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    How to Make Bone Broth [GAPS, SCD, Paleo] + 3 Reasons You Should Be Making It

    Healing, Nutritious, and Wonderful Bone Broth! There’s a reason your mom used to give you chicken noodle soup when you were sick. She learned from her mom, who learned from her mom, who learned from her mom… that there is something incredibly healing about chicken broth! The one difference is, the only way to get back in those days was to make it yourself. How sad it is that many of us have lost the art of cooking from scratch… Imagine this… It’s 1880. You are in your great great grandmother’s shoes. She’s a pioneer who took the treacherous journey West with her family, in search of the vast, plentiful prairie. They…

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    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful, hard-working, strong mothers out there! You are amazing. I know my mama is one of those strong women. And she deserves the best on Mother’s Day! Buying a present is a lovely gesture, and believe me that’s what I do for most other holidays, but Mother’s Day seems different. How do you show your mom just how much she means to you? Sometimes a Yankee candle just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes a fancy dinner with a gourmet dessert and a boat ride just isn’t in the budget. So, for this special holiday, I like to make (semi) handmade gifts. It just feels a bit…

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    Easy Homemade Pickles [Fermented, Probiotic]

      C’mon, Who doesn’t love pickles?! They’re salty, crunchy, a bit sweet, and such a satisfying snack! I bet you never guessed that they can actually be very healthy and beneficial to your gut health! I’m not talking about the pickles on the shelf at the store, though. Unfortunately, those are filled with additives and a host of other ingredients that you wouldn’t want to put into your body. According to this article by naturalness.com, shelf pickles contain refined table salt, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate (linked to cancer), polysorbate 80, “natural flavor” (proven to be not-so-natural after all), and yellow #5. That’s enough reason for me to make my own and avoid the…

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