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Some of the best resources that helped me when I was learning were TF blogs. Here are some of my favorites:   http://www.cookingtf.com/ctfblog/    Kerry Ann has a menu mailer that plans out your week including shopping lists and prep tasks.   http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/   http://kellythekitchenkop.com/   http://www.cheeseslave.com/   http://gnowfglins.com/
pretty sure there is a ton of info on soaked granola, I have done it myself (gosh, seven years ago when I was on these boards every day it was all over the place lol) and used my oven at its lowest temp, I'm sure a dehydrator would do a better job. I know that Nourishing Traditions has info on this. Look for recipes for Crispy Nuts from Nourishing Traditions, it does exactly what you are trying to do - you soak the nuts, drain, and dehydrate til crispy. Yes you can do it...
I wish we'd get some rain, it's been scorching here. I might get a chance to have a nice cool run though - my schedule for today has changed and the only chance to run will be after the kids go to bed! I don't want to skip a day, so I think I'll go out and hope it doesn't get too dark before I finish lol.
How's everyone doing? Struggling just a bit with the heat here as I haven't been able to do morning runs lately. I'm sure it affects my ability but today I did week 2 on a trail that meandered up and down hills and I was able to complete the entire thing without stopping, so I was pretty happy with that!   Is anyone else using trails in addition to or instead of road/TM/track running? I've been doing this lately and just love it, can't wait to get back out there -...
I'd like to jump in here and join you all - I started running with no guidance at all two months ago and am completely hooked - I even went and did a 5K walk/run and that made me want to get more serious about my training so I googled and found C25K. I'm not sure if I should start at week one since I might, with luck, be a touch past that but I'm going to give this a shot! Off to search for those podcasts!
I'd try the gingerale using this method, I think it'd work great. Or, you could use whey - put half a cup of freshly drained whey into a 32oz wire bail bottle, fill with ginger tea and cap - let sit a day or two and it will get fizzy. You can do this with any tea or juice you like. Put a towel over the top when you open it, it can be like popping the cork on a bottle of champagne! If it isn't fizzy, add some more whey and let sit another day.
      I am a lazy TFer so when I do a food prep process, I like to do a lot at a time - that way I don't have to do it so often! This might seem like a lot of work because of the long description, but honestly it's only a tiny bit of effort in actual work, most of the time is spent just letting the grains sit and sprout.   I have a 9-tray excalibur, each tray will  hold roughly 4-6c. of grain so I measure out about 36 cups of unsprouted grain into some big mixing bowls &...
It's not crazy to plan for food security for your family for a year. Especially since we are seeing food prices increase with amazing speed.   I second the recommendation to ask about bulk purchases thru the local HFS. Bulk is the cheapest way to go, and if you store the food properly you will not have to worry about using it before you can eat it up. Most of the items they fill their bulk bins with come in 25 or 50lb sacks. I'd buy several different types of...
I thought about the conventional vs. pastured a lot and determined that if it's a choice between plenty of bone broth or occasional bone broth, I'm ok with using conventional as needed. I get antibiotic and hormone free chicken feet for about a dollar a pound at the local meat shop. A dollar a pound for pastured is an amazing price, I'd go for it! If you want to have it on hand for daily use, you'll want to make room in the freezer for a bulk amount. The local shop sells...
Meats & dairy are more expensive but I make up for it by getting my grains and legumes in bulk quite cheaply, and buying everything else in bulk or making it myself instead of buying it premade. I wouldn't be able to do as much organic as I do if it weren't for my bulk purchases thru the co-op.
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