This recipe was inspires by Sally Fallon’s cheesecake recipe from Nourishing Traditions. I find the recipes in this book to be rather bland, when I use them I always add extra salt and spices. This cheesecake is filled with all sorts of healthy, nourishing ingredients: pastured eggs, raw milk yogurt, pastured gelatin, and honey.
I made my first batch of kimchi two years ago after reading about it’s incredible health benefits. Not only is it full of goodness derived from garlic, ginger, chili, cabbage, and onions, but it’s also fermented. Fermenting foods infuses them with powerful immune boosting probiotics and makes them more digestible which allows our bodies to [...]
It’s salad season at Chiot’s Run, the garden is lush with greens of all kinds and thus salad has been on the menu every single night for the past few weeks. In order to avoid the salad doldrums, we’ve been topping them with a variety of delicious toppings and dressings. The first week, I [...]
Cooking from scratch is the best way to ensure that what’s you’re eating is as healthy as it can be. I purchase pastured pork from a friend who raises hogs and I get all the pork simply ground, no spices added for sausage. The butcher shop we use will make nitrate free sausage, bacon and [...]
I’ve talked about our love of coffee several times before. Mr Chiots and I are coffee aficionados; we drink coffee like other people drink wine, talking about the depth of flavor, the crema on the espresso right after brewing, and on and on. We were super happy to find a local source for the [...]
There’s really nothing better than homemade bone broth or stock. It has a depth of flavor that can’t be touched by what you’ll find in a store, even in the expensive organic brands. Bone broths are a deeply nourishing food. They’re also incredibly inexpensive and easy to make yourself at home. If you’re not already [...]
As part of our No Buy February Challenge, I’m going to be posting Make Your Own how-to’s on Wednesdays. Learning to make things yourself from scratch is a great way to save money.
I’ve been making my own crackers and flatbreads for quite a while. Healthy crackers can be very expensive, [...]
There are lots of things you can make at home for much less than you can buy them at the store. Not only does it save money, but it saves time as well. No more quick trips to the store to get brown sugar when you start baking and realize you’re out. I’ve been making [...]
Baking powder and baking soda are both leavening agents used in baking. Some recipes call for baking powder, baking soda or a combination of both. When both are used in a recipe, the baking powder does most of the leavening and the baking soda is used to neutralize the acids and add tenderness. Baking powder [...]
We’ve been trying to find local alternatives to things we buy from far and wide. One of the things I purchase regularly is organic olive oil from California. I won’t quit buying and using olive oil since it’s a healthy and delicious, but I have been trying to find something to replace it in some [...]