight and stay fit.Get rid of all refined carbohydrates, primarily all white flour and white sugar products, junk foods, chips, sodas, sugary juice products, etc. Save for occasional treat. This...

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Dec
01

Learning to Un- "Junk Food"

The Junk Food Group Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good . . . ​Isaiah 55:2 There is a food group called junk foods. These are foods that taste yummy but give the bo...

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Nov
30

Breaking the Sandwich Syndrome

How do you pack a child's lunch? What about sandwiches? A lot of mothers would like to know the answer to that question. Our children never did want sandwiches in their lunches everyday even in our white bread and bologna days. I had to break the san...

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Nov
17

Should We Eat Grains?

This question, I believe, applies to the breakfast meal more than any other. Not only are we more likely to eat grain for breakfast than at lunch or dinner, but the cereal breakfast is the most often eaten by most people. It is convenient, economical...

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Nov
15

Evaluating the Importance of the Two-Stage Process

While the whole truth is probably not yet known (recall Proverbs 25:2), phytates are not all bad. Research shows that they may be involved in curbing free radicals in the body that contribute to heart disease and cancers, as well as preventing excess...

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Nov
14

Maximizing the Nutritional Value of Whole Grains

See The Two-Stage Process for an introduction. Whole grains contain phytic acid in the bran layers. Phytic acid combines with key minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc, reducing their absorption in the intestinal tract. Thes...

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Nov
14

Nut Milk, A Nutritious Alternative

Nut milks can be substituted for milk for drinking, for shakes, and in baking. Nut milks are not at all difficult to prepare. They are high in fat-burning essential fatty acids and fat-burning amino acids (i.e. protein); thus one should not consider ...

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Nov
13

The Two-Stage Process

The two-stage process is my coined term for soaking, sprouting, or fermenting grains or flour to release more of the valuable nutrients for assimilation, and to improve their digestion. The method used in my recipes is the soaking method. This s...

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Nov
11

About Mushrooms

If eaten frequently, mushrooms are best cooked. In the raw state they contain hydrazines which have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Hydrazines are destroyed in cooking. Fresh mushrooms contain a broad variety of nutrients in very small amounts. ...

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Nov
09

A Salty Sermon

From the beginnings of our cookbooks in 1977, I never had any war on salt, although until recent editions, I gave the sodium content of the recipes. I have never made any apologies using quality salt. Salt assists the assimilation of grains. It assis...

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Oct
21

Sue's Recommended Reading

The nutritional knowledge of most Americans is shaped by the media and our cultural habits, not by a true understanding of the issues. Where we have confronted the culture on many vital issues, we have passively accepted our cultural food practices f...

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Oct
14

Identifying Quality Foods & Ingredients - Part 3 of 3

FERMENTED AND CULTURED FOODS Fermentation, a traditional means of preserving foods in many cultures, produces lactic acid and multiple health benefits. Nutrients and enzymes are increased in vegetables and fruits. They are easier to digest, help rest...

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Oct
11

Identifying Quality Foods & Ingredients - Part 2 of 3

RAW FOODS Raw foods provide valuable enzymes (destroyed by cooking), and phytochemicals. The larger the proportion of diet that can be served raw, the better for most people. Some advocate an all raw foods diet. This is not what I recommend, especial...

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Oct
07

Identifying Quality Foods & Ingredients - Part 1 of 3

Real Food

...you have saved the best till now. John 2:10b Highlighted below are several qualities of foods and ingredients of high nutritional value. These are interrelated in various ways. For example, an improperly stored or prepared a whole food will contri...

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Oct
04

Our Story - Our Family Benefits

Kids Cooking

See Our Story - Our Experiment Begins for the intro to this post. Discovering The Design The Bible does address the subject of food. In Genesis the personal, transcendent, communicating Creator breathed life into the human body. He provided food as t...

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Oct
01

Our Story - Our Experiment Begins

Our Story

Our idea of breakfast was standard American. Scrambled eggs and bacon with white bread toast, a glass of orange juice, boxed cereal choice of the morning for dad and the kids. A cup of coffee for mom. For dinner, real man-stuffing, kid-pleasing meat ...

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