Today ONLY! Get my books for only 99 cents until MIDNIGHT EST

Buck Books Sale!I only have a minute, but I wanted to let you all know about the great deal on my books for today.  But it ends at midnight, so you’ll need to hurry!

My ebooks, Real Cocktails (formerly Natural Cocktails) and Real Food 101 are finally available on Amazon!  Woohoo!

Real Food 101

New and improved, and twice as long as it was!  I added several new recipes and tutorials, so that your kitchen can be well-informed about nutrition in the comfort of your own home.

Real Cocktails

This one is revamped as well, and can be bought as a hard copy, too!  Plus, have I mentioned that you can get a hard copy?  People have been begging me for this since I launched the thing!  In fact, it’s already ranking at #1 in all it’s catergories.  I’m so proud!  And it’s only been a few hours!

#1 ranking! Booyah!

But here’s the best part: both ebook versions are on sale for 99 cents TODAY ONLY.  Buck Books is featuring both my new and improved books in their Health and Nutrition bundle with 11 other books all marked down to 99 cents.  It’s a discount book venue called “Book Bucks”.

So you can get both my books for 99 cents each!   Sale ends at midnight tonight EST. Click any of the images at the top or CLICK HERE.

The price will be 99 cents literally for just one today before it’s back up to $10. You’ve got until midnight eastern time today to add it to your book collection, along with some of the others.  This is the best deal I have had on my books EVER.

I’ve been wishing for a long time that I could get you my books for a more affordable price. This is your chance! I hope you get over to Buck Books in time. Here’s the link again: Buck Books.

Share the word before the timer runs out!

 

The REAL Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

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Have you read the Top 11 Lies of Mainstream Nutrition?  When I saw the title, I hoped that I found a kindred spirit; someone writing about how real nutrition should include saturated fats, eggs, and cod liver oil.  I clicked over to verify what the author had “right” from a real food perspective.  I smiled at first, and then I found myself furrowing my brow and starting to smirk.

The author is obviously a big fan of the latest dietary craze, generally summed up as “meat-is-good-grains-are-bad”.  There are different takes on this approach to eating, from low carb, to paleo, to primal.  I do not have a problem with these dietary approaches per se, especially if you feel better in the long term while eating no grains and a lot of steaks.  But as nutritionally minded people, we are prone to getting stuck in the latest, most Perfect Diet of them All.  (But it doesn’t exist.) [Read more…]

How to Make Cinnamon Chips

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What are cinnamon chips?  Well, they are like chocolate chips only better!  The first time I even knew what cinnamon chips were was during my 3 year stint in Michigan while I worked at a bread store and bakery.  My favorite bread that we made there was a loaf of whole wheat cinnamon bread with oatmeal, dates, and…cinnamon chips!

Most cinnamon chips that you can buy commercially are made with palm oil, white sugar, non-fat dry milk, and an emulsifier like soy lecithin.  Fortunately, my cinnamon chip recipe is only four ingredients, and has a beautiful texture without the aid of any questionable additives.  [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Butternut Cupcake with Cardamom Buttercream

Butternut Cupcake with Cardamom Buttercream

Well I don’t know about you, but this year Thanksgiving really snuck up on me.  I was talking to my husband yesterday and he mentioned that his sister was flying into town this week and I was jolted into reality.  It’s time to make pies!  Thanksgiving is next week!

I love making pie.  I also love roasting turkey, making green bean casserole, soaking buttermilk biscuits, mashing potatoes and whisking gravy.  But my real love is pie.  Jack Handy said it best:

“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.”

Exactly.  There’s a reason I have three different pie dough recipes up on Our Nourishing Roots, and that was all within the first year of recipes!  Join me over the next week as I make a series of pies and share the pictures here and on my Facebook page.  I cannot promise pie heaven, but I think we will come close. [Read more…]

Go Grain-Free E-Course

Going grain-free is all the rage these days.  In particular vogue are the paleo and primal diets, based on the idea that our ancestors did not eat grains.  Well, it turns out that paleo and primal diets miss the mark with regard to ancestry: we did eat grains, at least for the last 10,000 years. Grains are definitely a traditional food that Dr. Weston A. Price saw in his study of traditional diets.

But even so, modern wheat truly is much different than the grains of thousands of years ago.  It’s higher in gluten, and harder to digest.  And we have greater amounts of stress bombarding us in our society as well.  One wonderful alternative to grain woes: soak, sourdough, and sprout grains to make them more digestible.  Even better, you can order ancient grains, like the einkorn wheat found on my resource page.  But sometimes, this is not enough.

This is where the Go Grain-Free Class comes in.  I know that you eventually want to get back to grains.  But maybe right now you need to know how to cook without grains.  Maybe you are cooking for someone in your family with autism, and you are on the SCD or GAPS diet.  Maybe you have a bona fide case of celiac disease, and you cannot digest grains.

Fear not!  Jill of Real Food Forager has created an online class that takes all the guesswork out of going grain-free.  Click here to buy the entire 12 week course of the Go Grain-Free class for only $149.  Plus, if you use the coupon code “NOGRAINS”, you can get an additional $20 off, for a total of only $129. [Read more…]

Q&A With Matt Stone

I love the picture of these sparkly ladies dancing.  They love their bodies.  And I love them!

Matt Stone wrote one of the most influential books that I have read in my lifetime.  I don’t mean overstate, as if it should also mean that much to you, too.  I simply mean that he speaks the truth.  The book is called Diet Recovery, and it’s not about new food rules or a new diet.  It’s about breaking the rules and focusing on the mechanisms and systems in the body that underlie most of our food obsessions.

Much in the same way that the Health at Every Size movement has really found the vein of truth in their approach to eating, sizism, and exercise, Diet Recovery gets to the heart of the matter.  Love your body the way it is.  Eat food and savor it!  Move around for pleasure!  Not because you “should”, but because you have a body that you appreciate and take care of.

After years of researching, both medical journals and nutrition books, Matt has pieced together the most comprehensive and realistic approach to nutrition that I have found.  You can get a copy of Diet Recovery here, which I have not only read personally, but found great success with.  I’ll be writing about my success so far in a subsequent post. [Read more…]

Honey-Coconut Milk Ice Cream (GAPS)

honey coconut milk GAPS ice cream

Rich coconut milk and gentle honey, flecked with vanilla bean and all blended together into cool, icy GAPS ice cream won’t have you missing the raw cream.  I promise.  As yummy as cream is…I mean look at those flecks of vanilla bean!  I’m always a sucker for those.

This dairy-free ice cream is perfect for those with a true lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy.  Coconut milk is a traditional food, contains plenty of good fats, and thickens up beautifully in this recipe to make a decadent dessert that is gentle and nourishing.

Plus, this simple recipe is easy to whip up, and is even completely GAPS-legal for those who miss having ice cream! [Read more…]

Winner of the Diet Recovery E-book

Ah, Diet Recovery, my favorite book I have read this year.  And regardless of how much time goes by, will be one of the most influential things I have read in my life.  Matt Stone gave me permission to relax, be happy, and let go of the perfectionistic orthorexic inside of me.

I did this giveaway so that more of you would become aware of the good news about food, dieting, and healing from bodily problems and issues.

If you didn’t win, please still grab a copy of Diet Recovery and give it a read.  It’s not just funny when Matt quotes Napoleon Dynamite and you giggle to yourself like a dork.  It’s also genuinely helpful for well-being and true healing.

So, without further ado, let’s announce the winner!

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Magic Chocolate Sauce (GAPS)

magic chocolate sauce

One of the most popular posts here on Our Nourishing Roots is my recipe for GAPS chocolate chips, which are honey-sweetened.  Almost certainly, this post is so popular because you cannot easily find honey-sweetened chocolate at the store.  Even online, honey chocolate can be expensive and difficult to find.

Couple that with the relative ease of buying cocoa butter and whisking together some honey-sweetened chocolate or chocolate chips, and voila!

So it is with that recipe already in hand that I can give you something like this real foodified  version of chocolate sauce that hardens over ice cream.  Some of you may have grown up using Magic Shell (I know I did), and I remember looking at the ingredient list a few years ago and thinking “Hmm, coconut oil, huh?  Well now that makes sense!”

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Think Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Will Give You Heart Disease? Think Again.

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Sometimes I forget that most people have not re-embraced healthy, traditional, saturated fats like I have.  And even if they have, they still cling to the idea that too much fat would be “bad”.

Those two statements alone open a can of worms for a lot of people.  I had a friend once say “So all those lessons we had in school about how good fats were liquid at room temperature and bad fats were solid…those were wrong?”  Yep.  Give me butter over canola oil any day.

Saturated fats like grass-fed butter, pastured lard, beef and lamb tallow from grazing animals, coconut oil, and palm oil: all of these give us nourishment in a way that other fats and lowfat diets never can. [Read more…]