A Tutorial: How to Make Coconut Milk

Ever wondered how to make coconut milk? No, not the tinned stuff; rather, have you ever wondered how to make truly fresh coconut milk?  While tins of coconut milk do just fine – a compromise food that balances the traditional with the modern, the flavor of a true homemade coconut milk is unsurpassed. Take the… 

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alert: act now to save small dairy producers

Morningland Dairy, Estrella Creamery: these two artisanal producers, and countless others over the past few years, have been subject to raids and seizure of their products, often without cause.  An increase in the crackdown against small producers and beneath the looming  vote on senate bill 510, more and more producers of traditional foods – small… 

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Baby, I like It Raw: Mark McAfee Talks Raw Milk on Sickly Cat

If you’ve read Nourished Kitchen for any length of time, you know how I love to drink my milk raw, fresh and full of fat.  You’ve heard me wax poetic about my love of fresh cream and outline the reasons my family drinks raw milk, so when John Byrd of Sickly Cat emailed me with… 

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Homemade Yogurt

How to Make Raw Milk Yogurt

Raw milk yogurt is a sort of holy grail for traditional foods enthusiasts, coupling the enzymatic and probiotic components of both fresh milk and fermentation in one glorious, creamy, lovely food.  Served over baked oatmeal or soaked oatmeal porridge, on its own or as a basis for savory dipping sauces, a good yogurt can find… 

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Real Food Challenge: Week 3 & Week 2 Re-cap

We’re half-way finished with the challenge: you’ve tackled the pantry, stocked up on wholesome food, learned to properly prepare grains and wholesome fats and even started to source good, fresh raw milk if you hadn’t already done so.  So, sit back and evaluate the week.  If you blog, share a link to your post (or… 

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10 New Year’s Resolutions That’ll Do You Good

1. Give up refined foods: sugars, oils and flours. The single most effective thing you can do for your health in the new year is simple: remove all refined foods from your cupboards.  Give them up.  Just like that.  Yes, you may have paid good money for that bag of sugar, the gallon of vegetable… 

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milk kefir

Milk Kefir: What It Is and How to Brew It

Milk kefir is, to put it lightly, an acquired taste.   Sour and pungent, milk kefir is a cultured dairy food originally from the Caucuses – the region where Europe meets Asia.   There it has been traditionally heralded as an elixir of long life and health.   It seems that there’s wisdom in this… 

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Traditional Foods in a Nutshell

The last few days, Nourished Kitchen has experienced a spike in readership, and I want to welcome all those new readers to the site with a back-to-basics approach to Traditional Foods.   This is a print it out and pin it to your fridge kind of post, and even those readers who’ve been with the… 

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10 Healthy Treats for Kids

Preparing healthy treats for kids can be a challenge.   Picky palates seem to prefer junk over wholesome, natural and healthy treats, but even the pickiest kids may find a treat among this list of healthy treats for kids that suits their liking.   Many of these are stand-by healthy treats for my family: figs… 

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Really Raw Ice Cream with Wildflower Honey & Blackberries

In the spring and summer months, when cows are grazing on fresh, green grass raw ice cream is a staple in our home.   Unlike conventional, cloyingly sweet ice creams, this ice cream is milder in is sweetness which allows you to more fully appreciate the flavor of fresh, raw cream and milk.