Is Your Flour Wet? {FREE ebook!}

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Included in the book you’ll find:

  • Why Soak? (info on why you want to do this in the first place!)
  • How-to Tutorials
  • Breads

100% Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread (SK)
Homemade Sandwich Bread (SK)
Soft Homemade Bread (SK)
Buttermilk Biscuits (SK)
Pie Crust (SK)
Popcorn Cornbread (SK)
Gluten-Free Cornbread (SK)
Peppery Cheese Bread (SK)
100% Whole Grain Tortillas (SK)
Homemade Biscuits (SK)
Whole Grain Cornbread (SK)
Honey Whole Wheat Bread (SD)

  • Snacks

Homemade Crackers (SK)
Thin Wheat Crackers (SD)
Pumpkin Muffins (SK)
Pumpkin Muffins (SK)
Granola Bars (SK)

  • Pancakes and Waffles

Hidden Veggie Waffles (SK)
Fluffy Waffles (SP)
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (SK)
Blender Pancakes (SK)
Sourdough Pancakes (SD) <——–this one can be found here at NKU
Clabbered Milk Waffles (SD)
Whole Grain Pancakes (SK)
The Best Pancakes Ever (SK)

  • Other Breakfasts

Wheat Free Maple Oat Scones (SK)
Soaked Baked Oatmeal (SK)
Giant Breakfast Cookies (SK)
Breakfast Brownies (SK)
Banana Pudding Breakfast (SK)
Coffee Cake (SK)
Baked Doughnuts (SK)
Cold Breakfast Cereal (SK)
Crunchy Homemade Granola (SK)
Granola Yummies (SK)

  • Main Dishes

Dumplings and Gyoza/Potstickers (SD)
Savory Chicken and Veggies with Dumplings (SK)
Pizza Crust (SD)
Turkey and Dumplings (SK)

  • Desserts

Snickerdoodle Cake (SK)
Chocolate Cake (SD)
Pumpkin Spice Cake (SP)
Best Chocolate Cake Ever (SK)
Cinnamon Raisin Spelt Drops (SP)

As you can see, it’s chock full of fabulous sounding recipes!

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Free Fertility Foods Checklist

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This convenient checklist can help you figure out what to eat, as well as give you a weekly look at your food intake. This checklist covers most of the basic foods that are nutrient dense and good for balancing hormones and boosting fertility. And I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time getting in everything, every day – so this is an easy way for me to make sure that most of the boxes are checked off by the end of the week.

And while we have offered this checklist before, it just hasn’t been as pretty. My friend and fellow blogger Fran, from Small Bird Studios designed this one for us. So if you’ve downloaded it in the past – it’s time for an upgrade!

I use this checklist myself every few weeks, to make sure I’m on track. It’s also been helpful in busy seasons, where I’m more apt to forget different foods day after day or get into the habit of eating quicker foods.

Of course, nothing is perfect. And there is no “perfect diet” for fertility, so some of your food items will need to change based on food allergies or intolerances. There are also a few lines for you to write in the specific foods you need, to customize it a bit.

 

 

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Keep Your Animal Products Toxin Free

One of the last changes we made in our journey toward cleaner living was to begin buying grass-fed meats. We had been purchasing fresh, unprocessed milk for some time but the butter, meat, and cheeses were a bit more difficult to add to our diet.

Budgetary concerns were at the forefront, but finding good and reliable sources was a close second.

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But as we went along, changing our diets and making more from scratch, I found that we were saving money by not buying processed foods. And as I met more and more people around town that had the same desires for natural living that I did, finding these products became easier and easier.

The problem with conventional meats is that the growth hormones given to beef cows acts as estrogen in our bodies. Give the cows hormones, we eat those hormones.

This is why some women find that when they eat a vegetarian diet that their hormones balance out. (not to say that you can’t eat meat – it’s nutrients are more easily absorbed than plant matter since conversions to usable vitamins aren’t needed) But it goes to show that when you stop consuming estrogen acting compounds from your diet, great things can happen.

Products from grass-fed animals also contain higher nutrients like CLA, vitamin D (they also get vitamin D from the sun), and plenty more minerals than their conventional counterparts.

There are also issues with additives and fillers, remember the recent “pink slime” debacle? Yea, I prefer to keep our animal products free from junk too.

We choose grass-fed animal products when possible, organic next (many organic farms run exactly like conventional farms and just use organic feed), and then conventional products only when I absolutely, positively have to and usually that’s just cheese. Other times we go without and use plant sources of protein.

 

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Cleaner Fats

We’ve covered a lot of topics on cleaner living this last month. From the cleaners you use in your home, to the beauty products you use on your body, to some of the easy (and more frugal) ways to eat fewer toxins.

Today’s topic is about fat.

Good fats, the type that help fuel your body and lower the toxins you consume.

Butter

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Butter

I’m a big fan of butter. I use it daily, and I make it when I get a chance. It’s better for you than the vegetable oils (though the veggie oils are somehow touted as healthier for you) and can add flavor and depth to your food. But the butter you choose matters.

You see, when we consume toxins, they get stored in our fat. And the same is true for animals, so butter from cows that are fed non-organic grain may also contain any toxins that the animal was storing.

Butter also has the possibility of containing wonderful nutrients like vitamin K2 when it’s made from a cow on grass pasture.

Top picks

  1. raw butter from grassfed cows
  2. pasteurized butter from grassfed cows (kerrygold is a delicious source – and should be available at Costco again soon)
  3. organic butter
  4. conventional butter (still better than margarine!)

Fats from animals should be purchased organic whenever possible, and include ghee (clarified butter), lard, and tallow.

It’s also best to buy other fats as organically as possible.

 

How do you keep your fats toxin free?

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No More Packets – Clean Up Your Food

Food is pretty bland until you start sprinkling on the seasoning.

The problem is, we’re so used to being told how food should taste and we just accept what’s put in front of us.

And I haven’t noticed it lately, but I seem to remember a very large part of a grocery aisle full of prepackaged seasonings for just about any type of dressing or dish you wanted to make. And let’s not forget about the packets placed in those “dinner in a box” type of meals either.

But because you’re my favorite folks around, let me fill you in on a little secret.

Food can actually taste really, really good.
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And you can figure out how to make it according to your own  preferences, changing it as you go along.

I’ll let you in on another little fact – sometimes those little packets contain ingredients that you wouldn’t really want to put in your body. Things like flavor enhancers. And probably old spices. (I say “probably”, because the herbs and spices I buy from Mountain Rose Herbs taste a million times better than any packet I’ve ever purchased.)

Some of my favorites that I like to make in bulk and always have on hand are:

The last couple of days I’ve sat down with my herbal catalogs trying to figure out what spices I need to re-stock. My top nine spices are still going strong, but I’m thinking of branching out a bit and trying a few new ones. (Anyone have any recipes for seasoning mixes I need to try?)

 

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Links in the post above may be affiliate or referral links - meaning that through a sale I may be given monetary benefit. I blog with integrity and only endorse companies and products I love.

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