Kathleen Henderson

Real Food for the Super Bowl

Looking for gluten-free Real Food for your Super Bowl party?  Look no further! A few ideas from our Yankee Homestead…Enjoy! Crispy Nuts—My recipe is for plain nuts.  (Plain as in “no added flavors.”  They do have salt.)  If you prefer spiced nuts, check out these over at Elana’s Pantry: Paleo Spiced Nuts.  For her recipe,…

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Crispy Nuts

Crispy Nuts: Why and How to Soak Your Nuts

  According to Sally Fallon (president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions), Nuts are an extremely nutritious food if properly prepared…[N]uts are best soaked or partially sprouted before eaten.  This is because nuts contain numerous enzyme inhibitors that can put a real strain on the digestive mechanism if consumed in…

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Should You Get the Flu Shot?

    The Flu Shot and Other Vaccines There is so much hype in the media about the flu and the flu shot, but few people know much about the vaccine itself. 

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Herbed Salmon

Herbed Salmon

This is one of our favorite ways to eat salmon!  So simple and tasty.  The leftovers are perfect for adding to a salad.

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Happy Winter: this year’s favorite winter book

Happy Winter by Karen Gundersheimer is our new favorite children’s book for winter. (Last year, it was Red Fox Running by Eve Bunting, of which I can still recite the first four lines: Red fox running, /  Running through the snow, / White sky above / And white earth below. / ). We discovered Happy…

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Favorite Natural Laundry Products: Detergent, Stain Remover and Dryer Balls

“Clean” doesn’t have a smell. That’s one of the {ahem} few useful things I learned from the Oprah show, years ago. It’s really stuck with me! Thanks, Oprah! It’s true: most of the scents in cleaning products are completely artificial, meant to mimic natural scents.  But they’re NOT natural at all!  And many are actually…

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Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

On a whim at the grocery store the other day, I picked up two plantains. I’m not exactly sure why, but they were calling to me, reminding me of the amazing fried plantains I enjoyed long ago at the home of a friend’s Puerto Rican grandmother. She actually allowed me to assist in the process,…

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Ditching Paper Napkins for Good (hopefully)

  I’m not the greenest gal on the face of the planet, but I like to do what I can. We’ve tried using cloth napkins before, but it’s never stuck. For one thing, we had supply issues. There simply weren’t enough napkins to last between launderings. Actually, we do technically have enough napkins, but most…

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Take a Winter Nature Walk

Exploring Nature with Kids: Winter Nature Walk

The boys and I enjoyed (for the most part) a Winter Nature Walk with some friends yesterday.  Read more about our nature buddies here: 5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids: {#1 Find a Buddy}. We hit a trail near our friends’ home–not really a destination per se, but a convenient location for us.…

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Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth, What That “Free Range” Label Really Means, and My Complicated Relationship with Sally Fallon

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Sally Fallon. Have you heard of her?  She’s like the Martha Stewart of “Real Food World”. When you need tips or a recipe, she’s the one you turn to.  But you simultaneously resent her high standards and image of perfection. I do own  Nourishing Traditions, and find…

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