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The Toddler Leftover Diet

No, I haven’t lost my mind. The Toddler Leftover Diet is real. Yes, it’s mainstream. No, it’s not endorsed by any type of healthcare professional. However, if you have a toddler in your house you are on the Toddler Leftover Diet or some facsimile thereof. What is The Toddler Leftover Diet? Basically it is when you consume your toddler’s leftovers…

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March Giveaway- Real Food Starter Kit- Enter Today to Win!

Recently I have really gotten into the traditional way of preserving foods. One of my favorite ways to preserve foods is to ferment them. Cultured foods traditionally uses either salt or whey to promote good bacteria to form to help protect fruits, vegetables, and beverages while giving you some healthy probiotics for your gut. Probiotics are all the rage today…

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The Easiest Sourdough Bread ever!

Do you have a sourdough starter ready to use but can’t find a simple recipe? Look no further. I have you covered!Last week I posted my how to make your starter and now we will use that starter to make delicious bread! Let’s get started. Items You Will Need: A large non-metal bowl preferably glass or ceramic (like this one)…

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How to Raise a Mother Sourdough Starter

I have always enjoyed sourdough. It is one of the easiest and simplest bread recipes. Many find the starter to be rather intimidating and I agree, it can be. I just wanted to share the starter and method that I have been most successful with and how it works.  I obtained the method from the baker Peter Reinhart after I…

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Fermented Vegetables with a Kick! aka Spicy Fermented Vegetables

  I have recently discovered the joy and ease of lacto-fermenting foods and beverages. In one Sunday afternoon I think I managed to ferment almost every raw vegetable in my refrigerator. I purchased some whey from my local food co-op, did a little internet research, and an addict was born! Not only was it fun and easy, it is nutritious,…

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I Prepare an Entire Day’s Meals in Under One Hour and You Can Too!

Yes, I prepared an entire day’s meals in under one hour. And the crazy part is- you can too! Things are a little hectic around the Persnickety house these days.  Ballet practice, homeschool classes, blogging, and a bakery can keep a girl really busy. It is tempting to use this hectic schedule as a reason not to eat real food.…

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Luscious Probiotic Lemonade

Luscious Probiotic Lemonade the name conjures warm summer afternoons on the veranda. But wait it’s a little early to talk about lemonade, it’s the middle of winter. Some of us have snow on the ground.  However, I love lemonade year round.  Lemons in sugar water is very satisfying and thirst quenching. So when I saw that I could take lemonade…

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Helping Your Teen on Her Emotional Rollercoaster

Hormone spikes, self image issues, body image issues-all help lead to the emotional rollercoaster commonly know as the teen years. For girls it usually involves a lot of eye rolling, stomping feet, back talk/smart mouth (a personal pet peeve), and don’t forget bawling for no apparent reason. And when I say bawling I mean the whole shebang- sobbing uncontrollably, garbled…

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Helping Support Your Teen Girl Naturally Series, Part 1

The ballerina is a teen now. Help me! At 14 she is quite a normal teen-everyday is a roller coaster ride. It occurred to me that with so many teen girls out there, I am probably not the only Mom thinking that aliens have possessed their sweet little girl. This is a commonly tough time for parents and teens. There…

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