Sunday, February 12, 2012

Did you know??

Did you know....

1. You can make your own delicious salad dressing for $1.50 per month? Simply mix 1-2 TB Eden Organic stone ground mustard with 1 cup of homemade yogurt, mix in honey to taste and you have a delicious and healthy Honey Mustard Dressing! I use this ALL the time for salads and dips and it's yuuuummmyyy!

2. Steaming chopped white and sweet potatoes and then blending them into mashed potato state turns them into a delicious and filling soup base. Just add water until you get the desired texture and excellent and healthy substitute (considerably cheaper too!) for "organic soup broth":-) 

3. You can substitute unhealthy pasteurized butter from sickly cows in your bread and pastry recipes with yogurt and grapeseed oil! For every stick of butter in your recipe, simply use 1/4 cup each of the yogurt and oil! My bread turns out even more light and fluffy now that I do this! 

4. Homemade bread is a little time consuming, BUT you can make the results a little more predictable and less "heavy on the insides" by doing this one thing. Mix your amount of flour that your recipe calls for with 1.5 cups of raw milk and 2 TB of yogurt. Cover the bowl with wrap and let it sit on the counter overnight. The next day, make your bread the usual way! This "soaking method" of the flour breaks down the hard-to-digest phytates in the wheat, making the bread much lighter and easier to digest! No more "heavy in the gut" feeling after eating your homemade bread!

5. Delicious homemade granola is only three ingredients away! Soak 15 cups of organic rolled oats in enough water, raw milk, yogurt, and a little raw apple cider vinegar to make them good and wet, but not drippy "soggy":-). Cover the bowl and let sit overnight on the counter. The next morning stir in cinnamon and raw honey to taste! Either spread on unbleached parchment paper on dehydrator trays and dehydrate, or spread on parchment paper on cookie sheets and dry in the oven on your lowest possible heat setting until dry! You can add in chopped nuts, fruit, or whatever else you like, but I make it with only honey, oats, and cinnamon and we enjoy this over raw yogurt everyday for breakfast! The soaking of the oats breaks down phytates, adds nutrients from the milk and yogurt, and gives a delicious nutty flavor to the oats! We LOVE it! Makes for great snacks too:-)

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