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In recent years, a surge of options has emerged for those looking for alternatives to grain based flours and thickeners, particularly those made with wheat or GMO corn. Once expensive and hard to find, dozens of gluten free flours are now easily sourced. Of the numerous choices available, arrowroot is among the most popular due to …

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I consider a chocolate cookie pie crust essential for making certain types of confections. In particular, key lime pie (recipe posted later this week!) and cream pies turn out absolutely delicious using this type of pastry crust. I used to purchase an organic chocolate cookie crust that was made with palm oil. It was tasty, very …

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Yeast was first introduced as a substitute for sourdough starter in breadmaking at the court of Louis XIV of France in March 1668. Scientists at the time already knew that this substitution would harm public health by reducing the digestibility and nutritional value of bread. Their counsel resulted in an initial and vehement rejection of the idea. …

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Imagine it is five hundred years ago and you find yourself traveling across the northern plains during the winter. Temperatures are well below freezing. Wind is strong. Water is scarce, food even scarcer. What would you eat? Where would you find it? Would it be nourishing enough to sustain you? Native Americans understood and had …

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Most parents can attest to the fact that flying with young children can be a stressful if not harrowing experience. In the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tries to make things a bit easier by allowing families with children aged 12 and under to bypass stringent security measures. This expedited service is known …

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If you’re like many people interested in natural health, the internet is an overwhelming experience when trying to research holistic health information. There are so many opinions out there (much of it conflicting) that it makes it truly difficult to figure out which alternative methods truly WORK to prevent, fight, and beat cancer. Wouldn’t it …

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Whatever you may think about President-elect Donald Trump, you have to admit one thing. The guy sure has a ton of energy for 70 years old! I know plenty of 40-somethings who couldn’t keep up with The Donald’s busy schedule. You probably do too. Not many people could juggle the many businesses comprising his $10 …