What’s Not to Love About Coconut Oil?

(source) You may have noticed how often coconut oil appears in our recipes.That’s because of my deep. abiding. love. for it. Why coconut oil? Coconut oil is a saturated fat that has, unfortunately, been falsely accused. For years we’ve been told saturated fat, along with cholesterol, cause of a host of health problems; the top three being…

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How to Soak & Sprout Beans (Legumes)

(source) Soaking and sprouting beans (a.k.a. legumes or pulses) is just as important as grains or nuts. This simple step makes them easier for digestion. How to soak beans (kidney, pinto, white, etc.) 1. Take 2 cups of beans, put them in a jar or bowl and cover with at least 4 cups of water. Stir in 2 tablespoons…

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How to Soak, Sprout, & Dehydrate Nuts

Do you like to snack on nuts? Who doesn’t?! They’re nutritious, rich in natural oils, and high in good fats. But nuts also contain numerous enzyme inhibitors which are hard on digestion and rob us of nutrition – unless they’re properly soaked or sprouted. Taking this extra step ensures that those wonderful nutrients are more readily…

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How to Soak & Sprout Grains

There are a growing number of folks out there having a hard time tolerating grains. Some discover allergies to wheat or gluten, but others find any grain bothers them. Add to it the controversy of whether or not to even eat grains and you’ve got a mess, haven’t you. So what’s up with grains? Many…

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The Why of Soaking & Sprouting

I’ve been soaking grains, nuts, and beans for a few years now (a.k.a. fermenting). I first heard about it when reading Nourishing Traditions, but it took awhile for me to actually put it into practice. My first thought was along the lines of, you’ve got to be kidding me. Soaking meant planning ahead, something unheard of for…

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