Raw honey is better than white sugar - and processed honey is not. Honey has been credited for everything from curing hay fever to healing infected lacerations and has been used since ancient times as a medicine and sacred food. But before you go squeezing your honey bear and honey packets into your morning tea, we need to clarify that your honey must be RAW in order to have maximum super powers. All the good in raw … [Read more...] about Is Local, Raw Honey Really Better?
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Is milk good? Is milk bad? The topic of milk consumption is loaded with lots of varying opinions weighing in with conviction and varying degrees of truth. Here are some common myths and facts and explanations in between: ALL milk does a body good - MYTH. The milk industry would have you believe that all milk (as long as it is pasteurized)- "Does a body good" and you too can achieve a "Body by Milk" akin to world class … [Read more...] about Is Milk Good? Is Milk Bad?
Should We Still Drink Raw Milk - Measles Outbreaks This week's edition of “What would Emily do” is dedicated to just two questions that I hear often: 1) Do I still give my family raw milk despite the accounts of a super strain of E. coli that lead to a 2 year old needing a kidney transplant? 2) What do I do to protect my kids from measles 'epidemics' and other reported outbreaks of vaccinatable (my word) childhood … [Read more...] about What Would Emily Do… about Raw Milk and Measles Epidemics? (5/15 Edition)
Back-to-school tends to mean less control over what your child eats, and let's face it, most cafeterias in this country are not serving anything that resembles a healthy school lunch. To ensure your child gets nutrient dense foods, there is no question that you need start packing. 24 ways to pack a nutrient dense, healthy school lunch your child will actually eat: 1. Keep it simple - You should be able to throw this … [Read more...] about 24 Ways To Pack A Healthy School Lunch
Here are two facts: 1) Holistic Squid will never be a site devoted to baked goods. 2) If you find a sweet treat here, it's because it's really, really good. I don't know how bakers do it. I nearly killed myself perfecting these chocolate whoopie pies - or more specifically, the honey-sweetened raspberry buttercream filling. I figured I would substitute powdered sugar with a homemade version using mineral-rich sucanat, … [Read more...] about Chocolate Whoopie Pies With (Honey-Sweetened!) Raspberry Buttercream Filling
So nice to have a gourmet treat tucked away in your freezer. This one is nourishing, a delightful change from the usual and very simple to create. Impress your dinner guests or reconnect with yourself for a few slow moments with this delicious Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream. Spiced persimmon ice cream ingredients 2 cups pureed, ripe, seeded persimmons (approximately 6 persimmons) 4 egg yolks - eggs from hens raised on … [Read more...] about Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream
I don’t mind admitting we sometimes have ice cream for breakfast at my house and feel not a drop of guilt. Just look at these ingredients (sans the optional rum, y’all!). Pina Colada ice cream is a wonderful, nutrient-dense treat. I love the cool, smooth cream coupled with the chewy, golden chunks of pineapple. It doesn’t get much better than this. Delicious. Nutritious. The bomb on a sunny afternoon! This ice cream is … [Read more...] about Pina Colada Ice Cream
This elderberry syrup recipe is a great way to keep your family healthy and happy while saving pennies too! Elderberries (also know as sambucus or sambucol) have long been used in folk medicine to prevent and treat the symptoms of the common cold and flu. These tiny purple-blue berries are rich in anti-oxidant flavinoids and anti-inflammatory anthocyanin. Even modern studies have proved the efficacy of elderberry extract. … [Read more...] about Elderberry Syrup Recipe For Cold And Flu Prevention
I just LOVE the holidays. There are so many festive, nutrient dense foods to share - like this pumpkin ice cream! I know it is customary to forget all about pumpkins immediately after the empty pumpkin pie tin leaves the Thanksgiving table, but pumpkin ice cream is a wonderful holiday party showstopper far beyond the turkey dinner in late November. Pumpkins and other gourds can keep for weeks in a cool storage space. I … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe
I am one of those annoying people who celebrates mine and my friends' birthdays for about one month at a time. Lots of squealing and gushing. I know some think it's silly or embarrassing and that I probably should have grown out of such immature trifles by now but, I just can't help myself. I love celebrations! And birthdays are the perfect opportunity to celebrate life and shower someone dear to you with over the top … [Read more...] about Happy Healthy Birthday Cake
I like trying new things, really I do, but when it comes to certain foods, I want them to taste familiar. For example, I don't like chili in my chocolate, and I like my yogurt firm and tangy but mellow. The latter posed a bit of a challenge when I started experimenting with homemade yogurt. I wanted to make my yogurt from raw milk, but I wanted it to be thick and creamy like my favorite European or Greek full-fat … [Read more...] about Simply Spectacular Homemade Yogurt Recipe
When I was pregnant with my first child, I experienced many new and strange things. Of course there was the usual strangeness of my body transforming as a small human took form inside of me. Fluctuating hormones had me craving bone broth and raw butter - two new foods for me at the time. Then the kicking and rolling and hiccups began as the little one grew. Midwives, birth plans, strollers, diapers, slings, and perineal … [Read more...] about Eating Your Placenta: Superfood For A New Mom?