Tag Archives: raw milk

Rediscover Two Essential Cookbooks from SRP

Imagine preparing your family a slow cooked masterpiece on a cold winter’s night. Or whipping up your first batch of homemade kefir, yogurt, butter, or cheese come a leisurely weekend afternoon. Which would you rather do? Happily, there’s no need to choose. With Chef Phyllis Quinn’s Slow Cook Gourmet and Udderly Cultured at your disposal, […]

Did You Say Canned Butter? I’ve Something New to Share with You!

A while back, I wrote a blog post titled “Hard Times Are a Comin” about the importance of being somewhat prepared in the event of a short term local or national disaster. It received a good deal of attention, which signaled to me that this is a subject very much on people’s minds. I specifically […]

Raw Milk Awakening! Important, Exciting Facts You May NOT Know

My sense is that we can now find more information on raw milk than at any other time in our history thanks to Sally Fallon Morrell of the Weston A. Price Foundation. It’s even possible that many of you are tired of hearing about raw milk since it’s been written about in so many blog […]

Grown-Up Versions of a Classic Sandwich

I have great news, folks! According to my Celebrate Everything calendar, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Celebrating this classic sandwich, which doubles as a major comfort food, is some fun I can get behind. While I spent my childhood nibbling on the standard interpretation of the grilled cheese—bread, butter, and cheese—I’ve come […]

Nutrient Dense Foods and Mental Health

Way back in 1939, Weston A. Price documented the link between diet and mental health in his groundbreaking book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. His work still holds true to this day. When Dr. Price studied indigenous cultures around the globe in the 1930s, he found that eggs from pastured hens, deep yellow butter from grass-fed […]

Dairy-Free Is Not a Life Sentence!

Did you know that dairy-free does not need to be a life sentence? Read on to learn why! People all over America are going dairy-free. Children, adults, teens, and even tweens have gone “DF” by adopting a dairy-free diet. Which means exactly what you think it means: eliminating dairy from the diet. Most people who […]

Eating Dairy: Do or Don’t?

What should you consider when it comes to your dairy intake? These days, it seems there’s lot of confusion around dairy. On the one hand, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) recommends consuming dairy as part of a healthy eating pattern. On the other hand, independent health experts and those who support […]

Candida, Thrush, or Eczema Got You Down? Try Kefir!

Sound like a superfood? It is! But what is kefir (pronounced ke-fir)? Originating from the north Caucasus Mountains, located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, kefir is a cultured milk product much like yogurt. But while yogurt is cultured solely with the beneficial bacteria known as lactobacilli, kefir is cultured with lactobacilli and […]

Sour Cream Is Not Sour Cream!

You can’t buy real sour cream in the United States—but read on for an easy, homemade option. Sour cream is not available in the United States. Real sour cream, that is. Authentic sour cream. Sour cream that is soured cream. I know, you just bought a container at your grocery store the other day. The […]

The Benefits of Homemade Yogurt

These days, most people agree that yogurt is a health food, if only for the probiotics—or beneficial bacteria—it contains. However, the yogurt at the supermarket may not deliver the health benefits you think it does. So remember that the next time you toss fat-free Greek-style yogurt into your shopping cart, thinking you are “doing your […]

Raw Milk Battle Royale

The battle for raw milk is on! Bills to legalize or expand raw milk sales are pending in thirteen state legislatures. Is your state on the list? Find out at the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund website. You can also find out where the issue of raw milk stands in your state by visiting the Real […]

Raw Milk Cheese: Tricks of the Trade

In a social climate where truth depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is, is it strange that some “raw” milk cheeses sold in Whole Foods and other health food stores are not made from raw milk? Let’s establish first that raw milk is only raw when the enzymes are alive. According to […]

Healthy Malted Chocolate Ice Cream

Autumn is just around the corner, and while I look forward to brisk morning walks and nights snuggled up with a good book, I am equally sad when the reality of early darkening skies and frigid weather sets in. I almost instantly yearn (and frequently express my desire) for long warm summer days once again. […]

Lactose Is Not Another Demon in Your Gut

“I’m lactose intolerant, but I have no problem drinking goat milk,” my friend Lauren lamented recently. Lactose intolerance is yet another demon that haunts us these days, so you’re probably hearing your friends and family dealing with it. Let’s look a little closer: Lactose is a simple milk sugar. The lactose in goat milk is […]

Heroes of Individual Food Rights Unite!

Has anyone noticed the growth of government lately? Did you ever think you’d be looking over your shoulder just for making personal food choices? You are free to buy cigarettes that the Surgeon General plasters with health warnings on the top 50 percent of both the front and rear panels of each cigarette package. Yes, […]

The Perils of Pasteurization

Dairy cow

The pasteurization of milk might be the most one-sided story ever sold. To hear it from proponents, pasteurization kills lethal pathogens naturally lurking in cow’s milk while delivering a nutritious, wholesome product to consumers. The commercial dairy industry has spun this yarn to great profit for nearly a century, but the truth is the unsanitary […]

Raw Milk for Rosy Cheeks

What d’you s’pose gave those British girls their rosy cheeks and great bone structure back in the day? Could it ‘ave been the raw milk and cream, luv? Raw amino acids, critical to collagen and protein production, figured into the diet of every indigenous person, be it fish, dairy and fermented dairy, or meats (salami […]